Your Hands Tell Your Age
Hpw old is she really?
Plastic surgery procedures, treatments and injections to the face will have you guessing. But, there is a way to get your “hands” on the answer.
An individual’s hands are the biggest tell-all of a person’s true age. When examining the hands, the marked loss of fatty tissue results in a prominent appearance of the bones, tendons and blue (reticular) veins. Aging skin is characterized by surface roughness, volume loss, laxity, wrinkles, brown spots, and broken blood vessels. This not only applies to the face, but also to the hands.
Advances in technology now allow for safe rejuvenation of the hands, which is more difficult to treat due to increased risk of scarring.
According to New Jersey Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian S. Glatt of Premier Plastic Surgery, “You can get your hands on a few quick fixes.”
- Chemical peels or laser treatments can help improve the appearance of the hands. Lasers and light-based therapies such as intense pulse light, photodynamic therapy, q-switched lasers, and nonablative fractionated lasers (Fraxel restore, Fraxel restore DUAL) offer minimally invasive treatment options for rejuvenation of skin both on and off the face. Multiple treatment sessions are necessary for these devices which improve, each to varying degrees, fine wrinkles, brown spots, texture and redness. Your laser surgeon will help you decide which laser is the most appropriate for you to optimize your results.
Prominent hand veins can be successfully treated by injecting a medication into the veins (sclerotherapy) resulting in the disappearance of the injected vein. Advances in sclerotherapy including the introduction of Asclera (polidocanol), foam sclerotherapy, and new treatment methodologies offer more comfortable and effective means of treating unsightly veins. Typically, one or two treatment sessions are required. Radiesse, calcium hydroxylapatite, can address multiple aspects of the aging hand. This injectable product restores volume to the backs of the hand while simultaneously decreasing the appearance of prominent veins, tendons, and bones resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Fat injections can give the hands a full and youthful appearance. Your surgeon will remove unwanted fat from a specific area, and then reinject selected fat cells into your hands. The procedure is done under local anesthesia and is painless with a quick recovery time.
Dr. Glatt, MD, FACS is a premier, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon serving the New Jersey and New York Metropolitan Area. In addition to a loyal following of patients in the tri-state region, people often travel from other parts of the country to see Dr. Glatt. His reputation as a stellar surgeon who takes immense pride in his ability to combine the highest level of technical expertise with exceptional artistic vision and a keen aesthetic sense in order to produce outstanding, yet natural looking results has gained him national acclaim. Dr. Glatt’s Morristown, New Jersey locale allows patients to receive optimal treatment in a discrete setting. Dr. Glatt graduated magna cum laude and with honors from the University of Pennsylvania before receiving his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He then completed the prestigious Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Following his residency, Dr. Glatt completed a specialized fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, focusing on state of the art, advanced microsurgical and reconstructive techniques, particularly of the breast. Dr. Glatt is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is licensed to practice plastic and reconstructive surgery in New Jersey and New York.