Our hands are exposed to the most stress as compared to other parts of the body. All our work is done from hand. Whether it is household chores, or lifting heavy loads, or working at the office our hands do most work. The constant stress that is exposed to our hands takes a toll on them, as time passes by. They become wrinkled and rough and dry and this ruins their appearance.

Hand rejuvenation treatments have become the rage for this particular problem. Cosmetologists and doctors target the rough and wrinkled skin of hands and make them regain their prior youthful appearance by the use of fillers and allied skin treatments. Natural ageing is also a major cause of dull looking hands.

1. How does hand rejuvenation work?

Hand rejuvenation uses a combination of techniques to reach the goal of visually appealing and youthful hands for patients. It uses fillers, fat, excess skin removal and skin resurfacing to achieve results. Hand rejuvenation treatments have become popular in recent times.

2. Is this procedure clinically safe?

Hand fillers are in constant scrutiny by the authorities, just like other kinds of cosmetic fillers. Registered medical practitioners only use fillers that are approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug administration). FDA approved fillers are considered safe, and are in constant research and approvals.

3. What could be the side effects from this treatment?

A major side effect of hand rejuvenation is oedema/ dropsy. This is nothing but fluid retention in the hands, which occurs in case the doctor injects additional fillers by accident or oversight. Oedema causes the hands to appear swollen, which can last for weeks together. Other complications that could arise are allergies and redness of skin.

4. What kind of fillers are used in hand rejuvenation treatments?

Dermal fillers approved by the FDA are used for hand rejuvenation such as- collagen, polyactic acid, hyaluronic acid, fat, ploy L lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite.

5. When can one resume normal activity after this procedure is undertaken?

Some of the normal symptoms that a patient can experience after hand rejuvenation treatment is bruising, mild pain, scarring and swollen hands. As the anesthesia wears off, the pain becomes more apparent. Special compressor gloves are recommended by doctors in case of excessive oedema. Antibiotics and other pain medication helps to alleviate the pain after the procedure.

Patients can expect to resume normal activity in two to eight weeks, depending on the number and type of fillers used in the procedure.


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