Hands are one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging because they receive so much exposure. Sunlight, the elements and the natural aging process all contribute to the development of darkened spots, unsightly veins, wrinkles and fine lines, precancerous growths and loss of fatty tissue.
Now, Dr. Brian Kinney performs hand rejuvenation for patients in our region to help make your hands look younger. Combinations of these treatments can be used to rid the hands of a skeletal look and reverse the signs of aging.
Which treatment is for me?
During your conference with Dr. Kinney, explain your goals and expectations of the treatment. Your doctor will assess the nature of your hands, your expectations, and explain the probable outcome of the procedures best suited for you.
You may be shown several before and after treatment results of patients with similar hands, and Dr. Kinney will explain the procedure you can expect to receive and the results that you can anticipate.
With all of these procedures at our disposal, we can tailor your hand treatment to achieve your expectations.
The Hand Procedures
All of the procedures discussed are on an out-patient basis and some may be performed with local anesthesia.
Prescription-strength skin care like Retin-A and other creams are proven to significantly affect the aging process. Topical applications can repair sundamaged skin, cause spots to fade, improve transparent skin, and stimulate the production of collagen.
Chemical peels are available in a variety of forms that can be used to produce a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin. The new skin beneath is smooth and practically blemish-free, with reduced fine lines, wrinkles, spots and sundamage.
Sclerotherapy was developed in the 1920s. During the procedure a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein through a micro-needle. The tiny needles generally cause very little pain. The sclerosing solution causes the vein to blanch (turn white), then gradually disappear.
Microdermabrasion is a superficial skin polishing that improves the appearance of aging skin and spots. The results are immediate. Maintenance treatments are required.
Fractional skin resurfacing treats spots and fine lines with the delivery of microbeams of light to form new, soft, healthy skin with reduced blemishes.
IPL treatments use intense pulsed light to treat spots, spider veins, and fine lines and create softer, smoother, clear skin with little, if any, pain.
RadioFrequency (RF) is a non-surgical procedure that uses a radio frequency (RF) system to gently cause the collagen in your skin to contract and tighten. The result is smoother, softer looking hands.
Laser treatments give Dr. Kinney precise control as the procedure gently removes fine lines and wrinkles, unsightly veins, and age spots to reveal smooth, fresher-looking hands. Spots and lines are removed in a precise, rapid, bloodless fashion achieving excellent results. Hand rejuvenation with the laser may be performed with local anesthesia.
Soft tissue augmentation is frequently performed with fat cells taken from other parts of your body and transplanted to your hands. This procedure is known as a Fat Transfer. Synthetic fillers can also be used. Natural or synthetic fillers can add body to hands to create a more youthful appearance. Utilizing the appropriate filler for you, your doctor will inject it under the treated area. Results are immediate. The duration of improvement depends on the size and location of the area treated, as well as on the material used.