Beautiful Hands in Time for Christmas
How Does the Ageing Process Affect the Hands?
As we age the skin on our hands generally becomes thinner and less elastic due to a reduction in collagen and elastin deeper down in the skin. Signs of sun and other environmental damage also begin to show. There is less volume and so veins and the delicate bones, tendons and joints of our hard-working hands often appear more pronounced.
The skin also starts to lose some ‘turgor’ – that certain plumpness and ‘bounce’ which helps the skin to snap back when it is pinched and lifted upwards on the back of the hand.
Which is the Best Dermal Filler for Hand Rejuvenation?
There are a number of dermal filler products which are indicated for treating the hands. One of the most well-known is Radiesse – a brand which is justifiably well-respected and a name which many people are aware of due to highly successful marketing campaigns. Radiesse is a filler made from calcium microspheres (calcium hydroxylapatite), a substance which is naturally present in the body.
A great option for some people are the Restylane Skinboosters, which are made from hyaluronic acid – the same substance which is present in healthy young skin. These Skinbooster products hydrate and rejuvenate the skin adding some plumpness and noticeable results for many people. Since these Skinboosters are not a thick filler product, it is not visible beneath the thin skin of the back of the hands.
The latest development in this area has been with Profhilo, which is currently the purest form of hyaluronic acid available. Profhilo is an exciting development since it is, so far, the only product to stimulate your own natural production of all types of collagen and elastin, helping you to replace exactly what is lacking in skin as we age. We can think of Profhilo then as really working to create results from the inside out, helping the skin to work as healthy skin should.
Another key benefit of the hyaluronic acid fillers is that they can be dissolved with hyalase should someone decide that they are not right for them or suffer from a highly rare untoward incident. We believe that having this option of reversal is always a major benefit but perhaps even more so for such a vital area as the hands.
How Long do Dermal Fillers Last in the Hands?
All licensed dermal fillers in the UK are non-permanent and so they are naturally metabolised by the body over time. The length of time that you can expect the results of your treatment to last do vary according to the exact product used as well as some individual biological and environmental factors. For example, smoking and sun exposure will deplete all dermal filler products faster. As a general guide, though, fillers in the hands can often last approximately 12 months.
We always discuss with you at consultation stage how long you can expect your results to last for. We will also advise how you can best look after the results of your treatment and help maintain them for the longest period.
Top Tips for Taking Care of your Hands
Hand Rejuvenation at Oxford & Leamington Facial Aesthetics
We understand just how important your hands are to you and your safety and great treatment results are our utmost priorities when you choose us as your dedicated cosmetic clinic in Oxfordshire or Warwickshire.
Our sole practitioner and clinic proprietor, Rosie Cooper, has developed specialist expertise in rejuvenating the hands with dermal fillers over many years and has a particular interest in the area; having majored on the hands during her Masters level studies in muscoskeletal medicine and joint injections. So you can rest assured that you will be in excellent hands for your rejuvenation treatment.
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