What should I expect in a hand rejuvenation procedure?
Dr. Ostad can perform Restylane Lyft injections or fat transfer to rejuvenate your hands, depending on your unique needs. Along with adding volume, we can also utilize laser treatments to further improve the appearance of your hands. We use either Fraxel or Picoway for brown spots, and Fraxel for texture. The lasers work by resurfacing the skin and decreasing brown spots. If you decide to use a Fraxel laser treatment for hand rejuvenation, a numbing agent will be used. With Picoway, you will feel a light warming sensation where the beam of light touches your skin.
Restylane Lyft hand rejuvenation
Restylane Lyft’s active ingredient is hyrulonic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in our bodies which has the ability to minimize hollowness of the hands. The newest addition to the Restylane family, Lyft is the first hyaluronic acid filler to receive FDA approval for hand rejuvenation. In a quick, 15-minute procedure, you can have youthful hands again. After a topical numbing cream is applied, Dr. Ostad will precisely inject Restylane Lyft into different areas of each hand to create a rejuvenated appearance. Restylane is a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime, and will not inhibit use or dexterity of your hands. Minor swelling and/or minimal bruising at the injection sites may occur.
Fat transfer hand rejuvenation
Fat transfer injections have been used in the past for facial rejuvenation. Now, this treatment is available for hand rejuvenation as well. In a fat grafting procedure, fat is harvested from an area with excess fat, often taken from the thighs. The fat is then transferred and injected into an area lacking volume such as the face or hands. This safe and easily tolerated transfer produces results that appear natural and youthful. By using the patient’s own fat rather than a synthetic filler, there is little chance of a negative reaction. The results are longer-lasting than when performed with dermal filler.
Dr. Ostad performs fat grafting procedures in his AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) certified office. The procedure is performed under anesthesia and involves three steps—harvesting, purifying, and injecting the fat. These steps can be repeated as necessary to achieve the desired contours and volume.
- Harvesting: fat is extracted from the donor site using liposuction
- Purifying: the cells are spun in a centrifuge to purify them for the transfer process
- Injecting: fat is injected into the treatment site using a very fine, sterile needle