Dr. Roque Ramos
Specialized cosmetic surgeon, pioneering in modern cosmetic procedures in St. Louis, MO

Clinic Location

16216 Baxter Road. Suite 250
Chesterfield, MO 63017

(636) 489-0769

info@newimprovedbody.com

Natural Hand Rejuvenation

A lot of people are conscious about their face and their breasts since these are the most noticeable part of the body. On the other hand, some people just want to rejuvenate their tired and aging hands and to make them appear younger.
Rejuvenation is the art and science of reversing the signs of aging. For hand rejuvenation, specifically, large veins and wrinkling are among the most common signs of aging hands. From among the different procedures that can be done to reverse these aging signs, fat transfer is said to be one of the most effective.

What is Fat Transfer?

Little do people know that fat actually contains the highest number of adult stem cells in the body. Therefore, when the stem cell-rich fat cells are injected into specific areas of the body, the surrounding area, especially the skin, is repaired by the stem cells. Wrinkling is dramatically reduced and large veins are minimized. Immediate and long-lasting rejuvenating effects are seen right after the first procedure is done. With proper hand care, the results could last for months without repeating the treatment.

In addition, fat transfer is also used for purposes of adding muscular volume to the hand when the the bones and joints are already showing because of muscular atrophy. By adding fat which makes the hand look fuller and less wrinkly, patients’ hands appear younger and lovelier than than before.

Difference of Fat Transfer from Other Hand Rejuvenation Procedures

Dermal fillers, surgical excision, and and laser treatment are all used to make hands appear more youthful. However, these procedures have shortcomings and are rarely as effective as fat grafting procedures. Here are the explanations on why fat transfer is still the best restorative procedure for hands.

  • Dermal fillers stop at providing lost muscle mass. On the other hand, fat grafting involves plasing live fat cells to the host area and these fat cells contain naturally invigorating substances such as stem cells which help in fighting the effects of aging in the hands. Thus, fat grafting is better since it encourages natural production of anti-aging faculties in the body.
  • Surgical excision involves removing excess skin from the hands of the person undergoing hand rejuvenation procedures. This is very much effective in making the skin look firmer since the skin is tighter given that part of it is already removed. However, skin excision requires a recovery period since this is considered as a minor surgery already. To make this surgery successful, the patient must not do strenuous physical activities that may possible put strain on the hands that were operated on.
  • Laser treatments work in a two-way action that involves tightening of the skin while stimulating collagen production in the target area. The beauty of using laser is that the cosmetic surgeon has full control over the length of the procedure, thus he or she can target specific skin problems that make the hands look older than they really are. Nevertheless, laser exfoliates the skin and leaves it sore, with a little redness and swelling until a week after the procedure.