Cosmetic Hand Surgery
Your hands are more noticeable than you may realize. They are part of how you express yourself while communicating and are often adorned with jewelry or accessories. Unfortunately, the hands are also exposed to UV rays, harsh cleaners, injuries and many other factors that can change their appearance. Dr. John Anastasatos at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery is an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon who offers cosmetic hand surgery and treatments to keep your hands beautiful.
The function of the hands keeps them exposed and moving, putting them at higher risk for injuries, sun damage and accelerated aging. Cuts, burns and other injuries can leave scars and disfigurement. The skin may become covered with sun or age spots from years exposed to UV rays. With age, the hands lose fat, and the skin becomes thinner. Bones and veins become more pronounced. Cosmetic hand surgery or treatments can restore more youthful, beautiful hands that will impact your overall appearance.
Scar and Reconstructive Hand Surgery
Injuries can impact the function and form of the hands. While orthopedic treatments restore function, cosmetic hand surgery and treatments can improve the appearance of the hands. Scar removal treatments and hand reconstruction surgery can improve the appearance of the hands after a burn or other injuries. Dr. Anastasatos offers advanced procedures to improve the appearance of fingers and hands after unfortunate injuries.
Aging Hand Treatments
Bony hands with age spots, thin skin and pronounced veins can make you appear older. If your hands look older than your face, there are cosmetic treatments to address the signs of aging on your hands. It starts with the skin. Loss of collagen in the skin causes the hands to become wrinkled with thin, crepey skin. To improve the appearance of the skin on the hands, a few different treatments can be used. These include:
- Laser or IPL treatments to remove age or sunspots
- Chemical peels can help smooth and even the skin tone
- Collagen-inducing treatments can minimize scarring and improve skin elasticity
- Exfoliation and moisturizing help improve skin health
- Dermal filler injections add youthful volume under the skin
Like the face, the skin on the hands can be rejuvenated to look years younger with the right cosmetic treatments. Many of the same treatments that help your face look more youthful are beneficial for your hands.
Fat Transfer for Bony, Veiny Hands
One of the biggest complaints about the hands is that they seem bony or veiny as they age. The thinner skin, lost fat, enlarged joints and prominent tendons exaggerate the veins and bones. One permanent treatment that can be used to soften the appearance of the hands is a fat transfer. Fat is harvested from other areas of the body and transferred under the skin. This adds volume to soften the outline of bones, tendons and veins for more youthful hands.
Combining skin treatments with fat transfer or dermal filler injections can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the hands. For those who have made the effort to keep their face and body looking youthful, aged hands can look out of place. With cosmetic hand surgery and other treatments, you can ensure your hands match the youthful appearance you prefer.
If you have aging or cosmetic concerns with your hands, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to discuss cosmetic hand surgery or treatments. Call our clinic to schedule a hand consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to learn more about how to have beautiful hands at any age.