Wrinkle Reduction from the Wrist, Knuckle Joints and Top of the Hand by Skin Excision
Wrinkle reduction from the wrist, top of the hand and knuckles is one of the “secrets” of cosmetic plastic hand surgery. It is a little known procedure and possibility mainly because most plastic surgeons are not familiar or comfortable with it. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, hand surgeon and microsurgeon I take great joy performing aesthetic hand surgery at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery.
Wrinkle reduction from the wrist, dorsum of the hand and knuckles is something I usually do in combination with other rejuvenation procedures of the hand. These other procedures include but are not limited to chemical peels of the hand, radiesse injections to the hand, fat transfer to the hand, and dorsal vein removal from the hand.
Certain small incisions are placed at strategic locations on the hand wrist and knuckles. My goal is not only to remove excess wrinkly skin from these positions, but also to tighten the rest of the skin of the hand, wrist and digits.
Strategic placement of the incisions on the hand and wrist allows for excellent and imperceptible healing of these wounds.
Wrinkle reduction form the hand and wrist or knuckles can be done either in the operating room or as an office-based procedure. It can be done under local anesthesia only if that is the patient preference.
Wrinkle reduction from the hands by skin excision is a procedure with minimal downtime. The recovery is very comfortable and takes a few days only. Sutures are removed at about 7 days after the procedure.
Wrinkle reduction of the hands, wrists, and knuckles by skin excision solves one of the most difficult problems in cosmetic medicine by removing effectively noticeable wrinkles. There are no other non-invasive treatments or modalities that effectively and permanently remove wrinkles from the hands and tighten the skin.