Your hands may be giving away your age, or actually making you appear older than you are. Dr. Johnson offers high-quality fat transfer procedures that can help improve the look of your hands – and hang on to your youthful appearance.
You know that everything about our bodies changes as we age. You know that skin quality is reduced as collagen decreases, and lines and wrinkles begin to appear. You know that various parts of the body, like the breasts and buttocks, begin to sag or droop. But did you know that your hands age, too? Your hands may be giving away your age, or actually making you appear older than you are.
Aging of the Hands
Dr. Johnson offers high-quality fat transfer procedures that can help improve the look of your hands – and hang on to your youthful appearance. We may associate older looking hands with older people, but our hands really begin to age during our early twenties. While this isn’t exactly over the hill, the peak of your body’s fat quality occurs between eighteen and twenty. After that, fat stores begin to deplete with each year we age. Fat pads in our hands are already very thin, so when fat quantity starts to decrease our hands look bony. The bones, knuckles, and blood vessels of the hands are more easily seen – causing an aged appearance. Hands also bear the brunt of a lot of our activity. Think about it. We use them for almost everything we do. They’ve often exposed to chemicals, hot and cold temperatures, and we usually forget about protecting them from the sun’s harmful rays. These actions and conditions can deplete your hands of collagen and elastin, which ultimately affects your skin’s quality and contributes to your hands looking older. Our skin also just becomes thinner over time. There is a fix for hands that look older. This fix is fat transfer.
How Does Fat Transfer Improve Hand Appearance?
While the fat transfer is a cosmetic procedure that is used more frequently to reshape other parts of the body, the procedure works for hands, too. The fat transfer procedure for hands simply uses liposuction to harvest fat from another area, refines it, and adds it back to the hands – just like fat transfer for any other area. Fat transfer for hands is a great add-on procedure in conjunction with other therapies.
You’re already at Innovations Medical – so make the most of it! If you have questions about fat transfer for hands, see our page Fat Transfer or for any other body area, be sure to contact Dr. Johnson at 214-643-8665.