While many people focus on facial aging, age changes of the hand can be just as noticeable. As the thickness of the skin diminishes with age, veins and other underlying structures become more visible. Furthermore, sun damage also affects the skin of the hands.
These result in an aged appearance of the hand.
The volume of the hand can be restored using fat injections or fillers. Both of these procedures can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.
Fat is typically harvested from the stomach area and then purified using a specialized system. The fat then is injected using small cannulas after numbing the hand.
The results vary and not all the fat will take. Repeat treatment may be required. Ultimately fat injections should restore the volume of the hand and may even improve the sun damage to the skin.