Hand Rejuvenation in Western PA

Pittsburgh Hand Rejuvenation

Aside from the face and neck, hands are the most visible area of the body. They are often left unprotected from environmental elements and also often left out of our beauty regimen. Over time, hands develop harsh signs of aging including protruding veins, sun spots, age spots, freckles and wrinkles. Advanced Liposuction Center offers multiple hand rejuvenation treatment options including a range of effective high­-end lasers, injectable fillers and cosmetic surgery to treat hands safely and effectively with very minimal to no down time.

All of the treatments are performed on an outpatient basis and some may be performed with local anesthesia. During your initial consultation, our experts will discuss your goals and desired outcomes. From there we will develop a personalized treatment plan and begin treatment to help reverse signs of aging.


Hand Rejuvenation Procedures Treat:

  • Restore lost volume that cause thin, sunken, loose skin in hands
  • Prominent, bulgy veins and tendons
  • Freckles and dark age spots
  • Improves textural irregularities, such as enlarged pores
  • Crepe ­like, sunken ­in appearance
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tattoos

Multiple Treatment Options:

Soft­-tissue Fat Transfer/Augmentation ­- Fat cells are taken from other parts of the body like love handles and lower abdomen and transplanted to the hands, breast, buttocks or face. This procedure is known as a Fat Transfer. Fat transfers to the hand are an effective, safe and simple procedure that provides patients with natural results that increase volume and plump sagging skin due to aging. Our team of experts first perform liposuction, which removes fat from your chosen area. The stored fat is then injected into your chosen improvement area.
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Magazine article, Soft-tissue Fat, Transfer Augmentation
Dermal Fillers -­ Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra Aesthetic and others are available. You may opt for the instant results of Radiesse or choose the collagen stimulator Sculptra, which, over time, promotes your own collagen as the “filler.” While hyaluron­based injectable fillers (e.g., Restylane, Juvéderm) are extremely well tolerated, their effects are too short­term on hands. Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic wear well in the hands and provide a cushion replacement, maintaining a soft, natural feel. This will add body and fix the sunken in appearance. Results typically last 1­3 years. Touch­up treatments may be necessary to maintain desired correction.
Magazine article Dermal Fillers, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra Aesthetic
Magazine article Dermal Fillers, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra Aesthetic

Laser treatments ­- Your laser technician will gently removes fine lines, unsightly veins and age spots to reveal smoother, fresher-looking hands. Spots and lines are removed in a precise, rapid, fashion achieving excellent results, with a series of small treatments. Hand rejuvenation with the laser may be performed with local anesthesia if desired.Lasers use heat and the healing power of light to force the skin to stimulate new collagen growth and start anti aging to begin on a faster and higher level. The result is younger, tighter, smoother, evenly toned skin.

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Scar Removal/Fractional Skin Resurfacing -­ Treats sun spots and fine lines with the delivery of micro beams of light to form new, soft, healthy skin with reduced blemishes. These microbeams penetrate deep into the dermis for the most effective, long­term results possible. The heated tissue within the columns starts a natural healing process that forms new, healthy, youthful tissue. This results in a decrease of sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, acne scarring and creates a fresher, more youthful skin tone and texture. The fractional non­ablative laser stimulates quick healing, leaving your skin’s surface intact, with no lasting redness.
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IPL Treatment -­ This treatment is very effective in clearing away sun damage, age spots, liver spots, hyperpigmentation, port wine stains, birthmarks, etc. Unsightly veins and dark age spots are gently removed through short bursts of laser light. IPL uses intense pulsed light to treat spots, spider veins, fine lines and create softer, smoother, clear skin with very little, if any, pain at all.
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Q­Switch technology -­ The most commonly used Q­switching lasers are the Q­Switch Nd YAG, the Q­switched Ruby and the Qswitch Alexandrite (such as our Medlight C4, C6 or other units.) Extremely short pulses of high intensity light enables the laser to accurately target and dissolve the microscopic granules of color and deliver a refreshed, more youthful appearance by simultaneously treating multiple skin conditions and by boosting the natural collagen production deep within the dermis.
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Vein Treatment -­ We can treat spider and reticular veins using intense, pulsed light therapy that can be used to selectively damage or destroy abnormal veins including small spider veins and small vascular birthmarks. The intense light therapy is more suited for vascular lesions slightly deeper in the skin.
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Magazine Article Vein Treatment
Sclerotherapy -­ First developed in the 1920s, this treatment remains a favorite of many patients. During the procedure, a sclerosing solution is injected into the vein through a micro­needle for varicose veins. The tiny needles generally cause very little pain. The sclerosing solution causes the vein to blanch (turn white), then gradually disappear.
Magazine Article Sclerotherapy
Magazine Article Sclerotherapy
Microdermabrasion -­ A superficial skin­polishing treatment that improves the appearance of aging skin. The results are immediate. Microdermabrasion is non­invasive (known as the lunch­time peel.) Your skin will have a fresh glow and will look healthier, smoother and more youthful. Your improvement will continue throughout your series of treatments. The procedure removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells to reveal the fresher, younger cells beneath the skin. Regardless of your skin’s condition, fine lines/age spots may be erased and acne scars or stretch marks will become less obvious.
Magazine Article Microdermabrasion
Magazine Article Microdermabrasion
Exfoliation Peel -­ Depending on your skin type and the desired results, your physician may recommend a superficial, medium or deep peel. Your aesthetic specialist will select the proper solution (glycolic acid, Jessner, TCA or trichloroacetic acid or carbolic acid) and apply the topical to various areas of skin. Peels are available in a variety of forms that can be used to produce a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin. The new skin is smooth and practically blemish­free, with reduced fine lines, wrinkles, spots and sun damage.
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Magazine Article Exfoliation Peel
Tattoo Removal -­ Medical lasers called Q switch lasers use an intense beam of light to significantly lighten or completely remove the tattoo. There are different wavelengths of light to treat different colors of ink. The ink particles of the tattoo absorb the light from the laser. Then we break them up into tiny fragments. The body’s lymphatic system then absorbs these fragments.  Afterwards we naturally absorb them into our bodies and carry them away. This cleansing process generally takes 6-­8 weeks. Larger ink particles may require multiple treatments. We also have other methods of tattoo removal available, depending on the individual’s preference.
Magazine Article Tattoo Removal
Magazine Article Tattoo Removal
– ­Retin­A, Glycolic Acid Derivatives and other creams are proven to significantly reverse the aging process. Topical applications can help repair sun damaged skin, cause spots to fade, improve transparent skin and stimulate the production of collagen. When hand rejuvenation is combined with daily at home care such as sunscreen and anti aging topicals, you will see the best results. Home
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Who is a good candidate for  hand rejuvenation treatment?

Anyone seeking to improve the quality of aging skin on the hands is a candidate for hand rejuvenation. If you would like to have tighter, smoother, more even-toned hands, consider these treatment options. Cosmetic surgery is designed to help the improvement of the skin’s appearance, not to perfect it. Patients should be made aware they should have realistic goals and expectations of their skin. Be sure to discuss this with the doctor or technician during your consult.

How can I prepare for hand rejuvenation treatments?

During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and desired outcomes This will include treatment options, pre and post care, and we will answer your questions. Patients who are receiving dermal fillers or fat injections should avoid drinking alcohol, taking multivitamins, aspirin, ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, high doses of Vitamin E and other blood thinners for one week prior to treatment. This will decrease the risk of bruising.

What should I expect during hand rejuvenation treatment?

These treatments are done at all of our Western PA offices. The length of the procedure may vary, depending on which treatments. Broad Band Light (BBL) will take less than 30 minutes to complete. Minor treatments with dermal fillers take about one hour. Fat Transplantation may take between 2­3 hours. Topical or local numbing is used for some of the hand rejuvenation treatments.

Is there any discomfort with the treatments?

No anesthesia is required for laser treatments. Fillers are formulated with a local anesthetic. Pain is minimal. The laser treatments feel like a warm rubber band snapping. The area treated may feel warm for a few hours afterwards. Procedures are quick, minimally invasive and require no downtime.

How does fractional skin resurfacing work?

Laser skin resurfacing can correct deep wrinkles, skin pigmentation, improve skin’s texture and stimulate new collagen growth for more youthful skin. Small microscopic columns of coagulated skin are vaporized and removed (leaving healthy tissue surrounding it). This forces new skin to replace the old damaged skin, leaving a more youthful appearance. By treating a fraction of the treated area., it minimizes the healing time leaving skin young and healthy, improving the skin’s firmness and elasticity.

How do injectable fillers work?

Injectable fillers are a precise procedure injected by a syringe that must be done carefully to be successful. Your administrator will determine exactly where to administer a few tiny injections to achieve the best results. Dermal fillers are structured to replace the lost volume under the skin adding a more full youthful look. The filler material is injected directly into the wrinkle line or furrow you would like to elevate. With a fat transfer, fat from another area of the patient’s body is harvested, processed, and re­injected into the patient’s hands the same way synthetic fillers are done.

What type of aftercare is required following a hand rejuvenation treatment?

Every procedure requires different post treatment care instructions. Most people report very little or no discomfort after treatments. You can resume your daily routine 24 hours after your procedure. There is minimal aftercare. You will get the best results when combining these treatments with sunscreen daily and topicals at home.