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Hand Rejuvenation
Hand Rejuvenation


Hand rejuvenation Because our hands receive so much exposure, it is one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. Natural aging, and exposure to sunlight, causes this appearance. The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (a.k.a. “age spots”) and precancerous growths. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making our hands look bony. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. Various treatment options are available, so one treatment or a combination can be used to help achieve a look that patients desire.

With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including hand rejuvenation treatments, it is important that the prospective patient research and understand different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors. Keep in mind, cosmetic surgery is just that – a surgical procedure whose results cannot simply be erased. While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to hand rejuvenation treatments, when considering this or any other cosmetic procedure, we recommend that you consult a qualified provider with significant experience. Some important elements you should understand regarding this procedure include the following:

Who would best Represent an Ideal Candidate for Hand Rejuvenation Treatments?

Those people looking to enhance the appearance of their hands would represent an ideal candidate for hand rejuvenation treatments. Although reasons vary from person to person, the more common include:
  • Enhancing appearance and boosting self-confidence.
  • Becoming less self-conscious about appearance.
  • Achieving smoother looking skin.
  • Regaining a more youthful look.
However, the prospective patient must also be aware that cosmetic surgery is designed for improvement, not perfection. Patients should have realistic goals and expectations for their hand rejuvenation treatment. Be sure to discuss your reasons for wanting to undergo this operation with the doctor during your consultation visit. This will also help determine your candidacy for the procedure.
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Where do I begin?

To find out which procedure works best for you, consult a qualified practitioner who has extensive experience in performing hand rejuvenation. Sometimes, finding a qualified doctor is not easy. CosmeticSurgery.com has created an easy and effective way for patients to find a cosmetic surgeon online. For more information please
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During consultations, doctors can learn more about the patients and vice versa. This visit gives the doctor a chance to evaluate the current state of the patient’s skin and discuss options that will help the patient achieve a desired look. Consultation visits also give patients the opportunity to address their goals and expectations for their treatment and to ask any questions they might have. These visits also allow the doctors to inform the patient of the benefits, precautions, treatment response, adverse reactions, method of administration and other important information.
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What are the different types of Hand Rejuvenation Treatments?

There are various types of hand rejuvenation treatments. All of these options possess their own set of risks, benefits, costs, and techniques. The more common include:

Chemical Peel: When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.

Sclerotherapy: When a sclerosing solution is injected into unsightly veins. This chemical solution irritates the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear.

Microdermabrasion: This is a superficial skin polishing procedure that involves sanding off the first layer of skin with tiny crystals.

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed the skin.

Injectable fillers (Fat, Collagen, Restylane, etc.) – When these fillers are injected into the hands they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.

To learn more about each of these hand rejuvenation treatments, CosmeticSurgery.com provides extensive information to help you gain a better understanding. But if you are considering hand rejuvenation treatments and would like to know which of these procedures would work best for you, please consult with your cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist.
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How much do Hand Rejuvenation Treatments cost?

This all depends upon which form of treatment you use. Here is a listing of the average cost for some of the more common techniques in 2003, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

Chemical Peel: $607
Sclerotherapy: $323
Microdermabrasion: $176
Laser Skin Resurfacing: $2,378
Injectable Fillers: These costs vary depending on the type of filler used. Collagen injections cost $373, while fat injections average around $1,026.

Fees within various regions may vary depending on whether the doctor’s practice is in an urban, suburban or rural area. This fee only covers the physician’s costs, and does not include other miscellaneous costs. Plus, this fee is only for one treatment session and certain treatments require multiple sessions for optimal results or to maintain results. A comprehensive cost figure may be obtained while consulting with the physician. Make sure this figure includes any and all associated costs.

Unfortunately, most medical insurance providers do not cover cosmetic surgery procedures. However, most surgeons do offer multiple financing options. CosmeticSurgery.com provides information on various ways patients can fit hand rejuvenation treatments into their budget. For more information, simply
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Ten Questions Patients Undergoing Hand Rejuvenation Treatments Should Ask Their Surgeon

To better educate the patient about hand rejuvenation treatments, as well as assisting in formulating realistic expectations, it is recommended that the patient look at before and after photographs, speak with previous patients, (you are always welcome to ask your doctor for referrals to previous patients and where to contact them) and get answers to the following questions:
  1. Are the desired results I described realistic?
  2. Where will the treatment be performed and how long will it take?
  3. In my case, which hand rejuvenation treatment is most appropriate for achieving my goals?
  4. Will I undergo anesthesia during the treatment? If so, what kind?
  5. How much do you charge for the various treatments and what other elements factor into that cost (i.e., hospital fee, anesthesia, etc)?
  6. What is the surgeon’s level of experience in performing hand rejuvenation treatments?
  7. What percentage of patients experience complications with hand rejuvenation treatments?
  8. What is the surgeon’s policy in regards to correcting or repeating the procedure if the hand rejuvenation treatments do not meet agreed upon goals?
  9. What should I expect, post-operatively, while recovering?
  10. Have you ever had your malpractice insurance coverage denied, revoked or suspended?
In addition, it is important that patients undergoing hand rejuvenation treatments relay to their surgeon information regarding any allergies and serious medical conditions they may have. Furthermore, patients should inform the surgeon of any medications they are taking.

CosmeticSurgery.com provides information about plastic/cosmetic surgery and is designed to help users make decisions regarding their own treatment options. But medical information is not the same as medical advice--the application of medical treatment to a person's specific circumstances. Although we go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful, we recommend you consult a qualified medical practitioner if you want professional assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.
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