Hand related plastic surgery procedures

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Hand rejuvenation in Orange, Anaheim, Newport Beach, Irvine in Orange County and in Long Beach

What is hand rejuvenation?
Patients in Orange County often seek hand rejuvenation to restore the appearance of a smooth, youthful hand. This may be done by using fat, fillers, skin excision, skin resurfacing or chemical peels, or a combination approach.

What causes hands to age or look old?
Your hands experience the same age-related changes that affect your face. Skin produces less collagen and elastin, losing strength and becomining fragile. In addition, the thin layer of fat normally found underneath the skin begins to lessen, which makes bones and veins more prominent in appearance. Keep in mind that your hands are also exposed to sunlight and that many patients do not remember to put sunscreen on their hands. Damage from ultraviolet (UV) rays accelerate the loss of fat and dehydrates the skin on your hands, which in turn gives rise to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Ultraviolet light also causes brown spots and pigmentation problems.

How are fillers or hyaluronic acid used in hand rejuvenation?
Different fillers contain different ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is in many fillers, and hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally produced in your skin. It binds with water to hydrate skin and adds volume. When hyaluronic acid gel is injected under the skin, it restores the appearance of your hands by replacing a thinning layer of fat that otherwise occurs with the passage of time.

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