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Gayle Anderson was live in Torrance for part three of her “NEW YEAR! NEW YOU! Series, methods of improving our looks economically WITHOUT SURGERY!
As people age, skin on the hands can lose fat, becoming thin and bony, with prominent veins. Age spots, fine lines and wrinkles change the look and feel of the hands. While cosmetic facial surgery and dermal filler injections in your face may hide your age, your hands often reveal your true age.
A variety of hand rejuvenation techniques exist for bringing volume and freshness to the hands, erasing the telltale sign of aging. Hand vein sclerotherapy is a simple, and virtually painless way to have younger looking hands and increased self-esteem by minimizing prominent veins. Much like the procedure for leg veins, hand sclerotherapy involves a series of small injections into the target vein, which cause the walls of the vein to collapse. The collapsed vein is naturally absorbed by the body and the blood flow is safely “re-routed” through healthy veins. Each session takes about 30 minutes and is virtually painless. Although people heal at different rates, you will begin to see a dramatically improved appearance almost immediately.
While age spots won’t hurt you, they generally start popping up after the age of 40. Age spots, also called liver spots, are usually brown or black and show up on areas of the skin that are constantly exposed to the sun, like your hands and face. One way to prevent age spots is to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays by using sunscreen. If you already have age spots, there are several treatment options available to get rid of them.
One of the most common treatments to fade age spots is a chemical peel. It uses acid to remove the top layer of your skin and allow newer, healthier skin to take its place. It may take several chemical peels before your age spots disappear. A similar treatment that works is dermabrasian, which removes the top layer of skin with a rapidly rotating brush. The side effects associated with both of these treatments are scabbing and redness. Another way to get rid of age spots is to cover them with liquid nitrogen and freeze them. This destroys the pigment that turns your skin darker. The only downside is the possibility of permanent scarring or discoloration of the skin. The final option has the fewest side effects, but is also a lot more expensive than the others. A laser can remove age spots by destroying the cells that produce the pigment. This treatment shouldn’t hurt your skin, but requires several treatments. The results are not immediate and may take months for an age spot to disappear.
Hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers is growing in popularity because it can give the hands a fresher and more youthful appearance by volumizing the skin, minimizing wrinkles, and hiding prominent veins. Fillers containing dermal stimulants go a step further, encouraging the production of collagen in the skin, leading to increased volume and prolonged treatment effectiveness. Dermal fillers are also an affordable and non-invasive method to treat aging hands and requires little down time and no preparation.
You are an ideal candidate for hand treatments with dermal fillers if:
- Your hands show signs of aging, and the backs of your hands have developed wrinkles and fine lines.
- Your hands have lost volume and roundness, appearing bony and thin.
- You have prominent veins on the back of your hands.
Dermal fillers are known to produce great results for many people. However, these treatments are not everyone and may not always brings the desired effects. Here is a list of reasons that would make you unsuitable for dermal filler injections:
- You have an infection or inflammation in the treatment area.
- You have a known hypersensitivity to any components of chosen dermal filler.
- You are prone to inflammatory skin conditions or have a tendency to develop hypertrophic scars.
- You have a systemic disorder, such as diabetes, with poor wound healing. People with systemic disorders should not have dermal filler injections because they may lead to deterioration of tissue in the surrounding area.
In addition, dermal fillers should not be injected into the epidermis or be used as skin replacement. Doing so may lead to complications including infections, nodule growth, fistula formation and hardening of tissue. Dermal fillers are also not suitable for use in areas that lack sufficient blood supply. Some fillers should not be used in areas that have been previously injected with liquid silicone and other specific needs.
It is important to seek out the most experienced hands if you are seeking injectable fillers. Dr. David M. Duffy, a board certified dermatologist, is proficient in the use of an entire arsenal of fillers, each designed to address a specific type of wrinkle and location. One of Southern California’s leading cosmetic dermatologists, Dr. Duffy has been at the vanguard of cosmetic procedures for many years, specializing in vein treatment, sclerotherapy, repairing sun damaged skin, laser resurfacing, laser treatment for pigmented lesions, pre-cancers peels, fillers, etc.
Patients come in asking for fillers by name and price point when in actuality, fillers should be chosen like paints in an artist’s palette. It is best to let the doctor select what is best for you. A visit with Dr. Duffy begins with a “smart evaluation,” a careful observation of your face, how it moves and ages. The doctor may watch you as you speak to see how your movements affect line formation. He may palpate the wrinkle to feel for corrugations. Since each face ages differently with gains or losses in fat, collagen and elastin, refilling these compartments artfully enhances the structure of and lends shape to the face. Poor technique can leave you looking overstuffed and shapeless. Maintaining the age-appropriate contours and expressiveness is key.
Dr. Duffy’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Self parking is available and validated.
Dr. David M. Duffy, M.D.
4201 Torrance Boulevard, #710
Torrance, CA 90503
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