Hand rejuvenation is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment. Cosmetic enhancement is generally focused only on the face, while the hands show one of the earliest signs of ageing.
No matter what we do to our face, it is our hands that can give our age away. They are the most exposed parts of our body – always on display and often subject to the harshest of conditions, and deserve care and attention as much as our faces.
With age, the hands lose their firmness and plumpness and develop a bony and fragile appearance, not to mention lines and age spots. Over time, the plump layer of tissue on the back of your hands diminishes allowing veins and tendons to become more visible.
Do you regularly invest in good quality hand creams? Do you go to professional nail salons for manicures or nail polish? Having supple, smooth and youthful hands will complete your aesthetic look.
Hand rejuvenation non-surgical treatments can now help give you visibly younger, healthy, and firmer hands.
IPL Laser treatment
Photo rejuvenation uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to rejuvenate ageing skin. IPL treatments improve the skin tone and are particularly effective for treating age spots, freckles and scars. IPL is a non-ablative and non-invasive therapy, meaning skin is neither removed nor damaged.
Lasers and IPL systems both work on the same principle of absorption of light energy into a specific target cell with colour pigment called chromophore in the skin. The light energy then gets changed to heat energy that causes damage to the particular target area.
IPL differ from other lasers in that they emit many wavelengths in each pulse of light while lasers emit a single wavelength of light. Different filters are often used to refine the energy output and improve penetration without using extreme energy levels.
The intense light is delivered to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis) leaving the superficial surface of the skin (epidermis) undamaged. The advantage of IPL therapy at our clinic is its minimum recovery time, the patient can return to work the same day. Before starting the procedure, you will be explained the procedure and post-treatment protocol.
You may be asked to avoid exposure to sun during few weeks before and after treatment. A topical anaesthetic cream may be used, but is generally not needed. A cold gel is normally applied to the area to be treated. You will be given protective eyewear to be worn throughout the procedure. The surface of the IPL hand piece is applied to the skin and the light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses. Each treatment session usually lasts about 20 minutes, and usually about 4-6 treatment sessions every 3-6 weeks would be required. You can return to normal activity immediately after the treatment session.
You may have slight pain during the procedure which can be reduced by contact cooling or using topical anaesthetic. Your skin may turn pink and look sore after the procedure. You may experience a sensation of sunburn for a few days after the treatment. Blistering, bruising, increased or decreased pigmentation and hair loss may also occur.
Injectable Dermal Filler – RADIESSE®
It’s here new from Germany!
RADIESSE® is a new and safe volumising injectable dermal filler, now available in Australia, that restores volume and adds structure to the skin. The unique and innovative gel formula contains calcium microspheres (CaHA) which stimulate the production of your own natural collagen. RADIESSE® is broken down by the body and naturally metabolised over time. It is clinically proven to be effective and safe with very high patient satisfaction ratings.
Treatment usually takes around 20-30 minutes and discomfort level is minimal. The results are instant, lasting between 9-12 months in many patients’ hands (individual results may vary).
If you feel that your hands don’t match with your overall appearance, then it may be time to do something to rejuvenate your hands with RADIESSE® volumising filler.
Simple. Safe. Effective. It’s the liquid lift for your hands!
The advantages of RADIESSE®, according to the manufacturer Merz Aesthetics are:
- Well tolerated
- No allergy test necessary
- Safe to use: more than 2 million packs of RADIESSE® have been used by practitioners and patients worldwide since 2004*
- Immediate effect due to elastic gel-matrix
- Long-lasting effect due to collagen stimulation
- For volume replacement and contour definition
* According to MerzAesethetics