When Santa Monica, CA men and women think of the signs of aging, they first think about the fine lines and wrinkles that develop on the face. Crow’s feet, forehead folds, and laugh lines are often the most common signs of aging. However, did you know that your hands can also show your age? As we age, the hands begin to lose their natural volume, making them look aged when compared to other areas of the body. To address this, many patients consider the benefits of using fat transfers for aging hands.
What is a fat transfer?
First, patients should understand what fat transfers are and how they work. Fat transfers remove fat from a specific area of a patient’s body, then processes it and injects it elsewhere to add volume where needed. This procedure may also be referred to as autologous fat transplantation or microlipoinjections. Through a liposuction procedure, fat cells are removed from the chosen donor area. This may be anywhere on the body, but is typically around the midsection, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Then, the fat is cleansed and process before being injected into the hand to add necessary volume that has naturally been lost over time.
Why choose fat transfers for treating aging hands?
There are a few different reasons why men and women choose to treat their aging hands with fat transfers. Fat transfers:
- Reduce the risk of allergic reactions as the fat cells are derived from the patient themselves
- Can provide results that last many years before further treatment is necessary
- Look natural and provide soft contouring and volume replenishment
- Can also be used elsewhere, such as the treatment of facial wrinkles
- Are fast and effective at addressing volume loss in the hands and face
Take charge of your aging appearance with today’s fat transfers
At Dermatology Institute and Skin Cancer Center, Santa Monica, CA area patients can address a number of aesthetic and medical skin and body concerns. Dr. Paul Yamauchi and associates are here to provide a selection of services that can be customized to fit your needs. Call the office at (310) 829-4104 and visit our facility at 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard in Suite #1160W.