Hand fillers can help to rejuvenate and add volume the appearance of ageing hands
We all age, and sometimes some areas of our bodies begin to show the signs of ageing before others. Luckily, the use of dermal fillers within the hands can help to add volume and improve the overall appearance.
Dermal filler can help improve:
- Wrinkles on the hands
- Skin on the hands
- Lack of volume in the hands
Which type of filler is used for the hands?
There are a wide range of dermal fillers that can be used for the hands. All types are safe, well tolerated and can produce great results. Skin boosters are great for skin improvement, rather than for volumisation, whilst dermal filler with collagen (CaHA) is generally the best option for hands as it can last more than one year.
Generally, we will start with a dosage of 1-2mls of CaHA in each hand and one or two treatments may be required.
Pain relief during treatment
15 minutes prior to treatment we will apply a numbing cream to the area in order to ensure your total comfort throughout. If you require a cannula, local anaesthetic is administered before the cannula is introduced to the skin.
Ice will be used following the treatment to reduce swelling, decrease bruising and reduce pain. If necessary, nitrous oxide (happy gas) can be used for anxious patients.
What happens during the injectables treatment itself?
The hands will be cleaned with alcohol and ice will be applied to the area briefly before treatment Dr Pin will inject using a very fine needle. Then pressure with gauze will be applied.
If a cannula is used, a small injection of local anaesthetic is injected into the skin and then a fine needle makes a small hole in the skin where the cannula is inserted.
How will I look after dermal filler in the hands?
There may be redness and swelling, and red dots at the injection sites
Side effects/risks with dermal fillers in the hands:
Bruising occurs in a significant number of cases and swelling in the injection area will occur, lasting for approximately 48 hours.
Asymmetry: Sometimes one side is better treated than the other, this is usually because the patient is asymmetrical to start with.
Infection : A very rare complication, but always a possibility when a needle goes into the skin.
Need for further treatment: It may take several syringes of product to get to where the patient wants to be.
Instructions for care afterward
- No makeup for 4 hours
- No heavy exercise that day
- No spas no saunas, no hot yoga for 1 week post treatment .
What to expect after the hand dermal filler treatment?
The effect of the dermal filler will be obvious immediately. Most of the swelling from the dermal filler will have resolved by 2-3 days after the procedure. There may be a small amount of swelling for even 2-4 weeks after the procedure.
How long does the treatment last?
The answer to this is very individual and depends on the patient’s anatomy, metabolism, the dose, etc. Typically with our most commonly used dermal fillers: If the patient is happy with the results at 1 month, they should be treated at 6 months and then once yearly. If the patient is not satisfied with the results at 1 month (ie more dermal filler is required to obtain the results that they desire), then further dermal filler should be injected every 1-3 months until the desired appearance has been reached, and then the patient should have treatment at 6 months, then once yearly.
Cost of dermal filler in hands:
Cost is per syringe. Cost can range from $1200 upwards
We offer a package including Bio-stimulant + Laser-IPL to remove brown spots and rejuvenate the skin
Filler CaHA 2 ml + IPL x 2 sessions: $2000 (2 hands)
The IPL sessions should be done before the filler treatment.
Patients with very large veins may require sclerotherapy or phlebectomy (vein removed through micro-incisions in the skin). Compression must be worn for one day.
Additional cost : $550 per hand.
Dr Hugo Pin has been trained in cosmetic treatment of unsightly veins by Dr Ron Bush from Aesthetic Vein Training (Palm Beach, Fl.) . He is one probably one of the USA foremost specialists in venous disease.