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I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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Procedures That Could Make Your Hands Look More Youthful

by Michelle Austin

If you take good care of the skin on your face to prevent wrinkles and sun damage, it's disheartening when the skin on your hands starts to look old. The skin on your hands can age more quickly than your face since your hands receive much more exposure to the sun and weather. Plus, your hands change as you age. Your skin gets thinner and you lose fat under the skin. Fortunately, there are some plastic surgery techniques that can help your skin look younger. Here are some options your doctor might recommend that can help your hands look younger.

Chemical Treatments

Your cosmetic doctor might recommend lightening cream for your hands that slowly fades dark sunspots so the skin on your hands has a more uniform color. Another option might be chemical peels like the kind you may have for your face. These remove the top layer of skin so that fresh, rejuvenated skin takes its place. Chemical peels help reduce wrinkling on the hands as well as eliminate rough skin.

Laser Treatments

Lasers can be used to get rid of age spots on the skin. They might also be used to eliminate unsightly veins on your hands in the same way lasers are used to eliminate varicose veins on your legs. Your doctor might also recommend laser treatment for loose skin on your hands since the treatments can help tighten skin.


A loss of fat under your skin makes your hands look older. Your veins and bones are more prominent without a layer of fat to cover them. A plastic surgeon can perform fat graft surgery to treat this problem. This involves removing fat from another place on your body and injecting it in your hands to make them look plumper. This can eliminate bony hands and prominent veins as well as help with wrinkles and loose skin. In some cases, dermal fillers might be effective without the need to transfer fat.


Once you've had plastic surgery on your hands, whether it's a fat graft or laser treatment, you'll need to care for your hands properly to slow down further damage. Your doctor may prescribe specially formulated creams for you to use daily. If your skin damage is minor, these hand treatments might reverse some of the signs of aging so you can postpone surgery or other treatments. In addition, wear gloves when appropriate and use sunscreen so you stop further sun damage to your skin. Good skincare can do a lot to keep your hands looking younger; however, thinning of the fat layer and loose, wrinkly skin are generally factors of aging that need some form of cosmetic treatments.