Your Hands Shouldn’t Look Like Scrooge

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2019
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Our hands have certain disadvantages when it comes to aging. First, the skin is quite thin, and it thins more with age. Second, the tendons and veins remain the same height while the skin and tissue around them decrease. Third, our hands are almost always exposed, unlike the other skin on our bodies.

Add this up, and throw in declining collagen production, and suddenly the backs of your hands can look like they should belong to Ebenezer Scrooge.

But Dr. Turk can do something about it without your hands having to be visited by three ghosts. He uses Restylane Lyft to return volume to your sunken hands, hiding those protruding veins and tendons and making your hands look remarkably younger.

Why you’re thinking about your hands

If you’re reading this, you may have looked down at your hands and here’s what you see. You hands…

  • Have prominent veins and tendons surrounded by sunken skin
  • Are wrinkled and thin
  • Have numerous age spots
  • Would benefit from improved skin tone and color

Dermal fillers

Restylane Lyft is one of the Restylane line of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

Most of our patients at Naples Cosmetic Surgery don’t know this, but Restylane Lyft has been approved by the FDA specifically for use on the backs of the hands. They know Lyft for its previous approved usage — returning volume to the cheeks and helping remove nasolabial folds (smile lines). That changed in 2018 when the FDA specifically approved Lyft as the first dermal filler that could be used on the backs of the hands.

It returns volume to the back of the hands in the same way all of the Restylane fillers add volume. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is responsible for hydrating and plumping the skin throughout the body. When Dr. Turk injects Lyft into the backs of the hands the hyaluronic acid instantly binds with nearby water molecules, returning volume to the area. This effectively hides the formerly bulging tendons and veins that make our hands look so old. Lyft provides this volume for about six months. At that point, another injection session with Dr. Turk will keep your hands looking younger and less sunken.

Interested in making your shrunken hands the ghost of Christmas past? Call Dr. Turk at Naples Cosmetic Surgery, (239) 348-4357, and ask about Restylane Lyft for the backs of your hands.

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