Over 50s Lifestyle

Could hand fillers be a way to rejuvenate your skin?

June 28, 2020
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Hands and neck – these are the two areas of our bodies that we sometimes neglect as part of our beauty routine. I’ve often read you can tell a woman’s age by looking at her hands. Dermal fillers for the face are quite common and many women use this procedure to reduce the signs of aging, however, I’ve not heard of using this type of cosmetic procedure for my hands.

My philosophy is that beauty comes from the soul, however, I have no problem with women who turn to cosmetic surgery. Some of us wear our story on the lines in our face proudly yet other women find self-confidence in getting a little help to slow down the aging appearance of their skin. We are all individuals and seek to live our lives on our terms.

Women Living Well After 50 is about informing, educating and inspiring and to promote discussion around a range of topics.My guest writer, Jennifer Rankin is currently studying “Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” at Manchester Metropolitan University. In her article Jennifer explains what hand fillers are and whether this type of cosmetic procedure is for you.

Disclaimer: This post does not provide medical advice and we recommend consulting a qualified surgeon in this area if considering this type of procedure.

Hand Fillers – what are they and do they work?

As years pass by, the inevitable that we fear about gets closer and closer – ageing. When we think about ageing, we tend to associate it with wrinkles and discolouration in our face. But did you know that some of the first signs of ageing tend to occur on your hands?

As this becomes more common knowledge, women are becoming more concerned about the appearance of their hands. Considering how early the tell tale signs of ageing show on your hands, you may feel the appearance of your hands don’t match the youthful look of your face.

To address these concerns, there’s been a recent interest in hand injections, which are dermal fillers that can be used on your hands. Is this the key to you resolving your ageing issues? We take a look at the procedure in more detail to see whether it could be an option for you.

What are hand injections?

Hand injections are dermal fillers which can be applied specifically to your hands. Its purpose is to restore the youthful appearance of your hands. The serum that’s used in the injections contains high concentrations of hyaluronic acid which helps to increase collagen levels and improve the elasticity of your skin.

What are the benefits of hand injections for patients?

You may be wary about the impacts of cosmetic procedures and what influence they’ll have with your hands. Why hand injections tend to be a popular option for patients is that the procedure is relatively quick, which means you don’t have to spend countless hours in the clinic.

If you feel worried about any complications occurring, hand injections are low-risk, especially as it’s a form of non-invasive surgery. This also means that there’s no downtime in the procedure, so you don’t have to worry about needing to rest your hands or take time off work to recover.

What to look for in your hand injection surgeon

The use of dermal fillers in the hands has been a form of cosmetics that has been recently developed. WIth it being a relatively new procedure, it’s important that you find the right surgeon to conduct your procedure.

Therefore, you should seek a surgeon that is qualified and certified to conduct it. In order for the surgeon to be qualified, they should have some injector experience. The injections require insertion into the correct blood vessel for the collagen to develop. If this is performed incorrectly, there can be complications that form including scarring numbness and decrease in motion in the hands.

However, in a qualified surgeon you can be certain that you’ll be provided with the results that you’re looking for and your treatment will be safe.

Could you be considered a good candidate for the procedure?

Do you feel as though you’re seeing the common signs of ageing in your skin? Are your hands being affected in particular? Are you looking to tackle these signs of ageing in your hands? These are all common questions that you might be asking yourself if you’re considering hand injections for your cosmetic surgery.

Patients that commonly go for the procedure tend to be around the ages of 45-85 years old. This is because this is the age range where the common signs of ageing show on your skin. However, any healthy adult who wants to rejuvenate the appearance of their skin can be considered for the procedure.

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Ranking is a medical student based in Manchester. She is currently studying “Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” at Manchester Metropolitan University and uses the knowledge she learns on the course to write her articles.

She’s currently building a portfolio as part of a year-long module that counts towards her final grade. When she’s not studying, however, she enjoys going out with her friends and photography.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 28, 2020 at 11:22

    Hi, Jennifer – It’s nice to meet you here. I had never heard of hand fillers before. Thank you for sharing this information, and your expertise with us. It is greatly appreciated.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2020 at 05:13

      Hi Donna, whilst I may not go down this path, it is interesting to read about new technologies and what is on offer for those who feel they need some rejuvenation to their physical appearance. x

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan June 28, 2020 at 12:38

    I have heard of hand fillers and would be an excellent candidate for them…especially if they could take the fat from my rump to put in y hands!! In truth, my hands really look so old. And my poor neck. I have had to have 2 cervical spinal surgeries and you can sure tell. Didn’t realize hand fillers could be added with hyaluronic acid. Thanks for an interesting post.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2020 at 05:14

      I’m the same Leslie, my hands are showing my age and I found Jennifer’s post very interesting. I did realise you had had 2 cervical spinal surgeries – I learn something new about you each time we chat.x

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au June 28, 2020 at 15:28

    An interesting topic but I think I’ll stay away from the fillers for now. I think Sue’s comment about beauty coming from the soul is more my speed, but it’s good to know that there are options out there for women with the time and money to spend on looking younger.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2020 at 05:16

      Hi Leanne, yes I probably wouldn’t go down this path but I think it is important to share new ideas and technologies to give us an idea of what is available. I know I neglect my hands more than any other part of my body. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey June 28, 2020 at 19:03

    I’ve never heard of hand fillers. My poor neglected writer’s hands could probably do with them…

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2020 at 05:15

      Hi Jo, my hands are very neglected and although I may not go down this path it is interesting to know what is available. Have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Erica/Erika June 30, 2020 at 10:58

    Nice to meet you, Jennifer. Interesting, new information to me about hand fillers. I used to work in a very progressive dental office where Botox was an option and often for therapeutic reasons. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid July 1, 2020 at 06:16

    I’ve never heard of hand fillers but I think my poor little mits could do with some! I must admit, I am very conscious of how much my hands have aged more so than the rest of me. That said, I have to agree with you Sue about beauty coming from the soul and don’t think I would go down the cosmetic surgery route. What a great option for people who aren’t scared of a needle though!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 3, 2020 at 13:14

      Hi Sammie, I haven’t heard of half of the treatments available as like you I’m not following the cosmetic surgery path. However, for those who want to, I say go for it. We are all unique and should do what makes us feel good. x

  • Reply Cheryl July 7, 2020 at 20:28

    Hi Sue, funnily enough my husband told me yesterday that I don’t have a lot of meat on my hands! Not sure I’ll go for any of the treatments you’ve mentioned, but it’s a very interesting subject. Problem for me is, I’m pretty sure that men don’t think about doing these kinds of things when they get older! Have a lovely week. 🙂

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