Hand, Neck And Chest Skin Rejuvenation
Because our hands, neck and chest receive so much exposure, it is one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. Natural aging, and exposure to sunlight, causes this appearance. The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (a.k.a. “age spots”) and pre cancerous growths. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making our hands look bony. Rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands, neck, and chest to a more youthful appearance. Various treatment options are available, so one treatment or a combination can be used to help achieve a look that patients desire.
With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including hand, neck and chest rejuvenation treatments, it is important that the prospective patient research and understand different issues like what the procedure can and cannot treat, inherent risks, costs, and other factors. Keep in mind, aesthetic procedures is just that – a procedure whose results cannot simply be erased. While the information contained in this web site will provide you with a good introduction to rejuvenation treatments, when considering this or any other cosmetic procedure, we recommend that you consult a qualified provider with significant experience. Some important elements you should understand regarding this procedure include the following:
Who would best Represent an Ideal Candidate for hand, neck or chest rejuvenation treatments?
Those people looking to enhance the appearance of their hands, neck and chest would represent an ideal candidate for rejuvenation treatments. Although reasons vary from person to person, the more common include: Enhancing appearance and boosting self-confidence.
- Becoming less self-conscious about appearance.
- Achieving smoother looking skin.
- Regaining a more youthful look.
However, the prospective patient must also be aware that aesthetic or cosmetic care is designed for improvement, not perfection. Patients should have realistic goals and expectations for their hand, neck or chest rejuvenation treatment. Be sure to discuss your reasons for wanting to undergo this procedure with the doctor during your consultation visit. This will also help determine your candidacy for the procedure.
What are the different types of Hand Rejuvenation Treatments?
There are various types of hand, neck and chest rejuvenation treatments. All of these options possess their own set of risks, benefits, costs, and techniques. The more common include:
Chemical Peel: When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.
Sclerotherapy: When a sclerosing solution is injected into unsightly veins. This chemical solution irritates the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear.
Microdermabrasion: This is a superficial skin polishing procedure that involves sanding off the first layer of skin with tiny crystals.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed the skin.
Injectable fillers (Fat, Collagen, Restylane, etc.) – When these fillers are injected into the hands they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
To learn more about each of these hand rejuvenation treatments, CosmeticSurgery.com provides extensive information to help you gain a better understanding. But if you are considering hand rejuvenation treatments and would like to know which of these procedures would work best for you, please call our office for a complimentary consultation.
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What is Photorejuvenation of the Hands, Neck and chest?
Hand Photorejuvenation uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to target red and brown pigmentation. The light passes harmlessly through the skin and is absorbed by spots and lesions. Abnormal cells are destroyed, leaving only healthy tissue. IPL also promotes the growth of collagen, fills in scars and gives skin a youthful glow.
How does the treatment work?
The skin is cleansed, prepared with gel and then treated with the light. Afterwards, the gel is cleaned off, and sunblock is applied. Cold compresses may be used if needed.
You may return to your normal routine immediately.
How many treatments are required?
The standard schedule is one treatment per month for five months. Some clients may be satisfied with the results from two or three sessions, and some may seek additional treatment.
Is Hand Photorejuvenation safe?
Hand Photorejuvenation is a safe, common and quick treatment with little risk.
Are there any possible side effects?
You may experience a sunburned effect for a few hours afterwards. Spots will temporarily appear darker, and hair growth may be affected. Swelling, blistering, infection, unwanted pigmentation changes and scarring are rare effects, and you should contact your doctor if they appear.
Will there be any downtime?
No, you may return to your daily routine immediately.
What are the benefits of Photorejuvenation over other treatments?
Hand Photorejuvenation's quick treatment time, visible results and lack of downtime make it a popular method to achieve the desired effects.
What are the results?
Hand, neck and chest Photorejuvenation gives skin a healthy, youthful look, as well as decreases the appearance of blemishes such as scars, brown spots and redness.
What can be expected post-treatment?
Your skin will be sensitive and will need to be protected from the sun. Any swelling should be minimal and can be treated with cold compresses. The red and brown areas should flake off after a few days.
How soon will results appear?
Noticeable results appear after the first few treatments.
How long does the Photorejuvenation treatment last?
A session lasts around thirty minutes.
What conditions respond best to this treatment?
Dark spots, redness, aging, freckles and sun spots all respond well to Hand Photorejuvenation.
Who are candidates for Photorejuvenation?
Healthy individuals with minor blemishes are likely to be candidates for Photorejuvenation of the hands, neck and chest.
Who should avoid Photorejuvenation?
You may not want to have Photorejuvenation of the hands, neck and chest if you have a history of excessive scarring, excessive bleeding or bruising, sun sensitivity, keloid formation or poor healing. Those with a family history of skin cancer should talk to their doctor about whether or not to proceed with treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
You will experience minor discomfort similar to a mild sunburn.
How long do the results last?
The effects of Photorejuvenation can be permanent if the skin is well cared for.
What are the limitations of Photorejuvenation of the hands, neck, and chest?
Those with darker skin are less likely to see results and more likely to experience adverse side effects.
Instructions for before treatment:
Avoid sun exposure and sunless tanning for four weeks. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medications for at least three days before your session. You cannot be treated while you have open infections or sores in the area.
Instructions for after treatment:
Protect your skin with moisturizer and sunblock. Cold compresses and steroid creams may be used as needed. Avoid irritating your skin. Avoid sun exposure and sunless tanners for the first four weeks.
Before & After Image of the chest (Décolletage)