Procedure Time: 30-45 Mins
Recovery Time: 6-8 Hrs
HAND FILLER SEATTLE AND TACOMA
While aging affects the entire body, most people focus anti-aging treatments on their face and neck. These areas do show age and can change drastically. However, other highly visible parts of the body can give away your age, namely your hands. Most people do not think about anti-aging treatments for their hands. However, there are many ways you can treat aged hands and proactively prevent them. One of the treatments for treating the aging of the hands is dermal fillers. Seattle Plastic Surgery provides the best hand filler Seattle and Tacoma offers.
OVERVIEW: WHAT ARE HAND FILLERS?
Hand fillers are the use of dermal fillers to fill in hollows in the hands. Due to the low amount of fat stored in the hands, they are especially susceptible to hollowing and looking aged as natural fat loss occurs over time. Additionally, other than the face and neck, they are one of the most visible parts of the body and receive damage from the sun and elements. Yet, are rarely protected like the face and neck.
Therefore, a combination of thinning damaged skin, and fat loss that occurs due to aging can reveal the veins and tendons of the hands. This makes the hands look aged and may give away your age. Luckily, dermal fillers are a safe and effective solution to hollowing hands.
I had injections a few months ago here. Botox and filler. My experience was excellent. When I called to make an appointment the person on the phone was professional and friendly. The injector was amazing and so were my results! I never felt I was being sold to or pressured into anything. I will certainly return when the time comes.J.S.
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Great customer service, extremely helpful and individualized. Dr. Craig Jonov is excellent! Overall an extremely easy process with his experience.Amber
DERMAL FILLERS vs. LASER RESURFACING FOR THE HANDS
Loss of fat and tissue is not the only concern with aging hands. The skin on the hands can thin and become damaged. This may contribute to the visibility of veins and tendons. Sun spots, discoloration, and crepe textured skin can also occur. Fillers unfortunately cannot address these issues. While some fillers, like Radiesse, can promote collagen production, it is mostly a bonus.
Laser resurfacing is one of the best ways to improve the quality of the skin anywhere on the body. It is frequently used to treat aging hands. So, when is one better than the other? The table below details the main differences between the procedures and which may best suit you given your goals and concerns.
Hand Laser Resurfacing
Some patients may benefit from both treatments. In this case, your provider will put together a treatment plan where you can undergo both treatments. The two procedures can complement one another for the ultimate anti-aging treatment for your hands.
History Of Hand Rejuvenation
The hands have functioned as an important beauty standard and status symbol since ancient times. Nobles were able to keep their hands smooth and callous free, though back then there were few effective anti-aging treatments.
People have used lotions, creams, and other topical ointments for thousands of years. Though, it was only the 20th century when fat transfer and cosmetic treatments became more widely performed and available for the hands. The first dermal filler to receive approval for the hands was Radiesse in 2015. Restylane Lyft soon followed in 2018.
Now, the use of dermal fillers to treat aging hands has become increasingly popular. As more people learn about what is possible for hand rejuvenation, the treatment continues to find more patients every year.
Every medical procedure comes with some inherent risks and benefits. In general, dermal filler injections are safe and low risk. Though, certain patients may have increased risks. The benefits will also vary based on a patient’s goals and anatomy. Some of the benefits of hand filler include:
- Disguises the look of bulging veins or visible tendons
- More youthful looking hands
- Treat volume loss in the hands
- Address fine lines and wrinkles
- Thicken the skin and reduce the look of crepey skin
- Increase collagen production
- Non-surgically and non-invasive
- Little to no risk
- Procedure takes less than an hour
- Hand filler often lasts longer than filler in other areas
- Immediate difference with final results in about two weeks
- Few risks
All procedures come with some degree of risk. However, dermal fillers are generally low risk for most patients. While certain medical conditions, anatomical features, or other factors may make you a higher risk patient or unfit for the procedure. Most people unhappy with the look of their hands can benefit from hand filler in Seattle. Overall, the risk of hand fillers include:
- Hardening of the filler
- Filler migration
- Prolonged bruising or swelling
- Occlusion of a blood vessel
- Lumps or bumps
- Difficulty moving hands
In most cases, these risks or complications are temporary and treatable in our office. Adverse reactions or complications are rare and your injector will discuss if you carry any heightened risks.
Learn more about using Radiesse for the hands. Seattle Plastic Surgery is the top provider of hand filler in Seattle.
BEFORE AND AFTER HAND FILLER
When you first meet with your injector, they will want to assess the state of your hands and determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. First, they will discuss the concerns you have with your hands and your goals for treatment. Next, they may ask about certain aspects of your lifestyle. This may include whether or not you smoke, if you regularly receive sun exposure, and what you do for work. Finally, they will review your medical history and examine your skin.
At this point, your provider will suggest the procedures that will work best towards your goals. If that includes hand fillers, they will discuss the various options with you. In some cases, your injector may carry injections on the same day. Otherwise, you are free to schedule your Seattle hand filler appointment.
Beginning your hand filler injections, your injector will disinfect the injection sites with alcohol. Then, they will apply topical numbing cream. Sometimes, they may also inject lidocaine. After about fifteen to twenty minutes, they will begin the injections.
The actual injection sites can differ based on the anatomy of your hands and the filler you chose. Your injector will discuss this with you before and during treatment. Common injection sites include between the knuckles and at the back of the hand.
While filler can be injected via either a needle or cannula, for the hands it is safest to use a cannula. Most likely using a thin cannula, your injector will slowly and precisely inject the filler below the skin. Between injections and when finished, your injector will gently massage the back of your hand. This helps the filler settle into the right place.
Following the injections, you will likely see some immediate difference in the look of your hands. You may also experience some swelling that will impact your hands after the treatment. To properly care for your hand filler, your injector may give you instructions like:
- Do not exercise for 24 hours
- Avoid hot environments like hot tubs and saunas
- Refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking for at least 24 hours
- Massage any visible bumps
- Limit unnecessary hand movements
You may also see other side effects like:
- Difficulty moving hands
Side effects generally go away within one to two weeks. Aftercare is minimal and typically only carried out for one or two days post treatment. Though, your final results will not become visible for about two weeks because the filler needs to settle and swelling resolve.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Long Does Hand Filler Last?
Hand filler often tends to last longer than facial fillers. However, it is still a temporary solution to hand aging that will require injections at certain intervals. If using a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane Lyft, you can expect the filler to last anywhere from three to nine months. The average falls around six months.
For more semi-permanent fillers such as Radiesse, patients may see results last as long as one to two years. The one advantage to Radiesse is that it stimulates natural collagen production which can reduce the need for more filler in the future.
Will Filler Make It Hard To Move My Hands?
Having problems moving your hands can be a temporary side effect, though it is rare. This should not be a long term side effect. Once the filler settles and side effects wane, restoration of full movement normally occurs.
What Is The Best Filler For The Hands?
This is determined on a case by case basis. The two most common and FDA approved fillers for the hands are Restylane Lyft and Radiesse. Although, it is possible to use other dermal fillers in the hands. Your injector will discuss the options with you during your consultation.
Do Hand Fillers Work For The Fingers?
No, Tacoma hand fillers only address the back of the hand. The fingers are too thin and move too much to make filler treatment safe. The fingers also do not show significant age most of the time. It is possible to treat the skin of the fingers with other procedures such as lasers, chemical peels, and microneedling.
How Much Do Hand Fillers Cost?
The price of hand fillers varies based on the filler you choose and the number of syringes used. On average, you can expect to spend anywhere from $500 to $2,000. You can find more detailed pricing information on our price list and using Price Simulator™.
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THE BEST FILLERS FOR THE HANDS IN SEATTLE AND TACOMA
The injectors at Seattle Plastic Surgery are among the best in Washington. With a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from plastic surgeons with several years of experience to registered nurses with a gentle touch, our injectors all offer a unique and welcoming experience. Trained by Dr. Craig Jonov and filler manufacturers, our injectors are well rounded and understand how to get you the results you want.
Seattle Plastic Surgery is a premier plastic surgery office located on First Hill in Seattle. With an on-site parking garage and within the medical hub of the city, Seattle Plastic Surgery is a laidback and friendly environment. Our providers’ main goal is to help you achieve your goals safely and effectively.