How to Reverse the Signs of Aging in Hands

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While women often spend a lot of time taking care of their face to prevent the signs of aging, many don’t think about their hands until they realize they are really showing their age.

Preventing these changes is a good way to keep hands looking young, but if they are already looking your age, there is a way to reverse the effects.

The skin on the back of the hands is susceptible to as many of the effects of aging as the face is, such as sun spots, sagging, dryness, and wrinkles.

DNA repair and cell renewal slow down as people age, which means that the abuse skin goes through each day is much more damaging.

Factors such as ultraviolet light, smog, smoking, x-rays, drugs, and others all wreak havoc on the lipid bilayer, which sits on top of the skin cells. Over time, skin becomes dryer because it loses one of its natural moisturizers, NaPCA (sodium pyrrolidone carboxylic acid).

This natural substance makes it possible for the body to take the water in the air and use it to moisturize the skin. As people age, NaPCA is cut in half, which then leads to the dryness.

Sagging and wrinkles result from a decrease in collagen and elastin. Collagen is a protein that protects the skin’s connective tissue. Without sufficient collagen, skin is unable to shrink back as much as it did before.

Making matters worse, free radicals break down existing collagen making it cross link in new ways. The way it crosses links is what causes wrinkles.

Fat Transfer to Rejuvenate Hands

Many women are now discovering that a stem cell-rich fat transfer is the secret to younger looking hands. With a simple mini-liposuction from one part of their body, such as the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen, the adipose (fat) tissue can be sent to an FDA-registered laboratory for processing.

Once the fat is processed, it can then be injected into the hands. Not only will the fat make the hands look more plump and healthy, but it will also give the hands the extra skin cells they need to thicken and smooth the skin.

This is referred to “nanofat grafting,” and it’s also currently being used for dark circles under the eyes, on the neck, breasts, and many other places where the signs of aging are visible.

Considering a Fat Transfer Procedure?

Stop telling people you’re aging; rejuvenate your hands with fat transfer. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York is part of the American CryoStem network of authorized providers offering fat storage for autologous fat transfer to the hands, face, and body.

Simply call our highly-qualified New York plastic and cosmetic surgeons in Manhattan or Long Island. We offer a complimentary consultation to give you an opportunity to ask questions and get the answers you need to make an informed decision concerning fat transfer.

We also offer 100% financing and low interest plans for patients with good credit. Monthly payments are low and can be stretched out over a variety of different time periods.

Call us now to find out how fat transfer surgery can help bring back a more youthful appearance to your hands, face, and body.

 

References:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2477615/You-lose-gloves-Madge–theres-stem-cell-cure-wrinkly-hands.html

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/may2007_atd_01.htm