Your hands are telling the world your biggest secret – how old you really are.

For many men and women, anti-aging care starts and ends with the face and neck.  From skin creams and serums to moisturizers and sunscreen, many of us are diligent about ensuring our complexion doesn’t give way to any encroaching wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.

Yet when it comes to your hands, you might not have been as rigid about your anti-aging skincare – and it might show.  Hands are often one of the first places to display your actual age.  As we get older, the thin skin around your hands becomes papery thin, wrinkled, and creased.  Additionally, older hands are more likely to have prominent veins and tendons, which can add years onto your actual appearance.

Before today, there was no cosmetic solution to address aging hands.  However, at the plastic surgery practices of Sean Doherty, MD – located in downtown Boston, MA and Concord, MA – there’s a way to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, veins, and even prominent tendons.

And you may have already used it before.

Volumizing fillers like Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane are primarily used to address the loss of facial volume (a major sign of aging).  When injected into the treatment area, these fillers create natural-looking volume, which produces a youthful appearance.

Happily, the same process can be used on the hands – and the industry is starting to take notice.  In fact, the FDA recently approved the use of Radiesse as a filler for the hands.  These fillers can produce a volumizing affect on the hands, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, prominent veins, and tendons.  The results are not just natural looking; they can also peel away years from your general appearance.

In fact, this procedure has an extremely high patient satisfaction rate, with many patients feeling much more confident and happy with their appearance after the treatment.

The treatment is relatively simple; injections are performed in-office, and usually within an hour.  Side effects are minimal; most patients can expect to see some swelling, redness, pain, and bruising.  These side effects typically only last for a few days. The results can last from eight to twelve months.

To learn more about hand volumizing treatments, call (617) 450-0070 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty at one of his two plastic surgery practices in downtown Boston and Concord, MA.