To target volume loss, the most effective tool for hand treatments in our non-surgical kit is dermal filler. Results are noticeable immediately, but improve over the course of 3-4 weeks. We can create volume and moisture in the skin by injecting small amounts of suitable filler across the target area. This is usually performed over one or two treatment sessions, and can be maintained every 9-12 months.
Benefits of Filler Hand Treatments
The benefit of a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler is that one of its mechanisms is to attract water, producing a hydrating and plumping effect. HA fillers are made of a naturally occurring sugar that attracts and retains water to moisturise the area of injection. We use a very fine filler for this treatment. Our product of choice is Juvederm Volite, a runny gel that has earned the nickname of the ‘6 month moisturiser’ for its hydrating properties.
Derma-roller For Tired Hands
To address lax and “crepey” skin, we can use micro-needling in the form of derma-roller. Derma-roller hand treatment works by creating a controlled injury to trigger healing, which wakes everything up and encourages growth factors to repair the skin without traumatising it. This is the same action that occurs naturally when you cut yourself; your body repairs the area with fresh collagen and elastin. Derma-roller treatment harnesses this process for healing.
Firstly, one of our skilled practitioners will numb the area with a local anaesthetic cream. They will then sanitise the surface of the skin, and lastly, apply the roller. A typical session lasts approximately one hour but may vary. Some people experience redness, heat, or tightness of the skin following treatment, but we recommend that this is usually temporary and will last for 24-48 hours. Such side effects do not compromise movement or function of the hands.
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The best hand treatment results are seen with a course of three treatments, approximately six weeks apart with an annual freshener if required.
For more information about treatments at PHI or to book a consultation please contact us on 0207 034 5999.