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Cosmetic Medical Rejuvenation Of Feet And Hands
Over time, hands and feet too can begin to become pigmented, lose fat and become wrinkled, but rejuvenation can help reverse these changes says Dr. Asha Biju
On Jul 19, 2016

 

Many of us are very self conscious about the look and feel of our hands and feet. We often wish that they were different and envy those whose extremities display their fashion and personality. Do not consider your hands and feet as just practical equipment to ‘grip, pick, squeeze, poke, crush, etc’, or to ‘get you around’ respectively.

Over time, hands and feet too can begin to become pigmented, lose fat and become wrinkled. Rejuvenation can help reverse these changes and slow down further aging changes.

For years, aesthetic medical practitioners have concentrated on the face as the centre of anti-aging therapies. Lifts, tucks, serums, fillers, and more have been used to turn back the clock and present a more youthful appearance. No attention was given to our hands and feet which work for us every day thereby being subjected to more wear and tear. Now, people have started noticing the discrepancy between the rejuvenated face and aged appearance of their extremities. The good news is that cosmetic medical rejuvenation of hands and feet is possible and becoming more popular.

The various methods of rejuvenation include:

1. Topical prescriptions - Keep your skin well hydrated with a good moisturiser. Broad spectrum should be used on all exposed areas including hands and feet. Vitamin-A and Vitamin-C derivatives help nourish and retain skin texture and moisture. It also prevents sun-damage from over-exposure.

2. Microdermabrasion - With the help of tiny-crystals, upper layers of skin are buffed away revealing the firmer and softer skin. Followed by moisturizing of skin, this non-invasive technique is perfect for rejuvenating hands and feet.

3. Chemical Peels - This can be used to treat age spots and minor brown pigmentation by using a medically approved chemical solution to remove the upper layers of skin, thus revealing the fresher and younger skin from beneath.

4. Sclerotherapy - This is accomplished with injections or other methods such as lasers to reduce unsightly veins in the hands and legs.
5. Photorejuvenation with IPL (Intense pulsed light) which is a beam of many different wavelengths of light that penetrates into deeper layers of skin to stimulate collagen production to plump up the skin, remove sun spots and most benign brown pigments and also treat redness caused by broken capillaries.

6. Dermal fillers - These can be used to treat the dorsum of aging hands. Restoring youthful hands is about improving texture and replacing lost volume. Unsightly veins and tendons, a “bony” appearance and creases can be hidden if the volume that is lost due to ageing is replaced. Hyaluronic acid is a component in our body that depletes as we age. Replacing hyaluronic acid is safe and effective as it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin so that the skin on the back of our hands looks plump and youthful again. 

We take our feet for granted until they begin to give us problems. As we age, the loss of tissue affects parts of the feet too; such as tops of the toes, sides of the feet, as well as bottoms of the feet. Any area that has been affected by gravity, weight bearing, or shoes can and will wear down. Fat pad of feet become thinner and discomfort or pain occurs more often when wearing heels and sometimes can be a problem even in flat shoes. Dermal fillers are injected into the balls of feet to provide additional cushioning and make walking more comfortable. The effects can last for up to a year and maintenance therapy will be required.

Beautiful, graceful, youthful hands and feet can speak volumes about the way you take care of yourself, others will appreciate your attention to details and you will feel more confident. When we feel good about ourselves, it shows in everything we do. So start transforming your unsightly hands and feet into works of art!
  


Dr. Asha Biju
Managing Director | MBBS, M.S (Gen.Surgery), Dip.Medical Cosmetology | Cosmetologist & Cosmetic Laser Surgeon
 
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