The signs of ageing
The signs of ageing are multiple and only increase over time.
Indeed, the back of the hand clearly shows ageing due to several aspects that will have inevitably changed in appearance.
Initially, it is the wrinkled appearance of the skin and the loss of volume of the back of the hand that will highlight this ageing effect. The loss of volume also makes veins and tendons more visible.
But other obvious signs, such as the appearance of pigmented spots confirm the ageing process.
Doctor Trevidic and his team have worked extensively on specific aspects of ageing hands, and they have published a book on this subject. Their work concludes that the signs of ageing hands are not inevitable and can be easily managed and successfully treated.
Doctor Trevidic has developed a technique to treat the loss of volume on the back of the hands. This technique is called the SSTT (Scrape Skin Threading Technique) and is carried out at his clinic. It consists of superficially injecting hyaluronic acid, using a cannula under the skin.
It is often necessary to use one or two syringes for each hand. This treatment will last for a year or even longer, depending on each case.
– The fat graft
Another solution, recommended by Doctor Trevidic, is to treat the loss of volume of the back of the hand, with a fat graft.
This is a light intervention. Adipocytes, which are fat cells, are extracted from the permanent fat of certain parts of the body, such as saddlebags. These cells are then grafted into the back of the hand.
In both cases, the increase in volume can give a fuller and softer appearance to the hand. It will also camouflage veins and tendons. Naturally, we will avoid giving the hand a swollen or even chubby appearance, which would resemble a baby’s hand.
Finally, to complete either of these treatments, we can also tackle pigment spots or freckles by ablation.
This ablation will be performed by cold or laser.