SOURCE: Aesthetic Laser Center

Aesthetic Laser Center

September 24, 2015 14:05 ET

Fresno Cosmetic Surgeon Discusses Hand Rejuvenation

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2015) - The hands are the most visible area of the body next to the face and neck. Dr. Quita Lopez, a Fresno Cosmetic Surgeon, offers multiple procedures to erase the signs of aging from the face, neck and hands. The dorsum of the hand is where one sees signs of aging.

Dr. Lopez says, "As we age the skin gets thinner and as we lose volume, the flexor tendons and vessels become more prominent. With the loss of fullness, there will be loss of elasticity and the texture of the skin assumes a crepe paper appearance. Age spots consisting of lentigines and actinic keratosis also become more prominent and make the hand appear older."

Dr. Lopez uses fat grafting to correct the volume and improve the texture of the skin and also hide the tendons and veins that become more prominent. By combining procedures with lasers, chemical peels and microneedling can correct pigment and improve the texture of the skin.

The FDA just approved Radiesse for hand rejuvenation. Radiesse is a great filler for hand rejuvenation because of its high G prime. This filler gives the most lift when placed in tissues, and studies show that it has good longevity in lasting close to one year.

The procedure usually involves mixing the Radiesse with lidocaine and injecting it with a cannula just like fat transfer injections. The cannulas will minimize potential trauma to vital structures present in the hands. This technique will fill the dorsum of the hand nicely and there are minimal side effects. Edema and slight pain are the most common side effects and these can be minimized with compression and immediate icing of the hands.

Dr. Lopez is a cosmetic surgeon in Fresno who has focused her practice on cosmetic surgery and complementary medical spa services. She developed and fine-tuned her expertise working with national and international experts, pioneers in their fields. She has also taken many training courses in cosmetic surgery. Fresno and Central Valley residents have trusted her for many years to help them look their best.