Do you feel like your hands give away your age?
Are you embarrassed to let people see your hands? Do you notice that bones and veins are much more prominent in your hands? If so, you may be a candidate for hand rejuvenation with Munster board certified Plastic Surgeon Doctor Jason Petrungaro.
What is Hand Rejuvenation?
As we age, the skin on the top of our hands begins to thin out considerably. In addition, in our youth there is a defined, plump layer of fat below the skin of the hand that gives a healthy, full look to the hands. Over time this layer of fat starts to waste away. Add in sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle choices and the end result is hands with thin, wrinkled, loose skin. And due to the loss of the fatty layer, veins, tendons, bones, and joints begin to stick out, leaving you with hands that, simply put, “look old.”
Hand rejuvenation is an extremely effective procedure that involves the injection of dermal fillers below the skin on the top of the hands to replace the layer of fat that has wasted away. The filler is massaged evenly throughout the top of the hands to smooth out wrinkles, tighten the skin, and camouflage the prominent bones and veins that have become so noticeable.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a family of biocompatible materials intended to be injected below the skin in order to help restore lost volume and soften lines and wrinkles virtually anywhere on the body, especially the face and hands. They were designed to target and treat these very areas, producing a rejuvenated, youthful result with smooth contours.
Dermal fillers are among the most popular cosmetic procedures because they offer immediate results, carry very few risks, and require little or no recovery time. They can also be very cost-effective versus other more invasive surgical procedures. After one visit with Doctor Petrungaro, Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland residents can instantly look years younger.
*Your results will vary.
Who is a candidate for hand rejuvenation?
You may be a good candidate for hand rejuvenation if:
- You have loose, wrinkled skin on the top of your hands
- You feel your hands look “bony” or “veiny”, or your knuckles are “sticking out”
- People have commented that your hands look old
- You find yourself hiding your hands from the view of others because you are embarrassed of the way they look
Hand Rejuvenation Procedure Steps
*Your results will vary.
Hand rejuvenation may seem like a simple procedure, since it is typically very quick and takes just a few shots. However, it is both an art and science that only a highly trained and experienced healthcare professional should do. Doctor Petrungaro personally performs all of his injections in order to make sure that the appropriate areas of the hands are targeted correctly and the filler is distributed evenly throughout the hands.
Hand rejuvenation can usually be completed on the same day as your initial consultation. Doctor Petrungaro will examine your hands and listen to your treatment goals, and the two of you will decide on the appropriate amount of filler. After this he will prepare you and the filler for the procedure.
Doctor Petrungaro gladly provides his patients with an effective topical anesthetic ointment that can be placed onto the hands at no extra charge. This ointment will serve to numb the skin and make the actual injections essentially painless. In addition, the type of dermal filler that Doctor Petrungaro uses actually contains lidocaine itself, which further numbs the treatment areas while the product is injected.
After the topical anesthetic sets in for about 10-15 minutes, the injection sites on the hands will be cleansed with alcohol swabs. The needles used are very short and extremely thin. Depending on the areas of the hands to be treated, approximately 7-8 injections will be needed to achieve the desired result. After the filler is injected, Doctor Petrungaro will vigorously massage the product to evenly distribute it over the entire top part of the hands. Filler is not injected into the fingers.
You may experience minimal redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites for a day or two. You can immediately shower and wash your hands after the procedure. In fact, many of Doctor Petrungaro’s patients come in for their treatment during their lunch break and no one ever knows! You should avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day, and you should avoid rubbing your hands in order to prevent the product from being pushed out of the areas that were intentionally filled.
Hand Rejuvenation Results
*Your results will vary.
You will immediately see the results of your hand rejuvenation after your procedure. It is common to experience some mild swelling and possibly some light bruising a day or two after your injections — this will resolve in a few days.
The fillers used by Doctor Petrungaro typically last 9-12 months. It is a good idea to adopt a maintenance program if you want your results to remain constant. Doctor Petrungaro recommends that his patients come in for a touch-up to the hands every 9 months, or sooner if the patient notices the filler is absorbing.
Why choose hand rejuvenation expert Doctor Jason Petrungaro?
Doctor Petrungaro is a board certified Plastic Surgeon who has successfully completed many years of surgical training. In addition, he completed an entire year of fellowship training in Hand Surgery, making him uniquely equipped to understanding the human hand better than any other physician. He is well versed in the established traditional methods as well as the latest and most innovative techniques. He listens to his patients and respects their goals and wishes, and will always go the extra mile to deliver the most beautiful results possible.
If you are searching for a Plastic Surgeon who can provide you with tangible results from your hand rejuvenation coupled with the highest standards of patient safety and care, Northwest Indiana and Chicago hand rejuvenation expert Doctor Jason Petrungaro will be happy to consult with you regarding this highly effective procedure. Visit with Doctor Petrungaro in our Munster, IN office for an hour — you will leave knowing you have found the perfect partner in your quest for restoring the youthful look of your hands!
If you are interested in hand rejuvenation and have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Doctor Jason Petrungaro at (219) 836-1163 or click to schedule a consultation online.
Amazement with the Healing and General OutcomeMy highest regard, trust and respect for this surgeon. He delivered what he promised and changed the life and self esteem of this 66 yr. old. Office staff is the best and most helpful and watchful. Planning my next procedure and recommend him highly. Had a tummy tuck and my amazement is with the healing and general outcome because of his skill. I don’t believe Beverly Hills could have done better.
Dr. P is Simply Awesome !Almost five years ago, Breast cancer took my right breast. Jan. 2014 the BRAC 1 gene took my left breast. Thanks to Dr. Jason Petrungaro, he gave them back to me. The diep flap surgery took 15 hours due to chemo making my blood vessels brittle on my left side. He took a vein for my leg and moved it to my chest to give my left side new blood supply. He is the best doctor in the world ! He is my Hero ! He didn’t give up when surgery took 15 hours ! He did the job I asked him to do, and kept me safe ! Now I have a tummy tuck and two BEAUTIFUL BREASTS !! Thanks You ! Thank You ! I will never forget you ! He is simply awesome!