Hand rejuvenation is a procedure undertaken by people who feel uncomfortable with the look and feel of their hands. The effects of old age such as sun exposure, a bony appearance, wrinkles and spots are often factors that can make an individual uncomfortable with the appearance of their hands. Hand Rejuvenation can make a patient feel happier with their hands by giving them a more youthful and fresh appearance
A hand rejuvenation procedure can be done in a number of ways. The choice of procedure can depend on factors such as the preferences of the consultant and the degree of correction necessary. A chemical peel is one procedure that your consultant may choose to undertake. This involves applying a chemical to your skin resulting in a new layer of skin on the surface. Laser resurfacing can also be performed.
Another procedure is known as Sclerotherapy. This treatment reduces the size of veins to make them naturally blend in with the patient's skin. A surgeon may also choose to perform work with a scalpel to reshape and tighten skin to the patient's requirements, however this will leave a scar at the wrist.
Before undergoing hand rejuvenation consideration and preparation are vital. Those who are considering the procedure should clearly outline their targets and openly discuss this with their consultant. Those who are considering the procedure should be aware of the risks and complications that can arise as well as the practical changes that are needed prior to surgery. Patients are required to stop taking medication which alters blood viscosity including aspirin. In preparation of surgery it is also highly recommended that patients avoid smoking to promote a quicker recovery.
After The Operation
Following hand rejuvenation surgery, patients should not return to work for a period of 10- 14 days after the surgery. Patients should also choose to wait around six weeks before returning to regular, exhaustive exercise. Patients will naturally have to wait until their skin has recovered before engaging in any heavy lifting or applying excess pressure to the hands.
For the large majority of adults that undergo hand rejuvenation surgery the results will be a success with no unforeseen consequences. Despite this the capacity for risks and complications remain as is the case for almost all surgical procedures.
Recovering from Hand Rejuvenation
Risks and complications
By nature all medical procedures carry an element of risk. While the majority of patients do not experience any complication during our hand rejuvenation procedures, before embarking on any medical procedure, it is advisable to consult fully with the McLean Academy so that our qualified staff can suitably discuss any risk or concerns that your procedure may pose.
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