Hand Rejuvenation | Invasive and Non-Invasive Options | Woodstock GAHands are one of the first places where the aging effects start becoming visible. Apart from aging, the appearance veins, sun damage and heredity factors may also cause the hands to appear wrinkled and old. Treatment options are available in cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate hand appearance, but many patients like to choose non-surgical treatments for this purpose.

Dr. Asaf Yalif is board certified in hand surgery, orthopedics as well as plastic surgery. Dr. Yalif’s outstanding training and expertise in these areas puts him in a strong position to provide cutting-edge invasive and non-invasive hand rejuvenation procedures. He provides these treatments to patients in Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and surrounding locations.

 

Common Aesthetic Concerns

Hand skin is thin and fragile, and usually exposed to UV rays, which causes skin laxity and loss of volume over time. Most people tend to forget wearing sunscreen on the hands, which also contributes to the early signs of aging in the hands. Some of the common concerns related to the hands that can be addressed by a hand surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon include:

  • Hyperpigmentation or age spots and dark skin
  • Depletion of skin volume and visible appearance of veins and tendons
  • Thin, bony and wrinkled appearance of the hands
  • Irregular skin color, tone and texture

Invasive and non-invasive hand rejuvenation procedures can help to reverse the signs of aging and restore a youthful appearance of the hands. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Yalif receives patients from Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and nearby areas for hand rejuvenation.

 

Fat Grafting

To add volume to the hands, the surgeon may perform a fat transfer procedure. This will involve liposuction surgery to remove the required amount of fat from donor sites in the body where excess fat deposits are present. This fat is then processed and sterilized for re-injected into the targeted areas of the hands.

The harvested fat is grafted in multiple layers to achieve smooth, linear and natural looking results. Sometimes FDA approved dermal fillers may be used instead of fat grafting to volumize the hands and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

 

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a time-tested non-surgical injectable technique to eliminate the unsightly appearance of spider veins and minor varicose veins. A saline solution is injected directly into the targeted vein, causing it to blanch and gradually disappear.

 

Chemical Peels

Sun damage, discoloration, wrinkles, and irregular pigmentation in the hands can be improved with chemical peels. Superficial peels, which are mild in strength, are usually more appropriate for hands because of the delicate skin of hands.

 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a fantastic and marvelous non-surgical hand rejuvenation treatment. It involves exposure of the affected areas to short and controlled bursts of high intensity laser energy to gently exfoliate the topmost layers of dead or unhealthy skin cells.

 

IPL Treatment

Intense Pulsed Light or IPL treatment is a popular non-invasive procedure to remove dark spots and hyperpigmentation from the skin of hands. A series of mild treatments of light waves can help the patient achieve rejuvenated hand skin.

For more information about the plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif please call us at 404.822.4402 or click here to schedule a consultation. Offices located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia.

Repetitive Strain | Stress Hand Injury 

shutterstock_250798129Many everyday chores require repetitive hand movements that are against the natural design of hands. Over time, these repetitive movements may lead to Repetitive Strain Injury or Repetitive Stress Injury of the hand. Severe cases of such injuries may require hand surgery or cosmetic surgery to restore the regular hand function.

Treatments for these injuries should be sought from a qualified and experienced hand and cosmetic surgeon for safe and effective results. Dr. Asaf Yalif is a triple board certified hand surgeon providing solutions for repetitive strain and stress injuries of the hand to patients in Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and surrounding locations.

What are Repetitive Motion Hand Injuries?

Repetitive motion hand injuries may usually involve damage to the thumb, fingers, wrist or elbows. These injuries typically occur when a repeated motion causes irritation, swelling, weakness, limited range of motion, and discomfort. Sometimes these repetitive motion injuries may result in conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome, De Quervains syndrome, tenosynovitis, and bursitis

In many cases, these injuries are related to the workplace or recreation activities where repetitive motion can cause soft tissue injuries of the hand. If left untreated, these injuries can worsen into severely debilitating and painful conditions that could significantly impair the patient’s quality of life. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Yalif provides advanced and innovative treatments for these injuries.

Common Repetitive Motion Injuries

Any repetitive motion of the hand, wrist or fingers can result in repetitive motion injuries.

Use of Tools

The use of common tools may sometimes require the user to bend or twist the wrist. Some of the tools may be heavy, incorrectly balanced, expose the hand to prolonged vibration, bite into the soft tissue of the hands or fingers, require considerable repeated trigger pressure with the fingers, have finger grooves, and blow cold exhaust on the hands. These motions on a repetitive basis can cause injury.

Use of Computer, Mouse and Keyboard

Typing on a computer keyboard, gripping a mouse with the hand, and engaging the fingers and thumb with the touchpad for several hours on a regular basis will involve repeated use of the fingers and thumb in a 3-D pattern. This can cause Repetitive Stress or Strain Injury in the hands, wrists, or fingers.

Gamer’s Thumb or Texting Thumb

Repeated use of the thumb in a 3-D, rotational motion can cause this type of injury. Symptoms will include pain and reduced grip strength or limited range of motion. Tendonitis or tenosynovitis may occur depending on the area and extent of inflammation and irritation.

Golfing Injuries

Golfing injuries may occur to the hand, wrist or elbow. Inflammation of the tendons in the wrist or fracture of a small bone in the wrist may commonly occur for golfers. Inflammation of the tendons on the inside of the elbow due to repeated swinging motion may cause a golfer’s elbow.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow may occur due to acute inflammation of the tendons that run along the outside of the elbow. This injury is usually caused due to the repetitive use of the exterior forearm muscles.

For more information about the plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif please call us at 404.822.4402 or click here to schedule a consultation. Offices located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia.

Hand Rejuvenation Treatment in Atlanta

Hand Rejuvenation Treatment

Even if the face hides the age, the hand always spills the truth. The most ignored regions that bear most of the neglect are hands. They are rough handled and suffer from bruising every day. We greet others using our hands be it a firm hand-shake or a pat on the back or a hug. The main culprit that accelerates aging is the sun. Even if we do apply sunscreen how many remember to apply it on the back of the palm? The number is negligible. Sun damage leads to appearance of dark spots, freckles, wrinkles and early aging

Dr. Asaf Yalif, a plastic surgeon who is based in Atlanta, specializes in age defying plastic surgeries. The procedure of hand surgery is also under taken. The primary intent of hand surgery is to reverse visible aging of the hands either by injecting fillers, chemical skin peels or other procedures that give the same effect.

What can I expect from a hand rejuvenation treatment?

The expectation from any cosmetic surgery procedure varies from person to person. In general with a procedure such as this, you may expect:

• Even and smoother appearance of the skin.
• Achieving youthful hands.
• Appearance enhancement.
• Gaining more confidence.

A point to note at this juncture is to note that any cosmetic surgery including hand surgery is aimed at enhancing natural appearance. It is better to be clear on the expectations you have of the procedure and in keeping them realistic. Dr. Yalif will first discuss the possible outcome of hand surgery and your expectations from the same.

The types of hand rejuvenation treatments

Similar to other types of plastic surgery, hand rejuvenation surgery includes various procedures. Each has its own advantages and associated risks. The common procedure types include:

1. Sclerotherapy: procedure to straighten out veins. During this treatment a sclerosing solution is injected to a specific vein. The irritation caused by this chemical agent turns veins white. The veins disappear gradually.

2. Laser Skin Resurfacing: as the name suggests treatment is done via directing short bursts of laser onto the skin. Dark spots and crooked veins are rectified. Skin prep before the surgery is done by applying glycolic acid.

3. Injecting fillers: fillers like collagen, fat, restylane, etc. are injected into the hand to give a fuller appearance. Skin that appears plump appears youthful.

4. Microdermabrasion: outer layer of the skin is polished by rubbing off the superficial layer by using microscopic crystals. Skin protection from the sun is imperative post microdermabrasion. Do remember to apply sun screen before stepping out.

The procedures are explained in detail by the plastic surgeon. To start with it is important to first discuss with the plastic surgeon on your expectations from the treatment. Hand rejuvenation procedure is the least time consuming procedure that allows you to get back home as soon as the procedure is completed.

For more information about the plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif please call us at 404.822.4402 or click here to schedule a consultation. Offices located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia.

Hand Specialist | Hand Surgeon | Atlanta | Woodstock | Roswell GAY Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a leading practice in Atlanta for a range of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. The practice is led by Dr. Asaf Yalif, who is triple board certified in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and orthopedics. Hand surgery is an advanced specialty, and Dr. Yalif holds the necessary training and experience to perform procedures related to hands and upper extremities.

Patients suffering from traumatic injury to the hand or arm, or the ones whose hands are dysfunctional due to weakness, limited range of movement, or those who have suffer from a degenerative disease in the upper extremity can receive cutting edge treatments from Dr. Yalif at his state of the art practice. Dr. Yalif receives patients from Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and surrounding communities.

Distinguished Surgeon

Dr. Asaf Yalif distinguishes himself by being the only cosmetic surgeon in greater Atlanta area at present who is triple board certified in hand surgery, plastic surgery, and orthopedics. This exceptional combination of skills and training allows him to follow a comprehensive approach to injuries of the soft tissue, joint and bone, and diseases of the hand and upper extremity. At the same time, Dr. Yalif is also a leading plastic surgeon for procedures of the breast, body, and face.

Dr. Yalif makes use of cutting edge technologies and latest surgical techniques to provide the most advanced care to all his patients. He believes in a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity related diseases and injuries, in order to provide healthy, sustainable and aesthetically superior outcomes to every patient.

Personalized Care

As an experienced hand surgeon, Dr. Yalif focuses on providing personalized care and attention to every patient so that they can achieve the best satisfaction levels. He will closely engage with the patient right from the initial consultation stage in order to understand their innate aesthetic and functional needs and concerns.

Accordingly, Dr. Yalif will prepare a customized treatment plan for hand surgery that meets the patient’s unique goals and expectations in the most effective manner. Dr. Yalif combines the principles of art and science in every procedure to deliver a comprehensive solution to every aesthetic and functional challenge related to the hands and upper extremities. He provides surgery to patients in Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and nearby areas.

Academic Background

Dr. Yalif earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees together in one of the few programs of its kind in the country, and graduated with honors. He followed it with a general surgery residency in NYC and served as Chief Resident, while also earning several awards for his achievements. He further trained in hand and upper extremity surgery at the State University of New York, and also published his research during this period.

Dr. Yalif went on to complete additional training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Tennessee, where he again served as Chief Resident. He continues to update his knowledge and education by staying abreast with the latest surgical and technological developments in his areas of specialization.

For more information about the plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif please call us at 404.822.4402 or click here to schedule a consultation. Offices located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia.

Atlanta Hand Specialist | Plastic Surgeon Roswell | Woodcock GeorgiaY Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta is a premier practice providing plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures for the breast, body, and face. The practice also specializes in hand surgery procedures for patients who have suffered a traumatic injury of the hand or arm, dysfunction due to weakness or pain in the hands and limited range of movement, or suffer from a degenerative disease in the upper extremity.

The practice is headed by Dr. Asaf Yalif, who is the only surgeon in Atlanta who is triple board certified in hand surgery, plastic surgery, and orthopedics. Dr. Yalif is a well-known expert for treating a range of soft tissue, joint and bone related problems of the hand and upper extremity. He receives patients from Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and surrounding communities.

Holistic Treatment Approach

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Yalif believes that best results in any surgical procedure can be achieved when the surgeon adopts a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating a disease or injury. Dr. Yalif works closely with his patients throughout the treatment process, and follows a surgical plan that is tailored to meet the most innate health and aesthetic needs of a patient.

As a trained hand surgeon, Dr. Yalif will educate his patients about their actual condition, and provide various possible treatment options. He will help the patient make the most informed and appropriate choice of treatment. His goal is to achieve results that are not only aesthetically attractive but also healthy and sustainable and add to the overall health and well-being of the patient in the long run.

Hand Treatments

Some of the key conditions of the hand and upper extremity for which Dr. Yalif can provide treatments include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or other nerve compression syndromes
  • Arthritis – both surgical and non-surgical options are provided
  • Trauma, including fractures, or broken bones, tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis and/or trigger fingers
  • Dupuytren’s disease or nodules or cords in your hands
  • Congenital conditions of the hand

Degenerative diseases of the hand, wrist and upper extremities for which Dr. Yalif provides treatments include the following:

Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Kienbocks Disease

Tendonitis or Tendon Damage

  • Tendonitis
  • de Quervain Syndrome
  • Mallet Finger
  • Trigger Finger
  • MCP/PIP Joints

Nerve Damage

  • Nerve Damage in the Hand/Wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Disease

Workplace and sports related injuries for which Dr. Yalif provides treatments include:

  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Breaks and Fractures of the arm, wrist, hand, fingers and thumb

Conditions that require hand reconstruction surgery, which Dr. Yalif performs, include amputations, severe hand, finger and arm trauma, and scar treatment.

Hand Rejuvenation

Many patients are keen to enhance the aesthetic appearance of their hands following sagging skin due to aging, spider veins, or loss of volume. Dr. Yalif offers some of the most advanced and innovative non-surgical treatments to address these conditions. Popular treatments include dermal fillers, fat grafting, laser skin resurfacing, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, and IPL treatments.

For more information about the plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif please call us at 404.822.4402 or click here to schedule a consultation. Offices located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia.

Hand Specialist

Atlanta Hand Specialist | Plastic Surgeon Roswell | Woodcock GeorgiaThe hand is a complex part of the human body. Any traumatic injury or degenerative disease may lead to poor function of the hand, which may be corrected with hand surgery. In many cases, hand cosmetic surgery may also be used for a rejuvenated appearance of the hand, arm, and upper extremities.

It is important to choose a trained and experienced hand surgeon to achieve predictable and desirable outcomes in hand related procedures. Dr. Asaf Yalif, an eminent plastic surgeon at Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, provides state of the art procedures for hand, wrist, arm, fingers, and thumb. Dr. Yalif receives patients from Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and surrounding areas.

Distinguished Expertise

Dr. Yalif is currently the only surgeon in the greater Atlanta area who is Triple Board Certified in Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Orthopedics. His extensive training and experience as a hand specialist and a cosmetic surgeon allows him to adopt an integrative approach to soft tissue, joint, and bone injuries and diseases of the hand and upper extremity.

Personalized Care

Dr. Yalif provides dedicated care and attention to every patient, and establishes a personalized rapport with them. Patients are able to share their innate aesthetic needs and expectations with him, which allows Dr. Yalif to create customized treatment plans and achieve the highest satisfaction level for every patient.

He works directly with every patient throughout the treatment and ensures that they receive the highest quality of care and attention. Patients in Atlanta, Roswell, Woodstock, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive treatments from Dr. Yalif.

Education and Training

Dr. Yalif completed his bachelor’s and medical degrees, graduating with honors. He followed this with a general surgery residency in NYC, while also serving as the Chief Resident. He received several awards for his academic and clinical accomplishments during this period.

He received specialized training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the State University of New York in Buffalo, where he continued to perform and publish clinical research in this complex field. Dr. Yalif also received additional training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, where he again served as Chief Resident.

Professional Engagements

Dr. Yalif stays updated with the latest medical, surgical and technological developments in his areas of specialization, and as a result, he is in constant demand for guest lecture engagements nationally. He has taken up leadership roles in the greater Atlanta community and various hospitals where he holds operating privileges. Dr. Yalif has served as the Chairman as well as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at North Fulton Regional Hospital.

Personal Philosophy

Through his private practice as a hand specialist, Dr. Yalif has pursued his personal philosophy to restore pain-free range of motion and functionality to the hands and upper extremities of his patients. His goal is to help his patients return to their regular, everyday activities in safe and efficient manner. He combines his surgical expertise with a natural sense of aesthetics to deliver most healthy, desirable, and sustainable outcomes.

For more information about the plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif please call us at 404.822.4402 or click here to schedule a consultation. Offices located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia.

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