There are various categories of hand rejuvenation treatments. Skin resurfacing procedures focus on improving the appearance of the outermost layers of the skin on the hands while minimizing any defects that could age or detract from the beauty of the hands (i.e. dark “age” spots, veins, rough skin texture, transparent skin, wrinkles, sun damage, and/or irregular pigmentation).
At Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, triple Board Certified lead surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif understands the importance of preserving youthfully smooth, beautiful hands, and is pleased to offer the following non-invasive (non-surgical) skin resurfacing services for patients seeking to rejuvenate the appearance of their hands without invasive surgery, extensive post-procedural downtime, or unpleasant complications:
- SCLEROTHERAPY: Sclerotherapy is a hand rejuvenation technique that is ideally suited to treat blood vessels that are greater than 3 millimeters in diameter. During this quick, outpatient procedure, a micro-needle is used to inject a solution into the vein, causing it to blanch (lighten and turn white) and gradually disappear. There is no downtime and little (if any) discomfort associated with this treatment.
- CHEMICAL PEELS: Chemical peels are excellent corrective treatments for patients seeking to minimize the appearance of discoloration, sun damage, wrinkles/fine lines, and/or irregular pigmentation on the hands. Although chemical peels come in different strengths (superficial, medium, and deep), because the skin on the hands is very delicate, superficial chemical peels tend to be the best option for this area of the body.
During the chemical peel treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the hands with a sponge, brush, cotton pad, or swab. When the meticulously formulated chemical solution is applied to the skin on the hands, tissue transparency is decreased and the visibility of age spots (skin-darkening, hyperpigmentation) is significantly reduced. Dr. Yalif will closely observe any changes in the appearance of your skin in order to determine how long to leave the solution on your hands. Because of the gentle nature of the superficial peel, no after-peel ointment or covering is necessary, and patients can expect little (if any) post-treatment downtime.
- LASER RESURFACING: laser resurfacing treatments for the hands utilize short bursts of high-intensity laser light energy to gently exfoliate the keratinized (dead) or unhealthy skin cells on the surface of the hands, thereby improving the appearance of unsightly veins and dark “age” spots. This treatment is an optimal choice for patients seeking to improve the appearance of wrinkled, aging, and/or sun-damaged skin. As your skin heals, you will notice that the formerly dull, wrinkled skin on your hands is replaced with smooth, healthy, younger-looking skin.
- IPL (INTENSE PULSED LIGHT): Although there are a number of OTC (over the counter) products claiming to improve the appearance of darkened patches of skin (hyperpigmentation), in many cases, the elimination of dark spots requires a more intensive solution, such as an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. IPL treatments target and break down excess pigment to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation (melasma, ‘age spots,’ ‘liver spots,’ skin-darkening). During your IPL treatment, the hand piece will be placed directly over the treatment area; light waves will be emitted, and after a series of treatments, you should notice a significant reduction in the discoloration or of your hands. This is a non-invasive treatment with a recovery similar to that of a mild sunburn.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Yalif will carefully assess the condition of the skin on your hands and will explain the various hand rejuvenation treatment options available to you before giving his recommendation as to the optimal treatment (or combination of treatments) that will best bring your hand-enhancement goals to fruition.
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Dr. Asaf Yalif, lead surgeon at Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is uniquely qualified to provide advanced, cutting-edge surgical treatment options for degenerative or traumatic hand and upper extremity issues. The only surgeon in the Atlanta area specializing in the rare combination of hand and plastic surgery, Dr. Yalif is triple Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery. His unique perspective on soft tissue, joint, and bone-related conditions of the hand, fingers, wrist, and elbow enables him to offer a variety of medical and surgical options unavailable at traditional orthopedic practices. Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is a friendly, welcoming boutique medical practice where cutting-edge surgical techniques are coupled with an emphasis on the patient experience.
Whether you are dealing with a traumatic injury or a long-standing degenerative disease, Dr. Yalif will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to ensure that your hands can work as hard as you do! Y Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has offices conveniently located in Atlanta, Roswell, and Woodstock, Georgia. If you are interested in learning how Dr. Yalif’s skin resurfacing services can help to revitalize and rejuvenate the appearance of your hands, we encourage you to contact us today for an initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!