What are veiny bony hands?
No matter how much fat is on our body, the tendons and veins on the hands tend to show up more with age. Additionally, the skin loses its elasticity and tends to bunch up and look crepe-like over the hands. It is difficult to perform surgery to cut in the skin, unlike the loose skin of the face or tummy so most people just lived with their veiny bony hands.
When judging how old a person might be, it’s usually the appearance of the hands that gives their age away. There are usually two issues to deal with; one is the texture and thickness of the skin and the other is the lost fat and tissue beneath the skin.
What can be done?
If the skin is loose and then, a series of Fraxel laser or Venus Viva treatments can be performed to resurface the skin. We then look to replacing the lost volume with long-lasting thick fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm Voluma, Emervel or Perlane.
A long, thin, blunt-ended cannula is used to place the product in between the tendons where the skin sags. The fillers have an aesthetic agent built in so once the first ‘poke’ is made, the treatment becomes very comfortable.
Once completed, the hands are massaged to distribute the filler evenly. The hands may feel stiff and some minor swelling may occur for up to 7 days.