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Question:
The backs of my hands look very old to me. I have lots of big veins and my hands just look like skin, veins, and bones. Is there any way to plump the back of my hands up and make them look younger?

Answer: As we get older, several things happen to the hands that do make the back of the hand look more skeletal. That means that the veins look big and are therefore more visible and the bones and tendons look like they are just under the skin surface. This is primarily caused by thinning of the skin and also due to loss of fat under the skin. As the fat disappears, the skin begins to look almost transparent and the veins and boney structures seem to rise to the surface of the hand. One option that can be done is to inject some of your own fat into the back of the hand to fill in the lost fat and smooth the unwanted contours of the aging hand. The fat also makes the veins much less visible. The procedure is done first by harvesting a small amount of your own fat, usually from the abdomen or hip area. The fat is prepared by washing it, and then it is injected into the back of the hand just beneath the skin to plump the hand. At first there will be some swelling and there can be some bruising.... read more

 


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