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?
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....