While more people are vigilant about using sunscreen and skin care products on their face, they often forget to care for their hands. One of the first places to show the signs of aging is the hands with prominent veins, wrinkled and thin skin, age spots, uneven tone, and a rough texture. Hand rejuvenation at Dr. Paresi of InsideLookMD in Chicago is used to restore the youthful appearance of the hands using fat injections and laser skin resurfacing. The fat transfer removes excess fat from an area of the patient's body and then re-injects the purified fat into areas of the hands that have lost volume. Laser skin resurfacing can address lines, wrinkles, discoloration, sun damage, and age spots. Schedule a consultation with plastic surgeons Dr. Robert Paresi to learn more about hand rejuvenation.
"Dr. Paresi is an excellent plastic surgeon! I was welcomed by his classy educated staff, my consultation was amazing! Kim was fabulous, and Adi is an excellent patient consultant! I felt so confident because Dr P was the first surgeon who actually measured me and helped me select the perfect implants for my size body. Im an NPC womens figure/physique athlete and Dr Paresi incorporated science and beauty to make my breast augmentation a success! Im so glad i choose him, im 11 days post surgery and they look exactly how i wanted them to , i have an athletic body with perfect 36DD breasts!!! Hes amazing i had no pain because he used Experal as a pain desensitizer! I woke up from surgery and was like amazed at the only feeling i felt was sleepy! Im glad they used experal because its like i didnt feel anything!! Dr P and his staff also sent flowers to my house and his nurse Sheena was so sweet and nice , his surgical tech was great they all work amazing as a dream team !! I recommend this Dr and surgical center to everyone! If you want to be treated by educated trained professionals who know how to meet your needs then go to Inside Look! There silicon gel naturell implants are perfect! Dr P even took extra time to release some pectoral muscle so i have the perfect round full voluptuous cleavage i could ever dream of! They made me a new woman im so happy!!"- C.M. / Google / Nov 26, 2016
"I Highly Recommend Dr. Paresi for any Facial Procedures as I have experienced two of his surgeries and been very pleased.. He is a very kind and caring doctor who really listens to what you are trying to achieve in doing the surgery that you are requested of him. He will talk you through everything in detail and is very professional. I had a partial face lift and did a full facial laser treatment and rhinoplasty surgery all at one time last year and went home feeling great and no pain meds needed at all. I would attribute that a lot to the special care of the doctor during the surgery and his wonderful staff as well. Everyone in the office makes your feel so comfortable and are always welcoming and warm. The day of the surgery if you have any fears they are there to calm you down and prepare you for surgery. Dr Paresi will come in and talk to you before the surgery and ask you if you have any concerns or questions before he starts the procedure and before you get the IV to be put under. . I then had another little procedure done this last week to just refine the tip of my nose and that went very well too. This time I just had alocal anesthesia and was fine with it. All good once again and very happy with the results both times! A Great Experience!"- M.R. / Google / Nov 06, 2017
"He is wonderful! Dr. Paresi is very personable and easy to talk with, which has made this such a comfortable experience. I sought him out after seeing how absolutely beautiful a friend, who was also patient, looked at a wedding we attended. I am so excited about my results now too, and have already referred a close friend. I wholeheartedly recommend him."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 02, 2017
"I researched many plastic surgeons prior to meeting with Dr. Paresi. As soon as I spoke with Dr.Paresi and Kim...I felt so comfortable with going through with my mid facelift and necklift.I really could not be happier with the results...Thank you for your excellent work...you are very skilled surgeon and a wonderful person."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 31, 2017
"Piece of Cake - Dr Paresi did my Tummy Tuck less than 2 months ago. Dr Paresi and his entire staff were wonderful from my first meeting, through the procedure and my follow-up visits. I was very worried about the pain and scarring.....piece of CAKE. The first couple of days were uncomfortable, but walking around and working hard to stand up straight helped with soreness. My only regret is that I..."- P. / RealSelf / Oct 12, 2017
If fat transfer is used, the surgeon will make minimal incisions to remove the fat from an area of the body. After the fat is removed, it is carefully purified and put in syringes so it can be added into areas of the hand that have age-related volume loss. Laser skin resurfacing is typically quick with the eyes protected as the laser is passed over the hands.
During/After The Procedure
A fat transfer is usually performed with the patient under local anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. The length of the procedure will depend on the amount of fat being removed and transferred. Laser skin resurfacing can be performed in the minor procedures room without anesthesia. The surgeon will talk to each patient about what to expect after their hand rejuvenation procedure, including how to care for their hands, signs to watch for, and when to follow up.
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Hand Rejuvenation FAQs
The results of hand rejuvenation through fat transfer can usually be seen immediately, although patients will need to wait until the swelling is gone and the fat has settled into its final position before they see their final results. Laser skin resurfacing will show some results right away, but the patient will continue to see improvement as the outer layer of skin sheds and a new, healthy layer of skin appears.
Recovery Time Frame?
Patients may have some bruising, inflammation, and redness in their hands for the first two weeks after their procedure, but the final results can usually be seen in 2 – 8 weeks. Patients can talk to their surgeon about other treatments if they want more dramatic results.
After a hand rejuvenation procedure, patients are encouraged to start a hand care regimen that includes daily sunscreen applications to protect the results. Patients should also keep their hands well-hydrated with a high-quality moisturizer. Gloves are also recommended to keep the hands protected during the winter.