Beauty note: Take care of your hands

Renee Minus White | 3/31/2016, 4:07 p.m.
Are your hands looking old? You can conceal wrinkles on your face, but often your hands can give your true ...
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Are your hands looking old? You can conceal wrinkles on your face, but often your hands can give your true age away. Dr. Svetlana Danovich, a plastic surgeon, offers three solution-oriented hand rejuvenation techniques in her New York City and Long Island offices. Her goal is to make your hands look younger and lovelier.

Your hands are the first place to begin showing visual signs of aging. These noticeable appearances come from natural aging and exposure to sunlight. One of the more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (age spots). Hands also lose volume as you age when a loss of fatty tissue occurs, making your hands look a bit bony. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands to a more youthful appearance.

Do consult with a professional about your hands. With the increasing popularity of various cosmetic surgery procedures, including hand rejuvenation treatments, it is best to research and understand inherent risks, costs, time factors and what the procedure can and cannot treat.

Who is an ideal candidate for hand rejuvenation treatments? The woman who wants smoother-looking skin, and who wants to regain youthful-looking hands and not give away her age. Danovich has created B.O.O.S.T., a therapy utilizing platelet-rich plasma, which is derived from the patient’s own blood. PRP is a powerful “cocktail,” with a variety of growth factors and cytokines that stimulate tissue regeneration, collagen synthesis and angiogenesis. It stimulates the production of collagen and activates dermal connective tissues and fat cells, plus increases the production of new blood cells. In short, it turns back the cellular clock on aging skin. This approach has been used successfully for years within the sports medicine and wound-care arenas for healing the body.

Hands are plumped and smoothed, and prominent veins and ligaments are diminished, leading to an overall youthful and vital appearance. Combined with fat transfer, hands can be transformed naturally for a fraction of the cost of using traditional non-organic fillers. Perfect for the woman in her late 30s or 40s who wants to prevent aging hands, the fat transfer is going to stay there and the patient will need to keep up with PRP periodically to maintain results.

Danovich hails from a family of five generations of physicians, and her father was a top plastic surgeon in their native Russia. Danovich believes in a whole-body and whole-person approach to medicine. She takes extraordinary care and time to analyze each patient’s unique needs, and to formulate targeted, realistic solutions that benefit not only the appearance but also the overall well-being of every patient. She currently sees patients in her luxurious clinics on Long Island, and coming soon at her newest facility on East 52nd Street in New York City. For more information, visit www.SvetlanaDanovich.com.