As we age, the first signs that appear are on our faces. Wrinkles show up that were not there before - once charming laugh lines become deeper and are no longer charming when they are there all the time. So it's no surprise that many women work hard at battling the signs of aging on the face. However, in our quest for a smoother and more supple face, we often neglect other parts of the body that may be tell-tale signs of our age: the chest, neck and especially the hands.
Actual Dead Giveaway Results of Dr. Drew OrdonImages Courtesy of www.thedoctorstv.com
"I absolutely love doing hands because many of my patients really take care of their faces; they protect them from the sun and they have cosmetic procedures on their faces," says Boca Raton dermatologist Dr. Janee Steinberg. "But when they come in, their hands actually give away their age."
As recently seen on The Doctors, Dr. Drew Ordon performed the Dead Giveaway Lift, which rejuvenates the hands so your hands match the rest of your well-taken-cared of body. By using an injectable such as Restylane, Juvederm or Radiesse, or in this case, an off label use of calcium hydroxyapatite, volume can be restored to the hands for a more youthful appearance.
Hands begin to look gaunt as fat stores deplete with age - giving the appearance of bony and vein-ridden hands. As seen on the show, Dr. Ordon planned out precisely where he would inject the filler - between the tendons, veins, and vascular structures - where there was noticeable lack of volume. By injecting in the subcutaneous space, right below the dermis, the injectable forms a matrix that plumps out the fat-deficient space.
Results are immediate and dramatic and in some cases, may last up to a year.