PRP Hand Rejuvenation Treatment
What kind of story do hands tell? Do they express pain and fatigue? Do they reveal an injury, arthritis, or wrinkles and age spots? PRP is a treatment to invest in before scheduling a surgical procedure. PRP can bring dramatic healing to the hands quickly and effectively.
PRP TREATMENT FOR HAND REJUVENATION
Hands show one’s age. They come into contact with harsh environmental conditions, and are subject to injury. PRP treatments for hand rejuvenation offer benefits that enhance the appearance of hands.
CONDITIONS TREATED USING PRP FOR HAND REJUVENATION
Those struggling with any of the following can benefit from PRP injections in the hands:
- Excessive wrinkles
- Age or liver spots
- Loss of volume in hands
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
PRP injections use the patient’s own plasma to help repair skin issues and injuries in the hand. This process provides a safe, natural, and quick remedy for unsightly hands. PRP is used mostly for rejuvenation and swift healing purposes.
Not only do the hands suffer from aging, but they also suffer from pain. This pain can also come from arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or hand, wrist, and finger injuries, and can happen at any age. PRP treatments provide aid in restoring the needed strength, mobility, and range of motion necessary in the hands, fingers, and wrists.
The PRP procedure is straightforward and quick. It’s very similar to taking a sample of an individual’s blood. In this process, however, 30-60 ml of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm, collected into a tube and placed into a centrifuge. In order to remove the plasma and platelets from the blood, the blood sample is spun around until the rich plasma separates from the blood particles.
After numbing the area, the plasma is then injected into the patient’s hand. Unlike a surgical operation, PRP makes it possible for a patient to resume daily activities quickly.
TYPES OF HAND AGING
- Intrinsic.This type of aging occurs naturally as we age. The hands show decreased skin volume, less elasticity, more wrinkles, and more apparent veins, tendons, and joints. Intrinsic aging affects the deep tissue within the hands.
- Extrinsic.This happens to the above layers of the skin known as the epidermal and dermal, or surface, layers of the skin, which can be caused by sun exposure, strong chemicals such as nicotine, diet, and certain lifestyle choices.
The patient’s specific recovery time is dependent upon the exact procedure. Most patients who have undergone PRP injections for their hands can resume their daily activities even on the day following the procedure.
After a PRP procedure, a noticeable difference can be seen within a month. The results usually last about twelve months. Therefore, treatment is advised every six months to a year, depending on the patient’s desires and needs.
PRP treatments before aging of the hands progresses can help prevent the damage that occurs naturally. Of course, extrinsic aging can be prevented or delayed by applying moisturizers and sunscreen products daily.
Other methods for improving hand appearance can include surgeries and botox. Though those options might be necessary depending on the patient’s situation. Recovery time is less with PRP and physical therapy and scarring issues are minimal.
Of course, surgical fees are much more expensive than those for any PRP treatment. The cost of the procedure is discussed during the consultation.