When we think of a aging hands, we may visualize an elderly person with bony, spotted hands that grasp desperately to the nearest handrail or walker. But what is it really that makes hands look “old”?
One common misconception about older hands is that age spots is what makes them look older. However, this is not the case. In reality, the culprit is actually the thinning of the skin due to the loss of subcutaneous tissue. Subcutaneous tissue refers to the tissue that lies just beneath the skin.
Unfortunately, as we get older, subcutaneous tissue begins to thin out throughout the body. As we age, this loss of extra insulation makes us more sensitive to extreme temperatures and can put us at risk for injury after a fall.
Aside from the physical aspects of losing subcutaneous tissue, a cosmetic issue unfolds as well; the hands begin to look older. The skin on the hands becomes more transparent and reveals age in telltale ways such as being able to see veins, tendons, and even obvious outlines of bones.
We all concede that skin requires more moisture as the years go by. Cocoa butter and shea butter are both brilliant natural substances when it comes to improving hydration and appearance of the skin. The point is that re-hydrating the skin can be something simple, done on a daily basis, that achieves the goal of keeping hands supple.
But what is the long-term solution to this “age-old” dilemma of hands exposing our real age? What can be done to lessen the inevitable sting of the effects of aging?
It’s simple: fat grafts in small quantities.
You need only about 8 to 10 cc of fat per hand to provide full hand rejuvenation and a more youthful look for your patients. In addition to harvesting the needed fat through a mini liposuction procedure at your plastic surgery office, I highly recommend advising your patients to have additional fat taken out at that time and stored for future use.
The fact is, by removing fat via liposuction and storing it in cryogenic vaults, patients can create what American CryoStem refers to as “bio-insurance”. This implies that patients can secure future stem cell treatments that become available and have a medical “safety net” just by having their fat and stem cells stored.
The fat that is harvested can:
One of the newest applications of stem cells from fat includes using them for medical treatments. In regenerative medicine applications, the stored fat and adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) can also be a source of mesenchymal stem cells for fighting cancer or used to treat diseases associated with aging such as Alzheimer’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis.
If you are looking for an effective remedy to reduce the sign of aging for your patients’ hands, fat grafting is the answer. Aside from the cosmetic benefits of fat grafting and storing fat for injection, remind patients that regenerative medicine treatment options will continue to become available through harvesting and storing their adipose tissue.
They can enroll in ATGRAFT tissue storage today for a more promising tomorrow.
If your patients need a revolutionary solution to reducing the signs of aging on the face, look no further than U Autologous from Personal Cell Sciences. This skin care line uses the patient’s own growth factors (taken from their adipose derived stem cells) and delivers fresh products to their doorstep every month.
Contact American CryoStem for more information or get enrolled as a provider by calling 1-866-519-3554.