For some women, getting engaged is one of the most momentous events of their lives. In order to commemorate their engagements and to celebrate with their friends, a recent trend has been to take a photo of the ring and hand and to display these photos on social media outlets like Instagram and Facebook. Yet, for some women, the engagement ring selfie brings about some self-consciousness, especially when the hands being photographed feature prominent tendons and veins.
As women age, the veins on the hands can become more prominent as the hands and fingers lose fat. The tendons can become more visible. The sight of tendons and veins has been associated with age. For some women, the aged or thin appearance of their hands creates so much self-consciousness that they may not want to take those classic engagement ring and wedding ring photographs.
Fortunately, there is a safe and effective solution for women who want their hands to look gorgeous as they display their beautiful new engagement ring. Plastic surgeons are now able to use Juvederm, an FDA approved filler. Currently, Juvederm is the only filler on the market approved to correct volume loss in the cheek area. While the filler is traditionally used to treat volume loss in the face, doctors have found a way to use it to treat thin, veiny hands. The filler uses hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance) to fill out the cheeks and to reduce the sight of wrinkles. As people age, the cheeks can lose volume, resulting in a hollow look to the face.
With proper use, a single Juvederm treatment can last up to 2 years. The product is released by Allegan, a company responsible for the research and development of other cutting-edge plastic surgery products, including Botox. The product is produced using a unique, patented formulation which allows the product to provide maximum lift, wrinkle-reduction, and proper correction of volume loss in areas of concern. The product may also contain a small amount of lidocaine, which allows the injection to be less uncomfortable.
For women who want to have their hands photo-ready for displaying their engagement rings, Juvederm offers a fine new solution to the problem of unsightly veins and tendons. The procedure only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete and patients can return to normal activities rather quickly after treatment.
One woman who underwent the procedure explained, “I never liked how my hands looked. I always thought my hands were a little boyish growing up, so I figured, why not? Engagement pictures are just around the corner and there’s no better time.”
Juvederm is becoming quite the trend, particularly in New York City and Brooklyn.
Dr. Leonard Grossman is an experienced Juvederm plastic surgeon in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Grossman has been using Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for 19 years and he will take the time to understand your unique circumstances and needs to ensure the best possible results to your Juvederm treatment. Dr. Grossman frequently uses Juvederm to treat smile lines, lines around the mouth, smoker lines, wrinkles on cheeks, hollow cheeks, and to alter the appearance of a small chin. Now we can add hand-treatment to this long list of possible treatment areas.