Laserplast
Rejuvenation of the back of the hands
True beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes

Aging of the hands is characterised by an increasingly skeletal appearance due to the reabsorption of subcutaneous adipose tissue, and also, for the same reason, an increasingly visible venous network. Sun spots (brown blemishes) appear on the skin, which appears atrophied, opaque and dull. The accumulations of pigment in the sun spots can be treated with Q-switched laser or pulsed light. The Q-switched laser causes fragmentation and elimination of the pigment. Pulsed light, although it eliminates less pigment, also generates heat which stimulates new collagen production. The combined use of these two technologies offers both the elimination of pigment and the synthesis of new collagen. The skeletal appearance of the hands can be corrected with filler implants or a lipofilling treatment.

TYPE OF TREATMENT
Laser treatment
INFORMED CONSENT REQUIRED
Yes
TECHNOLOGY USED
4th generation IPL, Q-switched laser
LENGTH OF EACH TREATMENT:
20 – 25 minutes
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
 IPL (4-5), Q-switched laser (2-3)
TIME BETWEEN TREATMENTS
30 – 40 days
TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC
None
SIDE-EFFECTS (ALSO TEMPORARY):
Redness (for several hours), rarely some bruising (sometimes desirable) lasting up to 1 week, small scabs where sun spots have been removed (up to 6 days)
PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TREATMENT
Avoid sun exposure and UV lamp exposure for 30 days before treatment, no antibiotics or tranquilisers, apply SPF 50+ sun protection for at least 15 days before the first treatment
PRECAUTIONS AFTER TREATMENT
The same as those before treatment. After treatment with Q-switched laser, apply SPF 50+ sun protection until erythema has disappeared.