New Hand Rejuvenation Procedure from Dr. Robert Schwartz Restores Youthful Appearance to Aging Hands

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Dallas plastic surgeon says patients can make their hands appear years younger through treatment utilizing Restylane.

When it comes to aging, it is often said that the "hands don't lie." But through a new rejuvenation procedure utilizing Restylane, Dr. Robert Schwartz, one of Dallas' best-known plastic surgeons, says patients can make their hands appear years younger.

"As we age, fat loss and thinning skin give the hands a bony look," Schwartz said. "Until now, we haven't had any really good options to rejuvenate the hands. Now, with this new use of Restylane, we can make your hands look fuller, smoother and younger."

Restylane is a clear gel made from hyaluronic acid -- a natural substance found throughout the body. Restylane was approved by the FDA in 2003, but until now has been mostly used to enlarge the lips.

"We begin by injecting a little bit of local anesthetic in the wrist. This numbs the back of the hand so the Restylane itself is painless. Then, with a very fine needle, we inject the Restylane under the skin and spread it evenly over the back of the hand," Schwartz said. "The entire procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes and you can return to your usual activities right away."

The results are visible immediately and continue to improve for two weeks after the procedure as the Restylane draws more moisture into the tissue. Most patients will notice mild soreness from the injections for several days and some may develop bruising. The results will usually last six to 12 months.

Hand rejuvenation is most popular among women in their 40s to 60s, Schwartz said. Treatment usually requires four to six syringes of Restylane and costs $2,500-3,000 depending on the amount of gel needed. For more information about the procedure, please call Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery at 888-800-8300.

About Dr. Robert Schwartz

Dr. Robert Schwartz is one of the best-known plastic surgeons in Dallas, considered one of the nation's cosmetic surgery capitals. Both a highly skilled surgeon and compassionate communicator, Schwartz shares his humorous and empathetic bedside manner on "Plastic Surgery Today," the popular weekly radio show on FreeFM Live 105.3. Schwartz is licensed in Texas and California and has become known throughout the country for his natural-looking, meticulous results. A graduate of Yale and the UCLA School of Medicine, he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Learn more about his practice at http://www.RSplastic.com.

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