Nonsurgical Cosmetic How-To: Skinspirations Details Proper Use of FDA-Approved Injectable Fillers for Hand Rejuvenation Procedures

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Dr. Cynthia Elliott, owner of Skinspirations cosmetic medicine practice in Tampa Bay, offers insight and tips for those turning to FDA-approved dermal fillers for restoration qualities.

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Hand rejuvenation procedures can make a person’s hands look at least 10 years younger with a single treatment, and can provide immediate and lasting results.

FDA-approved injectable dermal fillers (i.e. hyaluronic acid gel, calcium hydroxylapatite, Poly-L-lactic acid) are used in several procedures that are performed to restore any facial fat loss in patients, but are primarily used for wrinkle treatment of the skin, as well as skin rejuvenation—in particular, these fillers are being used as popular treatments in nonsurgical cosmetic procedures such as restoring smoother skin in the hands. (1) (2) Dr. Cynthia Elliott of Skinspirations, a center for cosmetic enhancement devoted to non-surgical aesthetics, delineates the simple procedure that allows youth to be restored to the hands using injectables and fillers.

The hands are usually one of the first parts of the body to show age, even before the face—sun damage, brown spots, noticeable veins and bones all contribute to a person’s perceived age, all of which can be attributed to the external environment, coupled with the way that humans typically neglect their hands, wears on the skin and may leave wrinkles or other damage. (2)

“People are most self-conscious about the damage that has been inflicted on their hands over the years,” said Dr. Elliott. “Hand rejuvenation procedures can make a person’s hands look at least 10 years younger with a single treatment, and can provide immediate and lasting results.”

According to Dr. Elliott, plumping up the skin with dermal fillers or stimulants, diminishes the prominence of the veins and bones that are seen with aging. When questioned about the aspects of a typical procedure, Dr. Elliott commented that a Skinspirations clinician gives the client two to three painless injections on the top of the hand, followed by massage—and that simplicity is what designates it as a “lunchtime procedure,” because it can be completely administered within 15 minutes and has no downtime. Anyone who has the procedure performed can resume their daily activities immediately afterwards, per Dr. Elliott.

Dr. Elliott gives the following tips for those who wish to preserve the youthful look of their hands:

1. Use sunscreen generously. It is important to remember that we should protect our hands from the sun, just as we would our face or the rest of our body.

2. Drink plenty of water. Regular water intake helps to maintain the supple and smooth feel of the skin.

3. Carry concealer. Using concealer will help to cover any bruising on the hands after cosmetic procedures.

4. Moisturize. Any moisturizers that would typically be used on the face can also be used to protect the hands from the harsher elements of the environment.

Cynthia Elliott, M.D., board-certified owner of Skinspirations, has been practicing cosmetic medicine for nearly 25 years. Her practice has been exclusive to cosmetic medicine and laser procedures for the past 9 years, and has invested in state-of-the-art customized medical techniques. In addition to her M.D. and Ph.D., she has two years of training in cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic lasers and other nonsurgical techniques. Dr. Elliott also is a national and international trainer for Cutera Lasers, training other physicians in the use of aesthetic lasers in skin.

The Skinspirations staff has had extensive training in non-surgical procedures and aesthetics across the board, including Botox, injectable fillers, laser treatments and injection lipolysis.

There are many anti-aging cosmetic treatments available today that do not require surgery and are safe—Dr. Elliott’s input was recently requested for a series of beauty blog videos. For further information about injectables for more youthful hands, click here.

For more information about Skinspirations, visit http://www.skinspirations.com.

About Dr. Cynthia Elliott and Skinspirations:

Cynthia Elliott, M.D., is the board-certified owner of Skinspirations, located in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Elliott obtained her M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and then completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver General Hospital and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has been on staff at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, University Community Hospital and Mease Countryside Hospital, and has served on the faculty of the USF School of Medicine. Dr. Elliott currently serves as an expert witness in Cosmetic Medicine for the Florida Board of Medicine. Her company, ExpertEsthetics, provides online video training in advanced injection techniques, as well as hands-on technique training for other practitioners. Dr. Elliott is also a national and international trainer for Cutera Lasers, training other physicians in the use of aesthetic lasers with skin of all colors. Skinspirations specializes exclusively in rejuvenation, enhancement and anti-aging treatments for the face and body. With her staff of aesthetic experts, you know you’ll get the best results obtainable. Dr. Elliott has been in practice for over 20 years, and has the experience and reputation to have been chosen by the makers of Botox® Cosmetic and Juvéderm to train other physicians and practitioners in her techniques. For more information, visit http://www.skinspirations.com.

1. Kühne, Ulrich, and Matthias Imhof. “Abstract.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 31 Sept. 2012. Web. 26 Aug. 2014. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3483571/.

2. West, Kim. “Injectable Fillers For Face, Hands, Under Eyes: How To Choose FDA Approved Fillers.” Beauty World News RSS. N.p., 13 Aug. 2014. Web. 26 Aug. 2014. http://www.beautyworldnews.com/articles/10988/20140813/injectable-fillers-for-face-hands-under-eyes-how-to-choose-fda-approved-fillers-botox-side-effects-for-face-hands-under-eyes-laugh-lines-crows-feet-wrinkles.htm

3. Bouchez, Colette. “A Handy Way to Look Years Younger.” WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 26 Aug. 2014. webmd.com/beauty/aging/handy-way-to-look-years-younger.

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