Introduction To

Hand Rejuvenation

This may be surprising to many, but the first place that shows aging on the entire body is our hands. If you take a moment and think about it, perhaps that’s not unexpected given the daily tasks our hands take – working, washing, constant sun exposure, and expressing our emotions with movement and touch. This constant flux of activity causes a loss of soft tissue and premature aging in our hands. The skin becomes looser, causing wrinkling, thinning, and spotting of the skin. Many of our patients seek out Dr. Ewa Timek as they become increasingly concerned about the loss of volume, loss of elasticity, increased visibility of veins, and pigmentation that is associated with aging hands. Your hands deserve the best in care; they tell our story, past and present. 

This is why getting Hand Rejuvenation in Grand Rapids from our expert team can address all of these concerns, giving your hands what they deserve. This page will help explain what Hand Rejuvenation is and explain the procedure in detail for anyone curious if the technique can work for them.

Close up of woman's hands
Close up of woman's hands

What is Hand Rejuvenation?

As we age, patients become increasingly concerned about wrinkles, loss of volume, elasticity, increased visibility of veins, and pigmentation associated with aging hands. Hand Rejuvenation uses several approaches to resolve these issues. Our dedicated procedures can fill in the contour and decrease aging signs, prominent veins, and color changes. The variety of treatments can range from laser resurfacing to fat grafting and injectable fillers that will soften the appearance of the tops of the hands. 

The process of chemical peels will be used if there happen to be fine wrinkles, skin discoloration, sun damage, or age spots. If age or hereditary factors have caused your hands to look “bony” or “veiny,” then the filler method may be required to add volume to the top of the hand, and in some cases, we may choose to use fillers like hyaluronic acid. Other options, like fat injections and autologous fat grafting, involve a liposuction procedure to remove fat from another part of the body and inject it into the hand.

We can tell you from our experience that hands are often overlooked when it comes to aesthetic treatment. Once our patients experience Hand Rejuvenation and its beautiful results, it can feel life-changing. You will then confidently realize how often your hands can be noticed and touched. 

What are the Benefits of Hand Rejuvenation?

The notion is often assumed that when a procedure is done, the experience is over. That is not how Dr. Ewa Timek or our aesthetic team operates; it’s actually quite the opposite. We focus on long-lasting results and an enhancement of life when you leave our practice, and the results keep giving. To achieve this success, our team focuses on the benefits of body contouring, especially regarding Hand Rejuvenation. The benefits depend upon the patient’s primary concern in their hands. We have found that most patients who receive Hand Rejuvenation experience benefits such as:  

  • Restored skin tightness
  • Elasticity and volume 
  • Eliminated blemishes and spots
  • Restoration in confidence
  • Matched results of surgical and non-surgical facial treatments

Who are the Best Candidates for Hand Rejuvenation?

​​If you’re self-conscious about the aging of your hands or you’re overall appearance of them, you may be the perfect candidate for Hand Rejuvenation in Grand Rapids. Most of our patients are non-smoking individuals in good health, seeking a solution for their hands to appear more youthful. Candidates may be experiencing troubling hand issues, such as: 

  • Thin skin on hands
  • Age spots
  • Wrinkled hands
  • Veiny hands
“Hand rejuvenation prevents your hands from giving away your age.”

– Ewa Timek, MD


What’s The First Step?


Let’s take the first step together, starting with a consultation. Our team considers your consultation of utmost importance when considering Hand Rejuvenation. Our skilled technicians are ready to deliver the most satisfying results, bringing your hands back to life. We take pride in our ability to focus on the details when it comes to the hands; this helps us put together the absolute best plan and implement the correct treatment that will allow you to fully experience results that will change your hands and your life.  


What to Expect on the Day of Hand Rejuvenation

The day of your Hand Rejuvenation will look a specific way depending on what treatment is needed. There is an abundance of treatments or procedures that can be used to improve the aesthetics of the hands, and below, you can find the most popular in more detail, helping you understand what your day of Hand Rejuvenation may look like:

Filler injections: With this treatment, our technician team will use temporary dermal fillers that will be injected into the hands. Some popular ones are Restylane Lyft or Volume. Much like facial fillers, both the appointment and the recovery are quick and will need to be maintained with additional injections and appointments. 

Chemical Peels: Another noninvasive option for your hands is chemical peels; these peels work wonders to lighten dark spots on the hands by using a chemical solution and turn back the clock on aging. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Lasers are a narrower and more targeted procedure, resulting in fewer side effects and a faster recovery than most expect. In the case of the hands, lasers are a fantastic approach to solving treatment for hyperpigmentation.

Fat Transfer: This method is exceptionally effective for replacing lost volume in the hands. This is a surgical procedure that uses liposuction of an area on your body that is then reinjected into the tops of your hands. Fat Transfer has the added benefit of moving healthy, surviving stem cells from the donor area to the recipient tissue bed, allowing them to appear healthier at the cellular level. In most cases, this procedure is a two-step process.

Sclerotherapy: Another surgical treatment is sclerotherapy, which completely removes large, protruding veins. This is a permanent procedure that can be performed if the patient has large upper arm veins. 

Hand Rejuvenation Recovery

Aftercare for Hand Rejuvenation is dependent upon the type of treatment. Specific laser treatments, Fillers, or Chemical Peels may require the application of special creams in the weeks before the procedure and can have patients returning back for regular routines. 

Fat Transfer is a  bit more invasive than the other procedures. After the initial 14 days after surgery, post-surgery conditions should improve as the hands have a more youthful appearance. We also require patients to arrange for transportation home after surgery, as well as a helping hand at home 24 hours after these procedures.

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how much does Hand Rejuvenation cost in grand rapids?

The cost of your Hand Rejuvenation in Grand Rapids is mainly conditional on the type of procedure selected by Dr. Ewa Timek or our aesthetics team. We find that it costs roughly between $1,000 to $3,000 for patients to undergo a combination of treatments for the hands, including dermal fillers and laser treatments. Cost questions, breakdowns, and transparency is essential to us. In a consultation, we aim to help you understand exactly what your costs will look like based on the procedure approach.

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At Advanced Plastic Surgery, you will be welcomed by our warm, caring staff that attends to your individual needs. Every effort will be made to ensure that you are comfortable and that your medical concerns are addressed at every visit. Dr. Ewa Timek and her team are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest, most up-to-date, and evidence-based information, so that together we can determine the best course of treatment for our patients. Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Procedures can be intimidating to many. Our staff strives to change this idea and deliver comprehensive and sound medical advice to guide patients through the decision-making process. Hands are a vital part of our body and tell our stories, we are committed to helping your story become one you’re proud to share.

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We hope this page instilled the confidence you need to initiate a call to our office; it’s time to take the step forward that your hands deserve. The most important phase to beginning your process of Hand Rejuvenation is to schedule a consultation. A polite and knowledgeable staff member will take your phone call, answer any preliminary questions, and establish a consultation date and time to further discuss your inquiry. Our Office Manager is always available to assist you with any questions or compliments you wish to share. Please feel free to call at 616-323-3102, or fill out the contact form, so that we may accommodate you at your earliest convenience. 

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