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Talk about cosmetic foot surgery procedures and hand rejuvenation procedures, including cosmetic foot treatments for bunions, hammertoes, long & crooked toes, treatments for removal of hand wrinkles, age spots, and bony hand appearance.


Postby spy9doc » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:06 am

I have noticed that there rarely is much discussion here on this forum about hand rejuvenation. It really is not a popular topic here in the US and unfortunately, there are few options available to us. :(

There is currently only one permanent filler approved in this country which is Artefill/Artecoll, but it is approved only for small volume injection in the face.

No permanent filler is approved for large-volume injection in the US. Most of this work is being done in Mexico and Brazil. The permanent filler currently being used is PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) which has a variety of trade names used by different suppliers, the most popular of which are Metacrill, New Plastic, and Precise.

Here's a link for more information:

http://www.yestheyrefake.net/injectable ... plants.htm

I have exhaustively spoken with other doctors, PMMA patients, researched medical databases, and carefully considered my options. I just recently had my first round of PMMA injections to hands, face, and buttocks in Mexico. If you want to learn more about PMMA and my journey, come over to the butt forum and do a search on my posts using the Search button (in orange) at the top of the page. Type in both PMMA and my screen name. There is just waaay too much information to repost it here.

If after reading my posts there, you have specific questions, I'll check back here regularly. Hands take longer to resolve insofar as swelling, so I'm not quite ready to share pics just yet. :wink:

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Postby ModSquad » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:11 am

Hello you,

Good to see your post...

I would love to see pics when you are ready to share them...

Thank you for sharing where to locate your info...

Bit OT for this forum, I am up for sx again, girl I am so going bigger ( .Y. ), and PS OK'ed thigh lift, I am back and forth on that sx, I'm a bit ascared of that one, NO a lot scared, but "no pain -- no gain, right, huh spy9doc???

Best to you,
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Postby spy9doc » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:13 am

I just wanted to report that I just returned from my second round of PMMA at Clinic'estetica in Tijuana and am thrilled with the results of the filler in my hands, face and buttocks. My face looks ten years younger! :mrgreen:

Check my recent post on the "butt forum" under MY PMMA JOURNEY CONTINUED.

My hands will never look 30 y.o. again, and I tend to be critical that they aren't smooth and wrinkle free. But, only when I look at my pics before the first round do I see what a difference there is.

I'm not willing to share pics of my face because of obvious reasons since I'm a healthcare professional. However, I might be willing to share pics of hands and/or butt if you PM me with an email.

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I know this is old but

Postby teresa » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:47 am

The more I read, the more interesting it gets!

Hand Rejuvenation, hmmm, I like it :D

Might have to git me sum :wink:
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Postby tennismom42 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:29 pm

I had filler done in my hands. I think it was radiesse. I am very pleased with the results. I don't know if anyone else had the problem, but I used to have huge veins all over my hands. I'm only 34 but was thin and lost the fat padding in my hands so my veins started sticking out. I was so embarassed of my hands. I found a surgeon who comes to Vero Beach Fl a few times a year (He lives in Lebanon). He did a combo of injections, laser and phlebectomy I think. My hands are a night and day difference. He uses my picture on his site ( I was that bad). Anyway, I had to get the radiesse to fill in everything, and it came out well. I know my problem (at my age) is rare, but I thought I'd mention it in case someone else had the problem. :D His web site is sovein.net, and my hands are the pictures under the blue background on the right at http://sovein.net/vein-conditions/unwan ... veins.html. There was only one other dr in the US I heard of that does this, but I was lucky because Vero Beach, FL is close to me.
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Postby Kellster » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:27 pm

I'm so glad I came across this thread. I'm 48 and have really old-looking hands - veiny with blobby age spots. Tennismom42, I'm moving to Florida this winter and am wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing what I can expect to pay if I go see your doc. Thanks.
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Postby gay2 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:30 am

i had fat transfer to my hands 18 months ago.......for 2 months it was good,and then it was gone. :evil:
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Postby tennismom42 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:14 pm

Kellster wrote:I'm so glad I came across this thread. I'm 48 and have really old-looking hands - veiny with blobby age spots. Tennismom42, I'm moving to Florida this winter and am wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing what I can expect to pay if I go see your doc. Thanks.

Dr. Shamma charges around 6K for removal of veins in hands but it could be more or less depending on how much you need done. I had alot, but it was also a few years ago, so I'm not sure if the price has changed. He also included a follow up treatment for the price. If you want filler it would be extra, maybe around 600 or more, depending on the amount you need. It was really a life saver for me because my hands were so disgusting before.
I know he will also give you other references if you need them. He usually comes to Vero Beach, FL a few times a year. Good luck.
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Hand Vein Injections

Postby BethS » Sat May 09, 2009 4:30 am

Actually there are doctors in the US who do schlerotherapy on hand veins. Just google a search for "hand vein injections." I had it done in NY about 6 weeks ago. It has been done safely for about 30 years. The cost ranges from about $300-$400 for both hands up to $3800. My doctor charged me $1100 and he does retouches for a year as not all the veins necessarily go away after the first injection. In his office the injections only took about 20 minutes and were relatively painless. I will say I was a bit surprised to learn, though, that it takes 2-4 months for the veins to dissolve away. My veins were terrible and I will say they do look much better already. At first some of the veins get very hard to the touch and a bit more swollen, but those are the veins that will be going away so this is a good thing. I will warn you though, for the first 48 hours you wear ace bandages on your hands and try to keep them elevated as your hands swell up pretty well! I had the injections on a Friday and was back at work without bandages by Monday. My swelling wasn't completely gone by then, but no one noticed my hands at all. I am SO excited to see the result at the end of 4 months. That will be in June and I will fly back to NY to get a second injection for any remaining veins. The injections can also be done on the tops of the feet, the boobs, etc. I may have my feet done too! I will let you know my finale outcome.
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Postby wkief » Sun May 24, 2009 9:05 pm

how about laser vein removal for legs? i tried it 2x and did not work for me and it got worst when i had lipo on my knees, oucch :( , I miss wearing skimpy shorts
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Postby Starz » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:01 pm

Hello, I have been trying to research hand rejuvenation for a few weeks now. I have lost a great deal of weight, and as a result my veins on my hands show a great deal in heat, when below my hear, ect...

I was wondering if anyone has had fat grafting done? If so, how expensive? Who was the surgeon?

For those that used SoVein, are they still happy? How expensive for the current year?

What else is available to help in this issue?........

Thank you!!
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Postby deRuiter111 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:17 pm

The best back of hand rejuvenation injection material is your own body fat. I had excess fat liposuctioned from my torso. Dr. Pedy Ganchi did the work and as part of the surgery, she filled the backs of my hands with my own purified body fat. She over filled the backs of my hands so they looked swollen and puffy for a couple of weeks. Gradually the swellings went down as some of the fat was absorbed by my body. Now, four months after surgery, my hands look 20 years younger, possibly 25 years younger and the change is permanent! The difference is amazing! The skin is now smooth, with a thin layer of youthful looking fat camouflaging the bones and veins as well as filling out the skin so it isn't wrinkly. Using your own body fat you get permanent results and there is not the likelihood of your body rejecting some foreign material. Besides, after making me miserable for so long, it's good to have the fat do something to make me happy! Dr. Ganchi performed a miracle. She had given my face a lift years ago, but my hands betrayed my age. Now my hands and my face both look more than 20 years younger. Look around your midsection, saddlebags and butt, ladies, maybe your upper arms. Somewhere on your body you've got excess fat which needs to be removed from where you don't want it and put in the backs of your hands. I recomment Dr. Pedy Ganchi of Village Plastic Surgery in Ridgewood, NJ, she is an artist! If this sounds like a commercial from a satisfied client, well, I guess it is! Dr. Ganchi is an artist and you ought to get her to do your hands too!
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Postby tennismom42 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:55 pm

deRuiter111, I am so happy to hear that your hands are looking so much younger! Will you please update us later on and let us know how they look and if the fat reabsorbs. I'd love to do that someday if I can afford it. I had fillers put in once after the vein removal surgery, but I can't afford to keep that up.
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Postby Bugjune » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:09 am

Just my own experience here ... but at 57 I had the hands of someone in their mid-80s - no kidding. As others have mentioned, some folks seem to have inherited VERY bony claws, with big veins and wrinkled/spotted skin. That was me alright. I had my own fat injected into the backs of each hand (about 25cc's each hand) in 2012. My hands were rounded with the excess fat and swelling for easily 5 weeks?

Initially my hands looked *better* - not great tho. The problem was that I have very large knuckles, and the skin over them is VERY wrinkled. So my net result was rounded, puffy backs of hands with very wrinkled knuckles. The surgeon even injected fat into the first digit over the knuckle to smooth the transition - but again, the quality of my skin texture was still bad. Also, before the first year was up, the fat had pretty much dissipated, so now I'm back to the large veins showing PLUS wrinkled skin. Ugh.

I invested in a couple of Gemini Iridex laser treatments on my hands last year, and they did a fabulous job of removing age spots! So that's a real improvement. But I absolutely would LOVE to get some kind of permanent filler placed in the backs of my hands. We all laugh at Joan Rivers, but if you look at her hands, they look like a 30-yr-old's.

I also have to say that the fat injections to my hands was VERY painful. For easily 3 weeks I could not even lift a teacup with one hand. So you have to block off a few weeks of healing time if you get a large amount of fat injected here. The vein removal/shrinkage procedure actually sounds a bit more interesting to me too. I go to a doc for sclerotherapy of spider veins on my legs, but by NO means is that technique going to reduce or remove the worm-sized veins on my hands.
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