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Dermal Fillers

Will a transfer of fat to the hands help improve crepey skin?

Stephen LAKELAND, FL
8 months ago

I've lived in Florida my entire life. Despite using sunscreens faithfully, the skin on my hands and arms has become crepey. Can a fat filler help diminish it? Can it be used on the forearms?

Thank you.


Steven Wallach, MD New York, NY
8 months ago
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Fat is one alternative to provide more soft tissue volume in the hands. Some surgeons will use absorbable fillers like the hyaluronic acid products to see if that accomplishes your goals but this would have to be repeated as a filler resorbs.

Steven Wallach, MD New York, NY
8 months ago
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Fat is one alternative to provide more soft tissue volume in the hands. Some surgeons will use absorbable fillers like the hyaluronic acid products to see if that accomplishes your goals but this would have to be repeated as a filler resorbs.

Shashidhar Kusuma, MD Plantation, FL
8 months ago
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Many products can be used for the hands. These include radiesse, hyaluronic acid products and also fat. Fat grafting can generally be done in many parts of the body. It is a great technique and has come a long way. Science is getting better everyday. We have seen improvement in the skin with fat grafting as an additional feature in some cases. So, yes, fat can be used to graft hands. As always many factors need to be considered in long term outcomes, the quality of the fat, the longevity etc.

Jon Ver Halen, MD Colleyville, TX
8 months ago
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Dear Stephen,

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. Yes, fat can be injected into your hands to improve their texture and appearance. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!




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