Are Your Hands Aging You?
The hands are often where we first see telltale signs of aging. After fat padding begins to decrease on the back of the hands, tendons, veins, and bones become more visible. Sun damage only adds to what is frequently called “aging hand syndrome” by contributing to liver spots and brown patches. This can start as early as the late 20s or early 30s. By the time most of us are in our 50s, our hands can give away our age regardless of how wonderfully we’ve cared for the rest of our body.
Is there a solution?
Definitely! Hand rejuvenation can work wonders on returning the youthful appearance of your hands. This is typically a two step process that involves both replacing the volume loss with dermal fillers and removing spots with laser treatments.
The dermal filler, Radiesse, is frequently used to correct indentations and depressions on the back of the hands by filling the areas between tendons and veins to reduce a bony, veiny appearance. This procedure also reduces the unsightly dark color of veins that appear as skin becomes thinner and more translucent.
Radiesse is safe, effective, and long-lasting. In fact, one treatment can last as long as 12 to 24 months! Click here to see some before and after photos of hand rejuvenation using Radiesse.
Next, areas of hyperpigmentation can be treated with intense pulsed light (IPL). This therapy uses high-intensity pulses of light that penetrate the skin and significantly diminish age spots, liver spots, broken capillaries, and fine lines that can all appear on the back of the hands. Since pigmentation can take years to manifest, new spots will inevitably arise, and additional treatments may be necessary.
Yes, hands that look as young as the rest of you are definitely within your reach! With hand rejuvenation, you can confidently wear your jewelry, show off your manicure, or hold hands during a romantic dinner.
Schedule your appointment today with the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic to learn more about hand rejuvenation.