How Your Hands Are Aging – And How to Reverse It!

We’re all familiar with the most common signs of aging: the laugh lines around the mouth and the creases around the outer corners of the eyes. But did you know the two areas where aging is most visible is actually on your lips and on your hands? While soft cosmetic surgeries are common on the face and lips, the hands are often overlooked. And they can be the first thing people notice about you. Luckily, there is something you can do about it. Read on to find out how aging affects the hands and what you can do to reverse the signs.

How Do Your Hands Age?

Unlike your face, your hands probably get a little less care and preventative treatment. Do you remember to put SPF on your hands daily? Do you hydrate your dry hands twice a day, every single day? In addition to sun exposure and dehydration, your hands also endure much more stress than your face.

You may not realize it, but your hands endure the most environmental damage. Not only do hands wrinkle as you age, but years of sun exposure can lead to brown spotting and even broken blood vessels. Is there a way to fix the signs of aging on your hands? The answer is yes!

Dermal Fillers for Your Aging Hands

Restylane Lyft is the only FDA-approved dermal filler for use on the hands. The procedure is a subcutaneous injection beneath the skin. It instantly adds volume to the skin on the hands and makes them appear smoother and younger. The results will last for about six months. The side effects are the same as with any dermal filler – mild itching, redness, swelling – but they are temporary. You’ll notice the effects of the treatment right away.

IPL Photofacial Treatments

This is generally a 30-minute procedure. The goal is to send pulses of light to deeply penetrate the skin to constrict the skin for a tighter, smoother look. This treatment is ideal for patients who not only want to add volume, but also want to treat uneven skin tone, age spots and skin texture on the hands. The effects are permanent, however as aging continues, you may notice some problems resurface eventually. Maintenance treatments can help keep your hands looking younger, longer.

Q-Switched Laser Treatment

This treatment option is particularly useful for patients with stubborn or extensive age spots and hyperpigmentation on the hands. The pulse of light from the Q-Switched Laser adds pigment to your skin. Your body the redistributes the pigment, evening out skin tone and diminishing the pigment in age spots and freckles. The end result is fresher, brighter, younger-looking skin. There is no downtime and treatments are relatively affordable.

PCA Peel with 6% Retinol Treatment

If you’re looking to diminish brown spots hyperpigmentation, exfoliate and rebalance the texture of the skin on your hands, a PCA Peel with 6% Retinol is a another treatment option you may want to consider. This treatment can reverse those unwanted signs of aging in just a few minutes. Treatments are quick, painless, and yield excellent results. You’ll notice the skin looks and feel smoother almost instantly.

Do you think hand rejuvenation may be right for you? To find out if you are a good candidate and to determine which treatment option is the best for your needs, schedule a consultation with one of our experts today! Don’t let aging hands affect your self-confidence for another minute.

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