Look at your hands. Is the skin thinning? Do you see a bunch of brown spots cropping up? You are not alone. While we pay lots of attention to our face many people ignore their hands but for some it can make them look older. Most of the changes are from sun damage as well as natural aging. There are many things you can do to prevent and treat these signs of aging.
The sun is your enemy when it comes to aging skin. Most of us apply sunscreen to our face yet many forget about our hands. I recommend applying a sunscreen of at least a 30 SPF to all exposed skin each morning. For most people this means their hands and face. Additional topical treatments that can help include SkinCeutical’s Neck, Chest, Hand Repair Cream as well as SkinCeutical C E Ferrulic Serum. This can help with the damage inflicted by ultraviolet radiation. The most important part is sun avoidance and sunscreen.
Many people notice that as they age the skin on the back of their hands appears thin and the veins and tendons become more noticeable. In general, there is not a lot of fat in our hands. As we age the fat atrophies and there is a loss of collagen and Elastin. This creates that thin veiny look that many don’t like. This can be improved with a simple in office procedure.
Radiesse is the first and only filler deemed safe and effective by the FDA to correct volume loss in hands. This procedure takes about 10 minutes. We usually apply a topical numbing cream. We then inject Radiesse into the back of the hands and massage it into place. This results in an instant, long lasting smoothing effect. Veins and tendons become less noticeable.
Age spots also known as liver spots on the back of hands have nothing to do with age nor your liver. These brown spots are caused by the sun you receive during your lifetime. They can be pesky and annoying. Fortunately, they can be treated with laser or light based technology. We use the PicoWay Laser to treat these spots. This advanced laser shatters the pigment into small dust like particles that get resorbed by your body. The spots can be crusty for about 5-7 days then pink for a week or two before they fade.
Most people that we see concerned about how their aging hands appear choose to have Radiesse injected as well as have their brown spots zapped. For the month of May we are offering a complimentary PicoWay Laser treatment for brown spots on the hands ($500 value) for any patients that receive Radiesse hand rejuvenation injections.
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Category: General Dermatology