As we age, our hands lose plumpness and the skin becomes thinner, making tendons, veins and joints appear more visible. The texture of the skin may develop a tissue-like appearance, and age spots are often prevalent as well. In cosmetic medicine today, there is increasing attention being paid to resolving these conditions and restoring a more youthful color and appearance to the hands.
Hand Rejuvenation may include a choice of one or more treatment approaches:
- Topical preparations such as Retin-A, antioxidants, epidermal growth factors, glycolic acid preparations can stimulate cell turnover, encouraging a return of some thickness to the skin and reduction of fine lines.
- Pulsed Dye Laser and MicroLaser peels, administered in a series, can diminish or eliminate age spots.
- Dermal Fillers, perhaps the most dramatic treatment for aging hands, can replenish lost volume instantly. This results in veins, tendons and joints becoming much less visible, creating a more youthful appearance. The results of this treatment last 6-16 months depending of the filler used.
It is most important before, during, and after Hand Rejuvenation that you apply broad spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or above to the area every day of the year.
For more information on components of Hand Rejuvenation, please go to the Sun Damage/Age Spots, Pulsed Dye Laser Treatments, Medical Skin Care Products, Restylane and Juvéderm portions of this website.