Younger Looking Hands
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
Due to the combination of genetics and environmental factors, our hands age more intensely than other parts of our bodies. You may not think too much about your hands, but they work hard, helping us climb, drive, and connect with people through a phone call or even real life. Our hands are also exposed to more damaging UV rays than almost any other body part. Think about it: while we usually think to protect our faces with sunglasses or sunscreen, our hands are usually forgotten. Even when putting sunscreen on at the pool, you may forget to sunscreen the backs of your hands.
There are two main factors that affect how old our hands look: texture and volume. Our hands naturally lose fullness and connective tissue as we grow older. This combination can then lead to deflated or old-looking hands. Damaging UV rays can also play a part in the aging process, leading to sun spots and other texture issues. Keep reading to learn how we combat these signs of aging with modern dermatological techniques.
Dermal fillers have long been used to plump up and give parts of the face more youthful volume. But, these can also be used effectively on the backs of the hands to restore lost volume and hide prominent tendons. Your hands can be treated in a short appointment, and there is very minimal downtime associated with these fillers. You may be asked to use your hands minimally for a day or two after your injections are given, to help the fillers properly “set” and give you the best results.
Resurfacing techniques like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser treatments can help remove other signs of aging like sun spots, uneven texture, or even scarring. Essentially, lesions, scarring, and sun spots all combine to impact how old our hands look. Especially if you have large brown spots from years of sun exposure, you may consider a resurfacing treatment to give your hands some love.
Call us at (480) 638-9165 to schedule a consultation with us and get the youth back into your hands.