Don’t Neglect Your Hands: All About Hand Rejuvenation

One area of the body that gives away someone’s true age is their hands. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, your hands are constantly exposed to the elements such cold air, heat and UV radiation. The skin on your hands is thinner and doesn’t retain moisture very well.

And second, let’s face it most people don’t devote as much time to caring for their hands as they do their face. What are the different ways your hands age and what can be done about it? Read on to find out…

Hyperpigmentation

We know them as “dark spots,” “age spots’ or “liver spots.’ Regardless of the name, these little pigmented lesions on the hands can start to appear in our fifties and intensify as we get older.

Fortunately, we now understand how to remove hyperpigmentation on the hands using BBL Photorejuvenation. The BBL device emits broad spectrum light energy that’s absorbed by the pigment in our skin. The intense heat vaporizes the dark spots and they slowly fade away.

A series of 3-4 sessions is needed for optimum results.

Wrinkles and Sun Damage

Wrinkles are the quintessential signs of skin aging. On the hands they’re usually a result of genetics, years of sun exposure and not keeping your hands well moisturized. The hottest treatment for hand rejuvenation right now is fractional laser or Fraxel.

This high-tech device delivers a controlled “damage” to the deeper dermal layers, promoting cellular renewal and formation of collagen. As the body heals, smoother, fresher skin comes to the surface.

BONUS: Fraxel can also remove dark spots and sun damage, improving the overall quality and health of the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance.

Protruding Veins

Eventually this happens to everyone. With age, the already thin skin on our hands becomes even thinner and more fragile. It’s especially apparent in people who are naturally slim and have little body fat. Dermal filler for hand rejuvenation can plump the skin from the inside and hide protruding veins.

Two types of fillers can be used for this purpose: The first is a cross-linked hyaluronic acid that replaces lost volume. It fills in the spaces between the veins, just like your own fat normally would.

The other is a Beauty Booster. The hyaluronic acid in Beauty Boosters is administered via micro-injections under the skin using a V2 injection gun that’s equipped with five tiny needles. You get an immediate plumping action from the hyaluronic acid plus a collagen boost from the microneedling.

A series of 3 injections is recommended and results last about 8-10 months.

Dry, Rough Skin

The best way to address, and prevent, dry skin on the hands is with a good emollient hand cream. Ideally, the hand cream has at least 30 SPF built in. If not, applying a separate SPF will help to prevent sun damage and the formation of age spots.

Other products that can help keep the hands soft and supple include retinol and AHA acids. If you’re already using a retinol or AHA’s for your face, simply apply a small amount to your hands nightly. After several months you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your hands’ hydration, skin texture and smoothness.

 For more information on hand rejuvenation contact us to book an appointment. We look forward to helping you look and feel great!