We work to nourish and nurture the skin on our face, with results that have us looking 20 years younger. Why then, do we often allow our hands to betray our age?
As with everywhere else on our bodies, the often-neglected skin on our hands ages with time. With aging, there is a loss of collagen, elastin and subcutaneous fat, which causes the skin to thin. When this happens in the hands, you can see the tendons and the veins more prominently. As one of the most exposed areas of body, the overlying skin is also prone to sun damage. Hand’s down, our hands take a lot of wear, and many of us do not include our hands in our skincare or antiaging routines.
Thanks to advances in the aesthetics industry, many of the world’s top clinics are now offering treatments specifically designed to rejuvenate the hands and reverse a host of aging giveaways, including pigmentation, lines and the dreaded age or liver spots.
Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers are an established treatment modality to sculpt and provide structure to the face. However, until recently–except in strictly off-label procedure–hyaluronic acid fillers were not used to rejuvenate the hands. Today, there are single chain and multi-molecular hyaluronic acid fillers designed specifically for the hands, which have been cleared by the FDA as safe for use in this delicate treatment area.
With the use of expertly injected dermal fillers to points on the back of the hands and fingers, we can plump these areas to make the tendons and veins less visible, and for the skin to appear firmer for a more youthful appearance.
How? The hyaluronic acid-based filler has a bioremodelling effect to promote collagenesis in the treated areas to reduce the visibility of wrinkles and sagging skin that might reveal your age. This procedure is comfortable, as topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area, and many fillers on the market contain lidocaine. Some swelling or bruising may occur post procedure. The protocol calls for two procedures spaced four to six weeks apart, with effects lasting on average between nine to twelve months.
Combining energy-based treatments with the use of these specially designed dermal fillers allows you to address unwanted pigment and age spots. These energy based treatments such as laser genesis or BBL will also promote collagenesis, so you are building new collagen and naturally plumping the skin.
Speak with the experts at Skinfluencer to learn how you can safely and effectively turn back the hands of time!