Are Your Hands Giving Away Your Age?

October 24, 2012 - by

When you visualize ways to maintain a vibrant, youthful look, reversing the effects of aging on your face may first come to mind. But what about your hands?  Because the skin on your hands is constantly exposed to the elements, telltale signs of aging—sunspots, prominent veins, or a general “fragile” appearance—will often be more pronounced on your hands than anywhere else.

So how can you restore a youthful appearance to aging hands? With hand rejuvenation—simple outpatient procedures that treat aging hands and help keep them looking younger, longer.

As we age, the tissue beneath your skin thins, accentuating the veins and giving the hands a hollow or “bony” look. You’re likely familiar with treatments that inject the face with fillers to enliven skin and smooth out wrinkles—the same techniques can work wonders for your hands! Fillers such as Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, or Sculptra Aesthetic® are injected under the skin of the hands, smoothing and plumping the surface and creating a more youthful appearance for aging hands. Each of these treatments has unique advantages; Dr. Zevon can explore these options with you and decide which filler will best meet your needs.

If sunspots or discoloration are causing your hands to look older, you might benefit from a chemical peel, which removes the top layers of skin, exposing the younger-looking skin beneath. Microdermabrasion achieves a similar result using a series of exfoliating treatments. Topical retinoids—creams and gels containing vitamin A—can also help reduce the effects of sun damage.

In some cases, hand rejuvenation techniques can be combined to help you achieve the most satisfying results. Don’t let your hands reveal your age; schedule a consultation with Dr. Zevon and learn how to keep your hands looking young and fabulous!

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