When it comes to fighting the early signs of aging, most of us focus on our faces. It’s what we see every day in the mirror – but we may forget that our hands can give away our age. We talk with our hands, greet people with our hands, and use them to care for each other, clean, type, play an instrument, write and take selfies. Throughout any given day, your hands flex and stretch thousands of times. In short, they take a beating. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help you have younger-looking hands.
Unless you wear gloves 24/7, your hands are constantly exposed to the damaging rays of the sun. It isn’t surprising that the hands can often give away your age even more than the face. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of cosmetic surgery experience, Dr. Helen Allison takes an elegant approach to rejuvenate aging hands’ appearance.
Hand rejuvenation is a procedure or combination of procedures to restore a more youthful look to your hands. It may include topical skincare to improve skin tone and texture, lasers to eradicate sunspots and redness, and injectables such as dermal fillers or fat grafting to hide prominent veins and tendons by restoring youthful volume.
The first step that Dr. Helen Allison recommends that any patient is clinical skincare, especially applying sunscreen. Sun damage is the skin’s ultimate enemy. If you don’t think that the sun is taking a toll, compare your left hand to your right. Since your left hand tends to rest on the rim of your window when you drive, it will probably have more brown spots, larger pores, and thinner texture.
If you are worried that your hands are making you look older than you feel, then it’s time to schedule a hand rejuvenation consultation to discover the range of options. Dr. Helen Allison will evaluate skin tone, pigmentation, texture, and skin laxity on your hands to determine the best procedure for revitalizing their look. Typically, hand rejuvenation will entail a combination of procedures.