To look younger, most people focus on their facial features. But just like your face and neck, your hands also show signs of aging. In fact, some people say if you want to know a woman’s true age, just look at her hands!
Since people see your hands during virtually every interaction, don’t overlook them when you’re thinking about ways to look younger. Attaining smooth, beautiful hands is possible, and it’s easier than you may think.
Your hands are exposed to the sun just as much, if not more, than your face. However, many people neglect to apply sunscreen to their hands like they do their faces.
Sun damage combined with a natural slow down in collagen production means your hands may actually age quicker than other areas of your body. The skin loses volume and elasticity, and your hands may start to look “sunken” as the appearance of veins and tendons becomes more prominent. Wrinkles, lines, dark spots and crepey skin exacerbate the problem.
In short, your hands could make you look older than you are. Don’t believe us? Hold your hand next to your face and see if you notice a discrepancy in the skin on each.
The good news? These problems can usually be improved with nonsurgical treatments. From a cosmetic standpoint, you have several options.
Synthetic fillers like Voluma and Radiesse will add volume to your hands, helping to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons. These substances attract water molecules in your hands which makes the skin look fuller and more supple. To maintain the look, dermal filler treatment needs to be repeated from time to time.
Transferring fat from one area of your body to your hands is a natural way to boost volume and add fullness. The fatty tissue is removed from your abdomen or hips using liposuction and then injected into your hands. This is a permanent solution.
Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing are great ways to reduce the appearance of dark spots, freckles, and seborrheic keratosis. These treatments are completed in the office and require no downtime.
Don’t go another day embarrassed to use your hands. We have treatments and tools to erase years from your hands. Get started by scheduling a complimentary consultation with one of our skilled cosmetic surgeons.