Second most visible
area after the face
Most women take the time to properly care for their face. Could your hands be giving away your age? Hands are the second most visible area, after the face that can give away a woman’s age. The two main culprits of aging hands are pigment issues (brown spots/sun damage) and volume loss.
The pigmentation changes are primarily due to life long unprotected sun exposure. This results in brown patchy spots that appear on the top of the hands. Loss of volume is an unfortunate part of the normal aging process. Volume loss makes the tendons and veins of the hands more prominent giving them a skeletal look.
What can be done?
The approach to hand rejuvenation is treating current conditions and preventing future damage.
Treatments can reduce or eliminate the brown spots/sun damage with lasers. Laser treatments work by breaking up the extra pigment in the skin helping it to fade away. The treatments can greatly reduce or eliminate the patchy brown sun damage. Depending on the condition of the hands prior to treatment you can expect to have anywhere from 1-4 laser treatments.
Dermal fillers are a great option to "fill in” the volume loss. This treatment reduces the prominence of the veins and tendons giving the hands a more youthful appearance.
It’s important to protect your investment when you undergo a rejuvenation procedure. Moisturize, prevent and protect. Moisturize hands frequently to maintain integrity of the skin and to give the hands a softer, hydrated look. Prevent and protect from future damage by using a sunscreen and a bleaching product such as 4% hydroquinone (it suppresses excess pigment from surfacing). Don’t forget to wear protective gloves when house cleaning especially when harsh chemicals are used.