What do you do when you first meet someone new? If you’re like many of us, you’ll stick out your hand to shake theirs. But, when you’re shaking someone’s hand, do you ever worry that they are judging yours? If you’re lucky, you have the combination of good care and great genetics working for you. But so often, our hands start to show our age even before our faces.
Our hands are hit with a double-whammy of aging, largely due to sun exposure but also due to genetic factors. Our hands are in the sun more than almost any other body part, except for maybe our faces. That means a lot of potential UV damage, especially if you’re not applying sunscreen daily.
If you’re self-conscious about people noticing your hands, it might be time to consider a hand rejuvenation treatment for yourself.
Facial fillers don’t need to be reserved for exclusive use on the face. Did you know that Juvederm or Radiesse can be used to add a boost of youth to your hands, hiding those prominent tendons, veins, and joints? Fillers can be safely injected into the back of your hands in a short appointment, and you can even go back to work after getting fillers over a lunchtime appointment.
Just as with facial treatments, the intended area is first numbed to give you the most pleasant treatment possible. Juvederm or the filler of your physician’s preference is then injected carefully into targeted sites on the back of your hand to plump and smooth the area between bones and tendons. Results may last a little less time than facial results, since the hands move so much.
Laser Treatments & Chemical peels
Laser treatments and chemical peels might help remove other signs of age on the hands, like uneven texture and sun spots. Depending on your specific concerns, your physician may recommend a specific treatment.
Chemical peels and laser treatments can help the signs of:
- Sun damaged skin
- Pigmented lesions
- Age spots