Feeling self conscious about your hands? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, the hands are one of the key places on the body that can show signs of aging. They are also one of the most obvious body parts that can give away your age.
Bummer, right? We think so too.
Many of our clients come to us feeling frustrated that they are beginning to see signs of aging on their hands, even though they have worked hard to maintain a youthful appearance.
The bad news: Hands are tough to hide. They are unavoidably in sight most of the time, making it difficult not to draw attention to the signs of aging that are starting to show there.
The good news: There are lots of options when it comes to treating signs of aging on your hands!
Signs of Aging Hands
There are a few common tell tale signs of aging that typically show up on the hands.
1. Age Spots
Believe it or not, age spots are actually caused primarily by exposure to the sun. They are often referred to as age spots because they become more prominent as we age. These spots show up in various areas of the body, but are very common on the hands.
When it comes to aging, wrinkles are a popular concern. While many people are primarily concerned with facial wrinkles, wrinkles on the hands are also telltale signs of aging.
3. Dry Skin
Dry skin becomes increasingly difficult to avoid as we age. Hands are constantly exposed to the elements and are repeatedly being washed and dried, making them especially prone to dryness.
4. Volume Loss
Like faces, hands lose volume and elasticity as time goes by. This makes veins and tendons beneath the skin much more evident, making hands look older.
Anti-Aging Hand Treatments
Many people don’t realize that some of their favorite anti-aging cosmetic treatments can actually be applied to the hands! Here at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery, we offer a number of anti-aging hand treatments that help to keep hands looking youthful and healthy.
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, Micro-Needling is a popular anti-aging cosmetic procedure that is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles in various areas of the body. It can be used to effectively treat signs of aging on the hands, including wrinkles and discoloration. After an in-office Micro-Needling treatment, you’ll begin to see improvements quickly.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin treatments help to give skin a more youthful appearance by removing age spots, skin discolorations and fine wrinkles. In-office IPL treatments require no downtime and provide results quickly, making them a convenient option if you’re looking to effectively rejuvenate your hands with minimal effort.
If you’re interested in restoring the volume in the back of your hands, injectable filler treatments are the way to go. These in-office treatments provide immediate, long lasting and natural-looking results, giving your hands a fuller, more youthful appearance.
Stop age spots before they start with sunscreen from SkinMedica! These high quality sun protection products provide high levels of UV protection so you can keep your skin looking healthy and radiant, on your hands and all over your body. The best part – this DIY treatment option means no office visits are necessary!
Don’t Let Your Hands Give Away Your Age!
You don’t have to live with the signs of aging appearing on your hands. There are many easy ways to treat them and here at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery we are here to help you do so!
Our most popular treatment for aging hands is a combined approach using Radiesse to restore lost volume and IPL to correct age spots. This combined treatment will have your hands looking more youthful before you know it!