Much attention is given to the treatment of conditions related to sun damaged and aging skin of the face, neck and décolletage. But the hands are one of the most tell-tale signs of the aging process, and unfortunately they are often overlooked in as part of an anti-aging regimen.
Due to the amount of exposure to the elements, hands can appear older than the rest of our bodies. Often we find many of our patients looking younger than their chronological years in the face and eye areas – but their tired, old looking hands give away their true age.
As we age, our hands loose plumpness and the skin may become thinner making tendons, veins and joints appear more visible. The texture of the skin may develop a tissue like appearance and often age spots are prevalent. Hereditary can contribute to an aging hand appearance, as well as weight loss, weight gain and loss of unhealthy lifestyle decisions such as prolonged sun exposure and excessive smoking and drinking.
In cosmetic medicine today, there is increasing attention being paid to resolving these conditions and restoring a more youthful colour and appearance to the hands.
Sante Medical uses a variety of techniques and procedures to treat hands. One of the most common techniques involves the use of fractional lasers. Fractional lasers send tiny laser beams into the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, promoting skin tightening. Fractional laser resurfacing treatments can be performed relatively quickly, under topical anaesthesia and can provide a significant tightening and wrinkle reduction for the back of the hand.
Other techniques used in combination include the injection of Dermal Fillers or Sculptra to provide substance and bulk to the aged bony appearance that can occur on the back of the hands, smoothing the overlying skin and reducing the appearance of protruding hand veins. ICON IPL or Forever Young BBL photo rejuvenation can remove brown and age spots. Broken capillaries can be removed with our Varilite or Excel V vascular lasers.
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If you’re ready to start your journey, or just want to get a bit more information about a procedure, we encourage you to book a consultation with us. Your consultation will be a one-on-one meeting with one of our medical professionals where we can discuss your specific needs and start developing a personalized plan to achieve your goals.
Related Treatments and Proceduress
Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment, combining deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergetic effect that you cannot get with a non-ablative or ablative laser alone.
Dermal filler injections (also known as an ‘injectable fillers’ and ‘soft tissue fillers’) are non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments that can add volume to correct age-related skin creases, wrinkles and folds.
Sculptra is an injectable volumizing treatment that stimulates your own collagen production (that naturally breaks down with age) to smooth out wrinkles, lines and folds to restore your skin’s youthful appearance.