You are probably aware of the many products and procedures available to keep your face looking fresh, healthy, and young. But, all that effort can be negated if your hands have dark spots, or simply look old.
Your hands take a lot of abuse. They are exposed to the elements day in and day out, and they do everything from heavy lifting to gently touching. You want to protect them and keep them looking great.
Never fear! There are treatments for aging hands.
The problem with aging hands
Your hands are exposed to the sun as much as, or maybe even more than, any other part of your body. And they are susceptible to sun damage, which is a large part of the reason your hands may look older than you’d prefer.
As you age, your body produces less collagen, the substance that keeps your skin elastic and smooth. At the same time, your skin begins to thin.
The combination of thinner skin and less collagen means that your tendons, veins, and bones stand out more than they did before. Your hands may seem boney, wrinkled, and creepy-looking.
How we treat aging hands
There are three main ways we treat aging hands at SkinZone Medical. Laser treatments, injectables, and platelet-rich plasma treatments are all therapies that can improve the appearance of your hands.
Laser treatments for your hands
There are many cosmetic applications for laser therapy, and Dr. Vu is an expert in providing those treatments. If your hands are wrinkled and have sun damage, you may benefit from laser therapy.
Laser therapy can even your skin tone. The darker pigment in sun spots absorbs the energy from the laser, and the darkened cells are destroyed, leaving behind more evenly-toned skin.
Additionally, laser treatments can help your skin produce more collagen and result in smoother, more elastic skin.
Just as there are injectables available that can help your face look fuller and fill in wrinkles, so are there similar products and procedures to improve the appearance of your hands.
Using a filler helps to plump up the back of your hand, hiding the bones, veins, and tendons. The result is a more youthful-looking hand.
Fillers usually last about a year, so this is a procedure you’ll likely need to have repeated.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments are used in many medical situations, and for the last few years it has become popular as a cosmetic procedure because it provides outstanding results.
PRP is derived from your own blood, and is rich with cells that promote healing. When it’s injected into your hands, it stimulates natural collagen production, helping your hands look plumper and younger.
Because PRP is composed of your own blood, there’s very little chance that you’ll have an allergic or other adverse reaction. There’s not much risk with the procedure, and the results are likely to pleasantly surprise you.
If you’d like to learn more about the treatments that Dr. Vu and the staff at SkinZone Medical offer to help your hands look younger and more beautiful, book your appointment online or by phone today! Don’t let your hands give you away.