One can hide a few extra kilograms with clever clothing and well applied make-up can make you look years younger, but neglected hands will certainly give away your age. In fact, your hands should get as much attention as your facial care to help prevent the tell-tale signs of ageing.
The skin on our hands is thinner, constantly exposed to the weather, water, soap and all sorts of chemicals that could result in dehydration and visible signs of ageing. Hence it makes perfect sense to use special hand rejuvenation treatments to restore and plump up the skin.
What kind of treatment will rejuvenate my hands?
Well, whatever treatment you are using for your face, the same should be applied to your hands as well.
Whether it is Laser Genesis™, Limelight™, peeling, needling, in fact, any facial treatment you are having to improve your facial ageing, can be extended to include your hands and at a much-reduced price if it’s done in the same treatment! All you have to do is ask your therapist to extend your treatment to your hands.
What about the visible veins and tendons on my hands?
All that plump soft tissue on our hands tends to diminish and the skin becomes thinner over time. This results in visible veins and tendons and a skeletal aged look.
- To replace that lost volume, the hands can be plumped up using volumising dermal fillers. Radiesse® restores volume and adds structure to the skin. This filler has a soft, natural appearance and a longer lasting effect for up to 2 years, which is why it is recommended for use on the hands.
- View a demonstration of the technique in this video: Radiesse® Dermal Filler video!
- Other dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm or Restylane can also be used to plump up the skin and reduce the bony appearance. These dermal fillers can be administered painlessly with our new “magic needles”.
- To take the “ouch” factor out of the treatment, we prescribe pain medication to take the day & night before and on the day of the treatment. Ask you attending Doctor about this.
What about age spots on my hands?
Depending on your lifestyle and how much time is spent in the sun, age spots can appear from your twenties onwards.
- Limelight™ can be used to treat the red and brown spots on the skin.
- A 3D™ peel or Yellow™ peel will treat brown marks on the hands and at the same time stimulate the skin’s natural collagen to help prevent the ageing process.
- To lighten age spots, treat fine lines, improve the skin’s colour, texture and stimulate collagen production, the Fractional Co2 Laser™ and the new Fraxel DUAL Laser™ are really great treatments for the hands.
What about wrinkles on my hands?
Our hands do not have much fat and as we age, the skin loses its elasticity and smooth appearance. For hand rejuvenation the following treatments are recommended:
- Skin needling or Dermapen™ therapy and Carboxytherapy can be used to stimulate the skin’s own production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid to improve texture and appearance. A great option for the face and neck area as well.
- Our new Magic Mesolift procedure™ will hydrate and plump up the skin with immediately visible effect, results will improve even more over the next few months as the skin’s collagen production increases.
- PDO Threadlifts™ can be inserted into the dermis to act as a frame to tighten sagging skin.
What can I do to prevent my hands from ageing prematurely?
- Keep some Body Renewal™ cream next to your bed to nourish your hands and lower forearms every night.
- Always use a good medical grade sunscreenduring the day.
- Wash your hands with a gentle hand wash liquid.
- Keep moisturiser close by and in your bag and use it as needed during the day.
- Always wear gloves when working in the house, especially when hot water and detergent are involved. They will help protect your nails and hands!
- And BTW, if you are doing a gel or Shellac manicure, don’t forget to put sunscreen on before placing your hands into the UV light!
At Skin, Body & Health Renewal we also are on the lookout for underlying causes. If you suffer from this, please go to these two web pages Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) to read more about these debilitating sleep breathing disorders.