Fillers and Lasers Used As Anti-Aging Hand Treatments
If you are making an effort to follow an anti-aging regimen for your face, you might want to consider one for your hands as well, as they are just as likely to reveal your age.
Cosmetic surgeons are now using many facial rejuvenation techniques as anti-aging hand treatments. The techniques are approved by the FDA to treat the face, but can be used as off-label treatments for other areas of the body, including the hands.
â€œAs we age, our hands tend to lose their firmness and volume and the veins and tendons become more pronounced,â€ said Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, a dermatologist and fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. â€œIn addition, changes in texture where the skin appears crinkled or is marked with spots, commonly called â€˜liver spotsâ€™ or â€˜age spots,â€™ are the hallmarks of an aging hand.â€
Anti-Aging Hand Treatments
Fillers have long been used to restore volume to the face. Now theyâ€™re also being used to re-establish fullness to the hands. Adding volume to the hands helps to diminish the appearance of veins and tendons.
Lasers can also be an effective anti-aging procedure for the hands. They are great for treating uneven skin tone and texture and pigmentation and discoloration on the face, and they can be used to treat the same problems on the hands.
â€œThe hands are often overlooked because we put so much emphasis on our face, but our hands can be even more susceptible to the effects of aging,â€ said Dr. Glaser.
Talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the available options to treat aging hands. Meanwhile, donâ€™t forget that prevention is best, so wear sunscreen and be sure to cover all exposed areas of skin, including the backs of your hands.