The lines on your palm will not reveal any secrets about your life, however, the back of your hands will. The best way to guess a person’s age is to look at their hands, not at their faces.
While a good skincare regimen and anti-aging procedures will help take off a few years of your face, the wrinkly skin, dark spots, and prominent veins the back of your hands might be telling a different story. Our hands receive a lot of sun exposure, and because of this, they are one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging.
As you age, your skin starts losing collagen and elasticity, and this shows up first in your hands. They get that “sunken” look: the skin becomes thinner, tendons and veins become more prominent, wrinkles multiply, hyperpigmentation, i.e. dark spots appear. A Hand Rejuvenation Treatment helps treat the telltale signs of aging and replenish and restore the look of hands.
The Torrance-based dermatologist from Skin Works Medical Spa, Dr. Tahsini, tell us more about the increasing popularity of this procedure:
“Hand rejuvenation isn’t so much a trend as it is the realization that if you rejuvenate only the face, there can be a disconnect. The ‘ah-ha moment’ comes when you hold your hand up close to your face because that’s when you can really see the difference.”
Fortunately, Dr. Tahsini and our team at Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, have a few treatments that will turn back the “hands of time.”
What do your hands say about you?
Don’t let them give away your age. At Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, we use a combination approach with a skin-booster like Radiesse and an IPL treatment, that help address both the loss of volume and appearance of wrinkles and remove age spots and encourage skin tightening.
We share with you the top 5 Facts About Hand Rejuvenation and the best anti-aging treatments for hands.
5 Facts About Hand Rejuvenation
1. Hands could reveal your true age.
As Dr. Tahsini from Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, says, if you’re focused on facial wrinkles and fine lines, you could be missing out on the biggest giveaway of your real age. Hands tend to lose volume first, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, prominent veins, and age spots. A hand rejuvenation treatment will help you counteract these aging symptoms for a natural-looking and youthful appearance.
2. Hand rejuvenation uses a more natural approach.
Radiesse is the only dermal filler approved by the FDA for use on the hands. It can enhance the appearance of your hands by:
– Restoring Lost Volume Immediately
– Minimizing the Visibility of Veins & Tendons
– Providing a Smooth Natural Result
This injectable is made up of particles found in bone (calcium and phosphate minerals) and mixed in a water-based gel carrier, which is broken down and absorbed by the body over time.
The plumping effects with a Radiesse procedure typically last from 9 to 12 months. The procedure has the added benefit of generating collagen, which can help reduce the amount of filler you need for subsequent treatments. The amount needed depends on the size and appearance of the hand, but most of our patients require one syringe per hand.
At the conclusion of this treatment, you will immediately observe a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and your skin-enhancing results will maintain to improve for up to one year.
3. Intense Pulse Light (IPL) evens out texture and tone.
Hand Rejuvenation at Skin Works Medical Spa in Torrance
How can you get rid of dark spots or discoloration on your hands? Age spots are one of the most common concerns of people interested in hand rejuvenation. Also called liver spots, age spots are dark spots that often appear on the areas that are exposed the most to the sun, like our hands. The good news is, eliminating age spots does not require hand rejuvenation surgery. Instead, there are a number of less-invasive treatments available to remove or lighten your age spots.
“When it comes to treating dark spots, lasers are considered the gold standard. In addition to removing brown patches and moles, clinical evidence has shown that regular treatments with IPL activate genes that stimulate collagen and elastin production and make the skin more youthful” says Dr. Tahsini from Skin Works Medical Spa.
A combination of lasers is often used to achieve the best results, but it’s not just the laser that matters. “A good outcome has more to do with the training and expertise of the person operating the machine than the machine itself,” advises Dr. Tahsini.
In addition, to eliminating age spots and hyperpigmentation on your skin, IPL treatments can even out any rough and bumpy texture on your hands. The end result is smooth, hydrated, and youthful hands you’ll want to show off!
4. Hand rejuvenation is a rising trend
Thanks to the combination of dermal fillers and IPL treatments, hand rejuvenation is quickly becoming one of the most popular requested procedures at Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance.
5. Hand rejuvenation corrects wrinkles and volume loss
If you want youthful hands, it’s important to focus on more than the wrinkles and lines on your hands. Adding volume to your hands with a Radiesse treatment mimics a youthful appearance; additionally, it can minimize the appearance of prominent veins and tendons.
Are You A Candidate For Hand Rejuvenation?
You are a good candidate for hand rejuvenation if:
1- Have wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss in your hands.
2- You have age spots and hyperpigmentation.
And you are a good candidate for an IPL procedure if you are fair-skinned with dark spots. On darker skin tones, some lasers may pick up the pigment in addition to the sunspots. This can cause burning or inflammation. “However, with the right technician and appropriate laser, IPL can be done very safely and with good results,” says Dr. Tahsini. People with darker complexions can use RF Microneedling as an alternative to laser treatments.
Aftercare And Recovery
You’ll first meet for a free consultation with Dr. Tahsini and our staff at Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, to determine the best approach to rejuvenating your hands.
The Radiesse treatment usually takes a few minutes and is injected into the area with a small needle. While the IPL treatment can take up to 30 minutes and are administered via a non-invasive, hand-held device. Depending on the size, color, and severity of dark spots, our clients may need to undergo multiple IPL treatments in order to minimize these age spots.
Common side effects from the hand rejuvenation treatment like bruising, swelling, and discomfort, typically dissipate within the first 48 to 72 hours after the treatment. To manage discomfort, our clients may be treated with a numbing cream. Results from hand rejuvenation therapy can last up to 12 months.
Hand rejuvenation isn’t a one-time thing; it’s an ongoing process that requires daily care and preventative measures. To maintain this new lease on youth, patients will need annual filler injections and routine peels to keep the age spots from returning. And over time, those follow-up visits add up.
“You’re taking care of a living part that will change,” reminds Dr. Tahsini.“But for some people, keeping people guessing about your age is worth the price.”
Got more questions about hand rejuvenation treatments?
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