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.
A good skin care regimen and anti-aging procedures will help take off a few years of your face. But, the wrinkly skin, dark spots, and prominent veins on the back of your hands might be telling a different story. Our hands receive a lot of sun exposure and are among the first places to show visible signs of aging.
What Makes Hands Look Younger?
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. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help treat the telltale signs of aging and replenish and restore their appearance and look.
We talked to Dr. Tahsini of a well-known beauty clinic in Los Angeles and asked if there are any secrets involved! Dr. Tahsini gave us a few hints before he reveals any secrets. Read on!
“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, medical science has offered us few treatments that can turn back the hands of time. Pun definitely intended!
Hands should not reveal your age
Don’t let them give away your age! You can use a combination of approaches with a skin-booster filler like Radiesse or an IPL treatment, that helps address both the loss of volume and appearance of wrinkles. A treatment like fractional co2 can remove age spots and encourage skin tightening. All in all, technology is here to help!
But don’t you worry! We extracted all that information from Dr. Tahsini so we can share with you the top 5 secrets on hand rejuvenation, and the best anti-aging treatments that you can apply to your hands.
Five Hand Rejuvenation Secrets
1. Hands could reveal the true age
Well, this first one is more of a fact than a secret, but it’s super important to know you can not only focus on your face and expect much. 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 with Fillers
FDA approved dermal fillers that we use to enhance the appearance of your hands do this by:
1- Restoring Lost Volume Immediately
2- Minimizing the Visibility of Veins & Tendons
3- Providing a Smooth Natural Result
Radiesse 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 hand rejuvenation procedure typically last from 9 to 12 months. The treatment 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 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. IPL Photofacal For Hand Rejuvenation
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 rejuvenating their hands. 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 surgery. Instead, there are a number of less-invasive treatments available to remove brown spots, remove age spots, and lighten the 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.
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. A Rising Trend & New Hand Rejuvenation Products
Thanks to the combination of dermal fillers and IPL treatments, hand rejuvenation is quickly becoming one of the most popular requested procedures in California and other states. It’s hard to argue with the fact that your facial skin is no anymore the only place you want to keep young and glowing. One thing for sure, we do not recommend you to keep your gloves on if you reside in California!
Unlike before, in the last few years, companies have invested a lot of time and money to develop products that can help you maintain younger-looking hands. The trick is to know what products to use, and no one knows that better than your doctor. Make sure you consult with your beauty doctor or dermatologist before spending on products.
5. Corrects Wrinkles & 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 filler treatment mimics a youthful appearance; additionally, it can minimize the appearance of prominent veins and tendons.
Are you a good candidate?
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.
You are a good candidate for an IPL procedure if you have fair skin 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 Microneedlin as an alternative to laser treatments. It’s worth mentioning that you should always get what works best for you, and not what is available. That’s why you should visit clinics that can offer you a range of services.
Hand Rejuvenation Aftercare And Recovery
Filler treatments like Restylane and Radiesse usually take a few minutes and are injected into the area with a small needle. However, the IPL treatment and Pico Laser can take up to 30 minutes, as they are administered via a non-invasive, hand-held device. Depending on the size and severity of dark spots, you may need multiple treatments to minimize 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, your provider applies a numbing cream to the area to ease any possible discomfort. 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, you may need annual treatments 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.”
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