When it comes to anti-aging skincare, we tend to put most of our effort into our faces. We tend to forget about an area of skin that gives away our true age: the hands. It’s true that people aren’t going to look at your hands quite as much as they’ll look at your face, but there are few other areas that are as frequently exposed as your hands. In fact, your hands are often visible, even during the harshest of New York winters!
Q-switched lasers including the Q-switched Alexandrite or Nd-Yag are utilized to break up the pigment particles using pulse formations. The continuous wave of pulses target melanin, the primary determinant to cause dark pigmentation in the skin, and leaves behind a more youthful and even-toned skin appearance. The amount of melanin in the skin and the desired results of the patient will determine how many treatment sessions are required.
During the natural aging process, collagen and elastin fibers begin to break down and the process is accelerated from overexposure to the sun. It is easy to recognize signs of aging in the hands because there is a very small amount of fat that naturally lies on the backs of hands, so even when a small amount is lost, it becomes noticeable. Skin can appear wrinkly, crinkly and crepe-like with noticeable bulging veins that may appear larger over time. Along with the texture and fat differences that occur, the skin may seem translucent and sun exposure can result in age spots or liver spots. Sunscreen is the best way to avoid having to deal with early aging hands, although hand aging is inevitable.
A hand lift in Manhattan can be the solution to this hard-to-avoid problem. The procedure only lasts ten minutes and uses fillers to plump the skin and give it a more youthful appearance, resembling that of a natural fat layer. NYC board-certified dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Rokhsar would administer a filler such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Sculptra or Perlane under the first layer of skin. Fillers can be used in addition to Thermage, thermal treatment for tightening the skin or even one of Dr. Rokhsar’s Q-switched lasers to remove pigment spots, leaving behind a smoother more youthful complexion in the hand. Surgical removal of excess skin is not a viable option for the hands because of the possible interference with tendons and because of its impracticality. Using fillers and laser or thermal treatments can more effectively treat the skin with the least amount of pain or downtime.
Fraxel is a very effective way to penetrate the layers of the skin to encourage collagen regrowth. This collagen will replace a lot of the elasticity that was lost from the natural aging process. It usually takes around three to five sessions to remove spots and tighten skin, all depending on the amount of aging the hands have endured.
There is also an extensive collection of topical treatment options. Dr. Rokhsar recommends any of the products made by Skin Labs MD (http://www.skinlabsmd.com/) because they utilize natural ingredients to promote skin recovery and restoration while encouraging moisture retention.
At some point, you may have noticed that the skin on your hands looks old or worn out. Our hands are involved in almost every activity we perform in our daily lives. We tend to forget about the skin on our hands until it becomes glaringly obvious. Why do the hands show so many signs of aging? The skin on the hands is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the face. As we age there is decreased fat padding in the hands, causing wrinkles and ‘crepey’ looking hands. Years of sun damage causes uneven skin tone, age spots, wrinkles, and generally old-looking hands.
There are three main focuses for treating aged, old looking hands:
–Replacing volume: Injectable fillers such as Radiesse or Sculptra can be used on the hands to replace volume. By adding volume, they cover hand veins and smooth wrinkles.
–Removing spots: Uneven skin tone on the hands can be effectively treated with lasers. Fraxel:Dual is a laser commonly used on hands. Fraxel:Dual works deep within the skin to smooth texture, zap wrinkles, and remove hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage. The result is smooth, younger-looking hands with even skin tone!
*Results may vary.
–Preventing future damage: Hand creams hydrate the skin and temporarily improve skin texture. Creams are not very effective for hand wrinkles, nor will they hide veins or replace volume. They are an important factor in your skincare routine for maintaining moisture and preventing further sun damage. It is best to use a moisturizer/cream with broad-spectrum UV protection.
You don’t have to wait to get treated for your hands. With non-surgical, filler-based treatments, your hands can look more youthful, with no downtime. Most of Dr. Rokhsar’s patients see visible changes, although individual results may vary.
To get some of the best hand rejuvenation2 in New York, contact Dr. Cameron Rokhsar today. When you contact us you can schedule a confidential consultation, during which you can discuss your desired results and the best way to achieve them.
Hand rejuvenation is a set of cosmetic procedures designed to restore a youthful appearance to the hands by reducing the signs of aging and enhancing the skin quality and texture. As our hands are continuously exposed to sunlight, they are one of the first areas to show signs of aging such as wrinkles, prominent veins, and brown spots. The procedures used in hand rejuvenation vary and may include laser skin resurfacing, filler injections, cryotherapy, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion, and skin-lightening creams and lotions.
One of the most popular hand rejuvenation treatments is the use of dermal fillers, such as Radiesse or Restylane Lyft, to restore volume to the hands and improve their fullness. Other techniques such as laser skin resurfacing can help reduce wrinkles, minimize prominent veins, fade brown spots, and improve skin tone, while skin-lightening creams and lotions can be effective in reducing the appearance of age spots, although they may take longer to deliver results.
As we age, our hands can start to show signs of aging, such as loose skin and rough texture. Fortunately, there are several ways to tighten hand skin and improve its appearance.
One option is radiofrequency treatment, which sends heat deep into the skin to tighten loose skin. This procedure is minimally invasive and involves inserting tiny tubes through small incisions in the skin to send heat to the areas that require tightening. Most people only need one treatment, and results can last for up to a year.
Another option is to use firming creams that contain retinoids. Retinoids are known to improve skin elasticity and can help to tighten loose skin on the hands. However, these creams may take several weeks or months to show results. Results with cream may be subtle at best.
Fillers or laser treatments can also be used to tighten loose skin on the hands. NYC board-certified dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Rokhsar would administer a filler such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, or Sculptra under the first layer of skin. Additionally, regular use of moisturizer can help to improve skin texture and reduce dryness, which can cause roughness on the hands.
Laser resurfacing can also help reverse wrinkling sun damage and sun spots. Fraxel laser is used to gently resurface the skin to give a more youthful appearance to your hands several sessions are needed. Pico or nano lasers like the q switched alexandrite can be used to get rid of sun spots or brown spots in one session.
While these treatments can help to tighten and improve the appearance of hand skin, the best way to prevent hand aging is to protect the skin from the sun and other environmental factors by using sunscreen and wearing gloves.
There are several treatment options available for hand rejuvenation, and the best one for you depends on your specific concerns and goals. Some of the most popular treatments include injectable fillers and laser treatments.
Injectable fillers such as Radiesse and Restylane Lyft are popular solutions for plumping up the hands and smoothing out wrinkles. These fillers provide an instant, natural-looking result.
Laser therapy treatments can remove blemishes, sun damage, and other forms of hyperpigmentation to even out skin tone and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The intensity of the treatment depends on the specific skin concerns and goals. Fraxel dual laser treatment of the hands is the most popular laser used to reverse signs of aging and wrinkling on hands. Three to six sessions of Fraxel may be ideal.
In addition to these treatments, it is essential to protect your hands from further damage by using a good sunscreen that contains SPF of 30 or higher to help protect against UVA and UVB rays.
The cost of hand rejuvenation can vary depending on various factors such as the type of treatment, the number of sessions needed, as well as the treatment modality chosen. During a consultation, Dr. Rokhsar will discuss with you which treatments are best for you and you may inquire about pricing.
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