Because the skin on your hands is thinner than elsewhere on your body, the signs of aging (particularly loss of collagen and age spots) are far more noticeable there. In fact, many women feel that their hands make them look older than they truly are. Are you doomed to have bony, wrinkled, spotted hands forever? No way. Here are five possible solutions:
– If you can pinch a significant amount of skin on the backside of your hand, you may suffer from sagging skin. Depending on the severity, you might opt for a radio-frequency treatment to firm up the skin or a more intense fractional laser procedure that damages miniscule areas of the skin to promote healing, which, in turn, bumps up collagen production.
– Fillers that you may associate with facial volume can also be used off-label to plump up your hands. Your doctor may opt for longer-lasting types like Radiesse and Sculptra Aesthetic, and might combine them with laser treatments for optimal results.
– If sun spots are driving you crazy, consider a chemical peel to remove the top layer of skin and extra pigment. Your hands will recover more quicker than your face because the skin can better handle the acids used in the peels.
– Think varicose veins are only a problem in your legs? Not so fast. They can also be prominent and even painful in your hands. Sclerotherapy, a procedure in which medication is injected into the vein to collapse it, can be used on the hands to diminish surface-level veins.
– If you’re not ready for an in-office treatment, many topical products can dramatically improve the look of your hands. Just like you take care of your face, be sure to apply sunblock and a good moisturizer to them. ZO Skin Health Oraser offers a three-part product series specifically targeted to exfoliate, hydrate and protect the skin on your hands.
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