Bulging veins and thin loose skin on the hands mean one thing: old age. And while women in their 40s, 50s and beyond do lots of work to keep their faces looking young—by making good lifestyle choices and indulging in beauty enhancements—the hands often get neglected. But, it’s important to know that what a woman’s face won’t reveal about her age, her hands surely will.
Take Sarah Jessica Parker for example. The face on her skin is supple, plump and youthful-looking. The skin on her hands? Well, it’s hard to say the same thing. Her large veins and thin skin age the 48-year-old actress.
Or course, aging hands isn’t only a concern for celebrities. Many women are now seeking ways to rejuvenate the look of their hands and science is keeping up. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons now have a few options to turn back the clock on the aging skin in this area.
Retinol can be applied topically to stimulate collagen. Lasers and peels are utilized to diminish dark spots caused by sun damage and ultrasound technology can even tighten loose skin.
There are also some interesting ways to plump up your hands to compensate for volume loss. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected into the hands and now plastic surgeons are using fat from unwanted areas of the body to fill the hands. For most women this procedure can be performed in the office using only local anesthesia.
Raise your hand if you’re interested in any of these cutting-edge treatments.
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