Aging hands often make you look old before your years. The delicate skin of the hands develops age spots and hand wrinkles become more pronounced with each passing year. Undoubtedly, your hands are on the front lines throughout your life, so it is only natural for them to show the signs of aging. They are exposed to the harsh elements, the sun’s damaging UV light, a variety of chemicals such as soaps, and many other factors that cause the skin’s cells to break down. Over time, the backs of the hands start to look withered, wrinkled, and spotty with visible veins
Ways to Fight Hand Wrinkles and Age Spots
Nowadays, you no longer must accept aging hands as a natural part of growing older. There are a variety of options to support a youthful appearance.
Here are just a few options:
- Over-the-counter anti-age creams
- Fade Creams
- Retinol products
- Chemical peels
- Revlite laser
- Sculptra injections
Common Signs of Aging Hands
Here are the most common signs of aging hands and how you can achieve a more youthful appearance.
Age spots occur as a direct result of sun exposure. The discolorations typically start to show up in your mid-fifties. If you were an avid sun worshiper in your youth, then the unsightly spots may begin to appear sooner. To prevent the marks, you should always smooth on sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 before going out in the sun. If you have age spots, then you might want to buy an over-the-counter skin fading cream to try to fade the spots. You can also turn to your dermatologist for a prescription solution that may prove more effective. Revlite laser therapy can also achieve remarkable results. The Revlite laser targets the melanin in the skin which is what causes the age spots. After treatment, the targeted melanin often darkens but then falls off from the skin’s surface to reveal a more youthful appearance. Revlite age spot removal can give you the youthful, blemish free hands that you have been dreaming about.
Aging hands often develop a crepey skin appearance and noticeable hand wrinkles. The crumpled skin can be treated using a retinol-based cream. Chemical peels are an effective cosmetic procedure that peels away the old skin to reveal younger skin. The process also encourages collagen renewal and cell regeneration to effectively reduce the appearance of hand wrinkles. Another cosmetic procedure to treat loose skin is injections of the collagen stimulant Sculptra (an injectable poly-L-lactic acid). The injections effectively treat laxity on the backs of the hands and create a fuller, smoother more youthful appearance.
The veins on the back of the hands often start to stand out. You can opt to have vein removal surgery, but there are other options. Injections of Sculptra will smooth out hand wrinkles and make veins less noticeable. Sculptra stimulates collagen production, and the effects are long-lasting.
If you are concerned about your aging hands and you want to explore your options for gaining a younger appearance, please schedule a consultation with one of our medical professionals at the Laser Skin and Vein Clinic.