Clear. Smooth. Glowing. Unblemished. These are just some of the qualities of the ideal complexion that most people strive for. The desire for the ideal complexion is what drives people to try new products, get the latest treatments and even change their diets. The problem is that most people focus only on their face and generally forget about their hands. The hands are a key indicator of age. They are especially susceptible to the first signs of aging because the skin on the back of the hands is very thin and once collagen or elastin breaks down, the impact is far more noticeable than anywhere else. After years of sun exposure, and lack of care, the hands will look wrinkly, have a crepe-like texture with pigmentation problems and bulging veins that will grow larger over time. On a positive note, there are plenty of developments in professional non-surgical treatments that can help slow the aging process of our hands, and recover some semblance of the hands of our youth. No matter your age – 30’s, 40’s 50’s or beyond – there is an effective treatment that will keep your hands looking youthful.
30’s – PHOTOREJUVENATION
In their 30’s, woman may begin seeing fine lines develop across their knuckles when relaxed. Depending on amounts of sun exposure, they may also see sun spots and a loss of luminosity. Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure in which bright light pulses of energy are applied to the skin, which target pigment in the skin and stimulate collagen. The procedure lifts early signs of aging and evens out skin colour. There is no down time and it typically takes 3 – 6 treatments to get the desired results.
40’s – FILLERS
In their 40’s woman experience a loss of elasticity, collagen, and volume in their hands. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma can help replenish the loss of volume, lift wrinkles and completely rejuvenate hands to their former youthful appearance. The hyaluronic acid in the filler will also help bring back the youthful luminosity to the skin. There may be minor bruising, but it won’t last for more than a day or two.
50’s – LASER TIGHTENING AND LASER SKIN RESURFACING
In their 50’s, woman experience more intense volume loss, wrinkles and skin laxity. Laser skin tightening procedures are amazing tools for lifting, and tightening, while laser skin resurfacing is great for improving the appearance of wrinkles, and stimulating new collagen growth. Both procedures require between 1-4 treatments. There is minimal downtime, and the results will get progressively better over the next 6 months.
60’s – COMBINED THERAPIES
In their 60’s, woman benefit the most from combination-based approaches using photorejuvenation, dermal fillers, laser skin tightening and laser skin resurfacing. Each of these procedures come together to provide the patient with the most effective and natural looking results.