How Filler Can Be Used to Rejuvenate Ageing Hands
Your eyes may be a window to your soul, but when it comes to age, it’s your hands that will betray you more than any other body part. Yet, despite this, hand care is overlooked far too often. Occasionally, if they’re lucky, our hands may benefit from a little surplus face cream quickly rubbed in so as not to waste it. Considering the stress that they go through on a daily basis, it’s about time we gave our hands the same level of attention as we do our faces.
Just like our complexions, our hands are constantly exposed to the elements – from harsh soaps and household chemicals to varying climates and UV rays. Most anti-ageing regimes include a slathering of excess serum onto the neck, decolletage and occasionally even the earlobes, but even the most thorough people often overlook the backs of their hands, causing a noticeable age difference between the areas.
What happens to the hands as they age?
Our hands go through many changes as we age, including fine lines, laxity, pigmentation, uneven texture, and prominent veins. But the good news is there are numerous things we can do to ensure youthful, healthy hands well into our later years. Whatever your concern, there’s a solution.
Wrinkles and Crepey Skin
While chemical peels can be beneficial for diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Profhilo works on a deeper level to stimulate collagen and elastin production deep within the skin. It differs from dermal filler thanks to its higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, which spreads evenly throughout the skin to rapidly regain structure and tautness and significantly improve the overall tissue quality.
One of the most common concerns regarding hand health is visible veins and tendons, which become more visible because our skin thins and loses its volume with age. When veins become dark and prominent, we can help to camouflage them through injectable procedures such as Radiesse – a powerful filler that helps restore the volume on the back of the hands and plump skin from the inside out. Results are instantaneous and last for approximately one year in most patients.
Brown Spots and Pigmentation
It’s all well and good addressing the loss of volume and elasticity in the hands, but if we’re not protecting the tops of our hands from the effects of UV rays, we may as well not do anything at all. The most common problems that we see due to sun damage are a decline in skin quality and hyperpigmentation, which usually manifests itself on the hands as brown sunspots.
Fortunately, we can target the specific sunspots with a chemical peel containing TCA (trichloroacetic acid), which helps to lighten and brighten sunspots before blending with an overall peel to even out the skin tone and texture.
Prevention is always better than cure, so make sure that you apply a generous coating of sunscreen to the backs of your hands regularly throughout the day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors.
How can filler be used in the hands?
Fillers are the first choice for many patients when it comes to rejuvenating ageing hands. As we age, not only do our hands start to thin, but their hydration levels drop, and the cartilage begins to shrink. When used strategically, dermal fillers will plump and replenish lost volume, giving the hands strength and support to help them appear fuller, well hydrated and more youthful.
Not only this, but dermal fillers also boost collagen and elastin stores deep within the skin, improving the skin’s texture over time even after the initial filler has worn off.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.