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Causes & Best Treatments for Aging Hands
Hands often are the first part of the body to show visible signs of aging. Like the face and neck, the hands are subject to become thinner, more wrinkled, pigmented (spotted) and show visible veins as one gets older.
And while makeup can work wonders to conceal the signs of aging on the face, it’s almost impossible to cover up the hands with cosmetics or clothing.
The good news is that AMAE Med Spa in the Rochester Hills, area offers several treatments that can turn-back-time on aging hands to give this highly visible part of the body a more youthful and attractive appearance.
Causes of Aging, Old Looking Hands
Like the face, hands are exposed to the sun’s aging UV sun rays – however people rarely remember to apply sunscreen to their hands! As a result, pigmentation due to sun damage (age spots or sun spots) can develop on the hands even before they are seen on the face.
And hands are subject to all sorts of tasks and toxins that can age the skin prematurely. Harsh hand soaps used several times a day can cause hand skin to wrinkle with repeated use. And – no matter what line of work or hobbies you engage in – your hands are likely exposed to something or several things: motor oil, paint, garden fertilizer, dish soap, bleach and cleaning supplies, tobacco and more.
Additionally, the pandemic has been no friend to our hands. Many hand sanitizers have been shown to contain methanol, or wood alcohol, a harsh substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin. Even “safe” hand sanitizers contain contains at least 60 percent alcohol – which can be extremely drying to skin over time.
Treatments for Aging, Old Looking Hands
Dermal Fillers for Aging Hands
Dermal fillers have been used for decades to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, and plump skin on the face. However, many people don’t realize that injectable fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of aging hands.
When a woman or man gets older, they will naturally lose volume in your hands. Dermal filler can restore this lost volume and give the hands a plumper, younger more attractive look.
At AMAE in the Rochester Hills, Mi area our nurse injectors have administered dermal fillers to improve the appearance of aging hands in hundreds of patients. Certain brands and formulas of fillers are uniquely formulated to make hands look plumper and more youthful.
Losing volume in the back of the hands can also cause the veins and tendons to become more visible. Adding extra volume to the hands with dermal filler can make tendons and veins less noticeable. And the opaque color of the gel may also decrease the visibility of the blue veins on the back of the hands.
Radiesse is one of the best and longest-lasting dermal fillers for aging hands – yielding natural but dramatic results – that decrease the visibility of several different age-related changes in your hands. Another dermal filler treatment with dramatic and long-lasting anti-aging effects for the hands is Juvéderm Vollure – a dermal filler that uses Allergan’s patented Vycross™ Technology.
Read More About Fillers for Aging Hands HERE
IPL for Aging Hands
Age spots – sometimes called dark spots or “liver spots” or lentigines – are all names for the pigmentation that results on the face and hands due to sun exposure over time. Certain medications can also result in spots on the skin.
One treatment that stands out far above the rest for treating age spots on the hand (and elsewhere) is a quick, painless, affordable, and permanent solution for effectively getting rid of dark spots on the hands.
IPL treatment for age spots on the hands is one of our most popular treatments at AMAE Med Spa, in the Rochester Hills, MI area.
Ellipse IPL treatments deliver controlled pulses of light into the upper layer of skin with “Selective Waveband Technology” (SWT). These specific frequencies of pulsed light are absorbed by the pigment in the skin, and the resulting heat melts away the dark spots—while leaving the upper layer of skin (epidermis) unharmed.
FDA approved and clinically proven, Ellipse IPL laser treatments, are effective at permanently removing the pigmented lesions (age spots) on the hands. In addition to being a safe way to get rid of age spots on the hands for good, IPL treatments come with another bonus: they require no downtime afterward.
Morpheus8 for Aging Hands
Because IPL attacks the pigment directly, lighter skinned patients are the best candidates for IPL pigmentation reduction on the hands. However, tanned or darker skinned patients may be better candidates for Morpheus8Rf microneedling treatment on their hands.
Morpheus8 is a revolutionary new medical device that combines the science of microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology to activate the body’s repair mechanisms on a subdermal cellular level. Microneedling involves piercing the epidermis (top layer of skin) with ultra-fine needles that penetrate the lower layers of the skin. The tiny needle “pricks” are perceived by the body as “micro-injuries” that stimulates the body’s natural skin-healing mechanisms.
As the Morpheus8 needles penetrate the skin, gentle but powerful radiofrequency (RF) waves are delivered into the tissue. The RF thermal energy stimulates the body’s repair response – so sun damaged skin is replaced by new, healthy, clear skin cells.
Treatments for Aging Hands | Rochester Hills Area
The anti-aging experts at AMAE Med Spa in the Rochester Hills area can help restore your hands to youthful clarity, smoothness, and plumpness! We offer the best, state-of-the-art technologies in age spot reduction – as well as dermal fillers that can rejuvenate the appearance of the hands.
Beginning with a professional skin consultation, we will help you select the anti-aging hand to meet your specific needs. Then relax in our Birmingham, MI Med Spa, while we turn back the clock on old looking, aging hands.