As part of the aging process, skin cells begin to die at a faster rate. As a result, age spots start to appear on the backs of the hands and arms.The factors which contribute to age spot formation include excessive exposure to UV rays from sun or tanning beds; age; genetics and hormones. As part of the aging process the skin also becomes thinner and the fat in the hands begins to diminish. With less elasticity and volume, your hands can look older than your true age.
Your hands are hard working and in front of a lot of people. Treat them with special care and give them a more youthful look. Dr. Tantawi has the most advanced products and treatments to remove age spots, smooth your skin and make your hands look rejuvenated. He is board certified and specializes in surgery and cosmetic surgery. Request a consultation today, to find out how easy, affordable, and quickly you can have the results you desire and deserve.
Why Do Hands Age Faster?
Often your hands can look much older than the rest of your body and your face. This is due to more sun exposure, and all the things we do with our hands. Everyday your hands are subjected to multiple washings, sometimes they are exposed to harsh chemicals, and they are constantly coming into contact with various materials. Using sunscreen and a mild cleanser to wash your hands, and the use of hand cream with retinol and moisturizers, can help avoid age spots and keep your hands younger looking.
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Aging Hand Rejuvenation Treatments
At Beauty Refined Dr. Tantawi has the most effective products and technology to treat your aging hands. Depending upon the extent of age spots, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fat loss, the right treatment plan will be used to give you the best results possible. Below are the treatments offered:
A chemical peel is a topical solution applied to the skin that removes the top layers of skin. In removing the top layers, age spots and wrinkles are diminished, revealing new smoother skin with a uniform tone. The procedure can be done from light to deep, depending upon how much peeling is needed to get the results you desire. Recovery from a chemical peel is determined by the depth of the peel but in general, a light peel can take 3 – 5 days, to heal with a deeper peel taking 10-14 days.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
The use of lasers is a popular treatment in cosmetic procedures, because it’s a form of light therapy. A laser emits a certain wavelength of light that interacts with the molecules inside cells. When this interaction occurs, it stimulates new collagen production and removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This leaves you with healthier,younger-looking skin. Fractional resurfacing is done with an ablative or nonablative laser. Sometimes both may be used.
An ablative resurfacing laser is called a wounding laser. It removes a thin layer of surface skin and heats up the lower dermis, which stimulates the growth of new collagen. As the surface skin heals, the area becomes smoother and tighter. revealing the new skin below.
Non Ablative Laser
The non ablative laser is non wounding and stimulates the growth of collagen. It is less invasive and over time, or repeated treatments, it improves the tone and texture of your skin.
Treatments to Replace Volume in Aging Hands
As you age, the volume of fat in your hands starts to recede. This can result in your hands looking bony and thin with larger veins. To increase volume an FDA approved dermal filler that contains hyaluronic acid is used. Dr. Tantawi will inject the filler into the areas needed, plumping up the skin, making veins less noticeable, and hands more uniform and smooth.
If you prefer, you may elect to use your own fat to fill the volume in your hands. With this procedure, fat is taken from another part of your body and injected into your hands.
Aging hands can make you look older than you really are, and give away your age after a facelift. If you are bothered by the look of your hands, call us today or book an online consultation and find out which option is the best for your unique situation.