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Hand Rejuvenation: Which Treatment Is The Right Fit For You?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Feb. 2, 2017, 9:43 a.m.

As our skin matures and aging begins to settle into the surface of our skin, we begin to fret over the impact it’s having on our face and forget about our fingers. Though the face is the first thing the eyes rest on, the hands are the second area of the body most eyes are drawn to next. In fact, with the constant movement and use of our hands, they’re always at center stage in some respect. Oftentimes, when people are interested in reversing the effects of aging, they are not aware that their are many treatments in restoring the youthful appearance of the hands.


Through the cracks, wrinkles, scars and sunspots, the body reveals all the secrets of your past - and no one wants to have a constant reminder of their past at their fingertips. But, just as every story has its own path, so each hand rejuvenation case requires a unique form of treatment to address the patient’s issues.


Chemical Peel: A topical chemical peel is a common treatment in percolating hands that bear semblance to wax paper, with faded blue veins flowing under coffee brown splashes. There are a number of chemical peels offered for evening out the skin’s pigmentation and smoothing its surface. A TCA peel or one that harnesses the power of a Vitamin A derivative, like retinoid or retinol, is ideal for this type of treatment area.


Sclerotherapy: This treatment targets unsightly spider veins and is often used to smooth out the blue ridges rising underneath the skin. As we age, the skin thins and the veins protrude more, drawing more attention to our aging hands than we would like. This 15-20 minute treatment involves an injection of a chemical called sclerosant, which causes damage and scarring to the inside lining of the veins. This prompts the vein to close (shrink) and in about 3-6 weeks visible results will occur.


Microdermabrasion: If your skin looks weather-beaten, rough, and ruddy in appearance, then microdermabrasion may be the ideal treatment for your needs. This treatment will buff away the first layer of dead skin, revealing the silky, glowing layer underneath.

Dermal Fillers / Laser Resurfacing: This combination is for a patient who is looking to plump up the volume of their hands, brighten the surface of the skin and even out the skin tone for a more youthful appearance. The dermal fillers, which contain the substance hyaluronic acid, are injected into the skin - hyaluronic acid is a compound found naturally within the body and regulates moisture retention. As we age, this ability decreases. By restoring the hands with dermal fillers, the product not only is integrated into the body smoothly, but will be dissolved naturally through the body as it’s metabolized. Laser resurfacing targets the surface of the skin, smoothing out wrinkles, erasing sun damage and scarring, and evening out texture and tone.


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