We take great care of our faces with countless skincare products and cosmetic procedures like Botox and dermal fillers while neglecting one of the first places to show signs of aging: our hands. Our hands are a tell-tale sign of age since they deal with sun exposure, constant washing, and frequent use for all sorts of activities. As we age, there are often wrinkles, sunspots, a loss of volume, a loss of elasticity, and increased visibility of veins on our hands. While most patients understand the importance of facial rejuvenation, with liquid rfacelifts on the rise, the hands also need special attention. In New York City, Dr. Michele Green is a board-certified dermatologist who can formulate a particular hand rejuvenation protocol for you in her private dermatology office to get your hands looking and feeling younger than before.
The hands are particularly prone to environmental factors and sun exposure because people focus on protecting their face and neck. For instance, many individuals forget to apply sunscreen on their hands, or even if they do, they fail to reapply it when they wash their hands. As a result, sun spots and dark spots are prominent on our hands, in addition to all the other age-related issues that impact our skin. As we age, we lose collagen and elastin in our skin, which causes an increase in fine lines and wrinkles. Hand rejuvenation treatments such as the Fraxel laser, VBeam laser, Thermage, and dermal fillers, among others, can restore lost collagen, tighten skin, and renew both skin tone and skin texture.
If you’re interested in revitalizing the appearance of your aging hands, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green is a New York-based expert in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox®, VBeam, Restylane, Fraxel® laser treatment, and Thermage. With Dr. Green’s hand rejuvenation treatments, your hands will be refreshed and restored to a more youthful appearance. With over 25 years of experience as a top dermatologist in NYC, Dr. Green will incorporate cutting-edge technology to provide you with the best hand rejuvenation in New York.
What is hand rejuvenation?
During the natural aging process, there is a loss of collagen and elastin in the hands, which makes your tendons and veins more visible. The hands also receive as much sun exposure as the face but are often neglected regarding sun protection. This sun damage speeds up the aging process and makes your hands look even older. Hand aging takes on the appearance of age spots, prominent veins and tendons, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin laxity. Thankfully, a range of non-invasive treatment options can rejuvenate them without significant downtime. Hand rejuvenation treatments aim to revitalize the hands and restore a youthful appearance, improving skin laxity, elasticity, firmness, and plumpness. Dr. Green uses several techniques to improve the appearance of aging or sun-damaged hands, from laser treatments to dermal fillers and resurfacing, among other modalities.
Some of the most common hand rejuvenation treatments include Fraxel laser, VBeam laser, AlexTrivantage laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), dermal fillers, and Thermage, among other options. The Fraxel laser, Intense Pulsed Light laser, and AlexTrivantage can remove sun damage, sun spots, and other forms of hyperpigmentation to even out skin tone. The VBeam laser is a pulsed dye laser (PDL) that works via selective thermolysis to target red pigment (blood and blood vessels) and can be used to remove spider veins and reduce any redness in the skin. The Thermage laser delivers radiofrequency (RF) heat deep into the dermis to stimulate new collagen and elastin for skin tightening and reducing skin laxity. Dermal filler injections with Juvederm and Restylane, both hyaluronic acid fillers, can restore lost volume and plumpness while stimulating collagen. Topical creams like hydroquinone can also improve discoloration and are often combined with other treatments for optimal results. Dr. Green’s combination approach provides the best results for hand rejuvenation, restoring youthful volume, and improving skin tone and texture.
Hand Fillers: Radiesse and Restylane Lyft
When it comes to aging, loss of volume is one of the most common concerns. Volume loss is reflected in both our hands as well as in our faces. With age, the skin loses fatty tissue, collagen, and elastin, causing the appearance of more prominent veins and tendons on the back of the hands. Thankfully, non-invasive treatment options do not require plastic surgery with significant downtime, recovery, and side effects. Hand fillers are among the most popular hand rejuvenation treatment options that patients often seek.
Dermal fillers can be injected into the back of the hands for complete rejuvenation, volume restoration, and plumping effect. Restylane Lyft (hyaluronic acid) and Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite) are the only two dermal fillers that are FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation and augmentation. However, other hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane-L and Juvederm are commonly used off-label by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for hand rejuvenation. Hyaluronic acid fillers produce an immediate plumping effect and hydration, stimulating collagen synthesis for firmer, youthful-looking skin. Sculptra is another popular liquid dermal filler that contains the active ingredient poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). Sculptra gradually restores natural-looking volume by stimulating fibroblasts that contribute to collagen synthesis. Hand fillers are an excellent treatment option to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons on the back of the hands without significant downtime.
Who is a good candidate for hand rejuvenation treatment?
The best candidates for hand rejuvenation are patients aged 21 or older who are unhappy with the appearance of their hands and want to restore tone, texture, and volume to the skin. Additionally, patients who suffer from a great deal of sun damage and have sunspots, hyperpigmentation, and age spots on their hands or have any signs of crepiness, bony prominence, or protruding veins are good candidates for hand rejuvenation treatments. To determine the safest and most effective treatment options, it is best to talk to a board-certified dermatologist before engaging in hand rejuvenation treatments.
Hand Rejuvenation Treatment Options
There are many ways to rejuvenate the hands that do not rely on plastic surgery. The following list is some of the possible hand rejuvenation treatments available. The best treatment option for you depends on your concerns, whether skin laxity or hyperpigmentation. After an open dialogue with expert dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, she will decide the best treatment option for your needs. Dr. Green will also consider your skin tone since specific treatments can cause adverse side effects like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Fraxel laser – The Fraxel laser is a skin resurfacing laser that uses fractional laser technology to create microscopic treatment zones on the skin. The laser helps stimulate new collagen while removing the top layer of the skin to reveal fresh, healthy skin that is more even in tone and texture. This laser is excellent for removing sun spots, sun damage, and unwanted pigment while improving skin texture.
- IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) – IPL is a photo rejuvenation therapy that uses different wavelengths of light to specifically target skin concerns on the hands and undo visible damage caused by the sun, pollution, and environmental stresses. It can treat dark spots, sun damage, skin laxity, and aging skin.
- Hand Fillers – Dermal fillers (such as Juvederm, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra, and Radiesse) are often composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural ingredient that is found within our bodies and which can naturally plump up our skin. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that can pull and hold moisture from the environment for hydration and plumping. Filler injections are great for restoring lost volume and thus minimizing the appearance of wrinkles, and HA fillers have also been shown to stimulate collagen synthesis.
- Thermage – Thermage® FLX is the gold standard for non-invasive skin tightening. It uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the deeper dermal layer of the skin, stimulating collagen regeneration and reducing skin laxity. This results in tighter, firmer skin with less visible wrinkles and looks and feels younger. With just one treatment and zero downtime, Thermage can improve skin texture and skin laxity on the back of the hands.
- VBeam Laser – VBeam® Laser is a pulsed dye laser treatment used for over 20 years to remove spider veins and redness from the skin. It uses a 595nm wavelength that safely and effectively removes only the red pigment within the skin while leaving the rest of your skin intact.
- Chemical Peels – Chemical peels use chemical solutions to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, thus removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and stimulating new collagen. By revealing healthy, new skin cells, chemical peels help to improve discoloration, pigmentation, and fine lines. The result of chemical peels is a healthier, brighter complexion that is more even in skin tone and texture.
- Skincare ingredients such as retinoids, Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), and skin-lightening creams can help improve overall skin condition. They can provide optimal results when combined with cosmetic procedures to remove sun damage and sunspots.
Retinol is the gold-standard anti-aging ingredient backed by decades of research and anecdotal evidence. It stimulates collagen, diminishes pigmentation, and accelerates skin cell turnover. AHAs are chemical exfoliants that gently weaken the bond between skin cells to slough off the top layer of dead skin cells. Hydroquinone, a popular skin-lightening ingredient, can also be used on the hands to improve the appearance of sun spots, age spots, and other hyperpigmentation.
What is the best treatment for hand rejuvenation?
The “best” treatment for hand rejuvenation depends on the specific skin concerns you want to address and your skin type. No one “best” technique works for all patients. Depending on your needs, you may benefit more from specific treatments than others, though most patients prefer non-invasive treatment options instead of surgical procedures. If you struggle with loose skin on the hands, the Thermage FLX skin tightening treatment may suit you. If you are dealing with sunspots and discoloration, skin resurfacing lasers like the Fraxel or the AlexTrivantage laser may be the most helpful treatment option. If prominent veins are a concern, a combination of dermal fillers and sclerotherapy may be appropriate. When you work with Dr. Green, she carefully considers your medical history, current skin condition, and individual aesthetic goals to create a custom treatment plan that best meets your needs.
59 Year Old Male, AlexTrivantage for sun spots, 2 month post treatment, 2 treatments
Can dermal fillers work for hand rejuvenation?
Dermal fillers are an innovative cosmetic treatment in dermatology due to their safe and effective treatment for various areas of the body. Several dermal fillers, including Radiesse, Sculptra, and Restylane Lyft, are safe to use on the hands and offer volume restoration and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin of the hands. Though not all dermal filler formulations are designed to treat the hands, Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler), Sculptra (poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler), and Restylane Lyft (hyaluronic acid dermal filler) are excellent options to rejuvenate the hands by promoting collagen development at and around the injection site and restoring lost volume.
Similar to procedures done on one’s face, dermal fillers can plump up the skin and renew the hands by being injected beneath the skin. Dr. Green uses a variety of dermal fillers to refresh the hands and replace lost collagen in the skin. Sculptra, Restylane, and Radiesse are all effective injectable fillers for restoring lost volume. Radiesse was the first filler FDA-approved for the back of the hands. This filler works immediately by adding volume under the skin and stimulating your body’s natural collagen production over time. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results beneficial in both the short and long term.
Sculptra® injections work similarly to Radiesse® in that Sculptra is a bio-stimulator that stimulates new collagen production to replace what was lost over time. Recently, the hyaluronic acid filler Restylane® Lyft (formerly known as Perlane) was FDA-approved to replace volume loss in the back of the hands. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers use a naturally occurring substance in the body to stimulate collagen production, helping to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Some plastic surgeons prefer fat grafting or fat transfer for the hands, transferring unwanted fat from other body areas to the hands for soft tissue augmentation and to replace lost volume. Dr. Green doesn’t perform fat grafting or recommend plastic surgery since this technique requires liposuction first and then fat transfer to the hands on the same visit. She believes in creating increased accessibility to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that do not require unwanted downtime and have fewer health risks than invasive procedures. For the best cosmetic results, Dr. Green often layers different dermal fillers to effectively replace the loss of volume and refresh the appearance of your hands. The only side effect of this hand rejuvenation procedure is occasional bruising and swelling from the dermal fillers, so there is minimal downtime.
Age spots and brown spot treatment for hand rejuvenation
Sun damage affects our skin, including the back of our hands. The hands are often neglected regarding sun protection and sunscreen application, and the effects of sun damage are often noticed later with age. Many effective treatment options are available to remove sun spots and age spots from sun exposure. Depending on the degree of sun damage and your skin type, several different laser treatment options exist to remove these sunspots. The Fraxel Dual laser is the gold standard for laser skin resurfacing and can remove superficial pigmentation, sun damage, and brown spots on the skin surface with minimal downtime. Another prevalent method is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), as this type of light can treat wrinkles, sun spots, and redness on the back of hands with no downtime. Dr. Green utilizes Candela’s AlexTrivantage laser for deeper and more prominent sunspots. Dr. Green’s protocol often combines the Fraxel laser for fine lines and sun damage with the AlexTrivantage laser for individual sun spots for complete hand rejuvenation. One of the benefits of the Fraxel laser treatment is that through micro pulses of laser energy, there is an increase in collagen production and overall younger-looking skin.
Like chemical peels for facial discoloration and sun damage, sunspots on the hands and forearms can be treated with chemical peels. Hydroquinone and retinoids can also be combined with chemical peels to rejuvenate the skin, reduce pigmentation, increase skin turnover, and improve skin tone and texture. One of the benefits of having chemical peels on distinct treatment areas, such as your face, arms, hands, back, or neck, is that you can customize your treatments to the specific area of damage. With each site, you can improve tone, texture, pigmentation, and fine lines for younger-looking skin. Peels and laser treatments require minimal downtime and are the most popular hand rejuvenation procedures.
Skin tightening for hand rejuvenation
Thermage is a popular option for skin tightening and can be used to restore any area of the face or body, including the hands. It is an excellent option for hand rejuvenation and can help reduce the appearance of crepey skin on the back of the hands, which often appears as we age. New collagen is formed through radiofrequency heat, restoring and rejuvenating the hands. Over time, the new collagen builds and thickens your skin, so your hands look firmer and younger. The best results are seen within six months of the procedure since collagen takes time to accumulate. Only one treatment of Thermage is necessary for long-lasting results that can last up to two years, although we recommend getting a Thermage once a year for consistently youthful hands.
Dr. Green offers the latest technology by providing her patients with the new Thermage FLX. Thermage FLX builds off the radiofrequency innovations of the first Thermage device but has enhancements to improve patients’ comfort and treatment speed. Thermage FLX’s handheld device has a broader treatment tip that can cover 25% more surface area, offering increased coverage and comfort. Thermage FLX has AccuREP™ patented algorithmic technology that delivers real-time adjustments on a per-pulse basis, helping create greater precision in every treatment.
What is the best laser for skin rejuvenation?
Regarding laser skin rejuvenation, several non-invasive lasers can help improve the hands’ appearance. The V-Beam laser or Intense Pulsed Light may be best if you struggle with discoloration or redness due to prominent veins. The Fraxel Dual laser, AlexTrivantage, and Intense Pulsed Light lasers can help revitalize the skin for those struggling with brown spots or age spots on the hands. Additionally, if you’re dealing with sagging skin, crepey skin, or skin laxity, Thermage FLX can help boost new collagen and restore the firmness of the hands. Regardless of your hand rejuvenation needs, excellent non-invasive solutions can help, and some laser skin resurfacing treatments can even be combined to optimize the treatment plan. The best laser for skin rejuvenation depends on your specific skin concerns.
Restylane for hand rejuvenation – 3 months
Does hand rejuvenation really work?
Yes! Although brown spots, wrinkles, and prominent veins on the hands are all-natural aspects of the aging process, non-invasive hand rejuvenation techniques can safely and effectively reduce the appearance of aging on the hands. Hand rejuvenation treatments like laser skin resurfacing, sclerotherapy, chemical peels, topical treatments, and dermal fillers are all highly successful methods to rejuvenate the hands. Suppose you are looking for hand rejuvenation options. In that case, it is recommended to consult a board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, to achieve the best cosmetic results without unwanted side effects. Dr. Green has over two decades of experience in non-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques and has helped countless patients revitalize the appearance of their hands.
How is hand rejuvenation done?
The first step towards hand rejuvenation is to schedule an initial consultation with a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green. During the consultation, you will discuss your aesthetic hand goals – whether you are concerned with sun spots, skin tightening, volume restoration, or all of the above. Dr. Green will then review treatment options and answer any questions you may have. Afterward, you will schedule an appointment that works best with your schedule to undergo the treatment – whether it is Fraxel laser, Thermage, or a combination of treatments. Specific hand rejuvenation treatment options will require a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort or pain you may feel during the procedure. In these cases, Dr. Green will prescribe numbing cream that must be applied in a thick layer one hour before the appointment.
If you are undergoing hand fillers, you will be advised to avoid blood thinning agents like aspirin, Coumadin, Warfarin, fish oil, vitamin E, and multivitamins for one week before to minimize bruising and swelling. For similar reasons, it is best to avoid alcohol 48 hours before injections, as alcohol acts as a vasodilator and contributes to bruising and swelling. Multiple treatment sessions may be needed to achieve optimal cosmetic results depending on the type of treatment, the severity of the sun damage and skin concerns, and your personal aesthetic goals.
What is used for hand rejuvenation?
Several different treatment options can be used for hand rejuvenation. After carefully assessing your hands and aesthetic goals, Dr. Green will help you navigate the best cosmetic treatments. These treatments may include the Fraxel laser, Intense Pulsed Light, AlexTrivantage laser, chemical peels, Thermage, and dermal fillers. The Fraxel laser, AlexTrivantage, and dermal fillers require a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort or pain you may feel during the treatment. In this case, Dr. Green will prescribe a numbing cream to be applied in a thick layer one hour before your appointment. The numbing cream and the treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned before the procedure. After the procedure, Dr. Green may recommend specific skin care products or a skincare protocol to maintain and prolong your ideal cosmetic results.
What are the results of hand rejuvenation treatment?
The results of hand rejuvenation treatments are dependent on what you are trying to treat and the results you are trying to achieve. Different treatment options will yield specific results and may have varying times before results show. Some procedures, such as dermal fillers like Restylane, provide immediate results as soon as the process is complete. However, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers typically take up to two weeks to fully integrate into the skin, as there may be temporary bruising and swelling with any cosmetic injections. Dr. Green will have you return about two weeks post-injections to see if additional treatment is needed. Other dermal fillers, such as Sculptra injections, can take up to six weeks for optimal results since it takes time for collagen to build up. Laser treatments can take one or multiple treatments to reverse sun damage and remove brown spots. With minimally-invasive lasers, such as the AlexTrivantage laser, sunspots can often be treated in one to two sessions, with only a few days of recovery. Thermage laser treatment takes longer to see the cosmetic results, as collagen remodeling and full cosmetic effect can take 4 to 6 months. These procedures all work towards making your hands look and feel younger.
AlexTrivantage for sun spots, 1 month post treatment
How long does hand rejuvenation last?
The length of time hand rejuvenation lasts depends on what treatment is used. The Fraxel and IPL are used to reverse environmental damage to your hands and can have long-lasting results. However, proper sun avoidance and sunscreen application are crucial to prevent new sun damage from occurring. Furthermore, some laser treatments increase the photosensitivity of the treated areas and make the skin more prone to sun damage and sunburn. Therefore, we recommend that patients incorporate a lightweight SPF 30 or higher sunscreen into their daily skincare routine to maintain and prolong any hand rejuvenation treatment results. With no new sun exposure, combined with laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, or doctor-recommended topical treatments, the dark spots and sun damage on the back of the hands will be reversed.
Other treatments that add volume to the hands, like dermal fillers, can last from at least six months to 12 months, depending on which type of dermal filler is utilized. Restylane lasts approximately six to nine months, whereas Sculptra injections can last up to two years. Most patients return for touch-up injections periodically to maintain these cosmetic results. For patients engaging in Thermage FLX treatment, results can also last up to two years. Patients often return for touch-up treatments to improve skin elasticity and maintain the best cosmetic results.
How can I get rid of large veins on my hands?
One of the most noticeable signs of aging in the hands is broken blood vessels and prominent veins. Though prominent veins cannot necessarily be “cured,” many undesirable effects can be reversed and reduced via non-invasive hand rejuvenation treatments. Prominent veins can often lead to redness and discoloration on the skin, which can be treated via skin resurfacing lasers. Additionally, the appearance of veins can be treated via sclerotherapy, which can shrink blood vessels and significantly reduce the spider veins. Dermal filler injections are also a popular hand rejuvenation option. By injecting hyaluronic acid fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, the skin’s volume and plumpness are restored, and prominent veins in your hands become much less noticeable. Dermal fillers will replenish lost volume, increase collagen production, and restore a youthful appearance. Additionally, any redness, broken capillaries, and broken blood vessels can be treated with IPL and the VBeam laser.
How much does hand rejuvenation cost?
Hand rejuvenation costs depend on the treatment option, geographic location, and doctor’s experience. Laser treatment can vary in price from $1,000 to $2,000, depending on the type of laser needed. Dermal fillers differ in price based on the amount of filler needed and the kind required to restore the lost volume. These prices vary greatly depending on your state and city and whether you are going to a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist or a MedSpa. A MedSpa typically charges lower prices than dermatology offices, but they do not have the experience and expertise that a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green has. Studies have shown that the risk of developing unwanted side effects is significantly reduced when a board-certified dermatologist performs cosmetic dermatological procedures. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and is an expert injector and skincare specialist. She will help create a customized hand rejuvenation plan that will yield optimal, long-lasting results while minimizing unwanted side effects.
Skincare for hand rejuvenation
Regarding hand rejuvenation, various skincare options can help revitalize the hands. Retinoids and retinol-based creams and serums can help rejuvenate the skin by promoting cell turnover, stimulating collagen production, and decreasing unwanted pigmentation to create a more youthful appearance. If patients are concerned with brown spots, sun damage, or discoloration on the back of their hands, they may benefit from hydroquinone. Prescription lightening creams generally contain a 4% concentration of hydroquinone for optimal skin lightening.
Regarding anti-aging solutions for the skin, vitamin C serum is excellent for nourishing the skin and preventing free radical damage and oxidative stress that contributes to aging. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates collagen production and increases skin cell turnover. This works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne while slowing down early skin aging and preventing sun damage. Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABS offers her popular Vita-C serum to help her patients rejuvenate skin on the face, hands, neck, and chest.
The most effective approach for patients seeking to prevent further signs of aging is using a daily non-comedogenic moisturizer and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours or after swimming or hand washing for optimal sun protection. MGSKINLABS offers a variety of helpful moisturizers and moisturizing sunscreens, including Absolute Recovery Anti-Wrinkle Cream for ultimate hydration and skin rejuvenation and Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen, a top-rated sunscreen due to its non-greasy formulation and quick absorption.
Does Restoring Hand Treatment Work?
City Beauty’s Restoring Hand Treatment has the skincare world buzzing for its claim to rejuvenate and firm the hands. Notable ingredients in this hand cream include prickly pear stem extract for antioxidant properties and hydration, green and brown microalgae for locking in hydration, and licorice root and marine extract blend for diminishing pigmentation. This product also contains hyaluronic acid, a humectant that aids in hydration and plumping effect, shea butter for skin nourishment, and allantoin for a soothing effect. There are positive reviews for this product online, and City Beauty even shares a small user group study in which 96% observed improvement in hydration, 92% marked improvement in elasticity, and 88% observed improvement in crepiness after 12 weeks of use (disclaimer: the study was conducted by City Beauty). Whether these natural ingredients work for hand rejuvenation requires further research, but it does contain hydrating ingredients that can soften and plump the skin. Topical creams will generally not have comparable rejuvenating effects to hand filler injections or cosmetic laser treatments.
Is hand rejuvenation safe?
Hand rejuvenation is a safe and effective way to reverse the signs of the natural aging process on aging hands. Dr. Green will start the hand rejuvenation treatment process by examining the treatment area and discussing your aesthetic goals. She will then determine the treatment or series of treatments that best meet your needs. Patients can turn to dermal fillers, such as Restylane Lyft and Radiesse, to restore lost volume in the hands, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, bones, and visible veins. Both Radiesse and Restylane Lyft are FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation, meaning they have undergone rigorous clinical trials demonstrating that they are safe and effective for their intended use. Laser resurfacing treatments are also safe and effective for tightening the skin and eliminating the appearance of hyperpigmentation. However, patients with darker skin are at a higher risk of developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation due to laser treatment. Dr. Green is an expert at treating patients of all skin types and carefully chooses safe treatment options. To avoid the risk of serious adverse events, it is essential to seek treatment from an expert, board-certified dermatologist such as Dr. Green.
Is hand rejuvenation permanent?
Hand rejuvenation is a long-lasting treatment option for patients looking to reverse signs of the natural aging process in the hands, including wrinkles, volume loss, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and visible veins and bones. Several treatment options address different concerns, including dermal fillers for volume loss, Fraxel laser, chemical peels, IPL for uneven skin tone and texture, and sclerotherapy for visible veins. While these treatment options are not permanent, the effects are long-lasting and can be repeated annually to maintain the treatment results.
How to rejuvenate aging hands
The best first step for rejuvenating aging hands is to schedule a consultation appointment with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green. Dr. Green’s Upper East Side, New York City office has many safe and effective non-surgical treatment options with long-lasting results to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin laxity, visible veins, hyperpigmentation, and crepy skin. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to loose, thin skin, which, on the hands, can emphasize the appearance of the bones and veins. To restore lost volume on the hands, Dr. Green often turns to dermal fillers like Radiesse and Restylane Lyft, which are FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation. High skin laxity may also require a skin tightening treatment, such as Thermage laser, for tight, firm, youthful-looking skin. The hands are often exposed to the sun without protection, leading to sun damage and the development of age spots. To reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, Dr. Green may employ the Fraxel laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser, or chemical peels, which improve skin tone and texture for full anti-aging results.
How do I prepare for my hand rejuvenation treatment?
Dr. Green will discuss the best hand rejuvenation options during your initial consultation. If you are scheduled for laser treatments, strict sun avoidance is necessary. Laser treatments such as Fraxel and IPL cannot be performed on tanned skin. If dermal filler procedures are scheduled, it is advised to refrain from aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Motrin, St. John’s Wort, oral Vitamin E, multivitamins, herbal supplements, and any blood thinners for at least ten days before your procedure to avoid bruising.
How do I get started with hand rejuvenation today?
The hands are frequently forgotten when maintaining a regular skincare routine and proper sun protection. After years of sun exposure, frequent hand washing and cleaning, and daily activities, the hands are often one of the first places that the signs of aging begin to appear. Due to the loss of collagen and elastin that occurs as part of the natural aging process, the skin on the back of the hands can become dull and crepey, lose elasticity, develop sun spots and age spots, and the appearance of veins and tendons on your hands may become exacerbated. Thankfully, Dr. Green is here to help, offering a host of non-invasive cosmetic treatment options for ultimate hand rejuvenation that require minimal downtime.
Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology, with over 25 years of experience providing her patients from around the globe with the best non-surgical treatment options available, including dermal fillers, Botox, and laser treatments, among others, to reverse the effects of the aging process. Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in New York by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. Her “less is more” philosophy, holistic approach, and utilization of the most updated technology are just a few reasons patients from all over the country come to Dr. Green for skin rejuvenation. To learn more about hand rejuvenation treatments and which procedures would be best for you, please call the office of Dr. Michele Green today at 212 535 3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns.
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