The hands have an intricate and delicate design of bones, nerves, muscles, and veins that are superbly covered with a layer of fat and skin. The joints require excess skin to accommodate moving, so the aging process may go unnoticed until years after it begins. Fortunately, today’s cosmetic technologies give you hand rejuvenation options, such as laser resurfacing and Restylane® Lyft.
The Effects of Aging on the Hands
The hands are one of the areas of your body that is constantly exposed to sunlight, so the aging process is triggered by both sun damage and your chronological age. Most skin aging is due to UV rays from the sun that change the pigment and break down collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. If you spend a great deal of time in the sun before age 30, your skin may age faster compared to people who had limited exposure. When you reach your 30s, the chronological aging begins. Your hands may develop dark spots, uneven skin color, and fine lines. At this age, your body develops less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid each year, and you start to see more obvious wrinkles. This is compounded by a breakdown of fat in your hands that reveals the bones and veins.
Treating Superficial Damage
Dr. Brothers uses a two-step process for hand rejuvenation. The first is laser resurfacing to lighten age spots, correct sun damage and minimize fine lines and mild wrinkles. The treatment also helps to stimulate natural collagen production that works as a natural volumizer for the skin. After the procedure, your hands feel soft and have a rejuvenated appearance. Collagen production takes about one to two months, so the skin gradually looks firmer.
Replenishing Volume and Hydration
The second stage of our hand rejuvenation treatment involves injecting Restylane® Lyft into the skin. The product contains hyaluronic acid that has the unique property of binding with water. The gel adds an immediate volume to the skin. As more water is attracted and maintained with the skin, your hands look and feel supple and younger. The combination of higher levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid helps to hide the bones and veins of the hands.
Have You Considered Hand Rejuvenation? Contact Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta.
Hand rejuvenation should be a part of any anti-aging plan. After all, you don’t want to focus only on your face and have your hands give you away. To learn more about our unique two-step hand rejuvenation treatment, contact Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta to schedule a consultation.