REJUVENATION GROWS IN POPULARITY
Over the past ten years, cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate the face have become very popular, and now Americans are noticing that their hands are giving away their age, particularly when compared to a face that has benefited from multiple rejuvenation procedures. The New York Times reported in 2012 that hand rejuvenation had become popular among some newly engaged women, who were undergoing procedures to buff up the beauty of their hands to show off new engagement rings on Facebook or Twitter.
YOU ONLY LOOK AS YOUNG AS YOUR HANDS
Hands are subject to many of the same environmental stresses as the face, and in many cases, your hands may require more than a good manicure. Hands, like faces, lose volume, fat, and elasticity with aging, and the skin shrivels and becomes more translucent, which results in more noticeable veins, tendons, and bones. Many people find that years in the sun result in brown spots and ugly wrinkles, and the skin tents, which means it doesn’t bounce back into shape after a pinch. At Dermatology & Laser of Alabama, conveniently located in Mountain Brook, Alabama, we have a variety of available options to restore youth and beauty to your hands.
HAND REJUVENATION OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE
Many dermatologists report an uptick in the number of patients who are turning their attention to aging hands. Doctors widely offer a series of fillers, sometimes combined with intense pulse light therapy or laser resurfacing, which plump the skin, increase collage formation, restore elasticity, and remove ugly sun spots and discoloration.
Chemical peels can be effective on the hands, as well as on the face. Microdermabrasion also provides some benefits.
THE IDEAL TREATMENT FOR AGING HANDS
Because every patient has different needs, Dr. Sawyer will consult with you to determine the best solution to restore a youthful appearance to your hands. Radiesse has a good scaffold for collagen formation, and we have found that it is both long-lasting and natural.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Hand rejuvenation procedures are done in the office, and only take minutes. Some of our patients undergo a series of treatments, and your hand rejuvenation solution will depend upon your time frame and budget. The cost of skin rejuvenation depends upon your needs. If you have injectables, then you can expect some minor swelling, which will resolve within a week to ten days.
WHAT ABOUT HAND CREAM?
Moisturizers can plump up shriveled skin cells, but the effect is brief, and doesn’t approach the effect of a hand rejuvenation treatment. We recommend moisturizing, particularly with a cream that has a high SPF. SPF 50 or above is ideal. Moisturizing and use of a sunscreen will improve the appearance of your hands and may delay the need for more intensive treatment. Dr. Sarah Sawyer can advise you and help you create the optimum hand care regimen to preserve the youthful beauty of your hands.
CALL 205-870-3303 TODAY FOR YOUR HAND REJUVENATION CONSULTATION