Treatments For Aging Hands
As we get older, our bodies have a sometimes all too obvious way of revealing that fact to the public. From fine lines and facial wrinkles to sagging skin in the arms and neck, the effects of aging can easily take a toll on your appearance and self-esteem. After all, in today’s youth-centric culture, women in particular are expected to do whatever it takes to avoid looking their actual age. It’s no wonder that the pressures of society are constantly driving people to seek out the latest and greatest aesthetic treatments in the hopes of eliminating aging signs.
Of course, when most people think of the areas of the body that can most obviously display the signs of aging, they tend to picture the face and neck. However, your hands are another part of the body that can suffer the wear and tear that aging sometimes inevitably brings about.
According to Paula Young, a staff nurse and co-owner of Allentown, Pennsylvania’s Young Medical Spa, a full-service facility offering everything from laser hair removal to body sculpting and shaping, more and more patients these days are looking for ways to eliminate the signs of aging on the hands. Fortunately, she is able to offer her customers several options for treating hands that are wrinkly and worn.
Perhaps the most popular and effective method of targeting aging hands at Young Medical Spa is its specialty hand rejuvenation treatment. This procedure involves injecting a filler called Radiesse into the tops of the hands in order to diminish the appearance of pronounced veins that result from aging and thinning skin. Just as Radiesse works to fill in facial wrinkles, it also does an excellent job at filling in hand wrinkles to give aging hands a more supple appearance while also working to make prominent hand veins less noticeable. Following the Radiesse portion of Young Medical Spa’s hand rejuvenation, the treatment is continued with an intense pulsed light (IPL) laser to remove any leftover age spots or marks. This portion of the process is especially effective at eliminating the brown spots that can build up as a result of numerous years of sun damage.
Other Treatments For Aging Hands
While this type of specialized hand rejuvenation is highly successful, patients at Young Medical Spa do have other options for treating their aging hands. One alternative involves the use of microdermabrasion to exfoliate the skin on the hands and reveal layers that are smoother and younger looking. Or, patients may opt for a chemical peel, which produces a similar effect. Finally, those looking for the least invasive treatment can choose a lightening cream that will work to minimize the appearance of age spots and veins on the tops of the hands.
If your hands are starting to work against you to reveal your age, then don’t hide behind them or let them serve as a source of social discomfort. Instead, find a medical spa that offers treatment for aging hands, and get ready to start feeling better about the way your hands look.
*Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.