Have you ever reached out to squeeze a baby’s cheek or kiss your spouse, but stopped because your hands scared you? Trust us, you are not alone. Our hands age just like the rest of our body but, did you know that our hands can actually show a bit more of your age than you bargained for? Due to a combination of UV damage and natural aging, our hands can really start to look withered before their time.
Consider this: our hands see more UV rays than any other part of our bodies (other than the face, but that is probably protected by sunscreen at least part of the time). Our hands also lose fat and connective tissue naturally as we age. Combine the two, and you can end up with some frail, spotted hands. But don’t start worrying just yet. We have some treatments that might help turn those aging hands back into the hands you remember.
The dermal fillers used to restore a fuller face can also help our deflated, bony hands. Fillers such as Juvederm can safely be injected into the back of the hands to hide tendons, joints, and veins (at least temporarily). Treatments are short and require little to no recovery time, so you could have those amazing hands in time for your next summer soiree.
Depending on your specific concerns, your physician may recommend other fillers or procedures to restore volume to your hands.
Laser treatments can help to give you a more youthful pair of hands, by gently revealing the brighter, healthier skin below. Using lasers to remove damaged layers of skin is a safe and effective way to bring a youthful look to your face, so why not make sure your hands match? Don’t let your age spots give you away, and make sure your whole look complements you with a complete hand rejuvenation series.
If you’re interested in more youthful hands to match your youthful face, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (631) 424-6707 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rhee today.