Aging hands may not often be your first thought when it comes to getting older and your skin aging, however, your hands age just like the rest of you. Volume loss is the big cause – they can get deflated. Your hands also get a lot of sun damage because they’re in the sun ALL THE TIME! Treating this area ensures that you don’t have a youthful face, neck, etc. only to let your hands tell your age.
The natural aging process is mostly responsible for older looking hands. Of course, it happens sooner for some and later for others, but over time, you will see it. As the skin ages, it gets thinner and has less collagen and elastin, veins become more prominent and sun freckles/discoloration become more significant. Sun damage plays a significant role in the aging process on the hands.
On the hands and the arms.
How do we treat aging hands?
Injectable fillers are used to add volume to areas of the skin where it is lacking. They can be added where fat, collagen, or even bone has been lost and gives the skin a sagging or falling appearance or added to an area of skin that you want to augment and give a little boost. Today’s fillers are usually hyaluronic acids but can also be collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, or your own fat
Laser Skin Rejuvenation with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a way to improve skin texture and color with a laser-like device. IPL treatments, also known as photofacials, help with red and brown discoloration on the skin, especially sun damage, sun freckles, and general aging on the hands.
Laser Skin Toning with Laser Genesis is a lunchtime laser treatment that helps make your skin better over several treatments. It delivers moderately aggressive energy to the skin to stimulate improvement in texture and color over time. On the hands, it improves texture and evens out skin tone and color.
Chemical Peels (medical grade) are treatments that are applied to the skin by one of our aestheticians in the office. It usually causes the skin to peel a few days after application. The specific formulation of the chemicals in the chemical peel is designed to target discoloration, acne, or other skin conditions. Those for the hands typically peel away discoloration and signs of aging.
With offices conveniently located in Atlanta and Alpharetta, Steele Dermatology offers expert aging skincare treatments and skin care regimens for our patients. To learn which acne treatment may be right for you, schedule an appointment or give us a call at (770) 464-6000.