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Aging Hands and How to Treat Them

When it comes to the signs of aging, we often obsess over every wrinkle and line on our face. Collectively, Americans spend millions of dollars every year in search of that perfect serum that promises to reduce or even eliminate any sign of aging on our faces. But, while we’re busy trying to turn back time, our hands are giving away the truth. You see, it’s not just your face that shows aging. Your hands are just as susceptible to the signs of aging as your face.

In this blog, we are going to look at the various symptoms of aging hands and what you can do to treat them.

Sun spots

Now, sun spots aren’t exclusively linked to aging. The actual cause for sun spots is excessive sun exposure. However, they do have a tendency to appear more pronounced among people above the age of 50. This is why most people interpret these spots as a sign of aging.

So, if you’re a 50+-year-old person who’s spending time under the sun, don’t be surprised when these age spots show up on your hand.

Crepey skin

Crepey Skin is characterized by a crumpled and wrinkled-like appearance of the skin on the back of your hands. Crepey skin is the result of the reduction of  Collagen and Elastin levels in your skin as you age. Elastin and Collagen are proteins that allow your skin to contract and stretch, providing your skin with a youthful appearance.

But, once those levels drop, your skin loses that youthful appearance. Crepey skin is more likely to form in areas that are pulled or stretched more often. So, hands are an obvious location, considering that the skin on your hands is stretched and pulled almost all the time.

Crepey skin doesn’t form all of a sudden. The process is gradual and you won’t even notice it in the initial stages.

Scaly skin

Scaly skin on the hands is also a sign of aging, and it is characterized by the dry, flaking skin. While there isn’t one specific cause for this condition, scaly skin is pretty common in dry climates and can cause you to look much older.

Treating aging hands

So, how do you treat aging hands? Well, there are a host of anti-aging treatments that one can opt for depending on the specific cause of aging hands and other factors.

At the Asarch Center for Dermatology & Aesthetics, we offer an extensive list of anti-aging treatments that specifically focus on areas of the body other than the face. Some of our treatments include:

  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Fractional Laser
  • Salt Peel Microdermabrasion
  • Vibraderm

To know which particular treatment option is the best for your aging hands, please visit our website – https://www.asarchcenter.com/areas/anti-aging/.

 

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