Are Your Hands Giving Away Your Age?
- Posted on: Jun 20 2012
New Treatments Rejuvenate Your Tell-Tale Hands.
The backs of one’s hands can be more telling about one’s age than the face and neck. Veins and tendons become more pronounced, skin texture changes with increased wrinkling and sagging and spots commonly called “liver spots” or “age spots” are visible in aged hands.
Fortunately new technologies improve tone and add volume to the hands and remove discolorations. Fillers such as Juvederm have been used for years to restore volume loss in the face. Now a similar effect can be achieved on the hands, using fillers to re-establish fullness. Increasing the volume lifts the skin and diminishes the appearance of veins and tendons producing a smoother, more youthful appearance.
In addition to filler, the Icon Pulsed Light System safely and easily removes the unsightly, flat brown spots that have resulted from years of sun exposure. After treatment, the skin in the areas treated will become dark and peel off in 7-10 days. Usually 2 to 4 treatments are needed to achieve the desired results. Adequate sunscreens are necessary at all times and the use of a skin lightening agent is also beneficial.
- DERMAspaRx Derma Luma anti-aging formula lightens pigmentation caused by sun damage—minimizing the need for cosmetic surgery or other medical procedures. Derma Luma works by inhibiting pigment (melanin) formation, accelerating skin renewal and restructuring vital skin cells, all while soothing skin, increasing moisture and stimulating collagen.
Fractional Laser treatments can be also used to improve skin tone and smooth fine lines on the hands. Creating small columns deep within the skin and on the skin’s surface stimulates the production of new collagen. The procedure leaves small areas around the laser columns untreated and that helps stimulate healing. Following treatment, patients should expect the skin to turn red resembling a sun burn which resolves in a week to 10 days.
Over the next three months, the skin continues to improve. Depending on the degree of sun damage present, three to six treatments with the fractional laser may be needed to achieve the desired results.
Your hands will look and feel more youthful in no time with in office treatment and dedication to a good skin care regimen.
Suggested follow up products from DERMAspaRx:
Sun Protection System
Intense Hand Therapy
Call us for an appointment or to order products at 303-761-7797 or visit us online at www.asarchcenter.com
To your skin health,
Dr. Richard Asarch, MD
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