The hands are one of our most important features for daily use. Ironically, many of us do not take the best care of our hands, which is strange seeing as we live in a beauty conscious society which causes many of us to preserve our appearance as best as we can. Our hands can be a huge tell-tale sign of someone’s true age – just look at actresses like Jessica Parker. She’s in her forties but her hands look like that of someone twenty years her senior.
If you would like help reversing the signs of hand ageing there are anti-ageing treatments available at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic.
Combating prominent veins within the hands
Keeping your hands looking youthful involves finding the right solution to combat your ageing hand issues. Prominent veins on the backs of the hands are a common issue that can leave hands looking frail and older than they may be. This ‘veiny’ appearance to the backs of the hands happens when the collagen and elastin begin to breakdown, causing the skin to lose its elasticity. This is more noticeable on the hands due to the low fat content within the back of the hands. Luckily this issue is easily fixed with loose skin’s best friend – dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers are a non-surgical injection that provides anti-ageing results by plumping the skin where they are injected into. Injecting dermal fillers into the hands can restore a more toned appearance by restoring the plumpness to the skin in a matter of minutes. With a short procedure time of just 30 minutes (and no recovery time necessary) the treatment has gained huge popularity with patients opting for anti-ageing hand treatment.
Fighting age spots and sun damage within the hands
Another issue that some older patients suffer with are age spots and sun damage. This usually takes the form of small spots that are darker than the patient’s usual skin tone, and typically resemble freckles but can be quite a bit larger. Age spots are something that many of us associate with the elderly but they’re actually very easy to reduce and combat thanks to advances in cosmetic treatments. We know the damage that the sun can have on our skin, but many of us still do not protect our hands from harmful UV rays like we should. Luckily this slight discolouration issue can be treated with the help of IPL laser treatment.
IPL laser treatment is the latest in laser skin treatments, and is able to provide patients with visibly improved results in the look of age spots and discolouration within just one sitting. Patients who are undergoing IPL treatment to improve the look of age spots on the hands are usually advised to sit 2 sittings of the treatment in order to achieve the best results possible. IPL treatment can be performed up to 4 times but it is advised to leave a two week period between treatments. Some patients might experience a darkening and peeling to the site of the application, but this is a common side-effect of the treatment and will subside within a couple of days, leaving your hands looking younger, healthier and rejuvenated.
Wrinkles on the hands
One other issue that many patients with ageing hands often suffer with is fine lines and loss of elasticity within the hand skin. If this is something you have experienced then maybe dermaroller treatment is the anti-ageing hand treatment for you. Dermaroller is a treatment that harnesses the main basis of medical micro-needling and adapts the treatment into a format that is easier to apply to various areas of the body – including the hands. Dermaroller treatment involves using a roller that is infused with hundreds of medical micro-needles over the site of application. This effectively punctures the skin forcing the skin’s natural healing process to begin and promote the production of collagen within the skin. Over time this will produce a more toned and refined appearance to the skin, which can help to restore a youthful look to the hands. In order to gain the full results possible from dermaroler treatment for anti-ageing hand treatment patients are usually advised to sit a course of two sittings of dermaroller treatment.
Dr. Alice Hudson-Peacock is the residential cosmetic GP at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic and had this to say about anti-ageing hand treatment.
“The hands can be a dead give-away for someone’s age and as a result is makes total sense that more and more people are now opting for anti-ageing hand treatments in order to mask this. Here at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we offer a wide range of anti-ageing hand treatments that are performed by experienced cosmetic professionals. We offer a cosmetic treatment to counteract almost every ageing issue within the hands.”
If you would like more information on anti-ageing hands treatments then book your consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent, today.