Treatments and Preventative Measures to Keep Your Hands Looking Youthful
People place a lot of emphasis on caring for their skin. The face, neck and in most cases, the hands are one of the first indicators of age. The problem is, most people don’t know how to address these common issues.
While it is more common to have facial and body procedures done, the hands are often one of the most neglected parts on the body, yet they do so much for us every day. The hands are used for regular functionality but are still overlooked in terms of maintaining the skin and retaining their youthful appearance.
This season show your hands some TLC and take care of them so they can continue to take care of you!
Why Your Hands Show Signs of Aging
There are a few reasons why your hands look older. One of the most common among them being sun spots, or age spots that develop over time. These are the dark spots on the back of the hand resulting from excessive sun exposure and become more prominent with age.
Another cause is from having crepe-like skin. This is when collagen damage has thinned the skin, resulting in a wrinkly texture and appearance. Dry patches, stained nails and unkept cuticles are also significant factors contributing to older-looking hands.
There are several effective ways to circumvent this dilemma. Discover various skincare treatments that will make a difference to your hands and find out which one is best for you.
First, Let’s Look at Preventative Measures
There are some preventative measures you can take regularly to help retain the youthfulness, elasticity, and smooth texture of the skin on your hands.
We’ve said it before – SPF is crucial. An SPF of 30 or higher should be used on your face, neck, and hands regularly and reapplied throughout the day to ensure protection against sun exposure – a major contributor to aging skin.
Read More: Why Sunscreen is so Important
Wearing gloves during harsh weather or extreme sports can help protect your hands from showing signs of aging. When golfing, cycling, gardening, or in extreme heat or cold, gloves are crucial for skin protection. Washing dishes with gloves on can also protect the hands from abrasive chemicals that may be used, and to prevent wrinkles in the skin.
Read More: Prevent Wrinkles – Don’t Just Treat Them
Beyond Hand Creams – Treatments to Help Restore Youthful Hands
There are a few treatments available to restore your skin’s youthful appearance – and we’re not talking simple hand creams. While hand creams are great for keep moisture in the hands, when the skin’s texture and appearance starts to change, it’s crucial to look beyond the drug store. These treatments have been proven to restore the skin, providing a smooth and ageless texture to the hands.
These skincare treatments include:
Fraxel Laser Resurfacing
This treatment is a non-ablative method that resurfaces the skin without removing an entire layer. It helps with acne scars, brown spots, fine and deep wrinkles, dilated pores, age, dry and rough spots. The treatment requires tiny pulses of laser energy to penetrate the epidermis and dermis, helping the tissue reinforce itself for a smoother appearance.
Stem Cell Microneedling
This is an increasingly popular treatment option in cosmetic dermatology that has significantly less downtime than Fraxel Laser Resurfacing. During this process, the skin is gently punctured with tiny, sterile, medical-grade stainless steel needles to trigger the development of new collagen and elastin. The process is safe, minimally invasive, and non-ablative.
Read More: 6 Crucial Tips for Microneedling Aftercare
Juvederm® and Restylane
Juvederm® and Restylane are injectable fillers that produce great cosmetic results for the hands. Juvederm® has an entire line proven to deliver smooth, natural-looking results that last and Restylane was approved by the FDA as the first HA dermal filler for the back of the hands.
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
IPL Therapy, also known as a Photo Facial and Photo Rejuvenation is non-invasive and delivered through a broad spectrum of light. This helps treat broken capillaries, brown spots and fine lines. IPL treatment is a popular treatment option in smoothing and restoring skin on the hands.
Maintain Results with State-of-the-Art Skincare Products
The team at Tosoni MD uses the best products on the market to maintain smooth, radiant skin. We understand the importance of keeping a youthful appearance at any age. We offer SkinMedica™, AnteAGE MD®, SkinCeuticals®, Colorescience, Vivier™, and many other premium-quality products to help you achieve the results you’re looking for.
For more information on rejuvenating the hands and different treatment options that offer superior results, contact the team at Tosoni MD for a consultation and see how Dr. Tosoni can assist in restoring your skins’ appearance for years to come.
Dr. Caroline Tosoni pursued her Medical Degree at McMaster University and completed her post-graduate medical residency in Family Medicine through the University of Ottawa in 1998. Fluently bilingual in French and English, she opened her medical practice in Ottawa in July of 1998. Since 2000, Dr. Tosoni has focused her medical practice on Cosmetic Dermatology and has received extensive training and obtained multiple certifications in various medical cosmetic enhancement procedures such as Phlebology, Botox® Cosmetic, Dermal Fillers, SoftLift,™ BeautiPhication,™ Belkyra injections, CoolSculpting,™ Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Laser Medicine. Dr. Caroline Tosoni is also proficient in the treatment of Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and Migraine Headaches with Botox® Therapeutic. In 2015, Dr. Tosoni’s practice officially received a Focused Practice in Dermatology designation by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.