They say that if you want to know how old a woman is, look at her hands. That may have once been the case, but today there are cosmetic treatments available that can truly make your hands look years younger.
As we age, certain changes take place in the hands that make them look aged. The veins on the backs of the hands may become prominent. The hands lose volume, predominantly through the loss of collagen and fat. There is also a loss of elasticity in the skin. The result is a more prominent appearance of veins, tendons and bones. In addition, there are commonly changes in the appearance of the skin, with the development of wrinkles and brown sun spots.
Depending on a patient’s particular problems, one or more treatment modalities can now be used to restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. These include:
Hand Vein Treatments
Prominent veins on the backs of the hands are tell-tale signs of aging. These veins are relatively easy to eliminate by procedures such as sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment (EVLT), and microphlebectomies. Sclerotherapy is simply injection of a solution directly into the veins. EVLT involves passage of a tiny fiber into the veins and delivering laser energy to close the vein. Microphlebectomies are actual removal of the veins through tiny incisions. Sclerotherapy, EVLT and microphlebectomies are all simple outpatient procedures that are remarkably successful in the elimination of hand veins.
Hand volume can be restored through the injection of synthetic dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm UltraPlus, Radiesse, or fat harvested from other areas of the body (such as the thigh or buttocks). The injections are made under the skin to effectively plump up the hands, thereby smoothing out wrinkles and making the hands look young and healthy.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Lasers
IPL and Lasers can be used to remove skin pigment changes such as blemishes, vascular lesions and age spots. These devices can be used on most skin types. Several treatments may be needed to see desired results.
If you want to learn more about Hand Rejuvenation, contact Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center at 310-986-6500 and make an appointment today. Our expert staff will listen to your needs and concerns, answer your questions with patience and compassion, and help you choose the best possible treatment for your particular situation.