They’re right in front of us all the time, and yet the hands are often overlooked when it comes to anti-aging treatments. As one of the first areas on our bodies to show signs of aging, our hands can often give away our age with telltale signs like bulging veins, thinning skin, age spots, or a bony appearance.
There are many options for hand rejuvenation in Newport Beach at BioSpa, including chemical peels, lasers, fillers, and more. Not only can these treatments help turn back the hands of time and provide a more youthful appearance, but they can also help improve skin health.
Because our hands are just as exposed as our face, proper home care and protection are essential first steps to keep them looking as youthful as possible. Proper sunscreen and moisturizer are just as necessary for our hands as they are for our face!
Crepey skin can also creep in as we age, and the skin on our hands begins to thin, dries out, and becomes more prone to bruising, breaks, and tears.
In addition to products formulated specifically for the hands to keep the skin soft, supple, and rejuvenated, there are a variety of non-surgical hand rejuvenation treatments available at our state-of-the-art medical spa in Newport Beach. These options can not only make the skin on your hands look fabulously young again, but they offer health benefits, too!
Here are some of the most popular and effective options for hand rejuvenation in Newport Beach at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery & BioSpa:
A Controlled Depth Blue Peel, or “Obagi Peel,” can help alleviate multiple skin issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, sun and age spots, and uneven pigmentation.
A trichloroacetic acid (TCA) formula mixed with a specially formulated blue base allows us to control penetration depth and customize this chemical peel to your unique skin concerns and their severity. Treatments can take about 20 minutes to complete, depending on the number of coats completed. A bluish tint remains for several days, fading as the skin begins to peel and revealing smoother, younger-looking skin.
Radiesse and HA fillers can add volume back into the tissue on the backs of the hands, plumping up the skin and turning back the hands of time with a quick and painless in-office procedure that can make a subtle and natural-looking yet immediate difference. And because the formula stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, Radiesse adds instant volume while facilitating more improvement over time. Results can last up to a year.
While dermal fillers generally address volume loss, the same intense pulsed light (IPL) used in BBL Photofacials can be used to target hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and similar signs of aging on the hands. This is one of the best ways to improve the appearance of sunspots and undo the damage caused by sun exposure. There is no downtime, and the results are long-lasting.
Some veins on the backs of our hands can begin to bulge as we age as skin loses its elasticity, subcutaneous fat, and natural collagen. When veins become too prominent, we can inject a mild chemical solution to prompt the collapse and reabsorption of the vein. The process is painless and allows the body to naturally reroute blood flow to a healthy, deeper vein to ensure proper circulation.
As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, a good candidate should have realistic goals and expectations. Hand rejuvenation is not recommended for those who smoke and are unwilling to quit, those with bleeding disorders, or severe allergies to dermal filler. Some hand rejuvenation treatments are also not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
If you meet the above criteria and you have ever looked at your hands and felt like you were looking at someone else’s – someone older – you might be a good candidate for hand rejuvenation.
We also see people who have had facial cosmetic surgery and love the results but find that their hands no longer match their rejuvenated, more youthful faces. If this is you or you would like to reverse the sun damage or smooth out the wrinkles on your hands, you have a range of hand rejuvenation options at BioSpa.
If you want to know whether any of these hand rejuvenation options are right for you, schedule a consultation with the form below or give us a call! Our skin experts can assess your concerns and help determine the right solution to address your needs.