Our hands bear the brunt of our daily activities – being constantly exposed to sunlight, frequent hand washing and sanitising, household chemicals, as well as the general process of ageing. Therefore, our hands require extra TLC.
Fortunately, there are many treatment options to reverse signs of ageing on our hands.
For pigmentation and age spots on your hands:
You can consider lasers such as Revlite and BBL, which target pigmentation and break them down. These lasers also restore healthy skin colour to the back of the hands, making them appear more youthful. Skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen, which translates to firmer skin and a reduction in fine lines if the treatments are done regularly.
For wrinkles and skin laxity:
STAR (Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation) is an innovative feature of BBL which uses broadband and infrared light energy to deeply heat the skin, which renews collagen formation, increases skin firmness, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. The treated area is protected via sapphire contact cooling, so the treatment is comfortable and relaxing.
Fotona laser uses different laser modalities to improve skin tone, quality, and texture. It repairs deeper imperfections and damage from UV exposure and ageing, increases collagen production, and also tightens skin, to restore more youthful looking skin. This non-ablative laser is non-invasive and does not have any downtime – you can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.
For thin skin and prominent veins or tendons:
Profhilo, an injectable hyaluronic acid product, stimulates stem cells in the skin which results in skin remodelling. It has been shown to increase collagen and elastin by 12 times and skin hydration by 20%, while lasting 8 times longer than non-cross linked hyaluronic acid. Skin on the hands is plumped and tightened, and wrinkles that developed as a result of collagen loss are reduced.
With age, skin and other fat tissues are depleted and lost. This loss in volume gives rise to a “skeletonised” appearance of the hands, with protruding veins and tendons. Dermal fillers are a minimally-invasive treatment to restore lost volume to the hands. Results are natural in appearance, and can last for up to a year.
Have you been neglecting caring for your hands? Consult our doctors for further advice.
26 July 2021