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Aging is natural, however, many of us are frustrated by hands that appear less youthful than our face or body. This is no surprise, as our hands get more exposure to the sun and experience additional environmental damage, thanks to frequent hand washing and other common activities that can cause thinning skin and pigmentation issues. 

Kalos Medical Spa in Fort Worth offers several treatment options to target some issues that cause an aged appearance of the hands and to help you feel confident your hands match your overall youthfulness. 

Our team of aesthetic specialists explains why your hands may be giving your age away (or worse, adding years) and share 5 treatments for softer, more youthful-looking hands. 

Why your hands appear aged

Several factors contribute to an aged, worn appearance of your hands. The biggest culprit is the gradual loss of collagen, which helps keep your skin looking supple and youthful, but gradually starts to decrease in your 30s. The fat layer in your hands also thins with time, leading to a more skeletal or “veiny” appearance. 

Sun exposure plays a significant role in how your hands age; prolonged and unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation breaks down collagen and elastin fibers. 

Sun damage accelerates aging and causes wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone and texture. 

Your hands experience daily wear and tear as well as exposure to environmental pollutants and chemicals, all of which impact the appearance of your hands. Rest assured; there are relatively simple solutions to reviving their appearance! 

Med spa treatments for hand rejuvenation

Everyone’s hands age differently, so personalized treatments are key to ensure your primary concerns are targeted and to ensure you feel confident reaching out to hug a friend or show off a fresh manicure. 

Choosing the right treatment for you

When deciding on a hand rejuvenation treatment, consider factors such as your skin type, budget, and lifestyle. One way to think of hand care is to apply the same protocols to your hands as your face and neck. The time, products, and treatments you prefer for this area should extend to your hands to enjoy more balanced results in your overall appearance.

A consultation with an experienced aesthetician is a good approach to create a personalized treatment plan that will optimize results in your preferred time frame. 

1. Dermal fillers add youthful volume

Dermal filler injections restore volume due to fat loss and reduced collagen production to smooth out wrinkles. Using fillers for hand rejuvenation offers immediate results and minimal downtime; more than 98.2% of all patients involved in a well designed study reported improvement in the appearance of treated hands. 

The Restylane® family of fillers uses hyaluronic acid (HA) to plump the skin; for hands, we recommend Restylane Lyft to fill spaces beneath the skin and soften the appearance of prominent veins and tendons that can give hands a “bony” look and feel. HA is a natural substance found in the body and it safely breaks down the filler over time. Results last about 6 months in the hands and should be maintained with injections at necessary intervals to enjoy a lasting rejuvenated appearance. 

Another popular filler option is Radiesse; it also provides an added boost to collagen production for better skin health overall. Radiesse’s effects will wear off more gradually than Restylane Lyft; most patients experience pleasing results for about 1 year. Radiesse is often preferred by those who want a lower-maintenance solution for more youthful hands. 

2. ResurFX laser treatment improves skin’s vitality

ResurFX laser treatment uses non-ablative fractional laser technology to stimulate collagen production and noticeably improve skin texture and elasticity. This treatment precisely delivers laser energy at the optimal depth to promote your skin’s natural healing process and address many hand aging woes, such as:

  • Thin, crepey skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Droopy, lax skin
  • Scars

3. IPL Photorejuvenation diminishes surface discoloration

Intense pulsed light (IPL) technology uses a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to treat various skin concerns. IPL Photofacial targets pigmented cells and breaks them down to reveal clearer, more even-toned skin. IPL is ideal for correcting pigmentation irregularities, such as:

  • Dark spots & freckles
  • Melasma & redness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Broken capillaries (tiny blood vessels)
  • Spider veins

4. Hydrafacial MD lightens and brightens your skin

A Hydrafacial MD treatment uses a specialized hand-held device to cleanse, exfoliate, and infuse the skin with hydrating serums.

When applied to your hands, Fort Worth Hydrafacial MD treatments help smooth skin texture and increase hydration, a must-have to relieve the dryness you experience from constantly using and washing your hands and exposure to other environmental damage. 

5. Professional skincare products protect and extend your treatment results

Medical-grade skincare helps maintain a youthful and radiant complexion, and these products can also help enhance the health and beauty of your hands. Incorporating hand care into your daily skincare routine boosts the effectiveness of your hand rejuvenation treatments and helps prevent new concerns from forming.  

Remember to apply SPF to your hands! Sunscreen protects your hands from sun damage and prevents premature aging. We recommend a mineral sun block containing zinc and/or titanium for optimal coverage. You may need to reapply more often than on other body parts, especially when working in wet conditions or frequently washing your hands. 

Hand rejuvenation in Fort Worth, TX

Hand rejuvenation is possible with the help of our experienced specialists and these safe and effective treatment options. To learn what treatment or combination of treatments will help achieve the elegant hand appearance you seek, request a consultation via our online contact form, or give us a call or text us at (817) 292-4200. 

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Emily J. Kirby actively supervises the aesthetics team at Kalos to ensure our patients experience the finest care and experience safe, natural results they love. Come see us today!

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