What It Is
One of the most tell-tale signs of aging is not only fine lines and wrinkles on the face, but also older looking hands. As we age, we naturally lose volume in the hands, and you will start to notice very prominent veins, ligaments, and bones in that area. This can be easily treated with injectable fillers, which can replace the subcutaneous fat that we lose. Laser treatments such as broadband light (BBL) and Nd: YAG lasers can also be used to reduce the appearance of sunspots and can thicken the skin. There are many treatments available to address this concern and a member of The Centre for Dermatology can speak to you about what procedures may be best during a consultation.
How It’s Treated
The Sciton Broadband Light (BBL) can target and treat aging hands by delivering light energy to the skin and gently heating up the outermost layers. Your skin will absorb this heat and collagen production will be promoted. This will give your skin a more youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of sunspots or uneven pigmentation.
The Q-Switched Nd: YAG laser is highly effective in treating skin pigmentation, including sun spots on the hands. The laser absorbs melanin present in the skin because the emitted light can break down the pigment, which lead to dramatic results. Many patients experience very minimal discomfort during the procedure and are able to return to their normal activities right after their treatment.
Fillers are an effective way to restore the youthful appearance of your hands once the fat layer has depleted over time. Fillers work by replacing the volume in the back of your hands for results that can last for years. The procedure is very safe and relatively painless, taking less than an hour to complete.