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Are Your Hands Making You Look Older?

Posted by Sara Barrett on Jan 26, 2015 12:43:00 PM

img1Have your hands betrayed you?

You use your hands for a lot of things – and chances are, you also use your hands to reveal your age. In fact, a study published in The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, participants accurately estimated a woman’s age just by looking at her hands.

A lot of women spend time and energy focusing on making their faces and necks look younger, but ignore their hands. Daily sun exposure, constant movement and even just letting hands become dry and exacerbate crepiness, dark spots and prominent veins.

By starting to pay a little attention to your hands, you can prevent and even start to reverse some of the damage.

Exfoliate & Moisturize

Gently buff the backs of your hands 2-3 times a month. This will help remove dry, dead skin so that moisturizers can better penetrate the skin. Then be sure to regularly slather on the hand lotion. 

Prevent Sun Damage

Hands are exposed to the sun practically 365 days a year. And even the people who consistently protect their faces with SPF typically neglect their hands. Overtime, sunlight breaks down skin’s collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles a crepey texture and a yellow or brown spots.

Make sure to apply a SPF 30 to your face and hands DAILY. Check out our top 5 sunscreens here. 

Build Collagen 

Simply applying a retinol cream on the backs of the hands every night will help to boost collagen.  Increase collagen not only reduces wrinkles, it can also camouflage prominent veins cause by a loss of the hands natural fat. Retinol can be drying, so make sure to add your regular moisturizer or hand cream on top.

Consider a Professional Treatment Route

If you want fast, more dramatic results, put your hands in the hands of experts.  Laser treatments, such as IPL (intense pulsed light), can help reduce age/sun spots and can improve the overall complexion of your hands.

Fillers and fat transfer can be also be used for overall hand rejuvenation.  The increase in volume helps with wrinkles and the appearance of veins and tendons.  For particularly large veins, sclerotherapy treatments can be very effective.

What treatment route is right for you? Request a complimentary consultation. 

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Topics: Hand Rejuvenation, Anti Aging, Age Spots

Ant-aging: How to get younger looking hands.

Posted by Shannon Morgan on Jul 13, 2012 10:30:00 AM

We spend time and money trying to make the skin on our face look younger, but we often neglect the skin on our hands. Unfortunately, that's what tends to give away our age.

Like rings in a tree trunk - lines, creases, dark spots, and bulging veins on the back of your hands are the sneaky little tattletales that give away your age!

Dermatoligist Norma Narnins says that “hands are frequently exposed to sunlight and all it photoaging effects. While we would never consider exposing our face to sun without sun block , we often don’t remember to treat our hands the same way.”

In order to keep your hands looking at youthful as you feel, it is important to use a sunblock with with SPF15 or higher everyday, even if you think your hands will not be getting that much sun exposure. That means in the winter time too, ladies! Try and choose a moisturizer that contains SPF that way you are getting your daily sun protectant and your moisturizing all from one product.
Newbeauty.com recently shared a video where they interviewed Coral Gables, FL, dermatologist Flor Mayoral, MD, to find out how to get our hands back in tip-top shape with the use of treatments such as radio-frequency, injectables and topical products. Watch the video to see what she says.

We do all of the procedures mentioned in the above video and more. Depending on the condition of your hands there are several popular treatment options available.

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At Silk Touch Med Spa, we individualize each treatment using a combination of approaches to achieve the most observable results.

Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and (IPL) intense pulsed light therapy can be used seperatley or in combination with each other to remove sun spots, sun damage, and brown pigment.

Dr. Brian Kerr can fill also fill in the hands by using either the patients own fat (fat transfers) or dermal fillers like Juvederm and Radiesse and Artefill.

You can be on your way to youthful hands again by contacting us for a FREE consultation. It’s that easy!

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Topics: Artefill, Hand Rejuvenation, Anti Aging, Before and After Photos, Sun Damage Treatments, Fillers