Did you know that our hands are one of the first body parts to show away signs of aging? And, if you think about it, given the daily chores our hands take – from constant washing to sun exposure to simply being in motion nearly 24/7 – it’s no surprise that ‘aging hands‘ are the foremost sign of aging that we encounter.
When it comes to aging and beauty, the skin on our hands would break down first. Not to mention, our hands are frequently overlooked and undervalued areas of the body. Patients become increasingly concerned as they age about wrinkles, volume loss, elasticity loss, vein visibility, and pigmentation.
There are, however, numerous options if you want to turn back the clock on your hands. Many popular hand rejuvenation methods are available that work great as a treatment for aging hands.
Consult our hand surgeon in Dubai expert, Prof Dr Robert Hierner, about which rejuvenation procedures will benefit you and make your hands appear younger.
What are some of the signs of aging hands?
Age spots on the hands are common in adults. These spots tend to grow in size with age and exposure to the sun.
Patches of rough, scaly skin
If you have fair skin and have spent a significant amount of time in the sun without using sunscreen, you may notice rough patches on your skin. Rough patches on our hands are common as a result of excessive sun exposure.
Actinic keratoses (AKs), which are precancerous growths, could be the source of these rough patches. AKs are most common in fair-skinned people over the age of 40.
Loss of youthfulness
When the skin on the hands loses its youthful fullness, the skin becomes lax and develops a crepe-paper-like texture. The veins in your hands become more visible as your hands become less full.
While fillers and fat transfers can restore youthful fullness, some veins are simply too large to conceal.
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Loose skin and roughness
Our skin loses collagen and elastin as we age, two substances that keep our skin firm and plump. Our skin holds less water as we age, causingily basis can help to prevent wrinkly skin on your hands. Treatment can help if you haven’t been d it to become drier. As a result, your skin may feel rough.
Treatment options for aging hands
As you get older, your hands lose fat, and your skin loses elasticity. As a result, your skin appears loose and thin, with a crepe-like appearance. Dermal fillers in your hands, on the other hand, can restore the fullness you’ve lost over time.
There is currently only one filler approved for use in hands. It’s called calcium hydroxylapatite, and it’s marketed as Radiesse. During an in-office appointment, your doctor can inject it. The effects are immediate, with no waiting period. It is expected to last between 6 and 23 months.
Fat transfer (Autologous fat transplantation or lipofilling) describes the method in which the body’s own fat is used for tissue injection. The principle of treatment is that the body’s own fatty tissue is gently removed from an inconspicuous area under local anaesthetic, proceced and transplanted to the desired location. Compared to hyaluronic acid, the advantages of autologous fat transplantation are the longer-lasting effect and the lower costs for larger volume defects. Autologous fat is a very suitable injection material, since it does not lead to any allergies, in contrast to substances that are foreign to the body (fillers). In addition to the immediate volume effect, the body’s own fatty tissue also has a regenerative effect on the overlying skin. After about 6 – 12 weeks, the skin thickens and there is an increase in elastic fibers (regeneration).
Laser resurfacing is another highly effective treatment for aging skin. Dermatologists provide a number of laser and intense light treatments to reduce wrinkles and even out skin tone. Treatments can be performed in a doctor’s office and usually take an hour or less. Most people only have mild redness after the treatment, so recovery time is minimal. However, you may need more than one session to get the full benefit of laser skin resurfacing.
Vein Reduction Method
Another feature of aging hands is visible veins. Veins may protrude from the back of your hands. Spider veins can also cause your hands to appear red and mottled.
To reduce the appearance of veins, you will need to undergo a vein removal treatment either through laser treatment or a method called Sclerotherapy. This does not interfere with your blood supply to your hands; blood flow will naturally reroute to other veins. However, if you have concerns about your circulation, consult your doctor to ensure that this treatment is safe for you.
Surgical Treatment (“Hand-Lift”)
Lifting operations can reliably treat age-related changes in the hand area that cannot be corrected with conservative and/or minimally invasive treatment methods.
Individually tailored to the patient’s needs, the various techniques can be applied alone or in combination. These interventions can also be combined with all other non-surgical (conservative and minimally invasive) wrinkle therapy options.
Want to reverse the appearance of your aging hands? Consult the best!
Prof Dr Robert Hierner is an innovator in the interdisciplinary and multi-professional approach to address the aging process in the hand region. With extensive experience and research in Hand Surgery, Prof. Hierner has devised the “integrative therapy concept for the aging hand,” which has yielded successful results in his daily practice.
The aging process affects all body tissues, including the skin, blood vessels, nerves (leading to carpal tunnel syndrome), tendons (causing trigger finger), joints (resulting in osteoarthritis), and bones (leading to osteoporosis). Our Program , Hand Rejuvenation in Dubai, led by Prof Dr Robert Hierner, specializes in effectively treating all of these symptoms to a significant extent.
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