Revitalizing aging hands is absolutely possible today.
Skin textural changes, such as crepe-paper-like thinning, are treated with the Fraxel laser. Peels are risky for hands and should be done with low concentrations. Mild aging responds well to Vibradermabrasion.
Age spots can be treated with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser or the GentleLase (Alexandrite)
Prominent, ropy veins can be sclerosed or treated with a long pulse Nd:YAG laser
Skeletal appearance is the most telling sign of age. A variety of fillers including Radiesse, Perlane, Juvederm and autologous fat do wonders for giving hands a more youthful contour.
Precancerous growths called actinic keratoses are treated with 5-fuorouracil, imiquimod or, if necessary, with photodynamic therapy (PDT)
Benign growths can be curetted or lasered off.
A proper skin regimen is paramount to maintain results and should include a sunscreen, a retinoid and a moisturizer containing proven antioxidants.
Many women feel they should put the same efforts into rejuvenating their hands as they have into their face. Beautiful hands convey health and grace and provide a perfect background for pretty jewelry.
There are many modalities to treat every aspect of aging hands.