A youthful-looking, well-maintained face can make you feel more confident, keeping those you meet guessing just how old you are. That is, people are kept guessing until they see your hands: they are one of the first places to show aging and can instantly betray your true age.
Brown spots (age spots), thinning skin, scars, loss of fatty tissue, wrinkles, and enlarged veins can all age the hands, compromising the effort you’ve put in to having a youthful, glowing face. So can anything be done? Absolutely. Your hands can be rejuvenated through a variety of treatments.
An Ounce of Prevention
There are several ways women can achieve younger looking hands. The best step is to be pro-active and protect your hands just as you would your face; the skin on your hands is actually more delicate than the skin on your face. One of the most notorious culprits in facial aging—the sun—is also guilty of aging your hands. Use a good sunblock with an SPF of 15 or higher, especially one that contains a moisturizer, as it goes a long way in preventing sun damage to the hands.
Regular use of a hand cream containing antioxidants such as Vitamins C, E, and beta carotene is also recommended. You might take a look at what you put on your face and apply it to your hands as well – day creams, night creams, and anti-aging serums can be just as effective on hands as faces.
A Pound of Cure
If you feel your hands look older than they should and you want to improve the appearance of your hands, Dr. Buford offers the remarkable Total Hand Rejuvenation program to successfully treat those lines, wrinkles, age spots, and other bothersome signs of aging. He devises a customized plan for each of his patients, targeting particular trouble spots; depending on the treatment, there can be minimal discomfort and little to no downtime. Total Hand Rejuvenation could include any of the following therapies:
- Laser treatments to rejuvenate the skin by removing the damaged outer layer, improving the look of surface irregularities such as age spots.
- Chemical peels to encourage the growth of healthy new collagen, improving the quality and texture of the skin.
- Injectable fillers such as VOLUMA™, approved by the FDA in the fall, to instantly restore the skin’s volume, bringing a plump, youthful look to the hands. VOLUMA™ has a very natural look and feel, and can last as long as 24 months.
- Intense Pulsed Light Therapy to minimize lines and wrinkles, smoothing the skin and improving the appearance of age spots and other pigmentation issues.
Dr. Buford understands how important it can be to rejuvenate the hands, especially if they don’t match the youthful, refreshed look of your face. If you’re bothered by the appearance of your hands, contact BEAUTY by BUFORD today to discuss Total Hand Rejuvenation.