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Ideas for keeping your hands looking younger and healthier

Next to wanting beautiful younger looking skin on the face, women want younger looking hands. Your grandmothers’ lotion just won’t cut it! Because our hands receive so much exposure, it is one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. Natural aging, and exposure to sunlight, causes this appearance. The more common visible signs of aging include brown spots (a.k.a. “age spots”) that sometimes can become precancerous growths. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making our hands look bony. Let’s not forget loss of collagen that can cause the skin to be thin and almost see through, making veins more visible. (sigh…) At the Vitenas Cosmetic Center, hand rejuvenation treatments are available to help restore the hands youthful appearance. A treatment or a combination of treatments can be used to help achieve the look that your hands will applaud.

Types of Hand Rejuvenation

Chemical Peel: When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.

Sclerotherapy: When a sclerosing solution is injected into unsightly veins. This chemical solution irritates the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear.

Microdermabrasion: This is a superficial skin polishing procedure that involves sanding off the first layer of skin with tiny crystals, leaving skin smooth and soft.

LimeLight (IPL): Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly dark “age” spots are gently removed the skin, texture improved, and redness reduced.

Injectable fillers: (Fat, Collagen, Restylane, etc.) When the fillers or fat are injected into the hands they can plump up the skin. By giving the hands more volume, they appear younger.

Skin Tightening: Collagen loss can be treated with a quick pulse of the laser tightening collagen bands that currently exist and stimulating new collagen for up to 6 months. This treatment thickens and tightens the skin to make them look beautiful.