Hands are always on display and it’s inevitable that after years of exposure to environmental insults and general wear and tear they will lose their youthful appearance. The two most common concerns among patients are loss of volume in hands and discoloured pigmentation.
As we age, skin becomes thinner and loses its firmness due to loss of collagen and elastin. Hands are often a telltale sign of this, as veins and joints may appear more prominent due to the sagging skin. Dermal fillers can be injected into the back of the hand and raise the skin level, therefore minimizing the appearance of joints and veins. Hands are given an instant volume replenishment and regain a youthful appearance. Results from this procedure vary from 3 months-2 years, depending on the type of dermal filler used for your individual case.
The skin on your hands is constantly exposed to sunlight, and this can result in undesirable “sunspots” or “age spots”. Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation (IPL) can be used to remove these spots and lighten pigmentation on your hands. The laser penetrates underneath the skin and targets the dark pigmentation that causes the discolouration. Once the pigmentation is fragmented into ultra microscopic size, the dark pigment cells rise to the surface of the skin and are eliminated by the body’s natural turnover of epidermal tissue. A series of treatments is necessary for IPL Photorejuvenation, and that varies for each individual case.