Many men and women are taught to use a person's hands to gauge their age. And it is true that hands tend to be a more consistent indication of age than your face. Some people look prematurely old in the face, while others retain a youthful face for longer, but people's hands are more consistently affected by the march of time.
With your hands, there are two major factors that tell your age. First, the quality of your skin. As we age, the skin on our hands undergoes the same changes as the rest of our skin, becoming duller, more wrinkled, and even discolored. Second, your hand tends to lose volume, becoming more bony, often with excess skin. But you don't have to accept the aging of your hands. New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits can help restore the youthful appearance of your hands.
Glycolic acid peels are a great way to nourish and restore a youthful luster to the skin of your hands, face, and other areas. You will probably see a reduction of fine wrinkles and a healthier, younger-looking skin after your glycolic acid peel. For the reduction of age spots on your hand, and more improvement of wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing can be a great option.
To give your hands a youthful fullness and reduce their bony appearance, we commonly recommend dermal fillers. We commonly use Radiesse for this application.
With both these treatments, many people say they feel they look ten years younger. Treatment of your hands can be used as a standalone treatment, or it can combined with facial rejuvenation procedures like BOTOX® Cosmetic or surgical rejuvenation.
To learn more about reducing the signs of aging in your hands and elsewhere, please call or email Dr. George Lefkovits today and schedule a consultation.