The last place you’d consider turning your anti-aging efforts towards is probably one of the first places you should start.
“The hands give away your age more than anything else, so it’s very important to rejuvenate the hands so that they match the rest of the body.” –Dr. Whitney Bowe
Your hands are by far the most used body part, so there is no surprise that they can get pretty battered over time. Unfortunately the most used part of our body can get overlooked when it comes to maintenance. Sure, we all might get a manicure from time to time, but have you ever really sat and thought about the fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots you may have.
Dr. Whitney Bowe: Good Morning America 10/23/2015
No one wants worn and torn looking hands, which is why in recent years there has been an increased demand for hand rejuvenation. So how can you turn back the hands of time?
First start at home:
- Use soap free cleansers and gentle dish washing soaps
- For the spring and summer months: If you are an avid gardener – use gloves!
- Pamper yourself a bit: Hand massages are not only relaxing but it gets the blood circulating.
- Even your manicure can play into how old or young your hands look; from the color of your polish to the tools you use. In her segment with Good Morning America Dr. Bowe mentioned that the UV and LED light from gel manicures speed up the aging process. Consider applying sunscreen prior to your manicure or wear gloves while drying. If possible avoid cutting your cuticles, it is a good barrier to protect the nails from bacteria. Pushing the cuticles back is enough to get it out of the way without completely cutting it.
- Exfoliate at least once a week to get rid of dead skin.
- Can you guess our next tip…MOISTURIZE! No shock here, although if every day creams do not seem to be enough try using products with Retin-A or Hydroquinone creams for more of an aggressive moisturizing routine. Click Here to shop our moisturizer products.
If you’ve tried it all and still think your hands need further treatment, consider Fillers! No, they aren’t just for the face, they’re just as helpful for the fine lines and wrinkles on your hands!
Radiesse especially has been proven to plump up the hands giving it a younger healthier appearance. It is an FDA approved injectable that fills in folds, lines, and depressions. According to the Radiesse website the product is “injected under your skin on the back of your hands to add volume to lessen the visibility of veins and tendons in your hands due to loss of fullness”.
Treat your hands the same way you treat your face!
Before and After
If you are considering fillers, contact any of our offices to set up a consultation with one of our doctors.