With the increased accessibility of non-invasive cosmetic treatments like wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers, people are giving their undivided attention to their face, ignoring other parts that can be equally important. One of the features that tell your age as accurately as your face, are your hands. People use their hands for everything, from applying creams to doing dishes. With age, the volume of the hands begins to diminish and they start looking fragile and bony with veins becoming more prominent.
The speed of ageing in the hands as compared to the face
In most people, the face ages faster, especially the area under the eyes because it is exposed to the sun most often. But if you work outdoors, then your hands will age as fast as your face. The three most commonly seen signs of ageing on the hands are wrinkles, pigmentation and a loss of volume. Excessive sun exposure causes dark spots and wrinkles, which are usually noticed first. Then skin behind your hand has almost no fat and is very thin, this small amount of fat also goes away with age making the skin loose and dry. As a result, your veins become more prominent.
Ways to delay ageing of the hands
Pigmentation and wrinkling of the skin can largely be attributed to the sun. Sunscreen with an SPF above 30 can do wonders to put off the harmful effects of the sun. If you have dry hands, get into the habit of applying hand cream, especially after washing your hands. Laser treatment can stimulate collagen formation and also remove freckles from your hands. Thermage is a good wrinkle treatment and works well for tightening the skin. It helps treat and prevent sagging.
Treatment for hands that are already wrinkled
Laser treatment is a great way to get rid of pigmentation. Wrinkles can also be eliminated by lasers or dermal fillers. The latest technology is a radio frequency needle. This device penetrates into the mid-dermis and makes it firm. The hands do not need work on the deeper layers of the skin like the face. Fillers are also great for adding volume. If there is substantial losses of fat, fat injections are available that are very effective and give long lasting results. Treatments should be done depending on how quickly you age.