Hand Rejuvenation Chicago
Aside from our faces, our hands are one of the first places to show signs of aging because they are almost always exposed. If your hands look older than you feel, there are a number of hand rejuvenation treatments we can perform at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery to help the skin on your hands start to look fresher and younger.
Why do hands age?
The appearance of the skin on your hands changes with age for the same reasons the skin on your face changes with age. As we age, our body produces less collagen, which means the suppleness and plumpness of our skin decreases. Also, environmental factors like exposure to sun and cigarettes can cause our skin – both on our face and hands – to age prematurely.
What can I do to keep my hands from aging prematurely?
If you like the way your hands look now, protect them as best you can. Here are a few things to keep your hands looking as young as possible:
- Stay hydrated.
- Use hand moisturizer as needed.
- Protect your hands from sun and wind damage, using both sunscreen and gloves.
- Don’t smoke, or quit smoking if you do.
- Maintain a healthy weight and don’t lose weight too quickly.
What treatments are available that can help improve the appearance of my hands?
Treatments to improve the appearance of your hands are similar to those available that improve the look of your facial skin. A variety of types of lasers can tighten and refresh skin appearance and encourage the natural growth of collagen in your hands. Board-certified dermatologists can also perform fat transfers: they will remove fat from one area on your body (such as your buttocks, hips, or thighs) and insert it into your hands in order to make your skin appear more full. Finally, some fillers are approved for use in the hands.
From fillers to lasers, we have plenty of hand rejuvenation options so book your first free consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists today and find out what treatments might be right for you.