As we embrace the inevitable process of aging, scientific discoveries of medical aesthetics bring about various solutions for people to “age gracefully.” And that even while aging, everyone wishes to achieve and maintain a youthful glow. A widespread clinical practice that is observed by many is called hand rejuvenation.
Many standard medical procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers focus on the face, and the common idea is to reduce facial wrinkles. Nevertheless, the human aging process does not solely occur in facial muscles. It applies to every part of the human body, whether it is visible to the public or not.
One part of the body that ages visibly, in general, is our hands, especially for the fact that we use them every day in almost everything that we do. It is pretty reasonable for them to show some wrinkles after all these years and manifest other aging signs, such as the loss of skin elasticity and dark age spots. Thus, hand rejuvenation was further developed, and listed below are some of the best treatments for aging hands.
1. Lumecca (IPL)
Lumecca or otherwise known as intense pulse light (IPL), is the process of producing three times more energy within the 500-600 nm range that results in a more robust efficacy for curing vascular and pigmented lesions. It is a kind of light therapy commonly used to treat spots, wrinkles, and unwanted hair. You would find most experts using IPL to reduce or remove age spots in different parts of the body.
Ranging from 1 to 3 sessions of Lumecca, you would mostly find the reduction of age spots such as red or brown pigmentations, freckles, sun damage, vascular lesions like spider veins, and rosacea. All of these can show in your hands, given that they commonly get exposed to the sun. And which makes IPL an effective method for hand rejuvenation.
You might wonder if there are any known side effects of this procedure. The answer to that is most patients do not complain about any side effects, and skin reactions usually get resolved within a few hours. However, some may find they are sensitive to sunlight right after treatment, and in this event, experts recommend avoiding tanning and direct sunlight.
2. PDO Threads
A PDO (Polydioxanone) thread lift is a newly-discovered form of a non-surgical facelift. This procedure does not involve any cuts or incisions but merely injections. These are specially made threads that are thinner than hair and composed of protein.
If your hands have sagging or loosened skin, and you desire for them to be tighter and gain a fresher look, this treatment may be your best pick. Moreover, it also animates elastin and hyaluronic acid, creating an improved and youthful-looking skin. Professionals agree that a PDO thread lift may last up to 18 months.
Sculptra is an injectable cosmetic filler injected deep in the dermal layer to restore facial volume loss commonly due to aging. It comprises poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that instigates the production of new collagen to bolster your skin’s structure. Since it is a proven clinical treatment for facial wrinkles, it is an equally effective treatment for aging hands.
Furthermore, Sculptra can be used as a hand rejuvenation process to reduce creases, deep lines, and folds to give a more youthful look. The average systematic treatment corresponds to three injections over three to four months. Some results may be seen after one treatment but may take a few weeks for full results, and in which such effects can last up to two years.
Morpheus8 is a skin regeneration procedure minimally invasive and matches micro-needling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to treat wrinkles, depressed scars, and lines. It can help remodel the fat under the skin and affect radiance while improving skin texture. Befitting all skin types and tones, professionals use Morpheus8 on the face, neck, and other body parts, especially hands.
The procedure takes a series of 1-5 treatments done with an interval of 3-6 weeks after each one. The treatment usually takes around 20-60 minutes, and while undergoing treatment, there is a chance of feeling a brief and deep heat sensation with prickling due to needling. Results are achieved and may be visible within 4-14 days after the treatment.
One of the most popular advantages of Morpheus8 is its proven ability to treat loose and wrinkled skin with minimal downtime on any part of the human body. As a form of skin tightening treatment, it can hurdle many skin problems such as reducing the possibility of stretch marks, pigmentation, uneven skin texture, and the like.
Don’t let aging get the best of you.
We’re pretty sure you’ve heard someone say, “growing old is a gift.” That is true since time is passing and that life on earth is finite. And along with the increasing number of our age, are visible signs and manifestations of aging that unstoppably occur in our bodies.
While some find it natural and don’t seem to mind, others would gladly prefer to prolong a youthful appearance as they age. Nevertheless, the process of aging can turn out to be a joyful ride with the help of medical aesthetics. All thanks to advanced technologies and scientific discoveries that went along the way. After all, who wouldn’t like to be mistaken as if they were 15 years younger, anyway?
As our hands are one of the most common areas of our bodies that show the first signs of aging, deciding to take a hand rejuvenation treatment might be the ultimate step to attaining a younger aura. Enchanted Medical Aesthetics is a premier boutique medical spa that specializes in anti-aging services. What you deserve is a professional consultation with medical experts to explore the best options that suit you best. Our free advice is, do not wait and schedule an appointment to achieve your dream look as you fully embrace the sunny side of aging.