Even if you’ve kept your face and neck looking youthful, your hands are one of the first locations that show signs of aging. Having wrinkly skin and veins sticking out are a sure indication of a person’s true age, but tend to be overlooked in the anti-aging strategy.
Part of the reason the hands age more quickly is because of constant exposure to sunlight causing darkened spots, especially in sun-worshiping states like California. Another explanation is that we lose fatty tissue as we age making our hands look more bony.
The bulging veins are due to the skin becoming thinner and less elastic, causing it to settle over the veins and fine bones in your hands. So what are the best hand rejuvenation techniques?
Chemical Peel: When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.
Sclerotherapy: When a sclerosing solution is injected into unsightly veins. This chemical solution irritates the veins, causing them to turn white and gradually disappear.
Microdermabrasion: This is a superficial skin polishing procedure that involves sanding off the first layer of skin with tiny crystals.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed the skin.
Injectable fillers (Fat, Collagen, Restylane, etc.) – When these fillers are injected into the hands they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
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Most hand rejuvenation programs require a series of steps to get the best results. Some of the above mentioned procedures are utilized in conjunction with each other to achieve the desired effect.
If you are in good general health and have a positive attitude with realistic expectations, you are a good candidate for this type of cosmetic technique. The good news is that most procedures are minimally invasive with fairly quick recovery time.
This video shows an example of how the process works:
Some of the possible negative outcomes with hand rejuvenation are bruising and swelling depending on the particular treatment. Most patients can resume normal activity in as little as a few hours to several days.
The first step is selecting a surgeon you trust and then setting up a consultation appointment to discuss what your needs are. Many people require sclerotherapy to treat the veins. The cost of this procedure is mentioned in this post:
While replacing volume can help camouflage the appearance of veins, some doctors are also using sclerotherapy to treat veins on the hand. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a solution directly into the vein, which causes it to collapse. Cost ranges from $400 to $750 per session.
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There are a number of over-the-counter and prescription topical treatments that claim to help reverse the effects of aging on the hands. Products with collagen-promoting ingredients and sunscreen will improve and protect your skin’s appearance.
You can pay anywhere from $5 to $150 for topical treatments. Costs for other procedures, according to this site:
Microdermabrasion – Range of $50 to $150 per treatment
Chemical Peel – Range of $75 to $200 per treatment
Laser – Range of $175 to $500, depending on the type of laser
Dermal Fillers – Range of $1,500 to $3,000