One of the scary aspects of growing older is what becomes of the backs of our hands. What was normal, healthy-looking skin on the hands is now thinning skin covered by age spots and wrinkles, with visible blood vessels and raised tendons coursing across the area.
It’s enough to make a person consider auditioning for the next Tales from the Crypt film for the role of the Cryptkeeper.
But the backs of your hands don’t have to be scary. Come see the team at Miami Plastic Surgery® where we have various treatments to rejuvenate the appearance of your hands.
Why are my hands showing my age and then some?
While we often overlook the backs of our hands when thinking of the signs of aging, our hands can look far older than our actual age. This is especially the case in the sunny environs of Miami. That’s because the backs of our hands are the most exposed skin on our entire body. They get sun every day because, while we can wear a hat or clothing to cover our head and body, we don’t wear gloves for sun protection. Plus, this skin is exposed to harsh chemicals and everything else the environment has to throw at them.
That damage leads to dryness, poor skin texture, age spots, uneven skin tone, visible blood vessels, fine lines and wrinkles, and raised tendons. The ongoing decline of collagen can affect our hands more than other areas, as our skin thins and allows veins and tendons to elevate.
How we rejuvenate your hands
At Miami Plastic Surgery®, we have various methods for rejuvenating your hands. The treatments we use vary depending upon what’s going on with your unique situation.
These are the hand rejuvenation options:
Skin therapies work to improve texture, elasticity, age spots, and fine lines:
- Chemical peels
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Intense Pulsed Light therapy
- Topical bleaching agents
Dermal fillers and fat grafting improve deep wrinkles and return volume to cover visible blood vessel, tendons, and other hand structures:
- Fat grafting
Are the backs of your hands frightening? Call the team at Miami Plastic Surgery, (305) 595-2969, and ask about hand rejuvenation.