Our face, neck and hands tend to show the most obvious signs of ageing. As the hands are unclothed, they’re particularly vulnerable to sun exposure, loss of dermal volume and elasticity. As a result, the skin can pigment and shrivel, revealing underlying veins, tendons and bone structures.
At ENRICH, our advanced rejuvenation treatments effectively treat the skin on the hands as well as the face and body. We offer a vast range of topical treatments and lasers to treat pigmentation and improve skin quality and volume. Our dermatologists and experienced cosmetic specialists will assess your concerns to select the best choice of technologies and application techniques for your hand rejuvenation.
Treatments are tailored to address pigmentation, skin wrinkling and smoothness, as well as to replace lost volume by plumping up the tissue. Because we have so many different lasers and treatment options at ENRICH, we are able to select the treatment that will best suit your individual situation and budget.
ENRICH offers treatments to improve pigmentation spots and freckling on the hands, as well as improving skin smoothness with:
- Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy
- Fractional Erbium laser
- Fraxel laser
- Q Switch Nd:YAG and Ruby lasers
ENRICH offers volumising procedures to make the back of hands appear less ‘sinewy’ and to hide prominent veins with:
- Dermal fillers
- Fat transfers
Contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss how hand rejuvenation technologies and treatments can offer you for fuller and healthier looking hands.
What hand rejuvenation can do for you – Armadale, Melbourne clinic
You can achieve a lot with a few small treatments with hand rejuvenation at our Melbourne clinic.
- Younger-looking hands
- Clarify back-of-hand skin
- Remove spots and blemishes
- Improve texture
- Make hands smooth and supple
- Remove age/liver spots
- Create even skin tone
We can’t completely remove the signs of ageing, but we can definitely improve the appearance of your hands. We can get rid of up to 15 years of ageing signs off your hands with a few short treatments.
Hand rejuvenation treatments
We use a collection of tools to achieve hand rejuvenation, including light- and wave-based treatments and dermal fillers.
How the hands age
Over time, our hands lose fat, which causes volume loss. This makes the hands look thin and bony, and allows veins to protrude. We also end up with sun damage on our hands, since they are one of the only parts of our bodies that frequently gets the sun, particularly when we drive. They are one of the areas we frequently forget to put sunscreen on, so show sun damage sometimes faster than the rest of our bodies.
Sun spots/liver spots on the hands
Sun or liver spots (also known as solar lentigines) on the hands are flat, brown, sometimes darker or black dots that appear due to melanin collecting in one spot. This is known as pigmentation. Age spots are common as we age, since the skin damage we have accrued starts to manifest outwardly.
Wrinkling of the hands is also common, also due to ageing and sun damage. Elasticity is lost due to age-related collagen loss, resulting in wrinkled hands. This is completely normal, but can bely our age compared to other parts of our bodies that are on display.
Hand rejuvenation is a two-part process: volume and skin clarity
Incorporating extra volume into ageing hands is complemented by clarifying the surface skin of blemishes and wrinkles.
We assess your hands on a case-by-case basis, and will likely employ a few strategies to get the most out of the skin you have. We can exfoliate, hydrate, boost cellular function, and remove pigmentation from your hands. We can use IPL or LED light-based treatments, radiofrequency or laser, to boost your cells’ performance over time, increasing collagen production.
We might add dermal filler injections to the surface of your hands to increase hydration and plumpness of the skin, creating a suppler look. We also have the option to do fat grafts.
IPL lasers for hand rejuvenation
IPL lasers use intense pulsed light (IPL) for photo rejuvenation, with great results for skin tone. Age spots, freckles and pigmentation responds really well to IPL, which uses a broad beam. IPL for hand rejuvenation is not invasive at all, and does not damage skin. The light passes through the skin, being absorbed by the pigmentation spots, where it causes the cells there to be damaged, and they are then reabsorbed harmlessly by your body causing the blemish to disappear.
IPL stimulates collagen and elastin in the cells too, making skin texture and strength improved over time. Scars tend to respond quite well to IPL.
Skin rejuvenation treatment options
We add in protective, nourishing creams to protect your hands after your treatments, with sunscreen being a necessity after any skin treatments to prolong and protect your skin. We might also add in some topical chemical peel applications to clear off the top layer of skin in a very minor, gentle way, if required. Deeper peels may be necessary. A classic chemical peel is made from retinoic acid or alpha glycolic acid (AHA), but deeper peels are a Jessner or TCA peel.
Microdermabrasion could be considered, which removes the top layer of your epidermis, revealing new, fresh skin underneath. This can be done several ways, but generally it is conducted by laser. Laser skin resurfacing is a very controlled procedure whereby the laser quickly pulses light at damaged skin or liver spots to destroy them.
Dermal fillers in hand rejuvenation
We have a range of dermal fillers that could be used, with our favourite being a naturally-occuring substance. This substance is naturally found in skin tissue, and acts as a transporter fluid between the blood and the skin cells. It provides hydration and nutrients, but also stimulates collagen and elastin, being one of modern cosmetic dermatology’s greatest discoveries. Tiny injections into the skin can create long-lasting effects on the hands.
Hand rejuvenation surgery – Armadale, Melbourne clinic
Some hand rejuvenation may require hand rejuvenation surgery at our Melbourne clinic, which might involve the removal of excess skin. Hand rejuvenation surgery is less common than our other treatments, since new technology has made non-surgical skin tightening procedures much more effective, thus often reducing the need for surgical interventions.
If your hands warrant surgical intervention, hand rejuvenation surgery may be an option.
Quick facts on hand rejuvenation
- Texture and tone are corrected using lasers, PRP, and skincare regimes, to remove pigmentation and redness, boost thin skin, and restore glow
- Volume is boosted using dermal fillers or fat transfers, whereby veins and tendons can be visibly reduced
Dermal fillers for hand rejuvenation
We have a handful of excellent collagen-stimulating dermal fillers at our disposal. The dermal fillers we use are non-irritating, hypoallergenic and non-toxic, typically injected between your fingers. We then massage your hands to spread the filler evenly. We’re very careful to avoid injecting into any veins or tendons.
Dermal filler usually lasts about a year, but can be as little as six months, depending on how much filler we inject and what you do with your hands.
Fat transfers for hand rejuvenation
A novel way to add volume to any part of the body, including the hands, is a fat transfer/graft. That is, fat from one part of your body is removed, then injected (after being treated) into another part for a natural looking and feeling long-lasting filler. Fat injections into the hands creates a more youthful-looking hand, which you can see straight away. Fat injections can last up to five years, though they can be more costly and require more sessions for best outcomes.
Who is a good candidate for hand rejuvenation at our Armadale, Melbourne clinic?
Hand rejuvenation can be undertaken by almost anyone who wants it. Hand rejuvenation surgery requires a few more caveats than injections, for example good wound-healing capabilities, but overall, anyone wanting hand rejuvenation should be able to have it. There are no age limits nor ability limits applied to hand rejuvenation. You are all welcome to our Melbourne clinic to enjoy the technologies that create more beautiful hands.
*Results may vary from person to person