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 rejuvenation treatments can effectively treat the skin on the hands, face, and body. We offer a range of topical treatments and lasers to treat pigmentation and improve skin quality and volume. Our dermatologists and cosmetic doctors can assess your concerns and discuss with you the best choice of technologies and application techniques for your hand rejuvenation needs.
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:
ENRICH offers volumising procedures to make the back of hands appear less ‘sinewy’ and to hide prominent veins with:
Contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss hand rejuvenation technologies and treatments that we can offer you to help.
You can achieve a lot with a few small treatments with hand rejuvenation at our Melbourne clinic.
We can’t completely remove the signs of ageing, but we can definitely improve the appearance of your hands.
We use a collection of tools to achieve hand rejuvenation, including light- and wave-based treatments and in some cases dermal fillers.
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 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 due to aging and sun damage. Elasticity is lost due to age-related collagen loss, resulting in wrinkled hands. This is completely normal, but it can bely our age compared to other parts of our bodies that are on display.
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.
IPL lasers use intense pulsed light (IPL) for photo rejuvenation, with great results for skin tone. Age spots, freckles and pigmentation often responds 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.
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. Laser skin resurfacing is a very controlled procedure whereby the laser quickly pulses light at damaged skin or liver spots to destroy them.
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.
We have a handful of collagen-stimulating dermal fillers at our disposal. After injecting, 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.
Hand rejuvenation can be undertaken by almost anyone who wants it. There are no age limits nor ability limits applied to hand rejuvenation. Contact us for a consultation.
*Results may vary from person to person
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