One of the largest signs of aging is not only lines and wrinkles on the face, but also aging hands– our hands can give away our age as much as our faces do! Many of us are so preoccupied with maintaining the youthfulness of our complexion that we forget to address this part of our body. The hands are often one of the first areas that begin to show visible aging signs since they are used so often and receive a lot of exposure. The natural aging process, as well as frequent exposure to sunlight, are the leading cause of this appearance.
If you suffer from any of the following on the hands, you may be an ideal candidate for a hand rejuvenation procedure at McLean Clinic:
As we age, we begin to naturally lose volume in our hands, leading to visible veins and bones. The use of injectable fillers can easily add lost volume to the area and act as the subcutaneous fat that was once there. Aging signs such as age spots and sun damage can all be improved with McLean Clinic’s hand rejuvenation program, and a member of the McLean Clinic team can discuss which options would be best for you during your initial consultation.
Hand Rejuvenation at McLean Clinic is a non-surgical treatment program that is individually tailored to meet your specific needs. During your free consultation, we will review your concerns and develop a solution that works for you. Our comprehensive approach uses the safest and most effective techniques and typically includes a combination of the following therapies:
Injectable fillers such as Voluma or Radiesse are used to add or restore volume to the hands once the fat has depleted over time. With results that can last for several months, the procedure is safe, virtually painless, and can be completed in less than an hour.
Hand rejuvenation through the use of injectable fillers is minimally invasive, with virtually no pain or downtime associated with it. Tiny needles are utilized in the injection process and the vast majority of patients report minor pricks in their skin during the procedure. Usually, an anesthetic agent is mixed in with the injectable filler to minimize any pain or discomfort.
Injectable fillers used at McLean Clinic to complete hand rejuvenations are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that keeps our skin looking hydrated and plump. When used in hand rejuvenation treatment, veins and bones become less visible as the filler replaces the sebaceous fat layer that disappears over time.
The results from hand injections are immediate and can last anywhere from 9 to 12 months. The results are not permanent and follow up treatments will be necessary to maintain results on a long-term basis as the body begins to absorb the filler substance. While more invasive surgical procedures such as facelifts can create results that can stand the test of time, non-invasive procedures such as hand injections are more temporary in nature. For patients who are looking for a simple, easy, and convenient solution, hand rejuvenation with the use of injectable fillers is a fantastic option. Not only is it virtually painless, there is also zero downtime.
The state of the art technology in the ProFractional Laser has the ability to effectively treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, discoloration, and sun damage on the back of the hands. Unlike older laser systems on the market, the ProFractional Laser emits a tiny laser beam that treats thousands of pinpoint areas of your skin. Furthermore, it works deep in the layers of your skin to promote collagen production, improving the “crepe-iness” of the hands as well a softening the appearance of wrinkles, age and sun spots, and discolouration. The result is smooth, plump, younger-looking skin that is tighter and more even-toned in colour.
The ProFractional Laser makes it easier to achieve tighter, more youthful skin without the need for incisions, downtime, or a long recovery process. Within days after your procedure, you will notice an improvement in the tone and texture of your hands, with results that will continue to improve over time as collagen production is stimulated in the deepest layers of the skin.
Broad Band Light / Photo Rejuvenation
Broad Band Light/ Photorejuvenation treats age spots, sun damage, broken blood vessels and uneven skin texture. When treating hands, BBL or IPL targets liver spots and brown spots. The heat and light from the laser stimulate skin cells to produce new collagen. Hands look younger as sun spots and uneven pigmentation fade.
Photorejuvenation works by heating the skin gently by delivering light energy in precise pulses. Many patients find the sensation very tolerable and describe the feeling similar to that of a rubber band snapping on the skin. The treatment area will then absorb the heat and promote the production of collagen, which will rejuvenate the hands and improve the vibrancy of the surface skin. This type of photorejuvenation will specifically target and reduce the melanin in the skin, which will smooth out the appearance of pigmentation and discolouration.
Medical Grade Skin Care
Medical Grade Skin Care is an essential part of any hand rejuvenation program. Medical grade skin care is different from over the counter products as the former contains high-quality ingredients, such as high concentrations of active ingredients that can only be carried in dermatology clinics and offices.
At home, our hands often take the most abuse. At McLean Clinic, we offer the latest and most effective prescription skin care products including ZO Skin Health Overnight Hand Recovery by Zein Obagi, MD. These products are specifically formulated to penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin to stimulate the production of healthy cell turnover and to boost the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. These products work to improve hands’ overall texture, tone and colour by combating wrinkles, discoloration, and age spots.