It’s that time of the year when we think about all that we have to be thankful for. Oftentimes it’s the hardest working parts of ourselves that we take for granted—like our hands. Consider all that your hands enable you to do or, conversely, how little you’d be able to do without them. Your hands are also one of the most visible parts of your body. At Advanced Liposuction Center we’d like to suggest that you show your hands a little gratitude with one of our cosmetic enhancing procedures designed specifically for your hands. There are several to choose from:
- Dermal Fillers—you can choose from a variety of injectable fillers which can replace lost volume, ridding you of loose, sagging skin on your hands. Some fillers, such as Radiesse, provide instant results while others such as Sculptra stimulate your own collagen over time to produce a soft cushion replacement with a natural feel. Results can last for many years and touch ups are also available as needed.
- Laser Treatments: Do you suffer with sun or age spots, fine lines and unsightly veins in your hands? A series of small anti-aging treatments using heat and light will remove unwanted blemishes and stimulate new collagen growth resulting in more evenly toned, tighter and smoother skin on your hands.
- Sclerotherapy—for larger varicose veins this safe and effective treatment is preferred by many patients. A sclerosing solution is injected into the vein with a tiny microneedle which causes the vein to blanch or turn white and then gradually disappear.
- Tattoo Removal—why should you have to continue to pay for a mistake made years ago? Q switch lasers use an intense beam of light to remove or significantly lighten tattoos. Using different wavelengths of light to treat different ink colors, the ink particles absorb the light and get broken into tiny pieces which are absorbed through the body’s lymphatic system and naturally eliminated.
Are there any lifestyle changes or habits that can help maintain youthful-looking hands?
Yes, there are several lifestyle changes and habits that can help maintain youthful-looking hands:
- Sun Protection: Protecting your hands from the sun’s harmful UV rays is crucial for maintaining youthful-looking skin. Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher on your hands daily, even on cloudy days, and reapply regularly, especially after washing your hands or sweating.
- Moisturize Regularly: Keep your hands hydrated by applying a moisturizing hand cream or lotion several times a day. Look for products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, shea butter, or ceramides to help maintain skin hydration.
- Avoid Harsh Chemicals: Limit exposure to harsh chemicals and irritants, such as strong soaps, cleaning agents, and solvents, which can strip the skin of its natural oils and lead to dryness and premature aging.
Are hand cosmetic treatments suitable for all skin types?
Hand cosmetic treatments can be suitable for all skin types, but the specific treatment approach may vary based on individual skin characteristics and concerns. Here’s a general overview:
- Skin Type Considerations: Different skin types (such as oily, dry, combination, or sensitive) may respond differently to cosmetic treatments. It’s important to consider the unique needs of your skin type when selecting a treatment.
- Treatment Selection: Certain cosmetic treatments, such as laser therapy or chemical peels, may be more suitable for certain skin types than others. For example, individuals with darker skin tones may be at a higher risk of pigmentation changes with some laser treatments.
- Consultation with a Professional: A consultation with a qualified healthcare professional or dermatologist is essential to determine the most appropriate hand rejuvenation treatment for your skin type and concerns. They can assess your skin’s condition, discuss your goals, and recommend a tailored treatment plan.
If you’d like to improve the appearance of your hands, then contact one of our Pittsburgh area offices for a free consultation by calling: 724-683-7581. Our expert cosmetic surgeons will help you decide on the best options to meet your goals.