Do you have hands that show the signs of aging? If so, don’t worry – you are not alone. If you are like most people, the first place that you show signs of aging is on your hands. The skin on our hands is thin and delicate, making it one of the first places to show signs of wear and tear. Aging hands are one of the most common complaints that people have regarding their appearance and signs of aging. In this article, we will discuss how to turn back the clock on aging hands. We will start by talking about the cause of hand aging and then move on to discuss the various treatments that can help restore a youthful appearance. So don’t despair – there is hope! We will provide you with simple tips that you can do at home and more advanced medical-grade treatments that can help reverse the signs of aging.

The cause of aging hands is primarily due to the natural process of skin aging. As we get older, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and thickness. This leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. The skin on our hands is also very thin, making it more susceptible to damage from the sun and other environmental factors such as excessive hand washing, washing dishes, smoking, and air pollution. All of these factors can contribute to the aging of our hands.

At-Home Hand Treatments

There are many simple things we can do at home to help prevent and reverse the aging of our hands. One of the best ways to combat hand aging is to use sunscreen when you are outdoors. Yes, you should use sunscreen on your hands, not just your face and body. This helps protect your skin from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. a woman is using moisturizing hand lotionIt is also important to moisturize your hands regularly. Moisturizing helps keep your skin hydrated, which will help prevent wrinkles and fine lines. You can use a hand cream or lotion or make your own natural hand cream with ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, and beeswax.

Washing your hands is essential for hygiene and prevents diseases and bacterial infections. However, the soap you choose to use to wash your hands can make a difference in the battle against aging hands. It’s best to use hydrating hand soaps. Hand soaps that contain aloe vera, vegetable-based oils, shea butter or cocoa butter, milk protein, coconut oil, vitamin E, and glycerin will help keep your hands moisturized. Despite what you may have heard or believe, you should NOT wash your hands in hot water. Hot water drys your skin and causes damage to the keratin in your skin which aids the body in retaining moisture. Using warm water in combination with hand soap is sufficient enough to wash away oils and kill bacteria. Using warm water rather than hot water to wash your hands will help keep your hands better moisturized. When you finish washing your hands, blot them dry rather than wiping them dry. Wiping your hands can cause micro-abrasions of your skin, leading to skin damage and dry hands, which only causes your hands to age faster.

When hand-washing dishes, you can find hydrating dish soaps, but what’s even better is to simply wear gloves. This protects your hands from dehydration and allows your hands to avoid contact with hot water, which, as previously mentioned, causes damage to your skin.

Medical-Grade Hand Treatments

In addition to the home remedies mentioned above, several medical-grade hand treatments can help you reverse the signs of aging of your hands. These treatments include dermal fillers, micro needling, and peels.

Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to help restore volume and reduce wrinkles. Examples of high-quality dermal fillers include Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra. Fillers improve the appearance of contours, smooth furrows, restore volume, soften folds, and restore volume to your hands. The benefits of these treatments are immediate, and the procedure takes as little as 30 minutes to complete.

Micro needling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses very fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. It is not a painful treatment. Many people describe the sensation as though someone is rubbing an electric toothbrush against their skin. The procedure stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which in turn helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. The micro-injuries caused by micro needling boost collagen production and spur cellular growth. The benefits you’ll enjoy by triggering your body’s natural immune system include debris removal, disinfection of wounds, and an increase in blood flow. Not only does the blood flow to your hands increase, but new blood vessels are actually created, which continue to help keep your hands healthy and looking young well after you receive this treatment.

Peels are another minimally invasive hand treatment that can help improve the appearance of aging hands. Peels help to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells. This reveals new, fresh skin cells and can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Peels are also effective in removing freckles, age spots, and other skin discolorations that can make your hands seem older than they are.

If you are concerned about the signs of aging on your hands, take action by following our tips and scheduling a consultation with a medical skin care specialist. Professionals like those found at Flawless Medspa in Excelsior, MN, will help you learn more about hand treatments that can help you turn back the clock on aging hands. The good news is that many hand treatments are available that can help you achieve younger-looking hands. So don’t wait – start reversing the signs of aging on your hands today!

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