Do Your Hands Give Away Your Age?
“If you want to know a woman’s age, look at her hands,” is an old saying that remains true. The face and the neck are the usual concerns when it comes to looking younger. The hands are commonly overlooked. Ageing hands like the face are susceptible to volume loss and sun damage. The fatty layer of the hand disappears, so the skin is more translucent and shriveled, and you see underlying structures like bones, tendons and veins.
Combating hand ageing takes more than the usual hand cream. Now, there are new products and procedures that will not give away your age. Hand rejuvenation techniques can instantly replenish volume loss, diminish age spots, and provide long term benefits.
|Restylane micro-injector is used in SkinStation|
To remedy the lack of volume in the hands, stabilized hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection, such as Restylane Vital Light and Juvederm, provides instant remedy. Dermal filler injection immediately plumps the back of the hand to provide supple and younger appearance. Hyaluronic acid raises the skin level, making bone structure and veins less visible. The results last up to 6 months.
|Before and after pictures with Restylane Vital|
Topical anesthesia is applied for a painless procedure. To avoid bruising of the delicate skin on ageing hands, a Restylane micro-injector is used which precisely measures the amount of filler introduced into the spaces between the knuckles. This allows ease of access and accurate placement of fillers for superb results. The actual treatment takes less than 30 minutes for both hands.
|RETINOL-C improves skin texture.|
To remove sunspots, filler treatment can be combined with intense pulsed light (IPL) or fractional laser resurfacing. These procedures can also tighten skin and minimize appearance of wrinkles. Chemical peels with TCA or glycolic acid will also improve texture and lighten pigmentation.
Not everyone can take advantage of these instant hand rejuvenation clinic procedures. New advanced products for home use can provide relief. They also extend the effects of the clinic procedures. Highly recommended is HYAL-C serum with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to augment the skin’s hydrobalance and help reduce pigmentation. RETINOL-C serum smoothens skin texture, encourages new collagen to form, and minimizes sunspots. Daily sun protection is a must, with UV MILK sunscreen with SPF55 PA+++ rating. These products are available exclusively at SkinStation.
With all these options available for hand rejuvenation, the old saying that a woman’s hands always give away her real age could be a thing of the past.
______________________________________________________________________________________This was published in the July 10, 2012 issue of Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional Regulations Commission for his achievements in the field of cosmetic chemistry. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.