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Hand Rejuvenation

Aging hands are a tell-tale sign of your age. The skin on the hands is thin and delicate and prone to wrinkles and age spots. The hands are also prone to volume loss which contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and creases. As the skin loses elasticity and becomes more translucent the veins, joints and tendons appear more prominent.

All these changes are due to the loss of collagen and elastin, as well as the loss of subcutaneous fat and bone, and muscle atrophy. Aging hands are an unavoidable part of the natural aging process. Chronic exposure to the sun, water, and harsh chemicals contribute to the damage causing wrinkles, roughness, and pigmentation changes.

Hand rejuvenation is a popular cosmetic procedure for aging hands designed to improve the appearance of the hands. A combination of treatments is often necessary to address all the changes.

What are the treatment options?

Various aesthetic treatments are designed to improve the appearance of the hands and can produce excellent results:

  • Topical Treatments: Retinoids and skin-lightening agents such as hydroquinone may be used to treat mild signs of aging and sun damage. They address pigmentation and improve skin texture.
  • Chemical Peels: These treatments use mild chemical solutions to remove the top layer of skin to reveal fresher, younger looking skin. They can improve the texture of the skin and mitigate signs of aging.
  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable fillers like hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesseâ) can be used to restore lost volume making veins and tendons less prominent. Radiesse stimulates collagen production to decrease wrinkled skin. Other popular fillers include Sculptra, Restylane Lyft or Voluma.
  • Laser Therapy: Lasers can be used to target pigmentation issues, wrinkles, and skin laxity to improve skin quality. Fractional laser resurfacing is a commonly employed technique. A Fractional laser takes the laser energy and breaks it into thousands of tiny beams. Tiny wounds are created, vaporizing the damaged skin, and stimulating the surrounding healthy skin to make new collagen and elastin. This procedure is versatile, gentle, and low risk.
  • Photorejuvenation: Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy can also help with pigmentation and improve overall skin quality.

Your consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Michael Rains, he will examine your hands, review your medical history, evaluate your needs, and ask about your cosmetic concerns and goals. With this information he will create a treatment plan and explain each procedure recommended to deliver the best results for you.

Dr. Rains is an expert in aesthetic dermatology. His approach to aesthetic and dermatologic treatments are holistically focused on revealing and enhancing a patient’s natural beauty. Dr. Rains is known for his caring and compassionate approach to medicine, listening to patients’ concerns and goals and ensuring they receive excellent care and education to ensure they can make informed decisions about their treatments.

At a Glance

Michael Rains, MD, FAAD

  • Board certified in dermatology
  • Specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology
  • Author of multiple peer-reviewed publications and previous adjunct faculty at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
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