The hands are often one of the first areas of the body to belie our age. Fortunately, there are effective options in hand rejuvenation treatment that reduce and eliminate those telltale signs of aging.
Some of the concerns hand rejuvenation can address include:
Who is a candidate?
Nearly anyone who wants to improve the appearance of the hands can be a candidate for hand rejuvenation. Because a number of treatment options are available for this purpose, treatment can generally be customized to the unique needs and expected outcome for each individual patient.
How does hand rejuvenation work?
One of the most effective procedures for hand rejuvenation is laser skin resurfacing. Laser procedures can be used to address age spots, wrinkles and skin texture. Different procedures can be combined to achieve desired results. For instance brown spots may be treated with Q-Switched 532 laser or IPL device, where as skin tightening and reduction of fine lines may be achieved by fractional ablative or non-ablative laser.
What is the recovery time?
The skin may be red and slightly swollen after a laser treatment, but these side effects typically subside on their own within a few days. How much downtime one has depends on type of laser procedure and intensity of treatment.
What about results?
Most patients require 2-4 sessions of laser resurfacing to achieve desired results. Sessions are generally scheduled 3 to 4 weeks apart to ensure healing between procedures. Results of hand rejuvenation are evident soon after the procedure and continue to improve in the days and weeks following. Since there is no permanent way to prevent the aging process, touchup treatments may be required in time to maintain results.