Apart from the face and neck, the hands are the most noticeable part of the body. While the neck can be covered with a scarf, hands can’t always be covered with gloves! In the past, most customers focused on treating the face and neck while ignoring hand treatment. When the skin on the face and neck becomes younger, it forms a strong contrast with the aging problem of the hands, so hand treatments have been on the rise in recent years.
Hand aging and facial aging have the same symptoms and causes–collagen loss! The characteristics of hand aging include a lack of skin elasticity and subcutaneous tissue atrophy. Without the support of subcutaneous tissue, veins become prominent, wrinkles constantly appear, and tendon structures become prominent. The causes of hand aging can be divided into external and internal factors. External factors such as ultraviolet rays, chemicals, and smoking can accelerate skin aging and collagen loss, leading to conditions such as actinic keratosis, pigmentation, and white spots. Internal factors, such as aging, affect deeper soft tissues, reduce skin elasticity, and cause skin and fat atrophy and dermal vessel dilation.
Current treatments focus on stimulating collagen production and improving skin problems. There are many methods for treating epidermal aging, including chemical peels, diamond grinding, laser skin rejuvenation, and segmented laser therapy. These treatments can make the skin more youthful and even out pigmentation. Deep-seated problems require injections of fillers. Different fillers have different effects and durations. I usually use “polylactic acid” or “hyaluronic acid” to fill the hands. The benefits of these two substances are that the filling effect is very natural, and they are also decomposed by the human body and do not remain in the body; the downside is that the effect is temporary, with “hyaluronic acid” lasting about a year and “polylactic acid” lasting about a year and a half to two years. In fact, there is a longer-lasting filling method, which is autologous fat transplantation. Its advantages are that the effect can last for several years, but the downside is that the survival rate of fat is difficult to predict, there is a possibility of supplementary injections, and the surgery also comes with risks.
Different degrees of aging require different treatments, so if you have any questions, please consult a doctor!