Unlock Your Beauty: Radiant Hands for Your Special Day
This article was edited by Shivani Reddy, MD.
Your hands have helped you accomplish so much, and what is often most overlooked is the delicate nature of the skin on their backs. They endure various challenges, from the harmful effects of sunlight to harsh cleansers and chemicals. Furthermore, your hands exhibit aging signs more noticeable than any other part of your body.
In today’s social media-dominated era, the emphasis on hand aesthetics has reached new heights. This pressure intensifies for newly engaged couples who strive to exhibit beautiful hands. The desire to showcase the stunning ring to friends, family, and coworkers is overwhelming. They must capture the perfect photos and feel compelled to share them on Instagram, Facebook, and other social platforms. Given the increasing number of people marrying or remarrying later in life, this exposure can trigger anxiety. Some brides even have a friend model their ring in photos to avoid disappointment.
Thankfully, advancements in rejuvenation technology have made cosmetic hand treatments a central part of wedding preparations. Whether you prefer quick fixes or a more comprehensive approach, numerous options are available to achieve beautiful hands that will retain their charm long after your special day.
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Book an appointment with a renowned specialist at California Skin Institute to proudly showcase your rings. They provide advanced treatments for the three main signs of visible hand aging:
1 – Volume Loss: Over time, the skin on your hands thins, resulting in a sunken and wrinkled appearance that may not complement your rings.
Solutions: Dermal fillers are a quick and effective way to restore volume to your hands. You can replenish thickness and tighten skin by injecting fillers like Restylane Lyft, Juvederm Voluma XC, and Radiesse into the back of your hands. These fillers utilize hyaluronic acid or calcium-based microspheres to add volume, hydration, and elasticity. Results are fast and can last up to 18 months and more.
2 – Bulging Veins: Weakened vein valves can cause veins on the back of your hands to become more noticeable, requiring more than just fillers or fat transfer.
Solutions: Sclerotherapy is highly effective for removing spider and medium-sized veins (>3mm). This involves injecting a saline solution into the problematic veins, causing them to close and gradually absorb back into your body. Vascular lasers are also an excellent option for removing raised tangles of smaller veins. These lasers target and heat problem blood vessels, causing them to coagulate, be cut off, and eventually break down and be absorbed. Prominent lasers for vein removal include the Excel V Laser System, Vbeam, and VersaPulse. Consult with an expert to determine the best option for your needs.
3 – Sun Damage: Unprotected sun exposure is a primary cause of noticeable aging on the backs of your hands. Wrinkles, dry scaly texture, broken capillaries, and discolorations like freckles or sun spots can all result from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Thankfully, many facial rejuvenation procedures are equally effective in addressing sun damage on the hands.
Solutions: Aesthetician treatments such as DermaSweep, chemical peels, and nourishing serums can improve uneven color and texture. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments can address dark spots and broken capillaries, leaving your skin brighter and more even. Laser treatments like Clear + Brilliant and CO2 lasers offer effective solutions for sun damage, including wrinkle reduction, improvement of skin texture, scar reduction, and hyperpigmentation. After any sun damage treatment, it’s important to protect your hands with SPF 30+ sunscreen and consider wearing UPF-rated protective gloves while driving.
Schedule a consultation with an expert at California Skin Institute to determine the best approach for your hands, goals, and schedule. Once you experience the transformative effects of hand rejuvenation treatments, you may want to establish an ongoing plan to maintain youthful results. Skincare products are another way to assist in the longevity of your rejuvenation treatments, such as the California Skin Institute’s Hand Cream and Retinol Body Lotion, plus to provide UVA/UVB sun protection, use the Scar Care SPF 45. Say goodbye to concerns about your hands and embrace the confidence that comes with radiant beauty.
While results may vary and guaranteed outcomes cannot be promised, rest assured that the experts at California Skin Institute are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible results for your hands.