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It’s in the Hands…

Hands are quickly becoming a primary age indicator. If you’re not taking care of your mitts, you may be unconsciously divulging your age. With little fatty tissue and naturally fragile skin, hands are often more susceptible to aging than the face. The end result is crêpe-like skin and bulging veins, signs of aging that only get more distinct as time goes on.


With little fatty tissue and naturally 
fragile skin, hands are often more
susceptible to aging than the face.


So, what can be done to slow down the hands of time?


There are simple, cost-effective, at-home solutions that can prevent and repair the degeneration of your hands. Look for a simple regime that exfoliates brown spots, replenishes lost moisture and volume, and corrects delicate cuticle skin – and then use it!


Consistently locking in moisture – particularly overnight when your body is naturally regenerating – can remarkably correct signs of aging. Look for rich creams containing these fundamental ingredients: retinol, which will help thicken the collagen layer of the skin and soften brown spots; antioxidants, which protect your DNA from further degradation and weakening; and rich emollients, to improve overall texture and provide the needed hydration required to maintain healthy cells. Application of these key compounds will deliver results with regular use, but it will take time. 


Application of moisturizers after hand washing ensures your hands don’t dry out during the day, but take the time to pamper them at night when your body is naturally rejuvenating and recovering. Syncing with your natural rhythms helps the beneficial ingredients to more easily work with your body’s processes.


My hands need help now! What can be done? 


In-office treatments deliver dramatic results quickly. If you need your digits looking glamorous pronto, consider booking an appointment with your skincare specialist. 


Options to remove brown spots (dishearteningly referred to as liver spots) include Intense Pulse Light (IPL); peels using sugar, milk, and fruit acids; and microdermabrasion. Repeat treatments are generally recommended to maintain and optimize results, but every client should receive a customized treatment plan to suite their individual needs.


Look for a simple regime that exfoliates
brown spots, replenishes lost moisture
and volume, and corrects delicate cuticle
skin – and then use it!


To restore hollowed looking hands, dermal fillers have salvaged many a pretty paw. Main contenders include hyaluronic acid fillers, which are often used facially, such as Juvederm®, Voluma®, and Revanesse®. These substances are clear, flow smoothly into the desired treated areas, and can be dissolved if the desired effect is not achieved. 


Often more desirable than hyaluronic acid fillers, poly-L-lactic acid fillers deliver longer-lasting results, and tend to hide underlying veins and tendons a bit better. Sculptra® Aesthetic also has the enticing benefit of stimulating collagen growth, producing naturally visible results that last years. Compared to conventional hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra® treatments are often more comfortable for the patient. 


Depending on the damage that’s been done, and the downtime you can afford, medical treatments consistently deliver impressive results and may be just the answer for you. Compliment in-clinic treatments with the right skin care regime, and you can effectively reverse the hands of time.


Dr. De Pieri has been practicing medical aesthetics for over a decade. Microdermabrasion and other services are offered at his clinic in Kelowna. if you would like to book an appointment, call 250-448-7408. You can also request an initial consultation via our convenient contact form.

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