Ageing of the skin can be due to many reasons. The biological ageing process of the body results in the loss of collagen giving the appearance of thinner skin. We lose the plumpness and volume due to the natural breakdown of collagen and underlying supportive fat tissue giving the skin a wrinkled, saggy appearance. Ageing can also be seen to occur prematurely down to factors such as sun damage, poor diet and smoking.
Most anti ageing regimes are focused for the face but an an area of the body which gives away our age more readily and is renowned for ageing prematurely is the hands.
Our hands are always exposed to the sun, be that whilst out shopping, gardening or simply driving. The hands are also exposed to harsh chemicals whilst cleaning and are constantly under fire when being washed and dried. These factors all brought together, age the hands drastically.
With the surge in anti-ageing technology out there, there are many treatments, lotions and potions that allege to help combat ageing and reverse the signs. Unfortunately most promises are under delivered. This is where dermal fillers ca be very helpful to restore vitality to ageing or damaged skin.
Dermal fillers can be used to reverse this aged look in the hands to provide and smoother, softer, more youthful appearance back to the hands.
There are different forms of dermal fillers than can be used in the hands.
The two most common types would be:
1: Collagen producing dermal filler such as Radiesse and Ellansé
2: Hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers such as Restylane Skin Boosters
Collagen producing dermal fillers rebuild the collagen structure lost in the hands, revolumising and lifting the skin to reduce the wrinkled appearance of the hands.
Hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Restylane Skin Boosters helps replenish the surface of the hands by subtly lifting and rehydrating weak skin tissue to provide a retexturise, youthful appearance to the hands.
These can be injecting using fine needles, cannula a or specialised pen injectors and have the added benefit of having added in lidicIne anaesthetic to make the procedure even more comfortable.
Dr Anita Dhunna would assess and treat your hands with the correct product to bring back that younger, smoother, more youthful appearance to your hands.