When it comes to hiding the signs of aging, women often focus on having work done on their face. They often neglect other areas that give away a woman's age such as her chest and neck, but especially the hands. As fat stores are depleted with age, the hands begin to look gaunt and the bony structure becomes more apparent. There is an option available to women who want their hands to match their face known as hand rejuvenation
"I absolutely love doing hands because many of my patients really take care of their faces; they protect them from the sun and they have cosmetic procedures on their faces," says Boca Raton dermatologist Dr. Janee Steinberg. "When they come in though, their hands actually give away their age."
Hands are exposed to sun just as much, or even more than the face and also bears sun damage. Dr. Steinberg uses a combination of therapies to refresh the appearance of the hands. Intense pulsed light or photo facial lasers zap the age spots and brown spots on the hands.
Once the skin's surface is treated, Dr. Steinberg goes deeper. "Using fillers, either Restylane or Juvederm and sometimes Radiesse - depending upon how severe the problem is - we fill up those hands again." The fillers plump the hands back out so they are restored. The fillers should last for several months and then a return visit is needed.