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January 2017

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January 25, 2017

Hide Your Age Without Hiding Your Hands
Do your hands give away your age? Frequently, the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face. Yet, one of the most age-telling body features is our hands. As we age, our hands lose firmness and plumpness and look bony and fragile due to vein and joint protrusion, and thin crepey skin texture. They become flecked with brown spots from sun exposure. Fortunately, cosmetic procedures can help restore your hands’ youthful appearance.

“As we age, our hands lose firmness and plumpness and look bony and fragile...”

Aging and Your Skin
As you age, you lose collagen and hyaluronic acid and your skin loses the ability to hold moisture. So, skin folds, wrinkles and grooves form. Smoking, sun exposure, and poor nutritional habits also contribute to these losses. Hyaluronic acid is part of the skin’s support structure found in the dermis (middle layer) of the skin along with collagen, elastin and other biological substances. As you age, the production of these natural substances decreases, the elastin fibers uncoil, gather into formations and appear as wrinkles, folds, lines and grooves.

Hand Rejuvenation
Start with the basics – creams. However, hand creams alone are not enough. The latest technologies used for facial rejuvenation can also be used to rejuvenate your hands. Complete hand rejuvenation typically involves fillers and laser treatments.

Fillers
Filler immediately re-plumps and replenishes volume to the back of the hands to provide a supple and youthful appearance. Placed beneath the skin, Radiesse raises the skin level so that tendons, joints and veins lose their prominence. Radiesse provides instant and durable long lasting results for a more youthful appearance to the hands.

Laser Therapy
Filler products improve the plumpness and firmness of the skin, but they do not target the skin’s surface level appearance. Often, the brown spots also need to be treated with either a topical bleaching cream or laser therapy. One of the newest lasers available that can dramatically increase the texture and appearance of your skin is the SmartXide DOT™, affectionately known as the DOT. DOT Therapy is one of the newest breakthrough technologies in laser skin resurfacing that produces dramatic results in the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots. While this technology can be used on virtually any part of the body, it is very effective as a skin retexturing treatment on the hands where its unique capability to deliver a customized pattern of tiny, micro-sized dots (rather than treating the entire skin surface) helps target even the smallest spots. After hand rejuvenation treatments, your hands will no longer give away your age. Laser therapy and fillers are just a few options available to cosmetically improve your hands’ appearance. To learn more about your options, contact our office today. Why wait? (703)766-2220

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