Friday, January 6, 2012

Don't let your hands give it away

 Our hands receive so much abuse (sun exposure, constant hand washing, detergents) , it is one of the first places to start showing the visible signs of aging.  The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (a.k.a. the infamous “age spots”) as well as precancerous growths. A loss of fatty tissue also occurs and this loss of youthful volume makes our hands look bony and unattractive. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. Various treatment options are available, so one treatment or a combination can be used to help achieve a look that you desire.
What a difference! Just with the use of a dermal filler.

Kirsty Alley at 60

Her hand! Oh dear! Needs Restylane

Paris at 30 with a sinewy, veiny hand - not great.

Sometimes we focus so much on anti-aging treatments for the face that we forget about a  part of the body that is potentially a dead giveaway to our age - the hands. Much abused and neglected even though they are often the first point of contact. There is hope though!Whether you have wrinkles, age spots, dry and rough skin or transparent thin skin with bulging veins - these can all be corrected through the appropriate treatment.

An effective way of improving the appearance your hands is by using dermal fillers. Restylane fillers offer a quick, minimally invasive way of rejuvenating the hands by replacing lost volume as well as improving the quality of the skin.

Below are some pictures of my mother's (age 70) hands immediately after treatment using only Restylane Vital (a skin booster - not a volumizer)  done painlessly with the Pix'l micro-cannula . The left hand is untreated and the right is. The treatment was simple with placement of the clear Vital gel in a linear fashion over the veins. The treatment was done in May 2011 and still shows (January 2012) a fantastic difference in appearance. All this from a simple Vital treament!

Right hand treated - Left hand untreated
 Can you see the difference?

Just with Vital!

Untreated hand

 Replacing lost volume is best done with the more viscous fillers from the Restylane range - Perlane or preferably  Sub-Q. 

Sclerotherapy offers another avenue for improving the appearance of the aging hand by tackling the problem of prominent veins on the dorsum of the hand. In the above picture shows a vein being injected by a sclerosing solution. Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to treat varicose veins and “spider veins”. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally sodium chloride) directly into the varicose vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view. This process is called sclerosis and hence the term sclerotherapy.

Chemical peels are also effective in improving the appearance (pigmentation and dyschromia) and texture of the skin of the hands.

With a combination of these methods as well as at-home care hands can be rejuvenated and refreshed!


  1. Everyone knows our hands look awful after a certain age but now we have a solution: Restylane.
    When I went at my cosmetic clinic to ask about a way to make my hands look younger the doctor said that from all fillers Toronto, Restylane is the only one that has the ability to provide great results on our hands. Needless to say he was right and this filler solved my problem for now. We'll see what the future reserves us.

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