Hand Wrinkles? We’ve Got an Answer for That

November 13, 2019

You’ve heard it, too, the old saying that when it comes to aging, our hands will always give it away. The hands have this long-standing reputation for contradicting all the careful diet, diligent exercise and resourceful cosmetic tactics that we might apply to resisting the effects of time, gravity, and the environment.

We wish we could say that there’s no truth to this. But in fact, a study reported in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons did establish that most people can accurately assess a person’s age by the appearance of their hands. In the study design, people were shown unaltered photos of female hands and were asked to estimate the woman’s age, e.g. younger than 20 years, 20 to 30 years, 30 to 40 years, and so on. In most cases, the research responses were correct.

What are the reasons for than hands’ becoming such a telltale sign? The answers are worth knowing, because they lead to solutions.

It’s a Matter of Skin and Veins

As we get older, the upper layer of our skin gets thinner and loses elasticity. This tends to draw the skin more closely to the veins and tendons at work beneath the surface. Sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle can contribute further to this process. At the same time, valves in our veins tend to weaken, permitting blood to pool there longer, and making the veins appear larger.

This is what we’re up against. Adding volume wisely can help reduce the appearance of these developments and go a long way to restoring the youthful appearance of your hands.

How Restylane Lyft Restores and Rejuvenates

Restylane Lyft is the only volumizer approved by the FDA for use on both the face and hands using hyaluronic acid. What’s that? It is a naturally occurring gel that your body produces to keep tissues moist and lubricated, especially skin, eyes, and connective tissue. Roughly half the body’s hyaluronic acid goes to the skin, but age – and exposure to things such as sun and smoke – can accelerate the decline of its benefits there as we age.

Supplementing the supply of hyaluronic acid to the skin increases moisture and reduces wrinkles. What Restylane Lyft adds even further to that is the restoration of natural volume, especially welcome in the hands. And important, it aids the body in producing natural collagen and elastin to further address the look “thin skin” from within. The smoother, fuller appearance of the skin after treatment with Restylane Lyft prompts many people to have hands and face treated in the same visit.

At Dermatology Consultants, you’ll meet professionals who stay up-to-the-minute on the most-effective, proven options for helping you look the way you want to look. Just contact one of our three locations to get started.

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