How to control ageing of hands

It’s unfortunate but not many realize that their hands show signs of aging much faster than the face. While most people concentrate on getting rid of signs of aging on their faces, their hands quickly develop thin, dry skin, age spots and a veiny look, which are all signs of aging.

The reduced production of collagen and elastin is a part of the natural aging process which leads to dry hands with thin skin, especially on the back of hands. The skin may also appear semi-transparent with the further loss of elasticity. To top all of this, external factors and environment can lead to a rough skin texture, age spots and pigmentation on the back of hands.

Treatment options

If you notice your hands are showing signs of aging, you need not worry as there are some hand ageing solutions you can consider. Some of them are injectable treatments which have to be performed by registered nurses.

  • Photo rejuvenation is one such non-invasive treatment option performed using medical-grade Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Here a specific light which removes pigmentation is transformed into heat energy to help reduce the appearance of freckles, age spots and uneven skin texture.


It can easily treat the back of hands without any harm to the skin’s surface and is most suitable for those with fair to olive complexion, but not suitable for those with dark to very dark skin.


  • PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a treatment which uses your blood to rejuvenate the skin on your hands and give you a fresh and youthful appearance. The treatment works by injecting concentrated plasma from your blood into your hands so that its platelets release natural stem cells to regenerate ageing or damaged skin tissue. This in turn increases collagen production to give your skin a radiant and young glow, and help take years off your hands’ appearance.


  • Dermal filers help instantly create a firmer and youthful hand by re-texturizing and increasing skin density. It is basically an injection of hyaluronic acid based gel, a natural skin component which provides the full complexion. If required, additional treatment is provided to increase skin hydration and re-densify veiny hands.


  • Skin needling also helps to plump up thin skin and helps reduce the uneven tone, pigmentation and loss of elasticity in the hands. There are various treatment sizes which help target various hand aging and skin textures.

After care

However if you opt for photo rejuvenation or skin needling to treat your aging hands, it’s important that you use a sunscreen every day.