How to prevent and slow down the ageing of hands

Our hands are very important to us as we need them to complete most of our everyday chores like cooking, washing, carrying things, holding on to things for support and unknowingly, your hands takes the brunt of your work.

In the process, they come in contact with all types of substances and textures throughout the day. This is one of, and the main reason for its accelerated signs of ageing, much faster than your face, and is characterized by age spots, a veiny appearance and thin, dry skin.

Common causes for ‘aged’ hands

Moreover, as your body ages, it slows down the collagen and elastin production in the body to lead to dry hands with visible skin thinness, especially on the back. The additional loss of elasticity gives your hands the creepy effect to make your skin look semi-transparent. To top it all, there’s the environmental factors which contribute to a rough skin texture and age spots or pigmentation on the back of hands.

Regular application of moisturizers may help to an extent. However if things get out of hand, you can try these clinical treatment options to control the ageing of your hands.

  1. Photo rejuvenation

There’s photo rejuvenation which uses a specific Intense Pulsed Light to remove pigmentation with the light getting transformed to heat energy. It helps reduces the appearance of not only black spots but also freckles and uneven skin without harming the skin surface. However the drawback is that it is only suitable for those with fair to olive skin and not advised for those with dark or very dark skin.

  1. Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy

PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy uses your own blood to rejuvenate the skin on your hands and give it a fresh and youthful appearance. Your blood platelets safely release natural stem cells which regenerate ageing and damaged skin tissue to increase the production of collagen and give your skin a radiant and youthful glow.

  1. Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers constitute a pain-free injection of hyaluronic acid based gel which creates a firmer and youthful hand instantly. It’s also used to hydrate the skin and re-densify veiny hands.

  1. Skin needling

Skin needling helps reduce the loss of elasticity, uneven tone and appearance pigmentation on hands by plumping up thin hand skin.

No matter what clinical treatment option you choose to prevent the aging of your hands, you still have to apply a sunscreen every day for optimal effects. You will however agree its worth it when you see your hands slowly but surely growing younger!