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Say Goodbye to Crepey Skin on Your Hands!8 min read

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What is one sign of aging that’s hard to hide with make-up and clothes (unless you wear gloves 24 hours a day!)? 

Your hands! 

As we age, our hands get crepey skin—the skin thins and begins to show fine lines and wrinkles similar to crepe paper (you know, those streamers hung up for birthday parties).

Our hands are in constant use and suffer from all the exposure we put them through: hand-washing, regular exercise, and typing, to name a few. 

We don’t always give them the care they need, either. 

Our poor hands take the brunt of life!

If your hands show the effects of aging, it may be time for a hand rejuvenation!

What Causes Crepey Skin on My Hands?

As we age, our skin’s ability to retain moisture diminishes. 

This, combined with a loss of fat under the skin in certain areas, can cause the skin to lose volume and dehydrate faster. 

Age also means your skin produces fewer oils to create a lipid barrier than when you were younger.

Constant sun exposure is also a significant factor in skin aging. 

Sun damage speeds the aging process when the UV rays break down the collagen and elastin that helps skin stay wrinkle-free. Once these fibers break down, the skin begins to loosen, sag, and wrinkle. 

Our hands are not immune to sun damage. 

Spend much time with your hands on your steering wheel? Or do you forget to apply sunscreen on your hands while sunbathing at the beach? 

Such activities expose your hands to sun damage, leading to crepey skin.

How Do I Prevent Crepey Skin on My Hands?

Experts agree that the most effective aging prevention technique for your skin is to wear sunscreen whenever you spend time outside. 

Also, invest in top-quality lotions and creams to keep your hands moisturized and promote elastin and collagen production. 

Products containing glycerin and hyaluronic acid work particularly well to prevent crepey skin. 

A well-balanced diet high in antioxidants and vitamin C also helps your body produce collagen.

4 Treatments for Crepey Hands

If you already have crepey skin on your hands, no at-home beauty routine will fully restore your youth. 

Thankfully, several cosmetic procedures can help restore your hands!

Injectable Fillers

Injectable fillers improve the appearance, texture, and thickness of your hands. They reduce the visibility of veins and tendons on the back of your hands. 

Because they tend to last longer than other fillers, Dr. Chang often recommends Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra fillers.

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Juvederm: The Premier Filler Solution for Your Hands

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is a collection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers often used to treat various areas of the face. However, its magic isn’t limited to just the facial region. In recent years, it has gained popularity as an effective treatment for rejuvenating the appearance of hands.

Why Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that helps retain moisture, ensuring the skin remains hydrated and plump. 

As we age, the amount of HA in our skin decreases, leading to dryness, fine lines, and crepey texture. 

Juvederm, an HA-based filler, replenishes the skin’s lost hyaluronic acid, restoring volume and hydration.

4 Benefits of Using Juvederm for Your Hands
  • Immediate Results: One of the standout features of Juvederm is the almost instant visible improvement in skin texture and volume.
  • Minimally Invasive: Unlike surgical procedures, Juvederm involves simple injections, meaning minimal recovery time.
  • Natural Look and Feel: Juvederm offers a smooth, gel-like consistency, ensuring the hands retain a natural feel post-treatment.
  • Long-Lasting: The effects of Juvederm last up to a year or more, depending on your skin and the specific Juvederm product.
Aftercare and Recovery

You may experience minor swelling, redness, or bruising post-procedure, typically subsiding within a few days. It’s advisable to avoid strenuous activities and excessive sun exposure for the first 24 hours after the treatment.

Juvederm presents an excellent solution for those seeking to rejuvenate the appearance of their hands without undergoing surgery. Restoring volume and hydration combats the crepey texture, allowing you to flaunt youthful, rejuvenated hands with pride.

Injectable Fat Transfer

This method uses your fat to add plumpness to the back of your hands. Dr. Chang uses liposuction to remove fatty tissue from your abdomen or waist. Once processed, it’s put into a syringe and injected into your hands. 

The fat transfer will last longer than commercial injectables. And because the injectable comes from your body, it’s the most natural option.

ForeverYoung BBL Laser

The ForeverYoung BBL Laser is the most popular laser treatment at Aesthetica! 

This is the only laser proven to rejuvenate the DNA in your cells. And most people see a 50% improvement in their skin’s appearance after each treatment! 

BBL also helps remove red or brown pigmentation spots from your hands, improving their youthfulness.

How Does Forever Young BBL Combat Crepey Skin?

The true marvel of the ForeverYoung BBL Laser lies in its ability to stimulate skin cells, prompting them to produce more collagen. 

Collagen, a protein responsible for the skin’s elasticity and firmness, decreases as we age. 

By enhancing collagen production, BBL effectively tightens and revitalizes the skin, directly addressing the root causes of the crepey texture.

4 Key Benefits of ForeverYoung BBL Laser

  • Versatility: Beyond crepey skin, BBL addresses various skin issues, including pigmentation, vascular lesions, and uneven skin tone.
  • Minimally Invasive: It’s a non-surgical procedure with little to no downtime, making it an attractive option for many of our patients.
  • Progressive Results: While some changes are visible immediately, the real magic happens in the weeks following treatment as collagen production ramps up.
  • Safety: When conducted by trained professionals, BBL is a safe and effective treatment option.

Post-Treatment Care and Recovery After ForeverYoung BBL

  • Mild Reactions: It’s common to experience slight redness or warmth post-treatment, similar to a mild sunburn. This typically subsides within a few hours to a couple of days.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Protecting the treated area from direct sunlight for several days is crucial. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen and wearing protective clothing can help.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking ample water aids the skin’s natural healing process.
  • Follow-up Sessions: Multiple sessions might be recommended for optimal results depending on your goals and skin conditions.

ProFractional Laser Peel

Injectables—whether commercial or your own fat—are often not enough to thoroughly remove wrinkles on their own. 

Known for its effectiveness on the face, a ProFractional Laser Peel can be the final step toward eliminating those hand wrinkles, especially when used in combo with Forever Young BBL!

How Does It Work?

ProFractional uses laser energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the skin. 

This process initiates the body’s natural healing response, leading to rapid collagen production and skin turnover. 

As the skin heals, it becomes tighter, smoother, and more elastic.

Pairing ProFractional Laser Peel With ForeverYoung BBL: A Winning Combination

Combining the ProFractional Laser Peel with the ForeverYoung BBL treatment sets the stage for a thorough rejuvenation process. 

While BBL addresses the deeper layers of the skin, ProFractional focuses on the surface, ensuring a comprehensive approach to hand rejuvenation. 

This combo targets both the superficial wrinkles and the underlying causes of skin aging.

How Do I Maintain My Youthful Hands After Rejuvenation?

Products with retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, and peptides will help maintain your youthful hands! 

These ingredients encourage cell growth and collagen production while removing dead cells. Lactic, salicylic, and glycolic acid all help moisturize dry skin and improve its appearance.

A simple sugar scrub at home can help remove dry, dead skin cells and improve the skin’s appearance. 

The best thing you can do with at-home products is to ensure they do not strip your skin of its natural lipid layer. Remember to properly moisturize when you’re done washing.

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Ready to Rediscover Your Youthful Hands?

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!

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