Guide to Hand Rejuvenation Treatments

26 Oct 2021 | Category: Cosmetic
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What is hand rejuvenation? Dr Ross Perry provided his expert advice for aesthetics website Être Vous for its guide to ways of rejuvenating the hands, tackling age spots, veins and thinning skin. 

Our hands can be a real giveaway of age, often appearing to look much older than our faces. They are constantly exposed to the elements as well as the rigours of hand washing and cleaning. What’s more, most of us spend less effort on moisturising and SPF protection on our hands than we do on our faces.

Hand rejuvenation treatments

There are treatments that can help, but as skin expert Dr Ross Perry explained, they are not all effective:

“I would say that some facial treatments can get great results on the hands, but there are others that have little or no effect.

“The skin on the hands is very thin and as a result, treatments need to be delicate and done with a duty of care. Some can be counterproductive, so you need to proceed with caution.”

Pigmentation

Dr Ross Perry, founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics said:

“When it comes to the brown dots or age spots that so often occur in people from the age of 40 or 50 onwards, intense pulsed light (IPL) is my go-to treatment.

“It tends to work incredibly well to reduce the pigmentation, whether it shows as small singular spots or larger areas, because you can control the settings depending on what you’re working at.”

More resistant spots can be treated with Q-switched Nd:Yag laser to break up the melanin clusters, or even cryotherapy freezing treatment. Dr Perry continues:

“Once treated, the lesions normally go a darker colour for about a week, but two weeks after that, they tend to be gone.”

Crepiness

Skin on the hands can lose fat quickly with ageing and appear thinner. The texture of the skin can look and feel dry.

Here, injectable skin booster PROFHILO® can be a good choice, for subtly restoring volume while also hydrating the skin.

Loose Skin

Dr Ross Perry explains that skin tightening treatments popularised for facial treatments are not necessarily recommended for treating the hands. He explains:

“The skin here is too thin for these technologies to be either safe or effective. Ultherapy (high-intensity focused ultrasound energy) is useless as there is not enough tissue to contract.”

With regard to ablative fractionated laser treatments, Dr Perry warns that these could cause scarring and permanent pigment changes on hands.

“I don’t find it very effective on for removing pigment spots on hands because the pigmentation often runs deeper than the layers the laser treats.”

Read this article in full at https://www.etrevous.com/Blogs/Treatments/Body/the-ev-guide-to-hand-rejuvenation.

Hand Rejuvenation Treatment Options

hand rejuvenationIn terms of professional treatments, there are a number of non-surgical procedures that can be beneficial in rejuvenating the skin on the hands. Potential options to consider include:

For best advice, a consultation at one of Cosmedics Skin Clinics’ advanced skin treatment centres is the starting point. This will include an assessment of your skin and medical history as well as full discussion with an experienced Aesthetic Doctor.

Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts, skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Facial Fillers) and advanced laser treatments.

He regularly advises the press on health matters and has special expertise on matters relating to the skin.

DR ROSS PERRY

SKIN TREATMENTS

Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email enquiries@cosmedics.co.uk to book an appointment.

 

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