Hand rejuvenation

Hands tend to show unwanted effects of aging even before other areas of the body and can be a dead give away as to our age. Without treatment, these changes are difficult to mask. The appearance of the hands is usually not given priority and tend to be overlooked when we consider what we can do to maintain a youthful appearance. While extreme care is often taken of the face, we frequently see the hands looking ‘out of sync’ after treatments such as Soft Lift™ or other treatments to the face. Sometimes you may want to specifically deal with the aged look of one’s hands. 

Age-related thinning of the skin and loss of fat leaves the hands looking more skeletonized with tendons and veins more apparent. With the inevitable exposure to ultraviolet light (in addition to the damaging effects of infrared radiation and air pollution), brown spots and precancerous skin changes can also appear. Fortunately, solutions exist to counter these changes.

What can be done?

By using laser or radiofrequency treatments together with appropriate cosmeceuticals, the quality of the skin can be improved, and brown spots erased. Fillers can be injected to mimic the appearance of fat, thereby concealing the tendons and veins. 

 

Conditions

Age-related facial changes

Deterioration of the skin becomes apparent when we age. This is due to the effects of the sun and results in the skin becoming thinner and losing strength, hydration and elasticity. Brown spots can appear as can the appearance of small veins and large pores. The skin loses its smoothness...

Melasma, Freckles, Sun Spots

A brown spot is due to changes in pigmentation. A solar lentigo - also known as a liver spot or sun spot - appears as a brown spot on the skin that is darker than the surrounding skin. It is due to sun exposure and is most common in areas...

Lax Skin

Lax skin (loose sagging skin) along with folds and wrinkles on the face and body typically can be the cause of the aging process or sun exposure. In addition, rapid loss of weight can also result in lax skin. There are a number of Lax skin treatments available in Victoria...

Sun damage

Sun damage is not part of the natural aging process associated with changes to the skin. Instead, it is the accumulated effect of exposure to the sun. This can result in brown pigmentation, melasma, broken blood vessels, dehydration, thinner skin, fine lines, enlarged pores, skin laxity, and even skin cancer.

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Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Wrinkles, fine lines, and skin folds are a result of changes in the skin that develop naturally with time but are significantly accelerated by sun exposure and cigarettes. The skin becomes thinner and drier from the effect of the loss of collagen, elasticity and moisture retaining proteins. Changes in the...

Hands

Turn back the "hands of time". Unless you wear gloves at all times, your hands will show the telltale signs of aging.  Age related changes to the hands include brown spots, dehydration, thinned and sun damaged skin, as well as the loss of fat - making bones, tendons, and veins...

Dry or Rough Skin

The appearance of dry or rough skin is due to the irregular shedding of the cells of the upper part of the skin (epidermis).  As we age, dead cells tend to ‘clump up’ rather than being evenly shed. The skin looks dry and rough because it no longer reflects light...