What are Ageing Hands?
Visible signs of ageing can appear on the hands in various forms, including pigmentation (age spots), fine lines and dryness.
As we age, the skin on our hands naturally declines in elastin, leading to a loss in volume and fat. This gives the skin a translucent appearance, also potentially causing it to develop wrinkles, both of which can contribute to the look of ageing hands.
Lack of hydration and depletion of collagen can also result in visible signs of the natural ageing process. Therefore, as you age, you may notice an increase in dry or discoloured skin/pigmentation on your hands, along with fine lines.
Many of us take precautions or action to reduce the signs of ageing on our faces. However, our hands are often neglected.
What Treatments are Available for Ageing Hands?
At Eden Skin Clinic, we offer a range of skin treatments at our Wimbledon and Kensington Clinics to improve the signs of ageing hands. These anti-ageing treatments include:
IPL Skin Rejuvenation
IPL skin rejuvenation is a perfect anti-ageing treatment for the hands. IPL directs controlled pulses of light into the upper layers of the skin. As this light is carefully controlled, it contains the right amount of energy to destroy targets such as pigmentation or sun damage without damaging any surrounding tissue.
For the treatment of ageing hands, the result from IPL is skin that appears younger and more even immediately after the first few IPL skin rejuvenation sessions.
Micro-needling is a highly effective treatment for ageing hands. It involves using a 16-needle cartridge, which glides over the skin, creating micro-punctures, which in turn encourages wound healing to promote the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
This treatment can help to improve skin damage and reduce the appearance of sunspots in as little as 3-6 sessions. Minimally invasive, skin needling is a relatively painless treatment for ageing hands. With minimal downtime, your skin will soon feel fresher, younger, and healthier.
AlumierMD Skin Peels
The AlumierMD customisable Skin Peels combine lactic acid and salicylic acid to minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation on ageing hands.
These skin peels reduce discolouration and uneven skin tone whilst boosting hydration. Our AlumierMD Skin Peels do this by exfoliating dead skin cells and stimulating cell renewal.
What Causes Hands to Age?
Genetics can determine much of your skin’s structure and texture. However, UV damage from daily life can slow cellular regeneration, leading to damage or alterations in the appearance of your skin. This results in sun blemishes and accelerates the ageing process in the hands.
A prominent concern is pigmentation on the back of the hands, typically known as ‘age spots’. Whilst we tend to be more diligent with protecting the skin on our face from constant UV exposure, the hands are often forgotten and resulting sun damage can prematurely age the skin. As the sun triggers excess melanin production, this causes small areas of the skin to darken in their pigment.
Furthermore, a lack of internal hydration (from drinking water) and external hydration (from daily moisturisation) can contribute to the ageing process. Additionally, frequently washing hands can strip them of their natural moisture, and those performing a manual trade may find that they are disproportionately affected. Poor hydration can result in losing vital lipids, which the skin needs to stay moist and supple. Without moisture, the delicate skin on your hands can start to look thinner and lack its youthful plumpness.
At Eden Skin Clinic, we offer a range of treatments for ageing hands, which can help rejuvenate and restore your hands’ youthful appearance. Our skincare experts at our Wimbledon and Kensington clinics can help find the perfect treatment for you.
Preventing Ageing Hands
Ageing can affect your hands by appearing as lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Where our hands are frequently exposed to the environment and everyday routines, they can be more susceptible to wear and tear. As well as our array of treatments, there are various ways to slow or minimise the effects.
Wearing SPF every day can be an efficient way to help prevent the appearance of ageing hands. Alongside this, using an effective anti-ageing cosmeceutical product can aid in replacing lost moisture and hyaluronic acid in your skin. If you would like a treatment tailored to you and your skin, book a consultation with us at our Wimbledon or Kensington clinic.
Ageing Hands Treatment Costs
If you are interested in our IPL Skin Rejuvenation, Micro-needling, or AlumierMD treatments, please get in contact with Eden Skin Clinic today. We would be happy to assess your skin concerns and provide you with a bespoke treatment plan.
To learn more about our ageing hand treatments, why not book a consultation with one of our Eden Skin Clinic specialists? Our expert team will examine your skin’s condition and answer any of your questions, helping to recommend the right course of ageing hands treatment for you.
You may also call us at either our Wimbledon or Kensington London clinics. Our expert team would be happy to answer your questions and help you find the perfect anti-ageing hand treatment that suits your needs.