Tips for keeping your hands looking young

September 21, 2011

Tips for keeping your hands looking young
Tips for keeping your hands looking young

Like it or not, the hands are one of the first things people notice when they meet someone.

Whether you are someone who gestures wildly while talking or not, odds are people are going to look at your hands. And, no matter what you do to keep your face and body looking their best, if you don't take measures to make your hands look good, they may make you seem older than you actually are.

Hands that appear old often have age spots, wrinkles or a bony appearance. However, there are procedures to reverse the signs of aging in the hands.

Hand rejuvenation procedures can include chemical peels, sclerotherapy, microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing, according to CosmeticSurgery.com. Although these things are most often used to improve the appearance of skin on the face, they also can help make hands look their best.

Hands can also be treated with injectable dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, which rejuvenate the treated area by filling lines and wrinkles.

While individuals are encouraged to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best hand rejuvenation treatment for them, there are also many common sense ways to help improve the appearance of the hands.

Those who perform household chores, like cleaning, should make an extra effort to keep their hands protected by wearing rubber gloves. Moisturizing the hands thoroughly can also keep them soft, supple and young-looking.

As the sun can cause premature aging of the skin on the face, it can also do so to the hands. Individuals who want to keep their hands looking their best should protect them from age spots, wrinkles and other sun damage by applying sunscreen daily.  


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