March 21, 2012 – Most of us probably look at a person’s face first when we meet and get that initial impression about age. But the next thing we often notice is a person’s hands, and a firm handshake may not be enough to make you appear young. The skin on your hands doesn’t have as many oil glands as other areas of your body and it can show age and sun damage as easily as your face can. You can get a face lift, inject fillers and have skin resurfaced, but if your hands look old what can you do?

Well, according to a recent article in the New York Times, you can have cosmetic work done on your hands, too. If your hands are getting thinner and the bones and veins are showing more, you can have fat cells harvested from other parts of your body and transplanted through injections to fill out your hands and make them have a more youthful appearance. Filler injections like Juvederm or Sculptra are also an option.

Wrinkled skin on your hands can benefit from Thermage treatments and brown age spots, freckles or sun spots can be faded with Fraxel Laser treatments.

So the next time you do a little body check, take a look at your hands and see if they look older than the rest of your features. If they do, you may want to talk to a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon and see what options are available for you to turn back the hands on the clock, so to speak.

[tags]Thermage, Fraxel Laser, Hand Lift[/tags]