A lot of us take care of our faces, but forget about our aging hands. Next to your face, your hands are probably the most visible parts of your body. The earliest signs of aging will show on your hands. The skin on the back of your hands is extremely delicate. This skin is very, very thin, as there is almost no fat under it at all, which is why the veins are so visible. As we grow older, any fat that is there lessens and the skin becomes dry and loose, exposing the veins even more. As if that’s not enough, we begin to develop ugly age spots and sunspots. Your hands need extra care because they’re always doing so much for us and, unfortunately, so often taken for granted. Knowing how to maintain your hands as you age is the best way to make sure they look your best and that you, in turn, look your youngest.
While aging of the hands usually begins in the 40s or 50s with discoloration and age spots, hands can begin to show signs of aging earlier if they are repeatedly exposed to the sun without proper protection. By the 50s and 60s, people may begin to lose volume in their hands making prominent veins and tendons more noticeable.
The good news is that there are preventative topical measures you can utilize to slow the signs of aging on your hands. Filler and laser treatments are also valuable options. Call OC Skin Institute today for a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Dr. Tony Nakhla: (714) 547-6111