We often talk about skincare, but here’s another very important topic – hand rejuvenation! Even when our face is smooth and youthful, our neck and hands kind of reveal our age. The solution? Show your hands some love!
One of the first places on our body that begins to show signs of aging is our hands and it comes as no surprise – hands are almost always exposed to sunlight, we wash them multiple times every day and we use only hand creams, unlike the numerous facial products.
What is hand rejuvenation?
Simply put, hand rejuvenation is any procedure that makes your hands look smoother, healthier, and more youthful. Numerous treatments can help you achieve that, but we’ll talk about them in a second.
Nobody can blame you if you feel like this treatment is unnecessary or over the top. However, it’s important to take that stigma away and acknowledge hand rejuvenation treatments are highly beneficial, and here’s why.
Reason 1 – Hand skin ages fastest
We mentioned how hand skin is exposed our entire lives. All that UVA and UVB radiation leads to spots, discoloration, and saggy skin. While people now pay more attention and use sunscreen on their faces regardless of temperatures, sun exposure and season, hand skin, on the other hand (pun intended!), remains forgotten.
We wash our face daily – hopefully, both in the morning and evening – but we wash our hands at least 6-10 times every day and leave them pretty unprotected after.
The third key factor is work – practically every profession leaves marks on our hands, and those significantly increase over the years. Here are some of the common signs you should consider hand rejuvenation treatments:
- Your hand skin is really thin
- You have visible age spots
- Your hands are wrinkled
- You have visible hand veins
Reason 2 – Hands are one of the most visible areas on our body
If we take away cold days when you wear gloves, your hands are always visible to you and the people around you. Visibility = exposure.
Overly aged hands can take a toll on our confidence. Aging is a normal, natural process, but sometimes certain parts of our body tend to age more – and hands are the perfect example. Due to this fact, women often feel discouraged to e.g. wear jewelry or do a manicure.
Sometimes, even a change of hairstyle can make us feel less confident, imagine what it’s like with visible signs of aging.
Reason 3 – You can also make your hand veins much less noticeable
Some hand rejuvenation treatments can help with the visibility of hand veins! While there are others – more adequate vein treatments such as sclerotherapy – hand rejuvenation usually thickens your skin and therefore ‘hides’ what have previously been very visible hand veins.
Solving two issues with one move? Sounds like the perfect opportunity to change how your hands look.
If you want to try out skin rejuvenation products first before undergoing a treatment – remember that the key is to:
- Use sun protection
- Deeply moisturize daily
- Use collagen-based products or collagen supplements
- Skin-lightening creams and lotions
- Consult with a professional before any of these
Reason 4 – Hand rejuvenation gives you a wonderful boost in confidence
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit” – these are the wonderful words of E.E.Cummings.
We miss out so much because we dislike something about our physical appearance. We’ll hide, even avoid people sometimes. Even though we’ve all been through this, please don’t let negative thoughts control your behaviour.
Strength and confidence come within, but it’s much easier to find them when you literally see a positive change. And think – which body part do you always see, more than any other? Yes, your hands!
Hand Rejuvenation Treatments
If you search for hand rejuvenation treatments near me or hand rejuvenation Ottawa, you may see completely different hits. Every Clinic has its own portfolio of services, and for 30+ years, we’ve recommended these procedures for the most successful hand rejuvenation treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is ideal for helping your body fight back and smooth out features with the creation of new layers of skin, all made possible by naturally formed nutrients.
PRP is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It can be used on your face, neck, hands, and to stimulate your hair growth.
Mesotherapy is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment aimed at diminishing problem areas in your body with the combination of vitamins, herbal products, and medication that is tailored specifically for each patient to optimize results.
While people usually associate mesotherapy with cellulite, this procedure is also used to rejuvenate skin, to tone and tighten sagging skin on the neck, arms, hands, abdomen, and legs.
Intense Pulse Light is safely used to treat sun-damaged skin, aged skin, and superficial redness on various areas of the face and body by targeting the damaged cells and stimulating the production of new healthy skin and collagen.
IPL targets the very causes of hand skin aging – sun exposure and loss of collagen and therefore is a very adequate treatment for hand rejuvenation.
Book your appointment today
Our team is at your service between Monday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Feel free to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your options and the best course of action. Hand rejuvenation is quite a wide topic, and we definitely want to make sure you get a custom-tailored solution.
If you don’t opt for hand rejuvenation, remember that we have over 20 other services to choose from. It’s our pleasure to make our patients feel comfortable in their skin, and we’ve been doing just that for 30+ years. Give us a ring at 613-737-5675 and we’ll happily address any questions you might have regarding any procedure.