Tips on ‘Happy Hands’ by Dr. Sushma Yadav, Co – founder, Le’jeune Medspa

There are many procedures that can help rejuvenate hands and most are minimally invasive. Fillers that comprise polyactic acid or hyaluronic acid is an option for smoother hands. Radiesse, Juvederm or Perlane, restylane are some fillers that are injected under the first layer of skin to plump it up.

Alternately, he may use a combination of fillers, intense pulsed light and CO2 laser resurfacing to remove sun spots. Effects of these procedures persist for roughly a year. Sclerotherapy is a solution injected into the vein with a micro-needle for inflated veins. Laser vein treatment helps to treat fine lines, wrinkles and irregular pigmentation. Superficial chemical peels can help in initial stages as well. Intense pulsed light (IPL) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) use light waves to smoothen the hands. Laser skin resurfacing uses high intensity light that damages the upper layers of the skin and leads to younger looking tissue. Other options to be considered include dermaceutical medical grade serums as well as Retin-A and Glycolic Acid derivatives that can help repair sun-damaged skin fade out age spots. Sculptra injections and vein treatments are other options. Skin excess correction is a procedure where excess skin of the top hand is taken off through small incisions. It is important that you choose a surgeon you can trust.

Temporary fillers usually last anywhere between three months and a year while fat grafts usually last longer. Injections may need to be repeated as necessary and the results of skin tightening vary based on the type of treatment used. To help ensure you see prolonged benefits, it is important to avoid sun exposure and wear gloves and regularly apply moisturisers. Hand rejuvenation helps improve the skin tone, skin texture and overall appearance of your hands. This will also help you regain confidence so make the right move for the soft and supple hands you always wanted. So ensure that you choose the treatment that is right for you and your hands.

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