As the body ages it takes a little extra effort to look young, radiant, and refreshed. Many women focus their beauty regime on their faces unaware that their hands and their legs are giving away their true age. One study found that most people can correctly guess a woman’s age just by looking at her hands. Say goodbye to unattractive hands and veiny legs by trying some of these rejuvenating treatments.
While not prominent as our faces, our hands and legs certainly do their part, helping us in practically every activity we attempt. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why aging takes its toll quickly on these two essential areas. Aging causes the hands to lose fat leading to looser skin and years of sun damage can thin the skin leading to a thin appearance. Pregnancy, birth control, and hormone replacement all take their toll on the legs leading to unsightly (and often uncomfortable) varicose veins and spider veins. Our hands and legs can both benefit from a bit of pampering.
Anti-Aging Hand Treatments
A lot of the options that you use to keep your face looking young and vibrant can be used on the hands with similar results. You’ve seen the results of these anti-aging treatments on your face; now give them a try on your hands too.
- Microdermabrasion- Like sandpaper removing surface flaws from wood, microdermabrasion gently removes the outer layer of skin revealing younger, fresher skin underneath. The treatment uses natural diamond chips and a special wand to gently suction dead cells. When used on the hands you can expect visibly softer hands after the first treatment with a dramatic change in your skin’s texture and appearance after four treatments. Microdermabrasion also boosts your body’s ability to produce collagen for tighter skin.
- Chemical Peels- Sloughing off dead skin using various chemical agents can allow fresh new skin to appear. During a chemical peel specific compounds are applied to the skin, given time to work, and then neutralized. Dr. David J. Kiener, a respected plastic surgeon from Roseville Plastic Surgery explains, “A chemical peel is one of the least invasive options for improving the appearance of the hands. On the hands chemical peels are especially effective at fighting age spots, banishing wrinkles, and evening out the skin tone. Chemical peels can also increase collagen production for tighter skin.”
- Injectable Fillers- One of the primary causes of aging in the hands is the loss of fat that occurs as you get older. This missing fat once supported the delicate skin on your hands, keeping it tight, full, and supported. Injectable fillers can restore this volume, wiping away wrinkles, restoring volume, and turning back the clock. Many of today’s modern fillers are very long lasting; one 15 minute treatment and your hands can look great all year.
Anti-Aging Leg Treatments
Your hands might be the first giveaway to your age, but without a little help your legs might spill your secret too. In the legs one of the biggest age related problems are veins, including spider veins and varicose veins. In some cases they are painful, but even when they aren’t, excessive veins are unsightly. Put your foot down and stomp out those veins by trying a laser treatment.
- Laser Vein Removal- For smaller veins IPL or a laser vein removal treatment can do the trick. In his practice Dr. Kiener uses laser for vein removal because it is quick, practically painless, and effective. Choosing a skilled provider is essential as different wavelengths of light penetrate differently and each type of vein needs a specific treatment.
The signs of aging don’t just hit our faces. If your current anti-aging routine has been primarily focused on keeping your face young and refreshed, it is time to focus on some other critical areas too, the hands and legs. Each of these treatments is minimally invasive, which means maximum results with a minimum recovery time. Most procedures take less an hour (some a lot less) and allow you to head right back to work or fun after your treatment is complete. People don’t just see your face; these rejuvenating treatments focus on some of those other most seen areas.
Not only will hand or leg rejuvenation make you look younger, some treatments like laser vein removal can make you feel younger too by removing often painful leg veins. Don’t settle for a lifetime of thin skinned, wrinkly hands or legs crisscrossed with a web of veins; visit a board certified plastic surgeon today and take control.
Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery has been serving the greater Sacramento area with plastic surgery services, as well as, non-surgical treatment options for over 20 years. Their team of highly specialized facial plastic surgeons, registered nurses and aestheticians offer expert service with the latest technology. Led by Dr. David J. Kiener, FACS and Dr. Jonathan M. Sykes, FACS, Roseville Facial Plastic Surgery offers Rhinoplasty, Facelifts, BOTOX, dermal filler treatments and several cutting edge laser treatments. Their philosophy is to create a natural appearance and balanced proportion of all facial features.
To get more information about these procedures or about Dr. Kiener, call 916.773.0395 or visit www.rosevillefacialplasticsurgery.com.