We’ve recently had some clients complaining about their ‘old ladies hands’, and with their faces looking great, we thought it only fair to develop a suite of treatments designed specifically for hands!
Treatment Options & FAQs
OPTION 1: Volume replacement with Dermal Filler
Best for: Scrawny hands with visible veins and tendons
Our new favourite filler – Juvederm Volift – is fabulous for plumping up hands that have lost volume. It spreads beautifully to contour naturally to the hand, and with a few tiny injections and some massage, you can have instantly more youthful hands. Reports from Europe suggest that the overlying skin becomes more hydrated in many people… A lovely bonus!
Duration of effect: Everyone is different, but Volift is expected to last about 12-18 months.
OPTION 2: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP uses the power of your own platelets and plasma to signal to the body it needs to repair and rejuvenate the skin. The results take longer, generally about 3 weeks to 6 months, and there is a gradual improvement in the hydration, thickness, softness and luminosity of the skin. How long the results will last is indefinite, it essentially creates a more youthful skin, however the skin will continue to age normally over time.
OPTION 3: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL uses targeted pulses of light to break down pigment spots and redness in the skin, and can also assist in collagen production.
After your IPL treatment, you may find that the brown pigment goes darker for up to 2 weeks, so winter is a great time to be able to cover these with gloves. It’s important to keep your hands out of the sun for a month before and after your treatment, to reduce the chance of side effects.
OPTION 4: Skin Repair Serums
If your hands are more damaged or wrinkly than your face, then you may need some specific serums just for your hands. We recommend seeing one of our medical skin therapists, who can guide you as to the best products to be using on your hands. The stronger and healthier your skin is, the better the results you’re likely to get from the other treatments.