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Do Your Hands Give Away Your Age?

Radiesse used to decrease signs of aging on the hands

Most of us tend to focus on reversing the signs of aging on our faces – but did you know that some of the same treatments used on the face can be used on other skin areas – like the hands?  It is quite possible to tell a person’s age by looking at their hands – even if they have taken measures to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face.  Peels used to get rid of red spots, brown spots, and other skin discolorations can be used on the hands and other skin areas like the chest and neck.  Radiesse injections can help restore volume and fullness in the hands.  Here are some of my favorite treatments to help improve the appearance of aging hands.

Deep FX

An incredible, newly developed laser treatment made by leading laser manufacturer Lumenis, has created the “gold standard” for non-surgical treatment of deep wrinkles, scarring, and more.  The Deep FX laser helps stimulate collagen repair and removes red and brown spots.  DeepFX uses a thin, focused laser beam, allowing it to penetrate more deeply than most other lasers. Along with the depth of penetration, the DeepFX system’s deep heating stimulates immediate collagen contraction, and long-term collagen remodeling creating a one/two punch perfect for deeper scars and wrinkle treatment. Downtime is a remarkable 2 — 3 days, and a single session is often all that’s needed (while 5 — 6 treatments may be necessary with other laser systems). Treatment can be accomplished in 60 minutes or less.


Radiesse injections bring volume to the back of the hands to re-plump and restore a youthful appearance. Injected beneath the skin, Radiesse elevates the skin level so that tendons, joints and veins lose their definition and prominence. Radiesse provides instant results that last for several months.

Because Radiesse provides a scaffolding for collagen-building, the body’s own collagen interweaving into this structure keeps the skin feeling softly natural and smooth.

Radiesse in many ways acts as scaffolding does on a building.  It provides a structure which helps support the building of collagen – helping the skin to feel natural and smooth.

3. Use Products Containing Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid is found in many anti-wrinkle and anti aging skin care products but many people do not think to use these products on their hands as well as their face.  Products containing glycolic acid help to even out skin tone and stimulate collagen production.  Several Adams MD products to try: