Not long ago, I did a complete facial rejuvenation for a patient in her 60s.
We treated her wrinkles, lifted her sagging jowls, got rid of some hyperpigmentation and also gave her fuller, more youthful lips.
She looked INCREDIBLE – if I may say so myself!
So I was surprised to see her name on my schedule again so soon…
…There was really no work left to do.
“When people look at my face, no one can tell how old I am any more. I look so young for my age,” she told me during our consultation. “But then they look at my hands and they can tell straight away! They’re full of age spots – my hands just look so old.”
In other words, her face and her hands were out of sync…
It’s a very common concern.
You see, our faces and our hands age in similar ways. Your skin loses collagen and fat under the surface in both cases – resulting in skin sagging and wrinkles on your face, and making your tendons, veins and bones stick up on your hands.
And both your face and hands are very exposed to the sun. So just like my patient, you’re likely to see the same brownish “age spots” or “sun spots” in both places. (The technical term is hyperpigmentation).
But while we tend to take good care of our faces throughout our life, applying creams and moisturizers and getting treatments to keep our skin healthy and smooth…
…Most people don’t pay as much attention to their hands!
That’s why they’re often the true giveaway for your age. Certainly as a doctor, if I want to tell how old someone is, I look at their hands – not their face.
What most people don’t realize is that many of the anti-aging treatments we use on your face can work on your hands as well.
In my last email, I described how we can use a bit of dermal filler to make your hands much smoother if your veins and tendons look too prominent.
If the issue is hyperpigmentation, we can treat that too.
My favorite tool is our “Clear Skin” treatment, which we use on your face, neck and chest as well.
It uses the most advanced version available of Intense Pulsed Light technology and is 40% more powerful than any other IPL treatment
So while with standard IPL, you need 6-8 sessions to see results, with “Clear Skin” you’ll see a life-changing difference in just 1-2 treatments.
It’s very comfortable and easy. We simply apply some numbing cream to your hands and pass the applicator over the area.
Clear Skin has a one-of-a-kind sapphire cooling tip that ensures your skin stays comfortable.
Most people don’t feel a thing. Some people say it feels like a rubber band snapping against their skin – a bit like laser hair removal, but even easier.
The device releases bursts of light, which penetrates deep into your skin. These “search out” the unwanted pigment, and the energy flushes it to the surface of your skin.
It takes just 10 minutes.
After we’re done, your hands will look a little sunburned for a few hours. And for a few days, the pigment might appear a bit darker.
Within a couple of weeks, it flakes and breaks up… And simply disappears.
As the brown spots fade and your skin tone becomes more even, your hands will look much more youthful.
And the best part?
Just like we can give your face a full rejuvenation – treating several issues at once – we can do the same for your hands, by using dermal filler to fill in all the gaps between the veins and tendons which start to stick out as you get older. Instead of looking bumpy, they’ll look even – and much more youthful.
So you can make your hands smoother and fade away your age spots in the same session.
It really is a full hand makeover.
If that’s the kind of result you’d like to experience, get in touch with us today.
Call our office on (626) 844-7273 or hit ‘reply’ to this email now, to find out more and to book your appointment.