What option is best to rejuvenate my hands? (Photo)
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Hand Rejuvenation Treatment: IPL Laser
Great question! As we age, our skin begins to lose its natural collagen. Collagen consists of nutrients that keep the skin looking and feeling its best. With time, we start to notice dark spots and wrinkles that cannot naturally repair themselves. The IPL Laser treatment is a long-lasting procedure used to effectively treat visible signs of sun damage and aging skin on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms. IPL technology works into underlying layers of the skin, stimulating the production of new collagen. The new collagen can fill in wrinkles, adding volume to your hand. The IPL treatment helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and smooths uneven skin tone and texture, allowing a youthful glow to the skin.
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- Dr. Dale
Since you are most upset about the texture and dark spots on your hands, I would recommend treatments such as glycolic peels or IPL (laser treatments to reduce brown spots). You could also consider micro-needling, which improves texture and stimulates collagen production. You would likely need to do a series of any of these treatments in order to achieve good results.
It is also important to use good products on our hands because they receive so much environmental exposure. Be sure to always remember that your hands need sunscreen and that it needs to be reapplied frequently. Products such as topical Vitamin C and hydroquinone will help to lighten the brown spots. A mild retinol can be used at night in order to help with the texture.
Fillers can work beautifully in the hands, but are used to restore volume. They will not help with discoloration or poor texture.
I do not see a role for filler or fat transfer in your case. You are bothered by the the texture and discoloration. Microneedling, light peels, photorejuvenation, are some of the procedures which will reduce the laxity the discoloration. The use of hand creams containing hydroquinone and good moisturizer can further improve the results . You should also use sunblock regularly.