What You Need To Know About Aging Hands

What You Need To Know About Aging Hands

Our hands may be the unsung heroes of our bodies. Always doing. Always working. Always exposed to sun and environmental wear and tear. Environmental damage along with the aging process can wreak havoc on our hands.

With the care and treatment of Dr. Aboutalebi, there are several options for treating damage done to aging hands.

Age spots – those dark spots that will continue to grow and multiply as you age. Treatments include cryotherapy, laser therapy, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion, and even skin-lightening creams and lotions.

Actinic keratosis (AKs) are the rough patchy spots on your hands that occur because of sun exposure. Dr. Aboutalebi can help you determine the best care.

Lost fullness – as we age our hands lose some of their fullness and veins are more visible. Your skin can look thinner too. There is currently a filler that has been approved for hands, and it lasts from six to 12 months. Results are immediate. Laser treatments can also help diminish the appearance of veins on your hands.

Wrinkled skin – as we age our skin can start to look like crepe paper. Daily sunscreen and moisturizing hands can help some. Use a lotion that contains retinol or glycolic acid. Dr. Aboutalebi can also provide a light chemical peel or laser treatment to your hands.

Loose skin – because we lose both collagen and elastin (proteins in our bodies that help to keep our skin firm and wrinkle-free) as we age, our skin can become loose. If this is a problem with your hands, your dermatologist can do a radiofrequency treatment to your hands that will tighten the skin. Fillers or laser treatments can also tighten the skin on your hands.

Rough, dry skin – Again, an effective moisturizer can help rough, dry skin. But you might also want to consider a chemical peel.

Dr. Aboutalebi has been recognized continually as one of Fort Worth’s Top Doctors and has received the Patient’s Choice Award for several years. You can rest assured that your skin is in the right hands. Call today to schedule your skin exam at Northstar Dermatology.

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