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From Injections to Lasers, Dermatologists Discuss Options to Treat the Aging Hand

Expert Tips on Turning Back the Hands of Time

Hand Fillers continued...

Glaser says that she often has to broach the topic with new patients. “They may complain about age spots, liver spots, and prominent veins on the back of their hands and that leads us to the subject of volume loss and fillers,” she says.

She often suggests a combination of lasers to get rid of brown spots and fillers to treat hand atrophy.

Speaking of lasers, Michele Green, MD, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, is a fan of rejuvenation with fractionated lasers, such as Fraxel. These treatments penetrate the surface of the skin without damaging the outer layer and help to spur collagen production.“For the first time we have a laser that can tone the skin,” she says.

“More and more people are coming in for hand rejuvenation,” Green says. “These are becoming very popular treatments.”

But prevention is really the key, so if you are reading this article before your hands have started to show signs of aging, use sunscreen, Green says.

“There is no substitute for using sunscreen on your hands as well as the rest of your body throughout your life," she says.

“People who have the most beautiful skin are those who use sunscreen, she says. “When you put sunscreen on your face, rub the extra lotion on your hands.”

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