Age shows in all parts of our body–even our hands. And you’d be surprised how much hands signal our age to people, even if we have youthful faces and fit bodies.
So what are the ways our hands might show our age, and what can we do about them? Here’s a few of the most common.
Age spots are those little brown spots that appear on your hands. The older you get, and the more time you spend in the sun, the more you see of them.
Laser therapy, chemical peeling, or microdermabrasion are just a few techniques you can use to handle them.
This is another sign of age that can develop with time out in the sun.
Be sure to get these checked out by the doctor, because they could be actinic keratoses–precancerous growths. Your doctor can tell you how to treat these more thoroughly.
Skin laxity is one of the things we fight as we get older. Dermal fillers will do wonders for making your hands look younger — you could possibly even do fat grafting.
When veins stop returning blood to your heart properly due to venous insufficiency, you can get engorged-looking veins.
Sclerotherapy or laser treatment are the two options people use to collapse the veins.
Once again, the sun is at fault here–and applying sunscreen can go a long way in preventing this sign of aging. A lotion containing a retinol, or a light chemical peel can help with crepey skin.
Once you’ve rejuvenated your hands, it’s up to you to protect them. That means putting sunscreen on your hands, making sure to moisturize persistently, and wearing gloves when you do rough work.
If you want to know more, call the Vein Center of Maryland to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located in Westminster, Eldersburg, Baltimore, Hunt Valley and Bel Air.
We also service Ellicott City and Columbia in Howard County.