You use your hands every day, from washing up to exercise to driving to household chores. Because we need our hands so much, it’s easy to leave them unexposed and unprotected. All this wear and tear takes a toll on the delicate skin on the backs of your hands.
As you age, this skin thins, and fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. This can make the backs of your hands look like the crepe paper we use for streamers at birthdays and holiday celebrations.
While you can cover up other visible signs of aging with clothes and make-up, it’s nearly impossible to hide your hands. Fortunately, the aesthetic providers at MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers in Irvine, California, can help.
If crepey hands are adding years or giving your age away, take a moment to learn what we can do to help!
Like the skin on the rest of your body, the skin on your hands has many layers. Two key proteins — collagen and elastin — live in the middle layer (dermis). Long, sturdy collagen fibers support the structure of your skin. And elastin stretches and recoils, keeping your skin elastic and smooth.
Together, these proteins encourage the top layer of your skin to shed and regenerate, so new cells get replaced with stronger, healthier skin cells. As you age, your body naturally produces less of these proteins.
This causes your skin to change. It appears thinner, drier, and may sag or droop. At the same time, your hands lose some of their protective fat, causing veins, bones, and wrinkled skin that looks crepey and old.
At MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers, our team knows how frustrating it can be to look down and see crepey skin on the backs of your hands. That’s why we’re excited to offer Radiesse®, the only FDA-approved injectable filler for turning back the hands of time on aging hands.
Radiesse works in two ways to improve the appearance of your hands. It adds instant volume and stimulates your body’s natural collagen production through the use of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). Results last 18-24 months and only take minutes to get! Here’s a closer look:
Radiesse adds instant volume to the backs of your hands, filling in the places where bones and tendons may stick out. It does this using microspheres of CaHA.
CaHA also stimulates collagen production. And, the more collagen you have in your body, the more collagen your body produces, which is something called the domino effect. Since Radiesse increases collagen production, your body will naturally keep making it at higher levels. And these new fibers will be stronger and sturdier, meaning you’ll enjoy healthier, younger-looking skin.
There are few side effects or risks associated with Radiesse, since the product contains elements your body naturally produces. Any side effects that do occur — such as mild bruising, swelling, or redness — should resolve in a few days without the need for medical attention.
Learn more about how we can help your crepey hands by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone at MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers in Irvine, California.