The saying goes ‘If you want to know a woman’s age, look at her hands’. Our hands can show signs of ageing more than other parts of the body. In fact, sun-damaged, wrinkled, veiny hands can even make you look older than you really are.
There are two non-invasive hand rejuvenation treatments to help with dry skin, age spots and wrinkly skin for hands that look smoother and plumper once more: Radiesse® for volume replenishment and Restylane® Skinboosters™ to increase hydration and improve skin from within.
*Reviewed by Dr Tracy Mountford, MBBS MBCAM
As you get older, the skin on your hands is one of the first areas to show signs of ageing. The skin becomes thinner and is subject to daily wear and tear. Your hands lose volume fat and elasticity, especially after the menopause, becoming translucent and shrivelled so that tendons and veins show more easily and age spots can appear. The loss of muscle bulk between fingers creates hollows, making hands look bony.
The skin on your hands is naturally thin but becomes thinner and rougher with time and with constant exposure to the sun and the elements.
An anti-ageing hand lift for smoother, fresher-looking skin and less prominent hand veins can be achieved through two highly effective treatments. Both are progressively rejuvenating and long-lasting with natural looking results.
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler with a unique mode of action. It corrects wrinkles on hands by adding volume to regain skin elasticity; it also works as a collagen stimulator, giving skin an immediate lifting and contouring effect.
Young skin has volume, elasticity and strength due to its natural collagen. Radiesse contains calcium-based microspheres (CaHA) to stimulate the production of the body’s own collagen for sustained effects.
Restylane Skinboosters treatment involves a series of hydrating micro-injections of long-lasting hyaluronic acid. This soft, gel-like substance absorbs water and brings deep skin hydration to hands for lasting moisture, improving firmness, elasticity and smoothness.
Hand rejuvenation improves the quality and texture of your skin while decreasing wrinkles and prominent veins.
A Radiesse hand lift is an injectable dermal filler and collagen stimulator with a precise mode of action to correct volume loss in the back of wrinkly hands and Improve skin quality.
Restylane Skinboosters are particularly suitable for delicate skin, such as the back of the hands. They hydrate skin deep in the dermis for ongoing hand hydration, diminishing the appearance of veins and making hands softer and smoother.
Radiesse provides an immediate lifting and tightening effect for volume with visible rejuvenation. Because Radiesse also acts as a collagen stimulator, results are progressive and long lasting.
With Restylane Skinboosters, visible improvements for fresher-looking hand skin can be seen after just one treatment but we may recommend a course of three treatments spaced two to four weeks apart.
The unique formulation of Radiesse stimulates the production of new collagen, with a lifting and contouring effect that can last up to one year or more.
Typically, a Restylane Skinboosters treatment programme consists of three initial sessions with two to four weeks apart. Your medical practitioner may recommend a regular maintenance treatment every six months, depending on the condition of your skin.
Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
Dr Tracy Mountford, owner of The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, is renowned for her light hands and natural looking results. She personally handpicks and trains all of our medical practitioners to the highest level.
We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
Radiesse consists of time-tested and biocompatible materials that have been used in medicine for over 20 years. Radiesse is FDA-approved for hand augmentation to correct volume loss in the back of the hands.
Restylane is the world’s most tried and tested HA dermal filler and has been used in over 15 million treatments worldwide.
There is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
Many people find their procedure at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic more comfortable than expected. Our medical practitioners are highly skilled and precise; you should merely feel a light sting on your skin during the injection procedure.
As with any injection, you may experience some slight redness or minor bruising around the treatment areas. Most side effects of these treatments resolve within a few days.