Are Your Hands Telling Your Age?

As a licensed esthetician I get asked by a large number of clients how to keep our hands from showing the signs of aging.  I found this article by Jennifer Linder, M.D., Chief Scientific Offer at PCA Skin Care to be very informative so I thought I would share it with you.

“Our hands are a dead give-away of our age.  The face lift used to be considered the gold standard for facial rejuvenation, but now superficial chemical peels and injectables are sometimes touted as the best and least invasive ways to achieve dramatic, visible results.  This strategy can be applied successfully to the hands as well.  Some volume-replacing injectable options are Radiesse, Restyland and Juverderm.  These are temporary, yet effective solutions for the sunken look that is so common in older hands.  But, although effective in restoring volume, it is also critical to improve hydration levels pigmentation and collagen production to get the best, lasting results.  Chemical peels applied to the hands will help reduce hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen deposition and increase exfoliation.

The most critical step in keeping hands young is to apply broad-spectrum sun protection with at least an SPF of 30 every day.  Additionally the hydrating and collagen-building benefits of Hydrating Serum and C-Quench Antioxidant Serum have  dramatic benefits for the hands.  An easy way to get in the habit of protecting your hands is to take whatever is left over on your fingers after applying to your face. ”

At Spa 10 in Encino and Palm Desert we offer some wonderful anti-aging hand treatments and a bit of education on how to care for your hands every day to keep them looking and feeling young!

Please call for more information

Encino 818-481-6095

Palm Desert 760-809-9792

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  If you are in need of a natural & beautiful looking airbrush spray tan, a skin rejuvenating facial treatment or a clean and friendly environment for waxing…give Spa 10 a call!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

© Skin Care by Lori 2011