I’m a Madonna fan and admire her incredible never ending youthful spirit and energy. However, aging catches up with the best of us and her hands are showing their true age. How to deal with aging hands? Well, one option is to wear gloves like Madonna did here in her concert. Dermatologist to the Stars, Dr. Lawrence Moy, who performs cutting-edge Anti-Aging Treatments for the Hands explains!
As women age, they lose fat in their hands. The tendons on the back of the hands are more visible. Years of sun exposure reveal themselves as brown spots and discoloration. Finally, loss of collagen results in less resilience, fine lines and wrinkles. With anti-aging products/treatments for the hands getting a lot of attention in the health/beauty industry today, Dr. Moy weighs in with his popular 3-pronged approach to successfully treat aging hands:
1. Skin Lighteners-Moy suggests a product from his own line of skin formulations featuring Kojic Acid and Salicylic Acid – both effective skin lightening agents with no side effects (Brighten Up). A sunblock must be used during the day to prevent further sun damage from occuring. Moy recommends a UVA/UVB product such as Neutrogena’s Norwegian Formula Age Shield Hand Cream, SPF 30.
2. Lasers-Moy gets results with the Intense Pulse Light laser. He uses a 4th generation system with greater success than previous versions. The IPL laser produces beautiful results for the treatment of discoloration and brown spots, while improving skin’s texture. Finally, Moy urges the use of a skin-lightening product in conjunction with laser treatments for even better results.
3. Fillers-Moy reports higher demand for this procedure (in the hands, specifically) recently. He prefers Sculptra, which stimulates the formation of new collagen, restores volume and produces a more youthful appearance. Typically, it takes 3-5 treatments every 4-6 weeks. The healing process is quick and results are subtle and ‘real’ looking.