Anti-ageing tips on hand
Dubai, May 11, 2008
The new skin refining techniques can help stop your hands from revealing your true age, according Aesthetica Clinic.
“Our hands are one of the most, if not “the” most exposed parts of our body and most of us tend to ignore them in our ever expanding regimes for anti-ageing,” the clinic said in a statement.
“People are now generally careful about using sunscreen on their faces but tend to neglect their hands, which are equally exposed to the sun,” it added.
“Hands are likely to age faster that the face due to excessive exposures not only to sun but all the other harsh elements found in our daily surroundings,” the clinic said.
“Ultraviolet exposure results in the development of dark sun spots and loss of collagen, giving the skin a creepy, dull appearance.
“Moreover hands also lose volume, leaving tendons and veins more pronounced, giving the hands a bony appearance. On top of it all, harsh climates, chemicals, and poor nutrition can make our hands look double our age.
“To address proper hand rejuvenation a single method will clearly not suffice. Hand rejuvenation program will include several techniques for both skin refining and re-contouring in order to reduce the wrinkled appearance of the skin, age spots, as well as loss of volume and plumpness.”
The strategy adopted for hand rejuvenation will obviously depend on the extent and manifestations of ageing.
The skin refining techniques include:
Photo rejuvenation with the Isolaz photopneumatic therapy device that eliminates sun spots and stimulates fibroblasts (collagen producing cells) to synthesize collagen and elastin.
Long –pulsed Nd:YAG laser treatments to minimize the appearance of large unsightly blood vessels on the hands.
Autologous cellular rejuvenation (ACR) whereby the patients own platelets (rich in growth factors) are extracted from a blood sample and injected into the hands. The high concentration of growth factors attract stem cells within the skin which begin to divide and differentiate into skin cells. This results in a powerful regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.
Peels, which are one of the most effective strategies for resurfacing and rejuvenation of the skin. The main aim of peels is to speed up the rate of cell renewal while at the same time removing surface blemishes, scars, and fine lines. Enhanced skin renewal increases the production of collagen and elastin.
Dermamelan for dark spots and overall pigmentation which also adds to skin rejuvenation and restoration of skin radiance resulting in tighter, younger looking skin. The treatment comprises of a professional in-clinic session followed by prescribed at-home maintenance creams.
Mesotherapy which consists of various cocktails of minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and nucleic acids, is administered directly to the desired area beneath the surface of the skin. Mesotherapy is used to stimulate the regeneration of the skin and enhance the production of collagen and elastin resulting in natural rejuvenation which no hand cream can compare to.
As for hand contouring, volume enhancement may be achieved by Calcium hydroxylapetite (Radiesse) that not only fills out the hands but also stimulates collagen production in the area injected.
Only topical anesthetic cream is required and the procedure takes barely 10 minutes. The Radiesse is injected just under the skin in five small boluses and massaged into the hand to fill out the hollows between the tendons, the clinic said. – TradeArabia News Service