At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we often see clients whose hands are revealing their true age. Some clients even look older than their chronological age due to hand wrinkles, age spots, and other perceived aesthetic imperfections. Today, we answer 14 of our most frequently asked questions about hand rejuvenation to help you determine the best treatment.
14 Hand Rejuvenation FAQs Answered
1. How Can I Make My Hands Less Wrinkled?
By far, the most frequently asked question we receive regarding hand rejuvenation is how can I make my hands less wrinkled. We have several options to offer you depending on your health, personal preferences, and what other signs of aging you are experiencing on your hands.
Our most popular treatments for rejuvenating the hands are Dermalinfusion, chemical peels, and Venus Viva. If you are also showing signs of aging elsewhere on the body, our skin rejuvenation treatments are safe and versatile enough to correct signs of aging (like wrinkles) from head to toe.
2. How Can I Prepare for One of These Treatments?
During your initial consultation, we will determine which combination of treatments is ideal to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic. Once we know which treatments you will receive, we will give you comprehensive instructions regarding how to prepare for your specific, tailored treatments.
If you are receiving dermal filler injections, you must stop taking multivitamins, NSAIDs, blood thinners, St. John’s Wort, and garlic supplements for one week before and after treatment. You should also stop consuming alcohol for a week before and after treatment.
3. Am I a Good Candidate?
To be a good candidate for this type of treatment, you should have visibly aging skin on your hands. Specifically, you should want to achieve smoother, tighter, younger, more evenly-toned skin. It is also important that you have realistic expectations about the results. During your initial consultation, we will advise you about the results you can realistically expect.
4. Is Treatment Painful?
Absolutely not. No general anesthesia is needed for any of the treatments we offer. Laser treatments leave the skin feeling warm but by no means uncomfortable. Dermal fillers include a local anesthetic in the formulation. If you’re concerned about discomfort, ask us about a topical anesthetic during your initial consultation.
5. How Does Venus Viva Work?
Venus Viva is a revolutionary RF skin resurfacing treatment that uses tiny pins to safely, effectively, and comfortably deliver heat via nano-fractional radiofrequency through the skin’s surface. Through the tiny micro-dermal wounds created, collagen generation and cellular turnover are encouraged. While much more comfortable than CO2 lasers, the results are visible and dramatic.
Venus Viva is one of our most popular treatments for hand rejuvenation because it is safe for all skin tones. This is in stark contrast with most other skin resurfacing treatments that cannot safely be used on people with darker skin tones. Moreover, there is no downtime required for wrinkle reduction treatments. Treatment is completed in 15 to 30 minutes.
6. How Does Dermalinfusion Work?
Dermalinfusion works by injecting specifically formulated, medical-grade Pro-Infusion serums. These infusions are the result of years of in-depth research in skincare science, and each formulation is designed to safely and effectively address a specific skin condition. For instance, we have an anti-wrinkle infusion for the hands, and we can also correct:
- Dry, dehydrated skin
- Sallow skin
- Rough skin
- Oily skin
There are numerous benefits associated with rejuvenating your hands with Dermalinfusion. One of our clients’ favorites is the fact that it is safe for all skin tones. Moreover, it is non-invasive and requires no downtime. Simply come in for a painless treatment and in under half an hour you can go back to your day. Within 72 hours you can enjoy skin that has been volumized by 70%.
7. How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels rejuvenate the hands by removing the dead, damaged skin cells that make up the upper layers of your skin. Depending on the depth of the wrinkles on your hands, you may need a light peel, medium peel, or deep peel to erase the lines. Depending on the type of peel you receive, you may peel anywhere from two to seven days.
Removing dead skin cells from the hands also treats hyperpigmentation, strengthens skin, reduces sensitivity and tightens large pores, among other benefits.
8. What Can I Expect From a Light Chemical Peel?
We offer the Illuminize Chemical Peel, which uses extremely superficial chemicals (mandelic and malic acid) combined with phytic acid and peeling agents (resorcinol and salicylic acid) to derive the most benefit with the least irritation. This peel is ideal for people who have never received a chemical peel before and want to improve skin texture, color, and clarity.
9. What Can I Expect From a Medium Chemical Peel?
Our medium chemical peel is known as the Vitalize Peel. It combines retinoic, salicylic, lactic, and resorcinol acids to rejuvenate the skin and erase deeper lines and wrinkles. These acids stimulate collagen production, which ensures your skin will remain smooth, tight, and radiant for a long time to come. Dramatic results are seen after one treatment.
10. Is Microneedling Right for Me?
Microneedling is right for you if you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your hands. It is safe for all skin types, does not hurt, and requires no recovery. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling stimulates your skin’s production of collagen and elastin. This means the appearance of your hands will continue to improve over time.
11. How Long Does Microneedling Take?
One of the most compelling benefits of microneedling is its convenience. The treatment itself only takes around half an hour. Of course, this depends heavily on whether you are also receiving treatment on other parts of your body, like facial wrinkles or stretch marks on your thighs or stomach.
To ensure your comfort during and after your treatment, your service provider will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment site before your treatment begins. Waiting for this medicine to take effect can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.
12. How Long Do the Results of Microneedling Last?
The initial smoothing and skin tightening results of microneedling are immediate. They continue to improve over the course of six months as your body produces more collagen and elastin that is stronger and healthier than it has been in years.
After two to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart, you may find that the hyperpigmentation benefits of treatment are permanent. However, only regular treatment sessions will ensure you do not develop sunspots or age spots in the future.
13. How Can I Extend the Results of My Rejuvenation Treatments?
Regardless of the rejuvenation treatment or treatments you choose, you can extend the results of your treatment by taking care of your skin. If you wash your hands with hot water regularly, make sure you’re using a gentle cleanser and moisturize at least once per day.
Do not forget to apply a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen to your hands. Reapply every four hours and minimize time outside between 10 AM and 4 PM. Sun damage is one of the fastest ways to prematurely age your hand skin.
14. Do I Have to Pay for My Treatment Upfront?
At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we are proud to partner with CareCredit so you can pay for your treatment in installments if you’d like. CareCredit offers several financing options, including 6, 12, 18 or 24-month payment plans. The best part is there are no prepayment penalties, hidden fees, or unreasonable interest rates.
Learn More About Hand Rejuvenation Today
Do you have age spots, sunspots or another form of discoloration on your hands? Do you suffer from sunken areas, wrinkles, or other signs of collagen lost? If so, hand rejuvenation treatment may benefit you.
To determine if you are a good candidate for hand rejuvenation, or if you want to learn more about your treatment options, contact us today at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and answer any further questions you have about how to reverse the signs of aging on your hands.