Often an under appreciated aspect of our cosmetic appearance is our hands. Overtime, our hands lose volume and show signs of sun damage and aging. Veins also start to show and unsightly bruising becomes common. There are a variety of treatments available to restore a youthful appearance to your hands and arms.
Call us today or make an appointment online at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center to see which treatments are best for your hands.
How can I make my hands look better?
The ways to treat hand veins and appearance are as unique as you are. We can discuss the various treatment options and aid you in deciding which one is best for your hands.
Do my hand veins need sclerotherapy?
Often not. The veins in her hands differ from those in our legs. Damaged and unsightly veins in the legs can be closed and blood directed to deeper veins in the legs. This is a more complex issue for veins on the hands as there is not a deeper vein system in the hands.
Unsightly veins on hands are more often a result of volume loss and sun damage. While sclerotherapy and laser ablation of veins in the hands and arms is sometimes indicated, we also need to consider how a variety of factors are impacting the appearance of your hands to determine the best treatment plan for you.
I seem to bruise easily on my hands in arms, what can be done about this?
As we age, we lose collagen in our skin which is most noticeable in one face, hands and arms. The volume loss is a result of decreased collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin as a result of the aging process. This results in the appearance of bruises very easily known as solar purpura.
Some all natural vitamin supplements have been found to help. Arnica is an organic, herbal supplement that helps decrease bruising in the skin. Rutoside and vitamin C (ascorbic acid) are also supplements and dietary modifications that can help improve the appearance of bruised, sun damaged hands and arms. We firmly believe in combining holistic medicine with advanced allopathic medical treatments for our patients. We can review your medications and make appropriate treatments for those interested in how organic, all natural remedies can help restore the appearance of your skin and hands.
Sometimes bruising the hands and arms versus even with good skincare and medications. When stubborn bruises as a result of solar purpura persist, laser therapy with our pulse dye laser can help return the hands and arms to a youthful appearance.
What can be done about the appearance of my hands?
There are many treatments that are helpful in restoring a youthful appearance of the hands. When volume loss is present, the tendons in veins of the hands become very visible. Dermal fillers such as Radiesse are highly effective in minimizing the visibility of unattractive veins. This results in a smooth, natural looking, and long lasting hand rejuvenation procedure.
If sunspots and wrinkles are present, we consider utilizing microneedling, platelet rich plasma, chemical peels, and lasers. A combination of these treatments are able to tighten the skin thereby reducing wrinkles and the appearance of on wanted sunspots.
Do these treatments hurt?
No. With any treatment for the hands ,we are able to ensure the patient is comfortable. We first apply topical numbing cream to provide comfortable anesthesia to the hand. This is appropriate for almost all of our patients to achieve a painless experience. If a patient is particularly sensitive or undergoing a more extensive hand rejuvenation treatment, we have mild oral sedation or a nerve block can be utilized to provide more complete anesthesia.
Is there any downtime for these procedures?
No. These procedures can all be performed in a 30 minute appointment time slot. You are able to immediately return to work and normal activities.
Why should I have my hands treated at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center?
We look at our hands more than any other body part. Our first social interactions with meeting new people often involves our hands. By restoring hands to a youthful appearance, we can help our patients get their confidence back in any social situation.
We at Golden Coast Dermatology, Skin Cancer, and Vein Center have a variety as vein treatments, microneedling, chemical peels, dermal fillers, and lasers to help restore the appearance of your hands, reduced unsightly veins, and remove unwanted sunspots. Call us today or make an appointment online.