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What is Aging Hands?

If you’ve seen our page about sagging, loose, and aging skin, then you’re probably well aware of the common effects of aging. The skin tends to lose its integrity, leading to many unwanted cosmetic changes to the face and body, and the hands can be one of the most susceptible areas to this! Wrinkles and veins tend to show more prominently as the structure of our skin, fat, and muscle tissues becomes less robust with age. Although this is most common in older age groups, there are many factors that can accelerate the process such as diet, lifestyle, and genetics. Luckily, there are advanced solutions to aging hands that are on par with facial treatments.

What causes Aging Hands?

As we get older, many changes happen in our body. Most notably, we see a steep decline in collagen production, fat tissues tend to lose their volume, our muscles weaken, our bone density decreases, and more. All of these play a part in the loosening and thinning of the hands’ skin with age. Less collagen in the skin causes the skin to lose its elasticity. Lower fat volume leads to thinning of the tissues and enhanced visibility of the veins. Weaker muscles can lead to looser skin, and worsening the sign of aging hands. Although many of these factors continue as we age, there are great multimodality treatments to reverse the aging process and create more youthful hands.

What should I expect with the treatment?

At Brandish Clinic, we generally utilize the Lumenis IPL, chemical peels, and/or specialized dermal fillers.

Lumenis IPL

The Luminous IPL system makes a great treatment for aging skin on the hands. It uses special wavelengths of intense pulsed light to target deep skin layers and break down compromised collagen, while stimulating the production of new collagen, giving the skin a tightened and refreshed look. This procedure is primarily used for the reversal of sun damage and skin rejuvenation, but it has the added benefit of collagen stimulation with each treatment that can lead to long-lasting skin reinvigoration.

Chemical Peel

Jessner’s Chemical Peel can also be used to help peel away the outer layer of skin, evening out the tone and the former wrinkles as the skin works to naturally heal itself.  The result is smoother, more youthful hands.

Radiesse Dermal Filler

Dermal Fillers help to increase volume in a given treatment area, including the face and the hands. They also help increase hydration in these areas, smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume. Importantly, most dermal fillers, such as Radiesse can act as a ‘scaffold’ to encourage your body to more efficiently build fresh collagen, leading to long-lasting, increased structural support, turning back the clock on your hands.

What should I expect with the treatment?

To start, you and Dr. Brandish will develop an individualized treatment plan to determine what treatment may be most effective for your individual case.

Treatment expectations will vary heavily depending on which modality is used. We encourage you to check out the above links to each potential treatment, where you’ll find a description of what to expect for each individual treatment.

Aging Hands Summary

Our skin and the surrounding tissues tend to lose their strength and structure with age as collagen is produced less and less. This tends to lead to wrinkles, looseness, thinning of skin, and more pronounced bones and veins. Excessive sun exposure, diet, lifestyle, genetics, etc. can also contribute to the acceleration of this process, causing some to experience the aging effects on their hands at varying ages. From skin rejuvenation procedures with intense pulsed light with added benefit of collagen stimulation, to Dermal fillers or chemical peels, many treatments are available to turn back the clock.

How do I get started with Aging Hands Treatment?

If you’re interested in hearing more or in scheduling an appointment, contact our office at

and we’ll take care of you. We offer free consultation appointments as well if you’d like to simply go over any problem areas and discuss treatment options for aging hands with Dr. Brandish.