Fraxel Helps Hands Look as Young as You Feel

 In Lasers

It’s great to inherit your grandmother’s china or other meaningful family mementos; but no matter how much you love your dear, old grandmother, it’s not such a great feeling when, one day, you realize you’ve inherited her hands. Suddenly, those age-spotted, wrinkled hands that you remember lovingly holding as a child have somehow found their way to the ends of your own arms and are audaciously protruding from the sleeves of your blouse. How did it happen???

No matter how young we may feel, fact is, time marches on, and with it, our youthful looks. As we age, our skin becomes thinner and supportive underlying tissues – namely collagen and subcutaneous fat that once made your hands look supple and young – begin to diminish. Combined with a lifetime of sun exposure, you have the perfect recipe for wrinkled, age-spotted hands.

Most of us tend to focus on the face when we look for signs of aging; when one day, we finally take notice of the hands, we may be shocked to see how old they look – and in turn, how old they’re making us look to other people. Even if your hands have begun to tell the tale of old age, there’s no reason you can’t turn the page to a happier ending. Today’s laser rejuvenation techniques provide amazing results, not only for the face, but for the hands as well.

Fraxel’s third-generation laser system is ideal for providing the gentle treatment hands need to look younger and more resilient. Fraxel lasers are based on a technique called fractional lasering, an approach that treats tiny portions of skin located close to each other, leaving the areas in between untreated. As a result, the effect is gentler than laser methods that treat the entire surface of the skin.

In addition to removing or reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, scars and pigmentation, Fraxel also helps hands look more youthful by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen so the skin looks smoother, firmer and more tones.

Now in its third generation, Fraxel has become an increasingly popular option to treat the wrinkling and sun-spotting that typically occur on the back of the hand. In fact, many men and women who undergo facial rejuvenation procedures opt to have their hands treated as well to avoid the “mismatched” look that occurs when the face is returned to a younger appearance but the hands remain unchanged.

Let’s face it (no pun intended): Your hands are seen almost as often as your face. If you’re taking the time, effort and expense of making sure your face looks as young as possible, why let your hands give you away?

To get the best results, you may consider having Fraxel in combination with other treatments like fillers or sclerotherapy to remove varicose veins. Our clinicians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that focuses on your goals. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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