Hand Rejuvenation Treatments

Loss of volume in the hands can cause crepey, saggy, wrinkled skin to appear.

UV exposure, smoking, ageing or use of steroid creams can cause collagen and elastin in the hands to deplete, causing the skin on the hands to appear loose and saggy.
At Dr Aesthetica, our team uses a both of Dermal Filler and Profhilo treatments to restore a fuller appearance to the hands.

  • We advise on lifestyle factors that can assist in reducing the appearance of hand ageing in the future
  • All dermal filler and Profhilo treatments are performed by medical professionals with industry leading products
  • We tailor our approach to your unique requirements
  • We have produced amazing results with all skin tones and types

Want to know more about how our medically led team can reduce the appearance of ageing in your hands? Get in touch today.

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Reverse Signs of Ageing Hands

Along with the eyes and neck, your hands are one of the first areas to start displaying the telltale signs of ageing. It also doesn’t help that your hands are on full display most of the time, meaning others can easily notice changes in their appearance. Yet as we age, the fat and collagen in the back of our hands diminish, resulting in thin, translucent and crepey skin that is more prone to developing wrinkles and age spots.

Sun exposure plays a significant role in the ageing process. It’s been scientifically proven that UV radiation contributes to premature ageing by degrading collagen and inducing oxidative stress (imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body, which can lead to cell and tissue damage). Our hands are often not protected as well as other areas of skin and are constantly exposed to harsh elements. This is a major reason why your hands may give away your true age or can even make you look older.

Lifestyle habits also contribute greatly to the premature ageing of our hands. For one, we’re all washing and sanitising our hands a lot more than we used to. This frequent washing, coupled with the fact that our hands have fewer sebaceous glands, can have the unintended consequence of disrupting the skin’s pH and stripping away natural oils. Often the result is dryness, sensitivity and flare-ups in inflammatory skin conditions.

diagram of how skin ages in hands

What can we do about ageing hands?

Are your once plump, smooth and healthy-looking hands developing a thin bony structure, revealing veins and wrinkles as you get older?

If the answer is Yes, you've probably realised that aside from your face, your hands can expose a great deal about your age. Worse still, your hands can make you look older than you are! 

If your hands have started or are already showing any tell-tale signs of ageing or sun damage, you should consider getting non-surgical hand rejuvenation treatment.

This is an excellent, non-invasive option for treating ageing hands and restoring that youthful, rejuvenated, smoother and healthy appearance.

At Dr Aesthetica, we offer two great treatment options for ageing hands.

Hand Rejuvenation with Radiesse

While we mainly use hyaluronic acid fillers in most facial anti-ageing treatments, we prefer Radiesse, a Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) filler for hand rejuvenation procedures.

Multiple studies have shown that Radiesse will improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and prominent structures (veins & tendons) in ageing hands.

  • Radiesse instantly restores lost volume to the skin by filling in the fine lines and the depressions between the tendons and veins. There’s an immediate smoothing result.
  • In the weeks and months that follow, the CaHA particles in Radiesse form a ‘scaffold’ that stimulates your skin cells to produce additional collagen. The main reason your hands begin to look older, wrinkled, dull, or lax is the drop in collagen production as you get older. Boosting collagen production will slow down or even reverse these signs of ageing.

Radiesse also holds the title of the first dermal filler to receive FDA approval for volume restoration in ageing hands.

Another great thing about Radiesse is that there's virtually no downtime. Patients are free to resume most of their everyday activities immediately following the session—making it an extremely convenient treatment option for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.

The incredible anti-ageing effects typically last for 12-18 months before a follow-up treatment is needed.

Hand Rejuvenation with Profhilo

Profhilo is a unique & revolutionary injectable anti-ageing treatment that stimulates the body's natural collagen production. The result is a remarkable improvement in the texture of your skin and a significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and prominent veins. The treatment also works at a cellular level to rehydrate the skin far more effectively than a topical cream ever could.

Profhilo is injected into the skin's layers at carefully mapped injection points on the back of your hand. It then disperses evenly throughout the skin, so the anti-ageing effects are visible throughout the whole back of your hand.

The treatment involves two sessions a month apart for optimum results. While you might notice some results immediately following the treatment, the real magic happens in the weeks to follow as your skin rebuilds the new collagen and elastin.

We recommend a top-up treatment session after every 6-9 months, depending on the level of correction required, your age, and lifestyle.


Hand Rejuvenation Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for hand rejuvenation treatment?

Any healthy adult could potentially benefit from a hand rejuvenation treatment. That said, this treatment is popular among women and men who are concerned that the appearance of their hands is making them look older.

Common signs of ageing hands include:

  • Volume loss
  • Sunspots
  • Dull, tired, dehydrated skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Prominent veins
  • Skin laxity and crepe-like texture
  • Sagging skin

A hand rejuvenation procedure with Radiesse or Profhilo will be an excellent option for anyone who wants to reverse these signs of ageing. Either treatment can be combined with other injectables or used as a stand-alone treatment.

Why have I started to notice my hands look older?

Have you noticed that as you get older, the skin on your hands is wrinkling faster than other body areas? This is a common complaint among many of our patients. While ageing is the primary contributor, there are several other factors to take into account.

  • Our hands are exposed to the sun most of the time. Over time, ultraviolet rays damage the collagen and elastin fibres that keep the skin firm. The skin then gets loose, thin, and wrinkled. Sun damage is also the #1 contributor to crepey skin.
  • Our hands are in use all the time. The constant motion can slowly compromise the skin's protective barrier function, causing our hands to appear rough, dry and wrinkly.
  • We tend to pay less attention to our hands and divert all of our skincare efforts to our face. This will only exacerbate the signs of ageing.

What can I do to slow the ageing process without filler?

Have you started noticing that your hands look older than you’d like? It’s never too late to start taking good care of them. Just like your face, your hands need to be well taken care of in order to protect them against visible signs of ageing. Here are a few simple steps that you start today.

  • Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen (SPF50 or higher) every day to protect your hands from UV radiation
  • Use a mild exfoliant on the back of your hands once a week to help slough off dead skin
  • Apply moisturiser, i.e. hand cream, frequently to keep the skin on your hands hydrated.
  • Wear cotton-lined gloves when gardening or when cleaning with harsh soap or chemicals.

Does hand rejuvenation hurt?

At most, you may feel a slight pinch at times, but the procedure is very well tolerated by our patients with little to no pain.

That said, everyone has a different pain threshold. That's why we offer the option of a topical numbing prior to treatment to make the process as comfortable as possible.

We will also discuss any concerns or fears you have before the procedure to help you feel more relaxed.

After the treatment, some common injection-related side effects to watch out for include swelling, redness, pain, itching, discolouration and tenderness at the injection site. Generally, they are mild and typically resolve quickly and disappear entirely within a few days.

Is there anything I need to do after the treatment?

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 72 hours as this can disrupt the placement of the injectable and reduce how effective the treatment will be.
  • Avoid any heat-inducing activities, such as spas and saunas, for two weeks. Apply sunscreen every time you go out into the sun.
  • Avoid alcohol for at least two days after having the treatment to minimise the risk of bruising and swelling.
  • Take into account any specific aftercare instructions your injector gives you.

Apart from that, you can get back to your day straight after the treatment!


Can the effects of ageing hands be reversed?

Sometimes you need regenerative treatments that work to slow down the ageing process on a cellular level by stimulating collagen and elastin. For such treatments, you will require an in-office appointment with a skilled and experienced practitioner. At Dr Aesthetica, we offer several treatment options for ageing hands. Our focus is providing the appropriate treatment for you based on the condition of your skin and general health, ensuring you get the best results.

One such solution? Injectable Dermal Filler to restore volume and regain a youthful appearance of the hands. This is an excellent way to hide the appearance of prominent veins and tendons by filling in the skin tissue around them. The fillers we use have both been approved by the FDA for effectively and safely adding back lost volume to the hands.

Chemical Peels are a great way to lighten sun spots and refresh the skin on your hands. Peels are topically applied formulas that revitalise the skin surface by creating an even and controlled shedding of the skin cells. All of our skin peels are sourced from AlumierMD (a world-class provider of medical-grade skincare products).

Home-based anti-ageing skincare is another popular treatment option. It also doubles as a preventative measure. This means you don’t have to wait until you see the telltale signs of ageing on your hands to do something. Yet, people often focus so much on facial anti-ageing treatment that they forget about their hands. That’s why we offer our clients comprehensive guidance on choosing the correct anti-ageing skincare products for their hands. Talk to us today.

Treatment Price
Bruising is common, No gym, no steam, no sauna and no makeup for the first 24 hours.
Onset Of Results
At appointment, though takes around 7-14 days to fully settle to see final result
Duration Of Results
9 - 12 months
Optional, Applied before treatment using topical Lidocaine
Pain Rating
Pain Rating Chart Mild

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