Help For Aging Hands

Are your hands revealing your true age? Sure, a glowing youthful complexion is great—but not if you don’t have plump, smooth hands to match. The hands are especially prone to visible signs of aging, including loss of fat that makes bones and veins more visible as well as age spots thanks to years of accumulated (and often unprotected) sun exposure. The good news is, targeted skincare products can help improve early signs of hand aging (and prevent them from progressing), while in-office treatments can restore the backs of the hands to their youthful splendor.

Supergoop Forever Young Hand Cream
Sunscreen is the first line of defense for hand anti-aging—and it’s also essential for maintaining the improvement achieved with other skincare treatments and professional procedures. This hand cream offers sea buckthorn fruit extract plus argan and meadowfoam seed oils for skin-softening hydration, major antioxidant protection and broad-spectrum SPF 40 that absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue—and you’ll love the fresh cardamom-eucalyptus-tangerine scent. Tip: Make sure to apply sunscreen to your hands before getting in the car, as UV rays can penetrate your windshield!

StriVectin Volumizing Hand Cream
Formulated to plump up the appearance of thin, crepey skin on the backs of the hands, this intensely moisturizing treatment features hyaluronic acid to draw moisture into the skin along with hydrating shea butter and vitamin E. It also contains patented form of niacin (vitamin B3) to help enhance the performance of these ingredients and reinforce the skin’s barrier to prevent water loss and protect against environmental aggressors.

NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands
Whether you call them age spots or “liver spots,” discoloration on the backs of the hands can make them look years older. This potent formula harnesses the power of niacin (noticing a trend?) to improve the look of uneven skin tone, dark spots and rough texture. It also protects this delicate skin from environmental damage with antioxidant white tea—and as an added bonus, it offers these benefits for sun-damaged skin on the chest as well.

Restylane Lyft
The only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler for restoring lost volume to the backs of the hands, this injectable offsets the visible effects of fat loss by adding extra “padding” that helps camouflage visible bones and veins. A favorite of celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, results are visible instantly after one only treatment is necessary, and results last for up to six months.

A go-to treatment for sun damage on the face, Fraxel offers rejuvenation for the hands as well. This fractionated laser resurfacing procedure targets damaged, discolored skin, but only treats a portion of the skin during each treatment for faster healing. In addition to improving the look of dark spots, it also promotes the skin’s natural production for improvement in skin texture and plumpness in the months following treatment as well.