What are Ageing Hands?
Although we tend to forget about looking after them, after the face, the hands are the most conspicuous part of our bodies. Unfortunately, the hands tend to show more significant and earlier signs of ageing compared to the face, due to inadequate skincare and sunscreen use, often revealing a person's true age, especially if they do not match a younger-looking face.
The typical signs of hand ageing:
Thin, sagging skin
Age spots and pigmentation
Prominent veins and prominent joints
Loss of subcutaneous fat resulting in hollowing especially between the tendons on the back of the hands
Summary Of Your Treatment
30 minutes estimated
24 hours estimated
Back to Work
1 hour estimated
No anaesthetic necessary
Duration of Results
3-4 months *
Risk & Complications
Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling) *
Why choose Centre Of Dental Excellence?
All Centre Of Dental Excellence doctors have years of experience in safely assessing and treating hand ageing. Our knowledge allows us to avoid complications and achieve a subtle, rejuvenating effect. We use only the best quality products and will advise you through every step of the procedure – our aim is always natural subtle effects. Your skin and health is our priority.
The science of Hand Ageing:
The skin on the dorsum (back) of the hands differs from the skin on the face. The deeper layer of skin (dermis) is thinner and does not regenerate as successfully as in the face. With age and sun exposure, pigmentation changes occur. The dermis also produces less collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans, resulting in thinner, more lax, wrinkly skin. The healthy subcutaneous fat of youth atrophies, exposing underlying structures – the veins, tendons and joints.
How can ageing of the hands be treated?
Good skincare routine with appropriate cosmeceuticals and SPF
Chemical Peels – good for fine wrinkles and pigmentation
Fillers – useful to add tissue volume on the back of the hand, reducing skin laxity, camouflaging veins and tendons, softening the bony appearance of older hands
Things to consider…
After cosmetic treatments on your hands, you may return to normal daily activities as soon as you feel comfortable. However, you should avoid any heavy manual work and sun exposure for around 2 weeks after any treatments. This should be taken into account when planning for your procedure.
Side effects cannot always be prevented but we are fully trained to recognise and treat any issues early and safely.
What our Patients Say
"I would recommend this practice to friends or family. I was treated with dignity and respect by staff at the practice at all times. I was treated very well and the procedure to be carried was fully explained to me as was the cost. I would recommend this practice to everyone. Wonderful service and treatment."
- John Langton -