If you take a lot of time to make yourself look more youthful, the wrinkles around your hands might give you particularly powerful anxiety. Those wrinkles can undermine all the work you’re doing elsewhere–whether that work means Botox or a facelift or just simple makeup. So knowing how to make wrinkles in your hands disappear–or at least diminish a bit–can be a useful skill.
Knowing How to Make Hand Wrinkles Disappear
And most people will have several options. There are plastic surgery options, cosmetic procedure options, and simple makeup options. There are also a few things you can do to try to prevent wrinkles in the first place (moisturize, hydrate, and don’t smoke!).
But it’s not all that surprising that people would want to eliminate lines and wrinkles in the hand. The skin there is particularly thin, exacerbating any signs of aging that might naturally develop. Your hands are also incredibly vital to your overall body language. Indeed, whether you realize it or not, your hands are doing a significant amount of communication. If you’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that your face is communicating youth, you don’t want your hands to undercut that message with a message of age. Luckily, there are a few ways you can make wrinkles in the hands disappear.
Wrinkles develop around your hands normally and naturally. But sometimes you’re not ready for them (mentally as well as physically). So you’d much rather just be rid of them. That’s understandable, and you have some surgical options–both invasive and non-invasive–in terms of treatments.
Plastic Surgery Options for Eliminating Hand Wrinkles
You’ve undoubtedly heard of a facelift before. So maybe the existence of a “hand lift” won’t shock you all too much. A hand lift is designed to eliminate excess skin as well as lines and wrinkles from around the hand. A hand lift must be performed with a significant amount of care for two basic reasons:
- The skin on the hands is quite thin, especially as one ages. Surgeons are careful not to over stretch the skin when removing lines and wrinkles.
- There’s a lot going on in your hands. There are nerves, tendons, ligaments, bones–you name it. And much of this machinery is quite close to the surface skin, so surgeons are careful about this as well.
A hand lift can make permanent changes to the hand. That’s the idea–permanently resetting the aging process of the hands by a number of years. But you’ll want to talk to your surgeon about what your hand lift options are (indeed, talking to a highly qualified hand surgeon is often useful as well).
Cosmetic Surgery Options for Eliminating Hand Wrinkles
It might be that you’re not so keen on plastic surgery and you’d prefer a non invasive approach. Patients who prefer this non surgical solution usually elect to undergo something called a dermal filler injection. Usually, dermal fillers are used to diminish lines and wrinkles of the face by increasing volume.
When applied to the hands, dermal fillers have a similar effect. Lines and wrinkles in the hands become diminished. And as a result, the hands look more youthful. This added volume in the hands functions to make the skin look a little thicker as well, which can be an added bonus.
Results in the hands will typically last somewhere around a year, depending on the filler you choose. But if you like your results and you want to keep them, you can schedule regular maintenance injections.
Other Methods to Make Wrinkles Disappear
If you aren’t a fan of either type of surgical option, you can always use makeup. If you’re anything like me, you’re used to thinking of makeup as something that’s confined to the face. But that’s no longer the case. Indeed, any quick trip to YouTube can help you find a multitude of ways to help your hand wrinkles disappear using nothing more than standard makeup techniques.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with simply letting your hands stay wrinkled. Some people prefer to place their energies elsewhere. And sometimes, even preventative measures could keep your hands looking smooth (seriously, you should stop smoking).
However, if you decide to try to eliminate your hand wrinkles, it might be a good idea to see a highly qualified hand surgeon in order to ensure you don’t have any underlying conditions before proceeding with any of these given procedures. But if you are bothered by the wrinkles on your hands, it’s good to know that you have options when it comes to coping with those wrinkles. Knowing how to make wrinkles in the hands disappear can help you achieve much more youthful looking hands.
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- “Wrinkle Treatment and Hands Questions – Real Doctor Answers – RealSelf.” RealSelf.com, 3 June 2009, www.realself.com/wrinkle-treatment/answers/hands.
About the Author: Dan Voltz is a marketer and writer specializing in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures. He works with surgeons to craft articles and content that are useful, informed, thoughtful and entertaining.