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Importance of Hand Rejuvenation

Importance of Hand Rejuvenation

Face is often the first point of attention when we meet someone, and it’s no wonder why we spend so much time and attention on face rejuvenation, but many people forget how quickly the eyes roll towards the hands, and… more often than not, we are in for an unpleasant surprise!

The truth is, our hands are exposed to the same harsh environmental factors that our face is and worse, but while we all know about the importance of sun protection and treatments using lasers, IPL, botox, dysport and various fillers to repair and rejuvenate the damaged skin and aged face, we often forget about the hands. The result can be quite shocking: We all have seen people with faces that look almost perfect and very youthful for their age, but you look at their hands and all those wrinkles, sun spots, pigmentations and volume loss send a very different message. It is not rare to see people whose hands look 10 or 20 years older than their face! Here we look at hand aging and things we can do to prevent and treat it.

What Is Hand Aging and How Does It Happen?

Hand-RejuvenationHand aging is essentially the same process that takes place in the other parts of the body, but due to the special circumstances present in hands, the process is often accelerated and intensified. As usual, sun rays are often the number one culprit. Without protection, ultraviolet radiation from the sun penetrates into the skin and harms various components of skin: It damages DNA and can result in cell death, or mutations that can accumulate and lead to skin cancer. It can also accelerate the break-down of elastin and collagen strands that are present in the skin. The effect is most prominent in areas of the body that are usually more exposed – face, neck and hands.

Another harmful factor at play in hands is the exposure to harsh and/or harmful chemicals. The simplest way is through soaps, detergents and sanitizers that we commonly use and at minimum, they can remove the naturally-occurring moisturizers and disturb the natural bacterial flora of the skin. Toxins may get absorbed through the skin and cause different types of reactions such as allergic and atopic reactions. Together, these factors can contribute to unhealthy, dry and cracked skin at hands and accelerate hand aging.

After years of exposure to these harmful factors, our hands can develop significant skin pigmentation, skin dryness and scaling, and deep lines and wrinkles, and as a result of lost collagen and hyaluronic acid, the tendons, blood vessels and bony features of the back of the hands become more and more prominent and noticeable, turning our once youthful and beautiful hands into what has been described as “zombie hands”.

How to Prevent or Slow down Hand Aging?

Like most other health-related issues, prevention is often the best treatment. A quick look at the aging process described above can give us good ideas on effective preventive measures. Always put ample sunscreen on your hands. Opt for high quality broad-spectrum sunscreens with minimum SPF of 30. Follow the same recommendations as for the face: Apply at least 30 min before exposure and repeat every 2-3 hours or after washing. Try to make a habit of using sunscreen everyday – sunny or cloudy. Another effective measure is the use of gloves while driving or riding bike to physically block the sun rays. Check the labeling of the soap and hand sanitizers you use and try to use products with more natural and less toxic ingredients. Last, use good moisturizers on your hands to give them the additional skin protection they need. Visit our clinic or online store and explore our available skin care products that can help protecting your hands.

How to Reverse Hand Aging and Rejuvenate Hands?

Treatments for hand aging can address various problems that occur during the aging process.

  • hand-rejuvenation-3Superficial lines, wrinkles, and pigmentations including sun spots can be treated with exfoliating treatments. Microdermabrasion is an excellent option to begin as it removes a superficial layer of skin and can improve fine lines and some superficial pigmentations. Similarly, chemical peels can achieve the same through removal of superficial layers of skin using controlled action of organic acids. Depending on the skin conditions, glycolic acid peels, salicylic acid peels, Jessner’s peel, TCA peel and other specialized peels are available. Another option to consider is IPL (Photofacial) which is highly effective in treating pigmentation, red spots and other discolorations and sunspots in hands. Finally, ablative lasers used in laser skin resurfacing are the ultimate treatment for removing layers of skin and smoothing out lines and wrinkles and improving the appearance of pigmentations in hands. At Amoderm, we offer medical-grade, crystal-free Diamond microdermabrasion, as well as various light and medical-level peels, IPL and laser skin resurfacing.

 

 

  • hand-rejuvenation4Some skin pigmentations respond greatly to bleaching creams, and some of these creams also combine exfoliating and anti-wrinkle ingredients. At Amoderm, we offer Bright & Tight cream which does these and more.

 

  • Deeper lines and wrinkles may also benefit from treatments affecting deeper layers of skin and underlying connective tissues. Lasers used in skin resurfacing can also stimulate collagen production and thereby reduce and improve wrinkles. Radiofrequency treatments are medically-proven to be effective in stimulating new collagen production and improving wrinkles as well as tightening skin. At Amoderm, we offer Venus Freeze, an FDA-cleared treatment that combines medical radiofrequency with magnetic pulse for maximal effect and comfort.

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  • Some lost volume can be restored using radiofrequency treatments as they stimulate skin cells to produce more collagen and other components of healthy skin, but the ultimate and most effective treatment for volume loss anywhere in the body including the hands is filler injection. This procedure is also known as HandLift during which your physician injects dermal fillers (often hyaluronic-acid based fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane) under the skin in back of hands to restore and replenish the lost volume instantly. For best results and least bruising and discomfort, use of cannula for injection of fillers is recommended. The blunt head of the flexible cannula will push the structures under the skin aside without causing any pain or damage and your doctor will be able to inject large amount of filler from a single point of entry. When done skillfully, the procedure can achieve immediate, naturally-looking hand rejuvenation with minimal bruising and discomfort.

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Visit Amoderm Cosmetic & Wellness Center, Medspa & Skin Care Clinic today for a healthier & younger you! Conveniently located in heart of Irvine & easily accessible from Orange County major freeways, Amoderm is proud to provide cutting-edge cosmetic & wellness services & premium skin care products designed to provide antiaging, anti-acne, sun protection & other functions vital to healthy & youthful skin. Under direct supervision of Dr. Elham Jafari, MD, a California-licensed, board-certified physician & an experienced aesthetic medicine specialist, Amoderm Medspa is pleased to offer an expansive list of professional medical cosmetic services including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Kybella, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero, Voluma, Volbella, Bellafill and Scluptra all injected skillfully by licensed physician and used individually or in combination for liquid facelift. Whenever indicated, we inject fillers using flexible Microcannula (micro-cannula) for better results, less pain and less bruising. Amoderm also offers various customized chemical skin peels, VI peel, Microlaser peel (laser skin resurfacing), IPL (Photofacial), skin tightening using laser and radiofrequency, Microdermabrasion, PDO Threadlift, Laser hair removal, Stretch mark removal, Laser vein removal, Spider vein removal, Sclerotherapy, Toenail fungus laser treatment, Venus Freeze, SculpSure Latisse, and anti-aging skin care products. Call us today to schedule your free consultation!

At Amoderm Cosmetic & Wellness Clinic, our goal is to create a healthy, natural and age-defying look. Our focus is on whole-face rejuvenation using a combination of fillers, neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and various laser and radiofrequency treatment. We offer various medical cosmetic treatments to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. At Amoderm, we explore all options to rejuvenate, slow down and reverse the aging process using the most advanced, clinically-proven, affordable and safe treatments that are customized to your specific conditions and needs. It's all about you, and what is right for you. The good news is that many things can be done to effectively reverse the aging process without expensive surgeries and alike. Our patients often find it hard to believe what can be achieved in a single visit using a carefully selected combination of botox, dysport and filler injections and lasers. Our emphasis is on whole-face rejuvenation with natural-looking results. Often, years of aging can be undone in just a few minutes.

It's very important for us to have a face-to-face discussion with you to know you better; where you are coming from; what issues you want to address; what your expectations are; and how we can help you best. We also want you to know us better to make sure Amoderm is the right place for you. That's why we always offer complimentary consultations to our patients. When you come to Amoderm, you can be assured that you will be treated with utmost courtesy, honesty and professionalism. We truly care about you, your comfort and your well-being. We know that going to a cosmetic clinic is not necessarily the most pleasant experience, but we do whatever it takes to make it as pleasant and as stress-free, and as comfortable as possible for you. Our services include:

- Botox, Dysport & Xeomin injections to wipe out dynamic wrinkles and more. Botox, Xeomin & Dysport are effective in reducing and removing wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, Botox is FDA-approved for treatment of other conditions such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), muscle stiffness (spasticity) and migraine headaches, which are also provided at Amoderm. Other cosmetic treatments we provide using Botox, Dysport and Xeomin include jaw slimming and jaw line reshaping, calf slimming, nose reshaping, eyebrow lift, treatment of neck (platisma) bands and more. Say goodbye to the wrinkles, fine lines, crows’ feet, frown lines, worry lines & forehead creases by Botox & Dysport injections & take years away from your face!
- Filler injections (Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Belotero, Voluma, Volbella, Bellafill, Restylane & Perlane) to add volume & diminish wrinkles instantly. Dermal fillers are used to create volume under the skin in a fine & skillful procedure that has been likened to sculpting or non-surgical face lift. Dr. Jafari is highly experienced in using various dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Belotero, Restylane & Perlane to accentuate your natural beauty & defy the effects of aging. Juvederm, Belotero, Voluma, Restylane & Perlane are based on hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance that is naturally present in skin, contributing to the firmness of young & healthy skin. Dr. Jafari at Amoderm Med Spa can replenish the skin’s lost hyaluronic acid by injection of Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, Belotero or Voluma. On the other hand, Radiesse utilizes a calcium-based microsphere technology, which not only provides immediate volume restoration, but it also stimulates the body to produce new collagen, creating much more long-lasting results. Similarly, Sculptra is derived from corn-starch and is highly effective in stimulating body to produce more collagen. Dr. Jafari skillfully injects the dermal fillers into areas such as smile lines, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, lips, tear trough, nose bridge, cheeks, chin, neck and hands and takes away years of age in a few minutes! Dr. Jafari is highly experienced in techniques such as microcannula injections, which can reduce the bruising associated with the procedure.
- Medical-Grade Customized Chemical Peel including VI Peel and Obagi Blue Peel to create vibrant, healthy, and rejuvenated skin.
- MicroLaser peel (Laser skin resurfacing) to rejuvenate the skin, for active acne and acne scar, stretch marks, pigmentation, skin sun damage, scars, and wrinkles.
- Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for deeper laser peels resulting in more effective skin rejuvenation. - IPL (Photofacial) to stimulate collagen and treat vascular lesions, sun damage, pigmentation, open pores, acne and redness.
- Micro-needling (Microneedling, dermapen, dermaroller) to stimulate collagen, treat superficial scars and improve skin tone and texture.
- Skin tightening to stimulate collagen, increased skin tone and tightness.
- Laser spider vein removal and Sclerotherapy to remove unsightly superficial veins such as the spider veins.
- Medical-grade crystal-free diamond Microdermabrasion to treat superficial hyperpigmentation, photodamage, and fine lines.
- Laser hair removal for a silky-smooth, vibrant and maintenance-free skin.
- Stretch mark removal to effectively reduce the appearance of stubborn striae and stretch marks.
- Toenail fungus Laser treatment to safely, effectively and permanently treat toenail fungus.
- Radiofrequency and Venus Freeze treatments for body contouring, skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, cellulite treatment and size reduction.
- Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate face using body's own growth factors (optionally combined with fillers).
- Signature Facials to promote your natural beauty and the health of your skin.
- Wellness program for better health, better management of chronic diseases and weigh adjustment.
- Latisse for fuller beautiful eyelashes

Amoderm Medical Spa is located in Irvine, California. We proudly serve clients from all cities & neighborhoods in the OC including Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Crystal Cove, Cypress, Dana Point, Fashion Island, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Pelican Hills, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, South Coast Plaza, Surfside, Tustin, Tustin Legacy, Tustin Ranch, UCI, University Park, Westminster, & Yorba Linda. In addition to the cities in the Orange County, Amoderm Medspa often provide services to clients from other counties including Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside & San Bernardino & other cities and counties in Southern California.

 

Amoderm Cosmetic and Wellness Medical Center

Address: 18 Endeavor #200, Irvine, CA 92618

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