The hand reveals the age in front of the face … sometimes
5 solutions to keep it fresh
Friday – 16 Dhu al-Hijjah 1443 AH – 15 July 2022 AD Issue No. [
Hand injection through a single hole through which the needle is inserted under the skin
London: Jocelyn Elijah
Aesthetics and getting up for aging by injecting the face with Botox and fillers has become the biggest concern for women and men, and emphasizing the facial area makes both sexes forget that there are other signs in other parts of the body that the secret of age is spread, as the hand and neck. And there is a slide that does everything necessary and unnecessary to fight facial wrinkles, forgetting the hand that ages faster than the rest of our bodies. But there are many things you can do (and some you should not) to make your hands look young.
“Most of us have a skin care regimen for our faces, but we often forget our hands,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Ahmed Al-Muntaser, “and it’s wrong for two reasons. Nature and education.
What happens when your hands get older? “As you get older, your skin shrinks and the fat in the back decreases,” explains dr. Al Muntasir. “The reduced volume and reduced elasticity lead to translucent skin that develops wrinkles and brown age spots.”
In an interview with Dr Al-Muntasir, he explained to us that there are several factors that contribute to the hand looking old and tired, in addition to constant exposure to the sun and to washing hands constantly without getting wet afterwards. , washing hands with warm water removes the natural oils that moisturize your skin and protect it from surfaces Dry and cracked.
According to dr. Al-Muntasir There are several ways to keep hands youthful by using a sunscreen (SPF50 or higher), and the most important thing is to apply it regularly during the day. Gloves should also be worn when exposed to the sun for long periods of time or when cleaning.
He added that maintaining the moisture of the hands is the key to facing the “crepe” sheet, i.e. the wrinkled skin completely, like the French “crepe” dough. Dr. Al-Muntasir stressed that lotions or creams should be applied regularly throughout the day as it helps the skin to retain its elasticity.
And just as caring for the skin of the face, the skin of the hand must be cared for by exfoliation, just as we do with the face to get rid of dry or dead skin. He recommends using a simple mixture of lemon and sugar to exfoliate and even out skin tone. Follow up with lanolin cream. As for brown age spots, you can treat them at home with lemon juice or an over-the-counter topical bleaching treatment.
If the skin of the hands suffers from severe pigmentation, it can be treated by removing the outer layer of the skin, and this includes chemical exfoliation of the skin or by laser.
These treatments help to improve the texture and tone of the skin. It also helps to reduce wrinkles and correct pigmentation.
And about the way to improve the appearance of the hands through fillers, says dr. Al-Muntaser that injecting the hands with fat or fillers is the best way to make the hands look fuller and more youthful.
Lactic acid is another minimally invasive treatment option. “It is a biocompatible, biodegradable powder that absorbs the body gradually and naturally,” he says.
Dr Al-Muntasir points out that it is necessary to pay attention to the type of filler that the doctor uses to inject the hands. The normal filler used in the facial area can do more harm than good to the shape of the hands , make them swollen instead of full, and that’s what is needed. He adds: “The best types of fillers I use to spray my hands on my face are known as ‘Elanse.’ This type of filler stimulates and activates collagen and encourages it to interact, and the most important of all is that it lasts up to 4 years, and the hand may not need more than One ml of this substance, at 450 pounds, but the amount the patient needs is determined by the condition and condition of the hands.
When asked if the injection of the hands affects the withdrawal of blood or the need for a serum needle in the area of the hand, the doctor answers that this treatment is suitable for everyone, and has nothing to do with the veins of the hands. , because the filler is injected into the gaps caused by the lack of collagen.
When asked if the injection of the hands causes pain, Dr Ahmed says that it is better to put an anesthetic cream on for half an hour before the injection is done to relieve the pain that some, but not all, feel. He pointed out that the method of injecting the hands is quick and easy because one area is pierced, and the needle or “cannula” is passed through it to place the filler in the cavities and prominent spaces. He recommended going to a specialized doctor as he is the only one who can properly treat any complications that may result from any treatment being performed by the patient in any area of the body in a proper medical manner.
Dr. Al-Muntasir did not recommend smoking because it affects the health of the body from within, and the lungs, and makes the face look tired. It also affects the early aging of the hands, and this condition is known as “cigarette”. skin ”where the skin of the hand looks pale, wrinkled and pale.
Contrary to what some people think, Botox does not help to get young hands because this toxic substance has no value because it prevents muscle movement.
He also stressed not to undergo the process of removing excess skin as it poses more risks than benefits. It is not recommended due to scarring and the risk of poor healing.
Ultimately, the right combination of treatments depends on your needs and goals. But everyone can benefit from better hand care.