First impressions aren’t always made with our faces; humans are also drawn to people’s hands. Like how a wedding ring can indicate relationship status, wrinkles and liver spots can indicate age. Luckily, laser skin rejuvenation works on your hands and your face so that nothing will give away your age.
Skin Deep Laser MD serves the Fort Worth, Weatherford, Benbrook, Burleson, Mansfield, Granbury, and Arlington areas of Texas. Dr. Laura Riehm offers skin rejuvenation with the PicoFOCUS laser, treating the hands as well as other areas where aging is showing itself on the skin.
Wrinkles and hyperpigmentation on the hands are caused by the same factors that cause your face to age: sun damage and collagen depletion.
Sun damage, also known as photoaging, occurs when your skin absorbs ultraviolet light. This doesn’t just happen when you go to the beach or forget your sunscreen. Whenever you sit by a window, drive your car, or step outside to check the mail, you’re being exposed to the sun’s radiation.
This is nothing to be concerned about short term, but it can lead to:
Hyperpigmentation, such as freckles and liver spots
Rough or dry complexion
Redness or worsening rosacea
Spider veins, or broken capillaries
A lack of collagen and elastin causes wrinkles. These proteins provide volume and elasticity to your skin, keeping it young and firm. Sun damage can also contribute to collagen depletion, but so can time and genetics.
You have plenty of cosmetic treatments to choose from when it comes to the face. There are many ways to correct wrinkles and brighten your complexion, from chemical peels to injectables. The hands can be more difficult to treat, so laser rejuvenation is the best option.
At Skin Deep Laser MD, Dr. Riehm uses the PicoFOCUS® laser to treat wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. It is FDA approved to treat all skin tones and can be used safely on the face, hands, arms, and chest.
Instead of using heat, the PicoFOCUS system uses fractionated picosecond technology to resurface the skin. It is a non-ablative laser, meaning it encourages collagen production from below rather than removing the top layer of skin. This makes it gentle enough to use on the hands and chest and reduces redness and swelling afterward.
A single treatment can improve the appearance of your skin, and subsequent sessions will only enhance your results. To learn more about laser skin rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Riehm. You can make an appointment by calling 817-263-7546 or booking online.