Hand Makeover

Extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, dryness and light can accelerate skin aging of the hand. Wind will dehydrate the skin and cause dirt, pollen and air pollutants to imbed into the skin-causing scarring. Photoaging will accelerates wrinkling, creates age spots and discoloration. Aging and smoking will cause volume loss of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, contributing to a loss of fullness, in favor of the aged withered hand.

Case 1: The patient shown here has discolored “brown spots” of the hand which were permanently removed with one round of IPL (Intense Pulse Light) phototherapy.

Case 2: This patient has psoriasis which has caused severe scaling of the forearms and other parts of the skin. After one 30 minute session of dermabrasion, followed by chemical peel, there is dramatic improvement of the skin.

She will be placed on a prescription skin protocol with lachydrin cream.

Further treatments with IPL can reverse the discolored areas of her skin.

Services Offered at ShapeMedUSA Include:

  1. Laser resurfacing of the hand will remove the age spots and discolored areas. Recovery is 2-5 days. Typically 3-5 treatments are needed. Effects are permanent.
  2. Fat transfer to the hand restores volume and fullness.
  3. Dermabrasion to treat the hand will treat solar keratosis. Four treatments per year, often covered by insurance. Recovery is immediate.
  4. Prescription hand cleansers, lotions and toners will help maintain the skin condition of the hand. The skin protection regimen will be different for the cold outdoors than the hot furnances of the steel industry.

At ShapeMedUSA we offer a comprehensive, year-round skin programs that protect, preserve, and restore the entire hand. Our program:

  1. Treats damaged, discolored or wrinkled skin of the hand.
  2. Supports the elasticity of the dermis.
  3. Supports the subcutaneous fat.
  4. Treats the fascial foundation layer of the hand
  5. Provides treatment strategies for supporting the bones of the hand.
  6. Provides customized, prescription-grade skin care line to maintain healthy skin of the hand, forearm and arms.