Injections, lasers, peels: how to care for hands in winter
In the season of strong winds and frosts, as those needs, primarily food, in order to avoid cracking and dryness. You can (and should) use oily creams in unlimited quantity, do body wraps, oil baths or paraffin. However, if nothing helps, the course is heavy artillery, that is injection. They promise not only to protect the hands from dryness, but make them younger.
As a dermatologist, I can see the nails of the patient and find out if she has problems with nerves how often she goes to the sea and if she is not pregnant, says Dr. Ranella Hirsch.
So. Our hands speak volumes about our health, profession, family status (like Facebook) and age.
Skin so thin and delicate as the skin under the eyes, plus it is regularly exposed to the environment. In the winter I often see people without gloves, because they are busy writing messages, says Hirsch.
These biological and environmental factors contribute to the loss of collagen. The resulting blood vessels and tendons become more visible. Ultraviolet light also destroys collagen and promotes the formation of free radicals — the main culprits of wrinkles, provokes appearance of pigmentation.
If we talk about the care hand in winter in the context of injection procedures, there is a wide variety of suitable options. For example, rejuvenation of the hands by using preparations based on hyaluronic acid.
You can wet the top epidermal layer of the skin, making biorevitalization, or enter the fillers based on hyaluronic acid of higher viscosity. They create a delicate volume under the skin, so you can replenish moisture and stimulate tissue growth (to seal the tissue of the hands), says Sabrina Ismailova, a dermatologist and founder of skin care clinics Doctor Sabrina Ismailova.
The expert also recommends products based on polylactic acid. These include, for example, Sculptra. It is very powerful and stimulates the production of collagen and thereby plumping skin. For hand rejuvenation are used biorevitalization based on hyaluronic acid with amino acid, mineral and vitamin complexes included in their composition, and preparations based on calcium hydroxyapatite, which will also stimulate the production of collagen, strengthening intradermal frame.
There are drugs which contain high-quality pure hyaluronic acid in the bound state (the effect of such injections will be long lasting). With the introduction of these products do not leave on the surface of the skin so called papules, bogorotsky. Such injection well feed the skin from within.
Usually a course of biorevitalization consists of three to four treatments, each of them is every four to six weeks. Depending on the quality of the drug may need more treatments. The effect can last from three to four months to a year. In any case, if you do this procedure before winter, the season, the main winds and frost skin will be protected, it will not dry and crack, — says Elena Kovtunov, dermatologist, cosmetologist, head of the center of aesthetic medicine “Armida”.
Remember that hyaluronic acid injections are a number of contraindications: autoimmune diseases, systemic diseases of the skin, acute infection, diabetes, skin diseases, malignancies, allergies, pregnancy, lactation and so on.
In fact, the filler based on hyaluronic acid was approved by FDA (the American management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines) for insertion into the skin of your hands recently, or rather, in July 2018. Previously used the drug Radiesse, which consists of hydroxyapatite of calcium. Restylane Lyft (known as Perlane) is the first filler that was allowed.
The complex anatomy of the hands and after the procedure is not excluded negative consequences, including scarring and necrosis. This is why you should only go to Board certified doctors dermatologists and plastic surgeons, says Hirsch.
Dr. Esho says that in recent years, the introduction of fillers in the hands is becoming an increasingly popular procedure:
Initially all the attention was focused only on the face. Now all attended that and hands looked young and fresh.There are two different ways of introducing fillers. The drug is administered either in the area between tendons (where there is not enough volume), and then massaged by hand to ensure even distribution. Either the drug is injected superficially into the skin on the back of the hands in certain bioactive points. It concerns here Profhilo.
Although microdermabrasion is most often used for skin resurfacing on the face, it can also be used to exfoliate the skin on other parts of the body, including hands. This procedure works on the epidermal layer of the skin, contributing to its rejuvenation. After a course of microdermabrasion patients note improvement in complexion, fewer wrinkles and age spots.
Depending on the kind of abrasive substance, with which there is a grinding of the skin, the treatment is divided into two types:
• crystal as an abrasive used the crystals of aluminium dioxide, which is served in the upper layers of the skin under pressure, and then extracted by vacuum together with the Horny scales of the epidermis;
• diamond — during the procedure, the technician polishes the skin with a special device, the tip of which is treated with diamond dust (apparatus for carrying out diamond microdermabrasion equipped with a vacuum, which absorbs the Horny scales of the epidermis, does not allow them to settle on the skin or mucous membranes and reduces the risk of allergic reactions).
The diamond microdermabrasion does not cause practical complications — diamonds grind only the top layer of the epidermis and, in contrast to the crystals of aluminium dioxide does not penetrate into deep layers of the skin.
If your main problem is age spots, you will come to the aid of chemical peels. Most often, this area of the body uses chemical peeling AHA acids or TCA. The procedure need to do the course, at least four to eight sessions with intervals between them in two weeks.
Two weeks before and after the procedure of chemical peeling of the hands can sunbathe and to use products with an SPF.
Cost: 3 700 RUB. for the procedure
Lasers are considered the gold standard when it comes to getting rid of age spots. Intense infrared radiation heats the space in spots, and the electric current destroys the pigment cells. This procedure allows to get rid of spots in few or even in one session. Clinical studies have shown that regular treatments with intense pulsed light (IPL) activates genes that make the skin more youthful by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin.
Cost: from 17 thousand rubles.
Lipofilling of hands is a correction brush with the injection of own fat tissue. The doctor makes a tiny incision and uses a cannula to harvest the fat, then it is processed, purified in a centrifuge and injected into the patient’s arm to fill the amount. Plus the fact that your own fat does not cause allergies and is always quick to catch on, so the result is noticeable almost instantly. The effect of the procedure is not eternal, it persists for about three years.
The cost of one procedure is from 45 to 120 thousand rubles.
Sclerotherapy and laser coagulation of varicose veins
In some cases, varicose veins are so noticeable that injectable fillers and fat do not help. Then is used for the treatment method is sclerotherapy, which is the removal of visible veins using special tools — drug-sclerosant. The composition is injected directly into the problematic vein, and then Vienna is glued, it stops blood flow. After the procedure, which is done without anesthesia, no scarring remains or traces.
Cost: from 13 thousand rubles.
Endovenous laser treatment (evlt) is a similar method, only through the puncture in the radial vein type fiber-optic light guide, not a drug. Then using special pumps around the veins is pumped with the anesthetic solution, which not only relieve the procedure, but also compresses the vein. Thus Vienna “sealed”. The procedure is also performed under local anesthesia.
Cost: from 35 to 75 thousand rubles for one hand.
If you still injections for you is too much, pay attention to the creams, serums and masks containing retinoids, hydroquinone, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C, copper peptides and fruit enzymes. They can lighten the skin and deeply moisturize it.
No matter what methods you choose, they all have one thing in common — regularity. Hands rejuvenation is not a single thing, this is a continuous process that requires daily care and preventive measures.