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Treatments Your Dermatologist Might Try To Help The Sun-Damaged Skin On Your Hands

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If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you may notice signs of sun damage on your hands before it shows on your face. Your hands get a lot of sun exposure, and even if you remember to use sunscreen, the lotion might come off due to frequent hand washing and using your hands to do daily activities. The result can be hands that look old with thin, loose, and wrinkled skin. A dermatologist might be able to help your hands look younger with one of these treatments.

Retinol Cream

Retinol creams help your skin cells turn over faster, so they can reduce or eliminate sun damage. This is the same prescription your dermatologist might provide to use on your face to reduce sun damage and wrinkles. Apply the cream to your hands at night before bed so you don't have to worry about it washing off. The cream can work all night to reduce sun spots and fine wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers

If your hands have lost volume, they may look older than they should. Your veins could be prominent and your skin may look thin. Dermal fillers plump your hands to make them look younger. The fillers can also cover blood vessels and stretch your skin to smooth out wrinkles.

The filler is injected under your skin and then massaged to flatten out and provide plumpness. Your dermatologist can use the same type of fillers used to eliminate wrinkles in your face, including doing a fat transfer from another part of your body.

Radiofrequency Treatments

Your dermatologist might recommend a skin tightening treatment for the skin on your hands. Radiofrequency treatments could help stimulate the production of elastin and collagen production. This can make your skin plumper, more elastic, and tighter over time as collagen and elastin grow.

Chemical Or Laser Peel

If you have a lot of age spots, your dermatologist might suggest a chemical peel or laser treatment that removes the surface layer of your skin. This can eliminate brown age spots and wrinkles. The fresh skin that remains has a more youthful appearance and uniform color.


One of the most important things you can do to slow down the aging of your hands is to use sunscreen daily and keep your hands out of the sun as much as possible. Sunscreen might help your anti-aging treatments be more effective and it can reduce the rate of sun damage to your skin as you go about your daily life.


Your skin might get dry as you get older, and that can affect the appearance of your skin too. Your dermatologist might recommend a good moisturizer to use every day that helps keep your skin supple and hydrated.

Click here for more info or speak to a local dermatologist if you have questions about caring for your skin.