How can I prevent my hands from getting wrinkles?

When you apply that antiaging cream or serum to your face at night, slap some on your hands as well to prevent wrinkles. Those same ingredients that keep your face young work for hands, too. “Look for retinol, antioxidants and peptides,” New Orleans dermatologist Mary Lupo, MD, told us. For more serious crinkles, fractional laser treatments can help. These treatments send a blast of intense heat underneath skin’s surface, triggering collagen production and helping firm up skin. Studies done on patients’ hands showed a 26 to 50% improvement in wrinkles, pigmentation and texture after six months. Multiple treatments are needed for optimal results.

Dr. Anita Gupta

Limiting sun exposure and not smoking can prevent wrinkles. There are also different treatments to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Retinoids are effective in evening out pigmentation and curing roughness/wrinkling. Various moisturizers can also minimize the appearance of wrinkles, even though they do not permanently remove fine lines. Deep peels using salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid and dermabrasion, which “sands the skin," can both be used to smooth out fine lines. Laser treatment stimulates the production of collagen, which makes skin firm and prevents wrinkles.

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