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When you stop and think about it, your hands are just as noticeable as your face. Beyond basic hand health measures like clipping your nails, caring for hangnails, and daily moisturizing, the passage of time can also affect your hands. Reduced collagen production from aging can give your hands a sallow appearance. At the same time, repeated, unprotected sun exposure can cause dark spots to appear on the backs of your hands.

The specific cosmetic imperfections and their severity will largely influence the hand rejuvenation strategy that Dr. Charles V. Pledger recommends.

Hyaluronic acid injections have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as dermal fillers. This can plump sallow-looking hands, restoring their youthful appearance. In time, the hyaluronic acid will safely be absorbed by your body.

The appearance of dark spots can be reduced by the using skin-brightening creams and stimulating exfoliation in the dermis. This might include a skin cream with prescription grade Retin-A or multiple microdermabrasion treatments. Large or deep dark spots might require one or more laser skin resurfacing treatments.

If you’re interested in rejuvenating the appearance of your hands in Provo, Utah, you should call 801-373-4300 to set up a consultation at Charles V. Pledger, MD.