Treatment for Aging Hands in Vancouver

It’s hard to avoid environmental damage, and we often neglect our hands when it comes to skincare, cosmetic treatments, and, most importantly, SPF Protection. Over time, the fat and collagen deteriorate, leaving accentuated veins and wrinkles in the hands. Injectables can lift and plump the skin to compensate for fat and collagen loss.

What Are Aging Hands?

We all want to look our best, and part of that includes having smooth, youthful skin. Unfortunately, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag as we age. Fortunately, several treatment options are available to help improve the appearance of aging hands. For example, treatments such as laser therapy and fillers can help plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, regular use of SPF 30 sunscreen can help to protect the hands from further damage from ultraviolet light exposure. With the right treatment plan, it is possible to reduce the signs of aging and restore youthful-looking hands.

What Causes Aging Hands?

As people age, several factors contribute to the visible changes in their hands, making them appear older. One of the primary reasons is the reduced production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep skin firm and elastic. Over time, the body produces less of these vital proteins, leading to thinner and less resilient skin. Additionally, the subcutaneous fat layer beneath the skin, which gives hands their plump and youthful appearance, diminishes with age, causing bones, joints, and veins to become more prominent.

Environmental factors also play a significant role in the aging of hands. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light accelerates the breakdown of skin proteins, further contributing to wrinkles and causing pigmentation issues like age spots. Hands often endure frequent contact with harsh chemicals and extreme weather, which can strip natural oils from the skin, resulting in dryness and cracking. Furthermore, reduced blood flow as we age decreases the delivery of essential nutrients, dulling the skin’s appearance and slowing the repair processes. Genetics, repetitive motions from daily activities, and joint issues like osteoarthritis also influence how our hands age. Addressing these changes typically involves protective and rejuvenating measures such as using moisturizers, applying sunscreen, and possibly undergoing treatments like chemical peels or laser therapy to encourage skin regeneration and reduce damage.

Aging Skin Solutions At Skin Technique

Forever Young BBL™ Laser

The Forever Young BBL is a broadband laser treatment at our Vancouver clinic. It is the only device on the market that has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. Regular Forever Young BBL treatments make your skin look clearer, smoother, and much younger.


At our Vancouver clinic, we only use the highest-quality dermal fillers to add volume, shape, structure, and contour to the face and other body areas, such as the hands. As we age, volume slowly disappears, revealing sunken skin and wrinkles. Our variety of treatments restores volume loss wherever it occurs.

HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing

The Halo Laser is a revolutionary fractional resurfacing treatment at our Vancouver clinic that treats some of the most common skin damage problems, including sun damage, aging, discoloration, uneven skin tone, and scarring. Skin Technique is the only clinic to offer this innovative treatment in downtown Vancouver.

Treatments For Aging Hands: Products And Treatments

Skin Technique offers a variety of products available to help combat the signs of aging on the hands from top skincare brands such as ZO® Skin Health and SkinMedica®.

Growth Factor Serum

Available online and in the clinic.

TNS Essential Serum®

Available online and in the clinic.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

Available online and in the clinic.

Signs of aging hands

The hands often display signs of aging: sun marks, or age spots result from UV exposure; wrinkles deepen as the skin loses collagen and elastin; veins become more prominent as protective fat diminishes; and increased dryness and reduced plumpness make the skin appear less youthful.

How Your Hands Change As You Age

As hands age, they lose their youthful characteristics and look noticeably older. The thinning and loss of elasticity in the skin lead to visible wrinkles and sagging. The reduction in subcutaneous fat results in bonier-looking hands with more apparent veins. Additionally, environmental damage like sun exposure accelerates the appearance of age spots and contributes to an uneven skin tone. These transformations can significantly influence how old your hands look, often making them appear older than other less exposed areas of your body.

How To Make Your Hands Look Younger

Moisturize daily with SPF lotion: Keeps skin hydrated and protects against sun damage, which can accelerate aging.

  • Exfoliate weekly to remove dead cells: Improves skin texture and tone by removing dead skin cells, revealing smoother, fresher skin underneath.
  • Wear gloves for household chores: Protects skin from harsh chemicals and detergents that can dry out and age the skin.
  • Use retinol creams at night: Promotes cell turnover and collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Get regular hydrating treatments: Maintains optimal moisture levels in the skin, keeping it plump and minimizing signs of aging.

Opt for professional peels and non-surgical solutions: Help reduce age spots, improve skin texture, and restore a youthful appearance through treatments such as chemical exfoliation.

Aging Hands FAQ


Many people think of anti-aging facial skin care, but the hands are just as important. Unfortunately, they are often neglected, and the signs of aging can show up there first. The good news is that there are steps you can take to diminish the aging process and improve the appearance of your hands. While you cannot completely reverse the effects of aging, there are many procedures and products out there that can help. Please get in touch with us for a consultation so we can tailor a treatment plan that meets your goals.

Schedule a treatment or learn more by contacting us.

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