In Skin Renewal, Don’t Forget Your Hands!


Most of us study our faces in the magnifying mirror (admit it, you do!) to identify which spots or frown lines we need to treat next. While your face is the first thing people see when they meet you, it doesn’t take long for them to notice your hands. What do your hands say about your age? Does your face look 45, while your hands look 75?

Your Hands Can Really Shows Your Age

The skin on your hands is extremely thin and ages quickly. Add to that the fact that hands are constantly exposed to the elements and that we often neglect them as we slather on the sunscreen. When the skin on your hands loses its plumpness, the veins – which are close to the surface – can begin to stand out. Thin, crepey skin plus stand-out veins and your hands can look much older than your face!

Making Your Hands Look Younger

There are things you can do to improve the appearance of your hands. You can get the occasional paraffin hand treatment. You can use retinoids or other treatment products…most of the top skincare lines include serious hand formulas. Lasers can remove some spots and tighten. But did you know that the fat transfer process – utilizing your own cells – can work great for hands?

Dr. Marvel on Stem Cell Hand Rejuvenation

Dr. Marvel explains it this way: “I see many patients who have been diligent about their faces, but whose hands give away their age. By injecting their own fat into the skin on their hands, we can begin to see a real difference as the cells rejuvenate and plump the skin from underneath.”

No Gloves Required

It’s really a no-brainer. If you’re going through the Adivive fat transfer process for filling lines and depressions on your face, you should also plan to treat your hands. Even if your face doesn’t need stem cell treatment quite yet, maybe you should think now about your hands. Your hands shouldn’t make you appear older. Because there are some times when gloves are just not an option!