In an era where we undergo beauty treatments on pretty much every part of our bodies in an attempt to reverse the signs of ageing and abolish perceived imperfections, our hands can typically be overlooked in our beauty regimes. But not anymore, so it seems.
When you think about it, our hands are exposed to the elements, and show visible signs of wear and tear as we grow older. Our hands are actually the biggest giveaway of how old we are, with brown spots, tendons, veins and wrinkly skin not uncommon.
If you worry about the appearance of your hands, you may be keen to learn about hand lift treatments. We’re here to enlighten you in what’s involved. There are two types of hand lifts, these being:
1. Injectable fillers
The same as anywhere else on our body that’s subjected to fillers, injections work to restore volume thereby making blood vessels and tendons less prominent. Typically, these fillers are hyaluronic acid which dissolve naturally over time and last for anything between nine months to two years.
With any injectables, side effects are a possibility including pain or discomfort and swelling. While this might sound bearable, it’s important to know that extreme reactions can happen from filler treatments. Although not specifically related to hand lifts, our ‘Horrific results from cheap £300 lip filler jabs’ and ‘Lip fillers disaster for hospitalised teenager’ blogs are essential background reading.
2. Laser therapy
The second hand lift option is laser therapy which uses light and heat to penetrate the dermis and stimulate collagen production. The result? Supposedly, plumper-looking skin, diminished lines and removed pigmentation.
To clarify, laser therapy is a pen-like device that’s attached to a machine, rolled over your hands in a grid pattern. This process itself can hurt and the heat setting adjusted if too painful. The skin will continue to feel sensitive for up to 24 hours post-treatment as well.
It’s advisable to undergo patch testing a couple of days before the main treatment in order to check for adverse reactions. A reputable beauty therapist will recommend doing so. This way, you’ll avoid nasty surprises and the pain that accompanies your body’s allergic response.
In sum, if you need a morale boost courtesy of more-youthful hands, this treatment could be right up your street, but make sure you’re au fait with all of the associated risks and be prepared to make a claim against your beauty therapist or salon if things go badly wrong. Our team comprises specialist solicitors for beauty salon accident claims.