Just like your face, your hands are at high risk of skin damage due to environmental factors like sun exposure, free radicals, and airborne allergens. On top of that, they do all the heavy lifting—literally—so they’re typically first to show signs of aging such as dark spots, loss of elasticity, and thinning of the skin. So, how do you protect your hands and keep them looking young? We sat down with celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann, who told us what hand rejuvenation treatment she receives and recommends for fuller, smoother, younger looking hands.
What treatment did you try?
I had Restylane Lyft injected in the back of my hands. I’ve had the treatment before in my midface area to restore volume, so I was excited to hear that it was FDA-approved for the hands. Since I had experience with the treatment, I trusted I would see natural looking results. Plus, it’s dissolvable. I like that it’s made with hyaluronic acid, because it’s a substance that’s already found in the body. It’s the only hyaluronic acid filler that’s FDA-approved to use on both the face and the back of the hands.
What doctor did you choose and why?
I went to Dr. Doris Day for this treatment. She’s in NYC and came recommended by friends and colleagues as a great injector.
How was the experience (pain, downtime)?
The treatment wasn’t painful. Dr. Day numbed the area, and Restylane Lyft has lidocaine in it, so it was a comfortable experience. There was no real downtime; I went back to my normal activities right away.
Why did you get the treatment?
I take good care of my hands with moisturizers, SPF, and of course, manicures. No matter what I did, my hands still looked older because I was starting to lose the natural fat in the back of my hands. My clients had the same complaints: many of them were bothered by the visible bones and tendons, and the bulging veins that start showing on the back of their hands as a result of volume loss. I’m happy that I can now recommend Restylane Lyft to them to address this issue.
What were your results?
I was very happy with my results. My hands are fuller, younger looking, and smoother. The results are really natural and now I recommend the treatment to my friends and clients!
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