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Aged Hands

As we age, so does the skin on our hands, and it’s actually one of the first areas on the body to age. In aged hands we start to notice wrinkles, brown spots, laxity, dryness, and prominent veins. There are many options to maintain healthy-looking hands at SKIN Clinics.

Get The Facts

Most of the changes we see in the hands are caused by exposure of our skin to ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays over the years, with the damage appearing in our late 40s to 50s as our skin evolves. UV radiation causes impaired skin function/repair, skin hyperpigmentation, redness from increased inflammation, and genetic changes in the skin.


The skin on our hands is fragile, and it’s consistently exposed to the elements – wind, water, and most importantly, sun damage. We tend to neglect the hands in our skincare routines and often forget to apply SPF to our hands.

Brown spots result from UV damage to melanocytes, which are the skin cells responsible for creating melanin. Melanin acts as a natural “sunscreen” for us, and it is what’s responsible for the tan after sun exposure.

As we age, our skin slowly loses collagen and elastin, which are responsible for giving our skin its youthful appearance and structure. The decrease in structure, as well as overall volume loss due to aging, contributes to the appearance of veins closer to the surface of the skin.

While it’s not possible to reverse sun damage to the skin, there are many treatments available that can improve the appearance of Aged Hands.

To maintain youthful-looking hands as you age, adopt a comprehensive skincare routine for your hands. This includes moisturizing regularly, applying sunscreen, wearing gloves during activities that may damage the skin, and you can get a professional treatments.

While it is not possible to completely reverse the effects of aging on the hands, various treatments can help improve their appearance.