Treatments include laser treatments and skin care products to target pigment changes. Fat transfer and fillers can target volume loss. A dermatologist can perform these treatments in a medical office.
Loss of smoothness and plumpness in the hands is a natural and unavoidable part of the aging process. Avoid sun overexposure and use sunscreen. Overexposure can hasten the process.
Remember to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on the hands and reapply throughout the day, especially after frequent hand-washing.
Keep a tube of sunscreen in the car and apply before driving. Use a hand cream with added sunscreen to provide a base layer of protection to the hands.
Wear gloves when doing yard work or playing outdoor sports. Golfers should consider wearing a glove on each hand to cover the backs of the hands.
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery