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Hand Rejuvenation

Hotta, Tracey A. RN, BScN, CPSN

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3182a61b56
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Hand rejuvenation is gaining popularity, as there are now more effective treatments to make the hands appear youthful. Aging hands are usually not discussed in a consultation, but mentioning the idea often prompts the client to ask more questions; they want to hear more about what a hand rejuvenation treatment entails. It can involve a myriad of procedures including topical treatments such as moisturizers, exfoliating creams, and sun protection; light-based devices such as intense pulsed light and broad band light; ablative and nonablative fractionated laser treatments such as Profractional and Fraxel; and dermal injection treatments such as hyaluronic acids and calcium hydroxylapatite. This article briefly presents treatments for hand rejuvenation.

Tracey A. Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, is the Nursing Manager–Aesthetic Services for Dr. Mitchell Brown in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is the past president and ASPSN, on the Board of Directors for CSPSN, and the Editor of PSN.

Address correspondence to Tracey A. Hotta, RN, BScN, CPSN, 45 Wild Cherry Lane, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada L3T-3T3 (e-mail: tracey@hotta.ca).

The author has not received any funding in writing this article.

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

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