Are you hands giving away your age?
The natural fat cushion that we are born with begins to deplete in our late 20s and early 30s. Because the skin on the back of our hands is extremely thin, the loss of fat padding shows quickly.
There is little doubt that no part of the body will tell the story of your age more readily than your hands. The hands suffer more environmental damage, are more exposed harsh chemicals and often have least protection than the rest of your body. Dryness, poor skin texture, age spots, uneven skin tone, visible veins, fine lines and wrinkles can all add to the general age appearance of your hands.
Our hands are an important part of the way we communicate and present ourselves. Beautiful hands give us the confidence to express ourselves in any situation. However, hands are often a problem zone for slimmer or more athletic women. With growing options for facial aesthetics, the hands can seem strangely old compared to the rest of the body. Over time the fatty tissue beneath the skin of our hands become thinner. Veins and tendons become more visible and the skin loses volume.
Sun damage plays the biggest part in ageing, hands are often ignored when it comes to sunscreen; so it's no wonder they start showing their age earlier than the rest of our body.
By the time most of us hit 50 we have hands that tell the truth about our age or even ones that make us seem older than we are.
What treatments are available?
Here at the Royal Tunbridge Wells Skin & Laser Clinic we offer a range of clinically-proven effective hand rejuvenation procedures:
- Laser/IPL treatments for sun damage skin and age spots
- Restylane Vital for deep skin hydration
- Radiesse for restoration of volume