Turn back the hands of time with Anti-Ageing treatments

7 November 2014

It’s often said that you can tell a person’s age not from looking at their face, but from the appearance of their hands. For this reason, hand rejuvenation is a major Anti-Ageing trend at the moment, with many serums and blemish creams promising to turn back the hands of time.

So what is it about our hands that betrays our age so easily? Over the years, our skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity, which makes our veins become more noticeable. Liver spots also start to appear the older we get.

While it’s possible to conceal the tell-tale signs of an Ageing face with make-up, the whole process becomes a bit more difficult where hands are concerned - but not anymore thanks to the plethora of treatments now available.

Containing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and shea butter, hand serums and creams are designed to improve the elasticity, brightness, hydration and smoothness of the skin on your hands, in turn making them appear younger-looking.

Many people also choose to have Dermal Fillers injected into their hands to help plump up loose skin and restore volume, minimising the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

One Expert commented: “There is very little fat on the backs of the hands, so when even a small amount of collagen or elastin fibres begins to break down the dermis thins, causing veins to become more prominent and the skin wrinkles.

“Women who have conquered the unlined look above the face, still neglect their hands, and once that damage has been done, often non surgical treatments are the only options to restore volume in the skin.”

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