I’ve heard it said that of you want to know the true age of a woman – look at her hands.
Today, more than ever, there is truth in this.
But hands undergo similar ageing changes to the face – largely volume loss under the skin, loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin, and sun-damage and pigmentation on the surface.
Volume loss makes the veins, tendons and bones more visible.
Loss of collagen makes the skin thinner and causes fine lines and texture changes.
Sun-damage and pigmentation makes the skin look older and freckled or blotchy.
In fact considering what we put our hands through with all the washing and chores that they do, its maybe surprising that they don’t age more than they do sometimes.
The good news is that most treatments that we do on the face can be performed on the hands as well.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), peels and skincare can greatly improve sun-damage and pigmentation.
Collagen stimulating fillers are especially effective at both at replenishing lost volume and improving skin thickness and texture.
Before and Several Weeks After treatment Photos with Collagen Stimulant Filler
Treatments are relatively pain free and give very long lasting results.
They say that whatever you do for your face you should do for your hands as well.
Nowadays this is not limited to just rubbing excess skin care products over the back of your hands.
It may be worth considering having a treatment specifically targeted to improving the appearance of your hands.
As always, consultations at Envisage are complimentary or bulk billed, so you can come in and discuss this or any other concern free of charge and obligation free.
Call us today 07 5539 4000.
Article by Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Clinic Benowa
|Dr Christopher Leat – Medical Director Envisage Skin Clinic Founder and Director.Dr Christopher Leat has 33 years’ experience in Medicine and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians of London. Dr Leat has devoted the last 18 years to Cosmetic Medicine and is recognized throughout Australia as one of the most experienced doctors in the field of Cosmetic Medicine.|