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Hands up – can you guess my age?

When was the last time someone had a guess at your age?  Do you think they’d guess the same age if they looked only at your hands?

Think – Madonna, Goldie Hawn, Kate Moss.  All women with fabulous faces, but have you noticed their hands?  It’s as though they belong to different people!

A recent survey of 1000 women in the US indicated that almost 80% (78%) of respondents over the age of 40 wish they could change the appearance of their hands.  Nearly two thirds would have a non-surgical treatment to improve the look of the hands.  Do you feel the same? 

Do your hands age you?

Hands at The Brookdale ClinicIt’s common for women – and some men – to feel that the backs of their hands age them.

Fluctuations in body weight and the thinning of skin as we grow older, mean that veins and tendons can become more noticeable.

Age spots are also a big giveaway to a person’s age.

So, if the look of your hands bothers you, what can be done about it?

Well, the first thing is to try not to feel self-conscious about them or try to hide them away.  Whilst gloves are a staple at this time of year, there are a handful (excuse the pun!) of ways that you can improve the look of your hands;

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise

Grab that softening hand cream, lather it on and remember to top up throughout the day.

Rejuvenating Laser treatment

IPL Treatment on hands - before & afterThis treatment can fade age spots, sun marks and pigmented spots on the backs of hands using a hand-held laser.  A short session using a laser will start to reduce these marks, fading any dark patches over a course of a few weeks.  These are relatively quick, simple and pain-free procedures that can be carried out in a lunch break and without the need for downtime.

Fraxel Lasering

If the patches on your hands are quite severe, or if your skin is quite severely damage, then Fraxel lasering may also be an option.

As with most aesthetic problems faced by both men and women, there is often a solution.

So next time you wonder about someone’s age, will you be looking them in the eye or the hand..?

Here in our Knutsford clinic we offer FREE consultations to discuss the best course of action for your areas of concern.  Call us today on 01565 651832 to make your appointment with our specialists.

 

Survey source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/face-your-hands-national-survey-from-nestle-skin-health-reveals-how-us-women-feel-about-their-aging-hands-300686196.html