Ageing hands

Next to your face, the skin on your hands is the most exposed part of your body. Hard to protect, your hands are frequently exposed to a wide range of abuse on a daily basis, from the sun to the cold, cleaning detergents and washing up. We certainly put the delicate skin on our hands through its paces. Moreover, if this was not enough, your genes and gravity will also influence the way in which your hand’s age.

Typically, the first signs of ageing hands start in the 40s, and 50s with the appearance of age spots also referred to as liver or sunspots. These are flat areas of dark pigmentation that often appear on the face, chest, arms, shoulder, and hands – in other words, those areas most exposed to the sun. They are caused by the production of excess melanin in the skin as a direct result of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

In people who are in their 50s and 60s, the skin starts to become thinner, and a loss of volume and fat causes the underlying bones, tendons, and veins to become more prominent. In women, depleting oestrogen levels resulting from menopause will cause the skin to be less plump and fleshy, making them far more vulnerable to the ageing process.

There are non-invasive hand rejuvenation treatments available that will help to restore volume, rehydrate and plump out the skin to hide the veiny and bony prominences and the result will be very natural looking.

If the bony and wrinkly skin on your hands is bothering you, Dr Prerna Mittal at the Hunar Clinic has plenty of experience in non-surgical treatments to correct them and can guide you through the procedure. You will have a full consultation with Dr Mittal before the treatment to ensure this is right for you. If you’re ready to find out more, book a consultation here.

*Patients experiences will vary dependent on age, lifestyle and medical history

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