They say you can tell a women’s age by her hands and it’s true that many of us focus on the face while neglecting the skin on the back of our hands. However, there’s a new hand movement happening as A-listers and influencers have been showing off their perfect paws.
Celebrity manicurist Harriet Westmoreland has reached new heights of instafame over the last few months by showing off her flashy OTT manicure appointments, treating the likes of Rochelle Humes, Sofia Richie and Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
Hands now must be an immaculate canvas, so they are being treated to a ritual of scrubs, creams, mists and oils: and we aren’t talking your average bathroom finds. Dior, Augustinus Bader, Chanel and La Mer now boast products specially formulated to soften, brighten and smooth the back of the hands.
But, as with the face, creams and serums can only do so much to treat wrinkles, thinning rough skin, loss of volume, age spots and dry, dehydrated skin.
Why do our hands show the signs of ageing?
As you get older, the back of the hands is often one of the first places to show the signs of ageing and it can be hard to disguise these in such a visible, highly expressive area.
Suzi Noble, Senior Nurse Practitioner at Karidis Clinic, explains: “From wrinkles to signs of hyperpigmentation, if your hands are showing their age, there are treatments to help rewind the clock. Numerous factors can cause the hands to look older. Firstly, you may not treat the hands like you treat the face when it comes to protecting the skin. It is important to protect the hands with a good anti-ageing cream and SPF, just as you do the face.
“Over time, the skin of the hands loses its elasticity and thins. Fat on the back of the hand also diminishes, leading to wrinkles and a translucent appearance. Sun damage over time due to people simply forgetting to apply SPF in that area leads to brown spots, commonly noticeable on the back of hands. These factors combined leave the hands looking older and gaunter. There is less subcutaneous fat in your hands than there is in the face. This means any decline in the amount of fat in the hands is going to be more noticeable on the hands. They are also exposed to more chemicals, as well as to extreme hot and cold temperatures.”
What does a hand rejuvenation procedure involve?
A hand rejuvenation has fast become one of our most requested procedures and we have answered the demand for creating younger, tighter, fresher looking hands with the ultimate hand facial – HydraHands. This unique procedure features a trifecta of high performing treatments; Profhilo, Hydrafacial and ClearLift laser.
HydraFacial possibly the most popular facial of all time thanks to its immediate smoothing, lightning, and hydration hit. Ideal for hyperpigmentation and to remedy damage.
Profhilo is clinically proven to address ageing concerns, such as dull, tired skin, fine lines and wrinkles and skin sagging across the hands. Profhilo contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid that not only boosts and hydrates the skin, but also tightens sagging tissue.
Harmony ClearLift laser treatment is a skin-firming, volumising and revitalising cold laser treatment with no downtime that uses unique patented technology which applies revolutionary photo-acoustic laser energy that stimulated and rebuilds collagen fibres, resulting in the ultimate skin tightening and brightening procedure.
To find out if you’re suitable for a hand rejuvenation, call us on 0207 432 8727 to arrange a consultation with Suzi or Romy. Our HydraHands Treatment costs £1,000 for two treatments.