Tackle tell tale signs of hand ageing for increased self confidence.
What is Hand Ageing?
Hand ageing can creeps upon us overtime, as we fight to maintain our facial youth with creams and treatments it is all too easy to neglect our hands and neck, thus giving a tell-tale sign of our age. They are equally prone to damage and premature ageing due to lifestyle factors, but most importantly UV damage as they are also often left unprotected and exposed to the damaging rays on a daily basis.
Hand ageing can range from sun damage, pigmentation/age spots, volumes loss, vessels and tendons becoming more prominent and creepy skin. There are a number of treatments available to improve the appearance of hands giving them that youthful appearance back.
HOW WE CAN HELP
TREATMENTS THAT CAN HELP
You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones here.
What causes the hands to age?
Hand ageing is a natural process. As we age we start to produce less collagen and elastin, which give the skin its strength, elasticity and youthfulness. Fine lines and wrinkles may be more noticeable as the skin also tends to become dryer as there is a reduction in the production of Hyaluronic acid and other natural skin hydrators. There are a number of factors that can influence this natural ageing process, one of the main factors been sun exposure. Has the hands are exposed on a daily basis to the sun’s harmful UV rays, this will lead to the breakdown of collagen and will also result in pigment changes such as sun spots and uneven skin tone. Other contributing factors will include smoking, a poor diet lacking in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidant. alongside inadequate hydration.
How can I protect my hands from ageing?
There are measures you can take to slow down the process of hand ageing. One of the most important steps is to wear at least an SPF 30 protection on a daily basis and don’t forget to top this up regularly. Help to keep the hands hydrated with regular moisturising and maintaining a good fluid hydration level to support the skin’s elasticity. Alongside this, eat a well balanced diet with lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making healthy lifestyle choices and participating in regular exercise will all help to keep the skin in its best condition.
What treatments are effective for hand ageing?
There are a number of effective treatments available to reverse and minimize the signs of ageing. As hand ageing can comprise of different concerns, it is important that the right treatment option will address your skin concern. Your concern – Pigmentation, uneven skin tone, sun spots. One of the most effective treatments to tackle pigmentation of the hands is Intense Pulse Light (IPL).
- IPL is a great treatment option for pigment removal of the hands without the downtime of skin peeling. As the light energy passes over the skin the heat is absorbed by the melanin in the sun spots which leads to a superficial micro crust and exfoliation gradually fading and removing the pigmentation over a course of treatment
Your concern. Skin Laxity
- EXILIS ULTRA 360 can be used as a s a treatment option for skin tightening from head to toe . This high tech, medical grade system uses radio-frequency to heat the deeper layers of the skin stimulating a collogen production and skin tightening effect, improving the appearance of skin laxity, giving it back that tightness and much desired firmness.
- Profhilo. This effective treatment is designed to naturally lift and tighten the skin, it is a new discovery in addressing skin laxity, sagging and a way to get rid of ‘crepey skin’. This revolutionary ‘beneath the skin’ hyaluronic acid moisturiser has one of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market and utilises a patented technology designed for skin remodelling to restore firmness in the skin This skin bio-remodelling injectable treatment has a stimulating effect on the dermal cells, aiding in the production of new collagen and elastin resulting in increased firmness and elasticity in the skin. It can be used for both face and body concerns, to aid in the remodelling of ageing or sagging skin with effects that can last up to 6 months.
Following your consultation your practitioner will advice the best treatment for optimal results. We will ensure you have a good understanding of how the treatment will benefit your skin, including benefits, any downtime expected, duration and costs.
How does the The Advanced Nutrition Programme support my skin?
Healthy skin starts on the inside, for optimal results this needs to be fed daily with skin specific nutrients. To help improve the appearance of compromised skin whilst supporting skin elasticity, firmness and collagen production experts recommend supporting the skin with supplements from the Advanced Nutritional Programme (ANP) supplement range alongside a healthy diet. Traditional skincare is turned inside out with the innovative, award-winning range of evidence-based skincare supplements. While topical skincare only treats 50% of the skin on the surface, ANP potent nutritional blends feed your skin from within for a proven, 100% skincare approach, your skin will certainly thank you for it. Following your consultation we can advised a complete nutritional approach to optimise your skin health.