The hands are one of the first places that we start to see signs of age. Sun exposure can cause blemishes, pigmentation and sunspots, while lower collagen levels lead to sagging skin and wrinkles. Also, as we age it becomes harder to keep in moisture, which can lead to dry and itchy skin.
The middle layer of the skin, known as the dermis, is thinner on the hands than the face and contains less collagen. Depleted oestrogen levels caused by the menopause causes further loss of collagen, meaning the skin loses its plumpness and elasticity. Wrinkled, sagging skin can follow with more obvious bones and veins as soft tissue is lost.
Hand rejuvenation is a relatively new treatment but is gaining popularity as a way to combat signs of ageing hands. We provide hand rejuvenation in the form of a number of treatments at Harpenden Skin Clinic.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.