Hands are more often than not an after-thought when it comes to skincare and anti-ageing rituals… Which is why when we tend to focus the majority of preventative measures on our faces, it is our hands that can give our age away. It’s no wonder that hands are one of the first areas to show visible signs of ageing such as: dryness, pigmentation, loose, sagging skin and fine lines – since they are forever working, exposed to the sun’s harmful rays, constantly moving and in use for almost every second of the day.

Over-worked or ageing hands present generally with thinning skin revealing a veiny texture beneath the surface, with wrinkles and a loose, sallow form. As we age, collagen production slows and elastin is gradually lost, the two proteins that give our skin its volume, structure and supple ‘bounce’.

Environmental factors including sun-exposure, hydration, smoking, pollution and diet play a substantial role in accelerating the ageing process and so it’s always advisable to wear SPF on any exposed skin every day and make healthy lifestyle choices to preserve their youth as best you can.

For hands that are beginning to see the signs of ageing take shape, it’s important to use preventative measures and limit environmental contributors. However, if your hands may be subject to noticeable changes that can make you feel self-conscious or concerned about their appearance, then Profhilo could be an excellent treatment in making hands look and feel younger. Uniquely to other non-surgical treatments, Profhilo has been expertly designed to work upon many areas of the body, working particularly effectively on the hands. It’s an injectable skin-remodelling treatment which uses a dispersion of highly-concentrated hyaluronic acid to add subtle volume, to restore skin laxity and to improve skin texture by stimulating collagen production. The treatment results in hands appearing more supple, taught, firm and healthy and lasts for around 6 months at a time.