Have you ever heard the saying “If you want to really know a woman’s age, look at her hands”? The hands are often one of the first body areas that show off old age. They are also highly visible in almost everything we do in daily life. This is why it’s very ironic that the hands are often neglected, with patients instead focusing their anti-aging efforts on their face alone.
Hand aging is characterized by a loss of tissue volume and elasticity of the skin which can increase the visibility of tendons, veins, and bones on the back of the hand. Additionally, years of exposure to UV rays and other free radicals cause the skin on the hands to appear spotted, dull, wrinkled, and/or crepe.
The good news is that there are many great ways to address hand aging.