The Doctor is In … Turning Back the Hands of Time
By Dr. Kathy Fields
They say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. And when it comes to preventing the appearance of aging hands, this maxim couldn’t be more true. The reality is, while corrective therapies and treatments are available, results are harder to achieve and less of a sure thing than the proverbial ounce or two of good old-fashioned prevention.
Unlike the dramatic results we see from invasive procedures on our faces and other parts of our bodies, restoring youthfulness to hands through lasers and injectables is a hard sell. Skin on the hands is thinner and there is less fat pad to work with so treatments require multiple visits, are extremely expensive and very uncomfortable. The cost and time commitment scare most people away … so they are left with scary hands.
The most effective method for prevention and correction is consistent, daily adherence to a topical anti-aging regimen. An effective anti-aging hand treatment should include proven ingredients to increase collagen and improve smoothness and thickness, and sunscreens to protect against wrinkles and discolorations caused by the sun.
So not only should you make hand care a part of your daily and nightly routine, you should keep your anti-aging hand products “handy” at the office and in your purse or car so you can make hand care a lasting habit with long-term results.
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