Skin Doctors Cream Claims Age Reversal for Hands

Princess 19 on 16 Jun 2011 at 5:00pm

We want to look younger.  Whether it's dying your hair or even wearing a micro-mini, disguising your age is the primary goal.  Yet, if you ignore your hands, all that work would be for nothing. 

Andrew Petrou, a Skin Doctors skincare specialist, points out that as women approach menopause, when estrogen levels are lower, the skin loses it's shape and is not as "plump."  Veins will appear more visible and skin becomes thinner.  Celebs such as Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker are clearcut victims to this condition.  While both ladies have impeccable bodies in their 40's and 50's respectively, their hands scream "older woman."  What's a woman to do?

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Skin Doctors new Younger Hands cream promises to undo the wrinkled appearance of aging hands in just 28 days - and women are clamoring to get their hands on it (pun intended). They also go so far as to claim a 10 year age reversal in appearance in less than 6 weeks.  How?  The cream includes 4 ingredients that target key age indicators such as age spots, crepey appearance and hypopigmentation.  One such ingredient is lactic acid which reduces rough spots and encourages skin cell turnover.  According to the company site, the cream was specifically developed to treat the back of the hands - the area where damage from age and outside exposure is the most noticeable.

"The skin on the hands is much thinner than that on the rest of the body and is exposed to harsh winds, UV radiation, cigarette smoke and washing up chemicals, all of which contribute to accelerated aging," said Petrou

If creams don't work, what about more invasive procedures to correct the hands appearance?  RealSelf reader Secrets asks "Can I have fillers in my hands?"

"Radiesse can be injected  and gives a good result and will last more than a year," says New Orleans plastic surgeon Dr. Kamran Khoobehi.  "Fat grafting is a better option but it is very surgeon and technique dependent."

Some doctors, however, warn that fillers such as Radiesse and Juvederm can result in a more "lumpy appearance," requiring additional corrective treatment.

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"Their [patients'] complaints are of lumpiness that does not go away," says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Moelleken.

The potential con with using fat is that the body may absorb all the work that was done.  For one reader "it was gone within 3 months."

At a $4500 average cost, that 90 days seems like a bust.  Bummer.  Maybe, start with the cream.

Since it's introduction, the Younger Hands cream has been sold out in the UK, with a waitlist of 600.  But, it is available in the US online for $39.95.  It's not cheap, but at least you don't have to wait in line like the Brits.  Cheers!

Have you tried this product?  Do you have any other secrets for maintaining youthful hands?

Photo Credits:  flickr

Comments (2)

Is Andrew Petrou, the "Skin Doctors skin care specialist", a dermatologist? A physician of any type? I wish this article told the truth about his background..... and then allowed the reader to make a decision about his or her interest in the product. The public is getting faked out left and right about who is a doctor, who is a dermatologist, who is a plastic surgeon, etc... and Real Self generally goes out of their way to be clear and only promote legitimate physicians. If this is a legitimate skin care product, be truthful about who this person is. It's only fair.
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We do only allow board-certified physicians on our site as contributers. However, we occasionally discuss new beauty products on the blog. My goal when offering something new to readers is to tell them what the company is claiming, then balance it with opinions from the carefully selected docs on our site. 

I do not believe this article claims Mr. Petrou is a doctor; it clearly associates him with the company making the product. 

I believe our readers are informed enough to know that a product can never yeild the results of a cosmetic procedure. We try to reinforce that frequently. However, there are many who aren't ready for procedures or injections and want to know what products are out there to try. 

I hope that all our posts encourage discussion, and would love to hear an expert opinion on this type of cream.

-Makenzie, RealSelf Blog Editor

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