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?
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
"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.
"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?