Aging hands – the real problem in terms of skin care

In a survey conducted by Wakefield Research, American women older than 40 have expressed concerns about changes in the appearance of their hands over time. And most believe that “there is nothing that can be done to prevent the signs of aging on the hands.”

Nestlé Skin Health has shared new data in a press release, promoting its line of products Restylane, which, according to the manufacturer, are injections of hyaluronic acid in the skin, helping to reverse signs of volume loss in aging hands and smooth out the wrinkles and folds of the face.

But these data also have value for most experts in skin care. In particular, a study by Wakefield Research found that 63% of women are interested in conducting non-surgical cosmetic procedure or treatment to improve the appearance of their hands.

In an online survey, Face Your Hands, held earlier this year, took part more than 1000 women over the age of 35 years, but the data Nestlé Skin Health apply only from respondents over the age of 40 years.

78% of women surveyed wish they could change the appearance of their hands. However, 54% believe that nothing was done to prevent the signs of aging on their hands. 85% of respondents over age 40 notice signs of aging on the hands when they are older. And, it seems, many people believe that these aging signs are easily misinterpreted. “56% of women mistakenly believe that someone older than they really are, because what looked like the hands”, – is spoken in the materials of Nestlé Skin Health. And “65% of women believe that hands make them look older than their age.”

The survey data also show that women retouch their own photos on social networks to change the appearance of their hands: 50% is actually “likely to use a filter or photo editor to improve the appearance of their hands before you publish a picture of their hands on social media”, – reported in a press release.

Joel L. Kohn, a researcher in clinical trials for injectable drugs Nestlé Skin Health and Board-certified dermatologist working in Colorado, describes the loss of “back of hand” as “the area of concern for many of my patients.” “Over time, the skin on the hands loses volume, which can result in less young appearance,” notes Cohen, adding, “I believe that, while many women spend time perfecting your beauty treatments for the face, they tend to forget about their hands.”

Ava, Shamban, another dermatologist, says that the survey data Face Your Hands “reflect what I hear from many of my patients who believe that their aging hands match their young faces. Most women do not realize that the appearance of visible wrinkles, bones, bulging veins and visible tendons – signs of volume loss in the hands and make the skin more old.”

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