Survey highlights patient concerns over hand appearance

02 Aug 2018

A US-based survey has suggested that nearly 80% of women over the age of 40 wish they could change the appearance of their hands.

The survey, titled 'Face Your Hands', was organised by Nestlé Skin Health, a company of which Galderma is a part of. It was an online survey conducted between February 26 and March 5, 2018 by Wakefield Research among 1,000 US women, ages above 35.

The results suggested that the majority of women are concerned with the appearance of their hands and 60% reported that they have taken steps to hide their hands because they are self-conscious about the way they look. As well as this, 63% of women said they are interested in having a non-surgical cosmetic procedure or treatment to improve the appearance of their hands.

"This survey reflects what I hear from many of my patients who feel that their aging hands do not match their youthful faces," said dermatologist Dr Ava Shamban, adding, "Most women don't realise that the appearance of prominent wrinkles, bones, bulging veins and visible tendons are signs of volume loss in the hands and contribute to an aged look.”

Board-certified dermatologist Dr Joel Cohen added, "Over time, the skin on the hands loses volume, which can result in a less youthful appearance, I find that while many women spend time perfecting their facial beauty routine, they tend to forget about their hands.” 

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