Next time someone asks you: “How old do you think I am?” Take a quick look at the skin on the back of their hands before you answer! The thing is, even the most vigilant of us fail to slop on the SPF on our hands, neck and décolletage as much as we should. Meaning that the skin in these areas often show the signs of ageing long before our faces do. But no matter your age, it’s never to late too start caring for these areas and reversing some of the signs of ageing!

The ageing giveaways: hands, neck and décolletage

We tend to wear sunscreen and make-up on our faces, which generally increases the UV protection, but our hands, neck and décolletage are lucky to get a covering of 30+ daily. Even worse, most hand and body creams do not contain any SPF and many contain alcohol based fragrances that can increase the chances of sunburn, pigmentation and dehydration. Other factors also affect the quality of skin (on the hands in particular), such as soaps and chemicals.

These oft-forgotten areas can suffer from a multitude of ageing factors. They become dry, poor in texture, suffer from pigmentation, keratosis, liver spots, moles, broken capillaries and they lose volume and elasticity causing wrinkles.

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Treating forgotten body areas

When it comes to rejuvenation for the hands, neck and décolletage, there are several body treatment options available. These include laser for pigmentation, medi-aesthetic power peels, Fraxel laser rejuvenation (for improvements to pigmentation, texture and tone, hydration treatments) and cosmeceutical retinoic creams to improve elasticity and re-plump collagen in the skin.

A good skincare regime can also be extended to these areas and even a little microdermabrasion can assist in maintaining a youthful, glowing appearance.

When it comes to preventing and reversing the signs of ageing, there is no one solution-fits-all. In most cases, your Australian Skin Clinics expert will combine more than one treatment type over a period of time, tailored to achieve the best possible results for you. This is just one of the reasons we offer a wide variety of treatment modalities, so you can be sure you’re receiving the most effective treatment for your particular skin concerns.

For more information on treatments for the hands, neck, décolletage and other body areas visit your local Australian Skin Clinics for a complimentary consultation today.