“If you want to know a woman’s age, look at her hands”.
These are the words of an old saying, but while it might be old, it is becoming truer all the time, especially as the days when women wore finely embroidered gloves are long gone and their hands are now constantly exposed and on display.
Let’s stop for a moment and reflect on how useful our hands are and how we are so used to using them as tools and to express our emotions that we never really look at them, only ever glancing almost automatically at their incessant movements. Our hands are soft and smooth when we are young, but they gradually begin to show the signs of age: cracks, brown marks, wrinkles or, worst of all, scrawniness, stripped of that soft cushion made up of derma and subcutaneous tissue, which accompanies us for most of our life.
Then, all of a sudden, our beautiful hands, which we have always been so proud of, seem to shrivel up, showing the increasingly evident signs of age. Why? Definitely photo-ageing, definitely the use of detergents and soaps with no surfactants, the aggression of chemical detergents and, last but not least, the absence of an adequate number of sebaceous glands and the lack of natural moisturising factors. And this is where good chemicals step in to rescue us, those that are able to help with the rejuvenation of marked areas of our body.
We are talking about Merz, leading company in the filler sector which, following a so-called random study, carried out on a broad sample of 100 women of varying origin over a period of three months, obtained extension of the approval by the FDA, America’s highest level organisation for the defence of public health, of one of its fillers – used mainly for facial applications – for rejuvenating the hands.
The filler in question is calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse®), which has excellent facial rejuvenation capacities and is now also used in hands. The method works even better when used in conjunction with PRP, platelet rich plasma. So what can we say? Let’s shake hands…