Following record temperatures this summer, more women than ever are holding their hands up to excessive sun exposure, complaining of unsightly sunspots and sun-ravaged ‘Madonna hands’.

Here at Transform, we are reporting a 28% increase in the number of female enquirers seeking solutions to reverse the damaging effects of the sun in the past month alone.

Interestingly, 18% of these enquiries were specifically to improve the appearance of aging hands, with many women likening their sun-ravaged mitts to that of Madonna’s, for which the otherwise flawless queen of pop has encountered much media attention.

It is reported that Madonna has had fillers injected into her hands to give them a fresher, more youthful appearance, sparking a trend amongst British women wanting to reverse the signs of aging following the hottest July since 2006.

Our Non-surgical Manager, Anne-Marie Gillett comments: “Our hands are exposed to the sun more frequently than other parts of the body and a failure to apply sun cream to hands as regularly as we do the face makes them susceptible to sunspots and accelerated aging. With the hot weather this summer we have experienced a marked increase in enquiries from women complaining of sunspots on their hands, along with the skin becoming thin and crepey.

“Hand rejuvenation is becoming increasingly popular, with dermal fillers volumising and smoothing the skin, encouraging the production of collagen to provide a youthful look. Laser resurfacing of the hands is also on the rise thanks to its ability to improve sun-damaged skin and reduce the appearance of sunspots.”

Juvederm®, Restylane® and Sculptra® are the three premium brand dermal filler products we use and trust at Transform. They are versatile anti-ageing treatments and each one is suited to treating specific areas and problems. Your personal treatment plan may recommend using a combination of treatments to create a more balanced overall effect.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment from Transform can soften wrinkles, rejuvenate skin and also be used to effectively treat skin imperfections, such as sunspots.

An IPL laser generates intense bursts of red or blue light. These cause heat damage to dermal tissue without harming or removing the outer epidermal layers of the skin. The body’s natural processes then work to break down and remove these marks. The appearance of any skin imperfection is then visibly reduced.

Although appropriate protection from the sun’s harmful rays can never be underestimated, there are affordable and sophisticated treatments and procedures available to mask the aging effects of sun exposure.