Many of us pay close attention these days to the outward signs of aging. Whether we choose to invest in the last scientifically researched procedures or take the more holistic route to looking better, we focus our attention on our faces. Yet, the one area where our real age is most often revealed is usually neglected. Our hands.

Many years ago the actress Joan Collins said that she spent as much time on her hands as she did on her face. Cabin crew who saw her on long-haul board flights say she applied layers of cream and then wore gloves almost as soon the wheels are off the ground. Whatever you think of La Collins – now in her late eighties – she certainly knows a thing or two about how to appear younger and fresher than many women decades her junior.

Clearly, your hands are exposed to just as much pollution and extreme weather as your face. They are certainly subjected to detergents, hard-water even antiseptic gels than your face. In addition, the skin is a lot thinner and general wear and tear more obvious far more quickly.

I had a chat with Dr Philip Connell, at the Peach Tree Beauty Clinic in Barnes about how we can address this issue and was surprised to find him recommend a treatment that I thought was reserved for the face – Profile.

Profhilo is a revolutionary hyaluronic acid moisturising treatment which works beneath the skin. It is an injectable gel, which delivers prolonged stimulation in the dermal cells. When injected into skin, Profhilo stimulates the skin cell receptors to counteract skin laxity and improves and restores firmness of the skin.

One of the highest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market, it has a proved safety record with nearly a million treatments performed worldwide. The treatment is suitable for men and women as well as offering skin benefits for patients of all ages. It is possible to see results in just two sessions by injecting it into the superficial layer of the skin. The results can last for up to six months.

The battle to save the skin on our hands need not end there. One leading dermatologist also advises using Vitamin C serum to improve the appearance of skin texture. Treat you hands just like your face. It is a habit worth getting into.