Volume 13 - Issue 6 - June 2005

W ith the exception of the face, the hands are the most expressive portion of the body. We use our hands to greet one another, to enhance verbal communication through gestures, and to offer comfort. As such, aesthetically pleasing hands are a desirable asset. Along with the face, our hands are the only body part constantly visible to others in our society — they are markers of health and beauty. And, as the hands age they can signal declining vitality. The hands are subject to the same aging processes as other parts of the body. As the hands are constantly exposed to the elements, both