Original Article: Skincare for the Hands and Neck With Dr Shobhan Manoharan
In this bonus Ask An Expert episode we’re joined by Dr Shobhan Manoharan. A Fellow of the Australiasian Collage of Dermatologists, Foundation Member of the Australasian Society for Cosmetic Dermatology, member of the Australian Medical Association and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Griffith University, Dr Manoharan has worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia and has sub-specialised in cosmetic and laser dermatology. Having been published extensively in local and international medical journals over the last decade and with a special interest in pigmentation disorders, laser rejuvenation and skin cancer management, I found Dr Manoharan to be the ideal doctor to objectively answer YOUR questions surrounding the skin on the hands and the neck.
Away from our regular brand founder conversations, I am asked so many highly specific questions about the skin. Given that I am an educated consumer and by no means an expert, it would be extremely unethical for me to even attempt to address your skin concerns which is why I insist on taking those questions to a medical doctor. This Ask An Expert series is giving you, the Glow Journal audience, unprecedented access to medical doctors, professors and dermatologists and, while the series is sponsored by Candela Medical, doctors legally and ethically have to remain completely objective in interviews like this. For this reason, this series is giving you, the listeners, completely unbiased expert answers to your most specific skin questions- questions that I cannot answer myself.
In this episode, we’ve taken the questions YOU submitted on caring for the neck and hands to Dr Manoharan – from which facial skincare ingredients are safe for use on the hands and neck and whether the old adage that the hands and neck age first is truth or a myth, through to whether or not topical skincare can do anything to firm loose skin on the neck and how best to treat visible veins and dark spots on the hands.