The cosmetic surgery provider the Harley Medical Group has reported an increase in the number of people looking for non-surgical cosmetic hand treatments.
According to the clinic, there has been a 50 per cent surge in women aged between 25 and 35 who want to undergo such procedures since the announcement of Prince William and Kate Middleton's marriage.
Bernadette Harte, non-surgical specialist at the clinic, explained that Intense Pulse Light treatments are some of the most common methods of rejuvenating hands. They work by destroying unwanted red or brown pigment and unsightly veins.
Ms Harte added: "The Harley Medical Group has also seen an increase in older divorced women coming into our clinics for treatments on their hands before their second marriage.
"They are getting rid of the tell-tale signs of aging and sun damage from their hands and want to be able to show-off their engagement rings."
Jane Usher, a 29-year-old patient at Harley who recently got engaged, said that she felt "very self-conscious" after seeing Ms Middleton's manicured hands and wanted to have similarly perfect skin before her own wedding.
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Private cosmetic surgery news : 19 February 2011