Hands of Time – How Fat Grafting Can Make Yours Look Years Younger

Your beauty routine should include caring for your hands as well as your face.

Your beauty routine should include caring for your hands as well as your face.

Daily beauty routines are so focused on faces that we often forget other parts of are bodies that can be telltale signs of age. One area of the body that instantly tells a story is our hands.

So why do hands seem to age quicker than do other parts of the body? One reason is because the skin on the backs of our hands is thin and has few oil glands. Plus, our hands are constantly exposed to environmental elements, including the sun and wind, both of which can dry and chafe skin. And, of course, we use our hands in so many of our daily activities and work that they endure lots of wear and tear. Meanwhile, age alone strips the volume and elasticity from our hands. Collectively, these factors can do a real number on your hands’ skin, making them look far older than a well cared-for face.

Fortunately, skincare advances over the past few years have placed more focus on regaining youthful looking hands. These include newer, noninvasive filler materials and cosmetic treatments designed to volumize, polish and rejuvenate hands. Topping the list for many patients and aestheticians is hand rejuvenation via fat grafting. This procedure involves harvesting autologous fat from other areas of your own body, such as the abdomen and thighs, and transferring, or grafting it into your hands. Using fat from your own body eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction, and results last far longer (three to five years) than those obtained with synthetic fillers. (six to eight months).

Hand rejuvenation with fat grafting can shave 10 to 15 years off the appearance of your hands, filling hollows and restoring a more voluminous, youthful look. And, it’s a largely safe, minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed in your aesthetician’s office with a safe, local anesthetic.

Ready to let your hands tell a different story – one of youth, beauty and health? Call 904-396-1186 and schedule a consultation with Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery today.

Springtime is a Great Time to Spruce Up Your Look with a Chemical Peel, Botox or LifeSculpt Treatment

Springtime is a great time for a rejuvenated new look.

Springtime is a great time for a rejuvenated new look.

Springtime is all about renewal. So, it’s a great time for getting a fresh new look to your skin, especially if you’re a college student, teacher or parent of school-age children. That’s because spring break affords you a full week’s break from the daily grind and the perfect opportunity for undergoing a minimally-invasive facial or body procedure.

Here are a few of the top non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatments popular at Parkway Plastic Surgery during the spring break season:

  • Chemical peels: A quick option for a refreshed look is a chemical peel. Though types and intensities vary, all chemical peels are designed to penetrate the upper layers of the skin, eliminating sunspots, tightening collagen, smoothing lines and brightening skin. With a light or medium chemical peel, your skin should be fully healed within a week or two.
  • Botox: Among the most popular minimally invasive, yet highly effective facial cosmetic procedure is the neurotoxin Botox. Customized injections help to relax overactive facial muscles, leaving you with a smooth complexion free of forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crows feet. Botox treatment typically take less than an hour to administer and within just a few days, you’ll see results that will last up to six months.
  • LifeSculpt: Looking to prepare your body for the summertime bikini season? LifeSculpt can help. This laser liposuction technology actually liquifies fat cells, allowing for easy removal with a medical suction device via a few small incisions. It also tightens skin for optimal results. It’s done under local anesthesia and most patients return to their normal routine the very next day. You’ll experience little or no discomfort, and practically no downtime.

Ready to renew your look for springtime? Call 904-396-1186 and schedule a consultation with Parkway Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville.