Three Telltale Signs of Aging Hands – And How to Fix Them

Beautiful woman's hands

Beauty routines developed to promote a younger look typically focus on the face and neck. But there’s another feature that can quickly belie your true age – your hands. Here are three top telltale signs of aging hands:

  • Age spots: The kicker about age spots is that they’re brought on not necessarily by age, but by frequent or prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. While they most commonly show up on the faces, shoulders, chests and hands of those in their 50s or older, age spots can appear on sun worshippers far younger. Cover all your exposed skin – especially your hands – with a high-SPF moisturizing sunscreen daily and consider a skin resurfacing treatment such as a chemical peel to help even out pigmentation and smooth the skin.
  • Crepey, scaly or dry skin: Exposure to the weather; frequent contact with cleaning products and other drying agents, along with sheer time all can do a real number on the health and youthful quality of your hands. Keep them in prime condition by including them in your regular skincare routine and taking top-quality vitamins, like our VitaMedica Age Management.
  • Volume loss: As we age, our bodies’ production of collagen and other natural skin-plumping agents slows down. Restore the lost suppleness in your hands with Radiesse, the FDA-approved dermal filler comprised of calcium-based microspheres in a natural gel used for volume restoration and skin rejuvenation. It works instantly to fill hollows and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds, while stimulating your body’s collagen production for long-lasting results.

The best news for your hands? Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery is offering a special savings of $50 per syringe of Radiesse, plus additional deals on Botox, Latisse, microdermabrasion and select Obagi treatments throughout March. Call 904-396-1186 to schedule your appointment.

Beauty Boosters for the Bridal Season

Bride and bridesmaids

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the “June bride” tradition? It’s traced to an ancient Roman festival that celebrated the deity Juno and his wife Jupiter, revered as the goddess of marriage and childbirth, and was held on June 1. By the Victorian age, the tradition continued in large part because fresh flowers were plentiful both for wedding décor and for the decidedly more urgent purpose of masking body odor. Keep in mind that only the wealthy bathed daily during the Gibson Girl days.

Thankfully, much has changed in the century since. Today’s brides and their attendants have an abundance of skincare and aesthetic options to assure a gorgeous glow on their big day. Whether you’ll be walking the aisle as the betrothed, a bridesmaid or a wedding guest, Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery offers these services for a beautiful look:

  • Chemical peels: Here in sunny coastal Florida, days lounging in the sun are commonplace. But hours of sun exposure can do a number on your skin. A chemical peel employs a chemical solution to remove damaged outer layers of skin, leaving behind a smoother, tighter, younger looking complexion. Depending upon the condition of your skin and your goals, an AHA, TCA or Phenol peel can be perfectly tailored just for you.
  • Botox: Planning a wedding can be stressful, no doubt. To help assure that stress-induced wrinkles and fine lines give way to a purely blissful look, Botox is a fast-working and highly effective option. This purified, injectable protein targets facial wrinkles and frown lines, blocking nerve reactions and relaxing overactive muscles that can cause a tired, stressed or older look. Instead, you’ll look blissfully, breezily, not-a-care-in-the-world happy – just as it should be on a wedding day.
  • Hand rejuvenation with fat grafting: If you’re the bride, no doubt your hands will be front and center, showing off your new sparklies in many of your cherished photos. Make sure your hands are picture-perfect with our hand rejuvenation procedure that harvests fat cells from other spots on your body and places them in to the hollows of your hands. The result is smoother, healthier, younger-looking hands.

And remember – These services aren’t just for brides. They’re great for grooms, too. Call 904-396-1186 and let Parkway Plastic Surgery help prepare you for your special day.

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.