Drive a convertible? Don’t forget to protect your hands even on the greyest of days warns London’s leading female plastic surgeon Ms Angelica Kavouni, medical director of Kosmesis Skin Clinic

Convertible cars seem to be everywhere you look these days – many of their owners most likely protect their faces but how many do the same with their hands? An ever increasing number of women spend thousands of pounds over the years battling the effects of ageing on their faces but neglect to look after their hands which can be the biggest giveaway of true age.

As with facial anti-ageing, prevention is better than cure; avoid telltale ageing by regularly applying sun protection of factor 20 and above, even on cloudy days. Signs of premature ageing can be pigmentation spots, sagging skin that begins to look wrinkled and protruding veins and tendons as youthful tissue padding is lost (think Madonna).

My advice is to try to nurture your hands at night – this will help the superficial appearance of the skin. My mother covers her hands in Vaseline and a pair of gloves! However if your partner does not take kindly to you wearing a pair of ‘Marigolds’ in bed then at the very least try to moisturise regularly throughout the day. Good quality creams don’t have to be expensive. Never wash up, garden or perform car mechanics (!) without first protecting your hands with gloves. Keep a tub of hand cream in every handbag and by every sink in the house – applying hand cream soon becomes habitual.

Ultimately don’t despair if you think it’s too late as there are first aid measures that will help plump and re-hydrate the skin, disguising protruding tendons and blood vessels.

Several rejuvenation treatments are available:
• For dry skin Restylane Vital will re-hydrate, 4 sessions advised
• For pigmentation problems, collagen boosting and crêpy skin try Fraxel Laser, 3 sessions advised
• To replace vital lost volume and disguise ugly veins and tendons I use injectable long lasting Radiesse, a one off treatment repeated every year or so

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About Ms Angelica Kavouni FRCS EBOPRAS

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS On the UK’s specialist register and member of EBOPRAS, Ms Angelica Kavouni is one of the UK's most requested female cosmetic surgeons. A regular TV and print media commentator, Angelica has become known for her minimal scarring facelift and breast surgery. An increasing number of women also seek her for female body contouring of all varieties from straight forward liposculpting to ‘Yummy Mummy’ combination surgery, involving any type of breast enhancement with tummy tuck and/or labiaplasty. Also passionate about non-invasive anti-ageing, Angelica has set up her own in-house medispa (the Kosmesis Skin Clinic) featuring several key aesthetic skincare devices, which compliment her surgical practice. Kosmesis Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination. Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosmesis Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street. Our experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners work to Medical Director Ms Angelica Kavouni’s own exact standards, delivering high-end care to all patients. Def: Kos-me-sis…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance
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