Joan Rivers: “Believe me, you can hide a lot of things, but the hands always give it away…”
London March 2016: Spring is almost here bringing with it brighter weather. Don’t forget to protect your hands even on the greyest of days warns UK’s leading female plastic surgeon Ms Angelica Kavouni MD EBOPRAS, 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.
SUN BLOCK – SUN BLOCK – SUN BLOCK factor 15 and above, this ‘hands-saver’ treatment is affordable and simple to put into practice. Keep sun screen in the glove compartment and with the small handy travel sizes not available it’s even easier to carry around. As with facial anti-ageing, prevention is better than cure; any sun protection brand will do as long as it is > factor 15 and applied regularly, (even on cloudy days) this is imperative to avoid telltale ageing.
Signs of premature ageing can be pigmentation spots, stretched skin that begins to look wrinkled, and protruding veins and tendons as youthful tissue padding is lost (think Madonna).
I also urge patients to nurture 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.
The best of both worlds is a moisturiser with inherent sun block.
Ultimately don’t despair if you think it’s too late as there is a first aid measure that will help plump, disguise dehydrated skin and protruding tendons and blood vessels.
Combo rejuvenation treatment:
- For pigmentation, crepe skin problems & collagen boosting try Fraxel Laser – around 3 sessions may be needed
- To replace vital lost volume and disguise ugly veins and tendons I inject Juvederm Hyaluronic Acid – plumping effects should last around 6-9months
Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS
On the UK’s specialist register and member of EBOPRAS, Angelica has become 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.
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
Ms Angelica Kavouni GMC: 4002006
129 Harley Street London W1G 6BA t: 020 7486 9040 w: www.cosmetic-solutions.co.uk