How To Avoid Having Aged Hands – Granny Hands

how to avoid aged granny handsYour hands age just like the rest of your body. Despite being in a prominent place, they are often overlooked and neglected when it comes to skin care.

While most of your body parts are well protected from UV radiation, including your face through sunscreen and other SPF lotions, your hands are often left exposed to direct solar radiation which destroys the skin’s elastin, causing sagginess, discoloration, and wrinkles, among other problems. Over exposure to sunlight also causes the skin to lose collagen that keeps it soft and supple.

As you get older, the natural fat cushions in your hands also decrease. Since the skin on the back of your hands is very thin, loss of fat padding leaves all structures exposed, including veins, tendons, and bones, giving you the aged, bony look.

So, how can you avoid having aged, granny hands?

  1. Sun protection

It is estimated that 90 percent of skin wrinkles and discoloration is from the sun. Your hands are just as susceptible to solar damage as your face. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of around 25 on your hands to protect them from UVA radiation from the sun that causes skin aging. If you are spending a lot of time in sunlight, re-apply the sunscreen every 2 hours.

  1. Apply lotions with antioxidants

Prolonged exposure to sunlight damages the collagen and elastin in the skin at the back of your hands, and also leads to the development of dark spots. Applying a serum or cream that has antioxidants will help to prevent any damage from UV radiation reaching your skin.

  1. Creams with collagen stimulators

Your hands naturally lose fat as you age, which leaves your veins and bones exposed. To reduce the effect, use creams with ingredients like retinol, peptides, and growth factors, which tend to restore collagen in the skin.

  1. Physical protection

Besides applying topical creams, you should consider wearing gloves whenever you are gardening, doing housework, and exposed to very cold weather. Gloves also help to protect your nails from damage.

  1. Exfoliating

This is a vital part of proper skin care as it helps to remove dead skin cells, revealing new skin underneath. The same applies to hand care, to help reduce the rough, dull look of your hands. However, you should be gentle, because the skin is not as thick as that in your body or feet.

See Dr. Golshani’s 3 Daily Habits for Healthy Skin.

Lastly, you should consider switching your beauty and skin care products to natural products. Some of the chemicals used in soaps and other cosmetic products can irritate and inflame the skin at the back of your hands. So, consider switching them to keep your hands looking healthy and youthful, and of course, drink plenty of water.

Dr. Golshani’s Skincare Products & Recommendations

skin care products prevent aged granny handsDr. Golshani offers a handful of skin care products that will help prevent aged-looking hands as they have been studied and thoroughly evaluated by Dr. Golshani himself for ingredients and efficacy. They are recommended to many of his own patients who have reported excellent results.

The full list could be found here.

A Safer, Better Breast Implant: Sientra Implants

sientra breast implant surgeonPicture your breasts feeling firmer, fuller, or perky. Millions of women opt for breast enhancement for a variety of reasons, including filling out their clothes, boosting their self-esteem, or making their physique more proportionate. You probably have a vision of how you want to look after the procedure, and have already discussed the topic with your family and close friends. That is a great start.

But for a truly successful experience, it is best that you conduct some research and familiarize yourself with the entire process, so you know what to expect. Your Sientra breast implant surgeon will be your most important resource.

The Sientra Breast Implant Difference

It takes a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon to create the perfect look, but only your implant can create the right feel. Sientra offers both round and teardrop (shaped) implant options, which utilize a proprietary gel fill technology, high-strength cohesive (HSC) Silicone Gel, with a formulation that is unique to each implant shape – all approved by the FDA.

Silicone gel breast implants are sacs or implant shells made of silicone elastomer (rubber) that are filled with clear silicone gel so they resemble the human breast in weight, shape, and feel.

How Safe is Silicone?

The silicone used in breast implants is made from silicon, which a naturally occurring element, extracted from the silica found in rock and sand. Studies have proven that silicone is one of the best materials that can be used in medical devices owing to its high degree of biocompatibility.

Among the medical devices that use silicon today are implants, catheters, the sheath of probes and pacemakers, and medical products like contact lenses, bandages and dressing, medical lubricant for syringes, and gastrointestinal medications, among others.

Unique Feature – Easy to Track

Every implant is unique to the client, and Sientra stamps each implant with a distinct serial number. So, after your surgery, your surgeon will give you a Device Tracking and Sientra Warranty card listing the serial number of your implant. The card will be used to confirm your enrollment in the Device Tracking Program in the warranty and replacement programs offered by Sientra, and you can use it to identify yourself to doctors and other healthcare providers when receiving treatment to avoid complications. (Federal regulations require that Sientra track its Silicone Gel Breast Implants)

Lifetime Warranty

To give you piece of mind, Sientra offers lifetime product replacement if your implant ruptures, provided your breast augmentation procedure was done by a board certified plastic surgeon, and in accordance to the Sientra breast implant directions for use. Dr. Golshani is double-board certified so the warranty will apply.

There is also a limited warranty of up to $3600 toward surgery if the need arises due to rupture within 10 years after the breast implant surgery, as well as free contra-lateral implant if need be.

Interested in Sientra Breast Implants?

dr golshani realselfDr. Golshani performs breast augmentation using Sientra breast implants at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice. As a double-board certified breast augmentation surgeon, he is well equipped with the safety and knowledge to deliver the results you want. He currently offers FREE breast augmentation consultations so if you’re curious to learn more about Sientra breast implants, then please call his office @ (310) 274-3481.

Mommy Makeover – How Soon After Pregnancy?

how soon to get mommy makeoverMommy Makeovers are a popular procedure that many new Mothers seek out in an attempt to restore their body to its former glory pre-pregnancy – especially just before summer in time for bikini season. However, sometimes Mothers jump into the procedure sooner than what is recommended. Your Beverly Hills mommy makeover surgeon, Dr. Golshani, touches on this common question – when is it too soon?

What is a “Mommy Makeover”?

First, I’d like to cover exactly what the Mommy Makeover procedure is and what it entails.

A mommy makeover involves abdominal contouring and breast reshaping. After having children, many women find that they have excess skin and soft-tissue laxity in both their breasts and abdomen. Since exercise and dieting cannot quite address excess skin laxity, a surgical procedure is necessary to remove and tighten these body parts, especially if the level of laxity is beyond minimal.

A mommy makeover is the ideal solution for many women, and comprises procedures to deal with issues involving your post-pregnancy “pouch”, breasts, excess abdominal skin, reshaping the belly button, and abdominal muscles that need tightening. This is accomplished through a variety of procedures that constitute the “Mommy Makeover”:

Keep in mind these are the typical procedures you see in a mommy makeover. Every patient is different and may require other procedures to meet their goals.

When is it too soon for a Mommy Makeover?

For many women, the question is not whether or not a mommy makeover is right for them, but rather how soon they can receive one. During pregnancy, the body releases hormones and changes to provide room for the growth of the baby. Not only does the abdomen stretch to accommodate the new child, but the breasts also engorge to facilitate the delivery of milk for the baby. After birth, the body begins to adjust itself since the changes are no longer needed. The skin contracts to different degrees as the body tries to regain its pre-pregnancy state: a process that takes several months.

A mommy makeover involves a series of body contouring procedures as opposed to weight loss procedures, and you must have fulfilled several requirements for these procedures to have lasting effects:

  • You should have attained your post-pregnancy goal weight for a minimum of 6 months
  • You should have stopped breast feeding for your breasts to stop producing milk and regain their former shape and size
  • You should have completed child bearing – not planning to have any more children

The makeover will not interfere with your ability to successfully give birth, but you will probably have to undergo the same procedures if you have more children afterwards.

Considering that the recovery rate is unique for every woman, you should talk to your Beverly Hills mommy makeover surgeon to discuss and recommend a suitable plan for you, including the right timing for your mommy makeover. It’s not necessarily a topic where a definitive answer is present, but rather is strongly recommended to be discussed in person.

The scheduling should give you enough time for the abdominal wall and skin to stabilize. Don’t be too critical with your recovery rate. The changes were necessary, and took place over a period of several months. Once exercise and diet are no longer effective, a mommy makeover will help you regain your body shape.

What is the Brazilian Butt Lift (and Why it is Called “Brazilian”)?

brazilian butt lift beverly hillsBrazilian women are known and admired for their peachy and round butts, and with celebrities such Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez flaunting their hourglass figures, women are increasingly showing their interest in enhancing their buttocks.

Allure of the Brazilian Butt Lift

One of the most popular procedures that can give you firm, rounded buttocks is the Brazilian butt lift. This butt augmentation procedure seeks to give women with flat or sagging buttocks, as well as those who have lost a lot of weight causing their buttocks to change shape, a more sensual body profile with youthful, dazzling, perky buttocks.

In addition to sculpting the buttocks, this procedure reshapes your love handles, creating a lovely curve between the waist and the butt. The Brazilian butt lift does not necessarily seek to give you the biggest buttocks, but rather to create the best looking waist-hips-butt area.

The shapes that most women admire tend to have small waists and curvy transitions between the lower back and bottom, and the butt does not have to be very big or wide, provided the transition area has an attractive curve to enhance the appearance of one’s buttocks.

Preparing for Bikini Season – How The Procedure Works

This butt augmentation procedure uses your own fat to fill the upper quadrant of your butt, so the buttocks look lifted and perky. The fat transfer method gives you a natural way to get more shapely buttocks, while the liposuctioned area gets leaner, giving you a more sensuous look.

The procedure has lower risk of infection, compared to a procedure like butt implant, though the technique varies from surgeon to surgeon. Basically, the technique used influences both the outcome and the duration the results will last. The longest lasting results are best obtained by injecting the purest fat possible into your buttocks through – liposuction from selected areas (fat extraction), processing (purification) of the fat, re-injection of fat droplets.

Can Anyone Receive a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The procedure can be used with a variety of body types, though the ideal candidate should not be more than 30 pounds overweight, but with some excess fat around the hips for fat grafting.

drg-bioDr. Golshani is a double-board certified Brazilian butt lift surgeon located in Beverly Hills. He performs Brazilian liposculture techniques at his Beverly Hills surgical center in order to enhance the appearance and shape of the buttocks.

Dr. Golshani offers FREE consultations to discuss your questions and concerns.