This Article is About
topical lotions
cold compresses
alpha hydroxy
moisturizing creams
Treating/eradicating 5 Major Signs Of Aging
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Treating/eradicating 5 Major Signs Of Aging

There are a few things you can do to stop, or even reverse, aging; live a healthy lifestyle, stay out of the sun or at least protect yourself from UV rays and DON’T SMOKE. But everyone ages, albeit at different rates, and there are a few major signs of aging that are dead giveaways.

1. Hands: As you get older your hands become less elastic when collagen and elastin fiber is lost. Surface changes such as brown spots from the sun and your heredity all play a part in how early these changes take place. Since wearing gloves 24/7 isn’t a realistic answer, plastic surgeons have devised techniques to help turn the clock back.

IPL (Intense Pulse Laser) treatment: IPL removes sun-damaged pigmentation and broken capillaries, making skin tone and texture look and feel smooth and even.

‘hand lift’: Fat is removed from one part of the body and injected into the back of the hands to fill in ridges.

Cosmetic fillers (Scuptra or Perliane): Similar to those used on faces, are injected to, again, fill in the ridges in hands.

Removing dark brown spots: This can be accomplished by chemical peels. Not as invasive and is accomplished by bleaching, using alpha-hydroxy creams or topical lotions on the skin on the back of your hands. See your plastic surgeon for information and/or prescriptions.

2. Bags Under Eyes: Bags under your eyes are caused by heredity, fluid retention or allergies where the area under your eyes is filled with fluid and fat. The under eye area becomes more pronounced as you age as the skin under the eyes loses elasticity and thins.

There are many healthy, natural recourses you can use to shrink the bags. Cutting salt from your diet, using cold compresses (cucumbers WORK), and moisturizing creams and serums currently on the market.

If that doesn’t do the job, there are more intensive, surgical remedies. Blepharoplasty removes the fat and excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Restylane or Juvederm is injected to fill out the area around eye.

3. Wrinkles Around The Mouth: This area is much shallower than and lacks the elasticity of the hand and is one of the first areas on the body to wrinkle. Sun exposure and smoking can contribute to wrinkling around the mouth as well.

Botox injections relaxes the muscles around the mouth so the lines disappear and an injection lasts between 3-6 months. Bovine Collagen injections are also used but skin tests are necessary since about 10% of the population is allergic to it. The longest lasting method is Autologous fat transfer. Fat is removed from one part of the body (buttocks, stomach or thighs) and used to fill in wrinkles around the mouth.

4. The Neck: Excess skin on the neck is commonly referred to as “wattle” and is caused by weak or loose neck muscles.

Botox injections work by relaxing the neck muscles, releasing wrinkling in the neck area. If that isn’t enough, there is platysmaplasty surgery. This surgery will tighten loose, sagging skin in the neck area and below the jaw line. This procedure is usually performed with a facelift and lasts about an hour.

5. Varicose Veins: Varicose veins usually occur on legs and feet because standing and walking puts pressure on the veins. As you age, the veins lose elasticity and stretch and weaken so blood may flow backward instead of towards the heart. Blood pools in the veins and they become varicose.

Exercise, lose weight, avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time and/or elevating your legs when resting all help avoid and/or lessen varicose veins.

Sclerotherapy is done when non-surgery methods fail. A solution is injected in the varicose veins that burns and closes them. Under normal circumstances, the varicose veins fade in a matter of weeks.

Laser therapy is also available. The veins are treated with bursts of light. Slowly fading the veins.

The most invasive therapy is the Phlebectomy which strips veins. This is performed by removing a long vein through small incisions.

Street Talk

I came to a crossroads with this. I am going to age with graces, and treat every day as a gift. thanks for the great article!

  about 8 years ago

Love your attitude. I can't say I'm that I''m mature, just older. There are tons more info on my website. When I started researching how to take care of my body, complexion, etc., I wanted to pass the info I found on and that's the way I found to do it rather bugging my friends until they started to avoid me ;)))

  about 8 years ago
You May Also Like
7 Tell Tale Signs He Is Cheating
Cheating in a relationship is such a damaging betrayal of trust. While it is sometimes obvious that he is cheating, it can often take you completely by surprise. Lying and cheating go hand in hand and are the quickest ways I know of to totally destroy a relationship. If you…
By: Lacey Wolf in  Relationships  >  Affairs   Jul 01, 2012  
  Likes: 7

Signs That He Wants to Marry You
Are you in a relationship where you are pretty certain that the church bells will be ringing for you soon? However, you don't want to take anything for granted. Many men inadvertently give some clues when they like you, and when they're ready to ask you out on a date…
By: Connie Lewis in  Relationships  >  Marriage   May 26, 2012  
  Likes: 60

How To Tell If He Wants You Back - Read The Signs
There are certain ways that you can tell if he wants you back, you just have to learn how to recognise them first. It is not always obvious of course, he may be trying his best to control the signals that he gives off to you. Nevertheless, there are things…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Jul 02, 2012  
  Likes: 18

Signs That He is Going to Propose - How You Tell If He's Going to Propose
The signs that he is going to propose are very easy to take notice of if you know what you are looking for. Of course, these signs will not likely give you a specific date until it is actually happen. As such, you will still be able to feel very…
By: Connie Lewis in  Relationships   Oct 15, 2013  
  Likes: 17

The Signs Of Old Age – Are Yours Showing Yet?
How old are you, is it brain age, the face that's mirrored, or the age others perceive you? I entered a large store that sells all food items, huge place that has my mouth-watering as I walk around with Linda as she shops for our needs. It was my turn…
By: Rob Ainslie in  Health and Fitness  >  Mens Issues   Apr 19, 2012  
  Likes: 14

Signs Ex Boyfriend Wants You Back - Watch Out For These
There are specific signs that you should be looking out for that suggest that your ex boyfriend wants you back. Some of these are a lot harder to spot than others and will require you to read between the lines. There is also a danger of reading into things too…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Jun 23, 2012  
  Likes: 11

Does My Ex Still Love Me? - Read The Signs
Rejection cuts to the bone, it is a dreadful feeling that you will never forget for as long as you live. One of the first things that most people do when they are rejected by the person that they love is go into a state of denial. They tell themselves…
By: Isabella Rose in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Sep 09, 2012  
  Likes: 19

Does He Want Me Back? - Read The Signs Here
If you are asking yourself "does he want me back?" then you should be looking out for certain signals. These will not always be obvious, but he will be alluding to how he feels subtly without even knowing it. When you learn how to attune yourself to be able to…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Jul 03, 2012  
  Likes: 8

Signs Your Ex Boyfriend Still Loves You - Watch Out For These
There are definite signs that your ex boyfriend still loves you and you must look out for these if you are thinking of winning him back. Before you make moves to get him back you will have to know if he is willing to get back together, otherwise you could…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Love   Jul 02, 2012  
  Likes: 26

Signs That My Ex Boyfriend Wants Me Back - How To Spot Them
You will probably be wondering what are the signs that your ex boyfriend wants you back, well you are in luck! This article is going to show you exactly how to spot the clues that he still cares about you and how to use this knowledge to your advantage. It…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Jun 27, 2012  
  Likes: 16

Signs He is Ready to Propose
Has your boyfriend been acting strange? Nervous energy, secretive meetings with friends and relatives and he suddenly gives off a different vibe. A safer, more secure vibe. Ladies, your man may just be getting ready to propose. But just in case, for you to be doubly sure, here are 5…
By: Ryan Chow in  Relationships  >  Marriage   Oct 13, 2012  
  Likes: 2

Is My Ex Boyfriend Still In Love With Me? - Look Out For These Signs
If you are asking yourself, "Is my ex-boyfriend still in love with me?" then you are in the right place. Find out exactly how to read the signs that he still has feelings for you and wants to get back together. Before you start making moves in your ex's direction,…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Love   Jul 02, 2012  
  Likes: 7

Signs He Is Serious About Marrying You
A lot of women are having problems with knowing if a guy is ready to commit to her in marriage or if he is just not interested in seeing the relationship reach that point. Due to the fact that men are not as direct as women with their emotions, they…
By: Mohale in  Relationships  >  Dating   Oct 05, 2012  
  Likes: 3

Signs Your Ex Wants You Back - Discover How To Decipher What They Say And Do
There are several signs that your ex wants you back. Some of these are more obvious than others and it is up to you to dig beneath all of the bravado and read into what your ex is saying and doing to discern the real truth. If you want to…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   May 13, 2013  
  Likes: 1

Signs He Wants Me Back - Learn To Decipher His Actions
There are certain things that you need to be aware of if you are trying to find out if your ex boyfriend wants you back. First of all, you need to realise that everything may not be as it seems. Just because he says or does something, it does not…
By: Charlotte Jane in  Relationships  >  Reconnecting   Jun 27, 2012  
  Likes: 8

Article Views: 1933    Report this Article