Friday, 1 April 2011

Today's Sun Newspaper Feature

by Samantha Wostear

Nailed it ... Cindy Jackson's hands are transformed from 
being thin-skinned and veiny to soft and plump-fleshed.

CINDY JACKSON is a dab hand when it comes to surgical enhancement - her world record for having the most cosmetic procedures proves it.

But her latest has done more to turn back the hands of time than any other.

Cindy, 55 - who had fillers injected into her hands at a cost of £800 - now feels her transformation is complete.This latest lift is, according to Cindy, painless, permanent and the latest anti-ageing secret of Hollywood A-listers and beauty insiders.

American Cindy, who now lives in London, has spent more than £80,000 in 25 years on 14 procedures under general anaesthetic plus several hundred cosmetic treatments including teeth whitening, fillers and microdermabrasion.
Here she explains why she went for this latest must-have treatment.

Cindy says: "The saying goes you can always tell a woman's age by her hands - but not any more.No matter how young you feel or dress, a veiny pair of hands always gives the game away. Madonna is a good example, especially when her older hand is entwined with that of a toyboy in his 20s.

"So I decided it was time to address the issue. Since 1988 I have had nearly every feature on my face and much of my body surgically enhanced. Facelifts, nose jobs, lip augmentation, eye surgery, dermabrasion, chemical peels, Restylane injections, cheek implants, breast augmentation, liposuction. However, my hands were one of the few things I never had done."

Cindy has a novel formula for working out her "real" age: She adds: "Chronologically I am 55 but if you average that with the ages of all my body parts - nose, 20; boobs, four; chin, 17; lips, 19, and eyes, 24 - my 'real' age is more like 25.

"I don't have age spots on my hands because I've kept them out of the sun. The surface of the skin is soft and free of fine lines because I look after them. I have gloves for every occasion. I wear them not only in cold weather but when cycling, washing my car, gardening or doing housework. Also using my own brand Advanced Microdermabrasion on them several times a week followed by my Vitamin-Enriched Moisturiser makes all the difference in the world. Some only use Microdermabrasion on the face, but I use it all everywhere!
"As we age, skin on the backs of the hands becomes thinner, causing tendons and veins to appear more prominent. Regardless of how well I had looked after my hands, the skin began to thin and increasingly my hands no longer looked like they belonged to me.
"I heard about the filler Radiesse so I looked into it and thought it might be the answer.It seemed logical that filling the sunken areas between the fingers, prominent tendons and veins to make the surface level would produce smoother, younger-looking hands.

"The outcome depends very much on the surgeon's experience and skill. "The whole appointment took less than an hour. First the hand is marked up to show where the injections will go. Next a local anaesthetic is applied., "The marked areas are injected with Radiesse, which takes less than 15 minutes. Two vials of Radiesse were needed and the total cost was £800.
"Immediately afterwards I could see a difference,  although my hands were a little red., "The next day they were slightly swollen but the puffiness disappeared completely in less than a week and I had my final and permanent result.
"Now my hands and face look at least 20 years younger and I could not be more pleased."


  1. You know, I guessed that was it, just judging from that photo with the Good Morning America host. I didn't want to spoil the announcement though ;>

    I knew one man who told me that faces can lie, and he looks at the hands to guess the age. I guess that's not foolproof either anymore!

  2. Amazing difference. I'm going to need this within next 10 years.

  3. Not only do your hands look decades younger, but your face seems to look younger and more hydrated as well... It's baffling that you're 55 years old. Since these fillers are permanent, would you advise against having them placed in the face although the results are due to the bodies own collagen vs. a foreign substance? I know you usually advise against permanent fillers on the face so I was curious.