Some call it ‘The Change’ others may call it ‘The Time Of Life’, however, no matter what you call it menopause is an inevitable fact of life. Menopause is the process that women go through when they stop having their period, the symptoms often affect the inside and the outside of the body. Menopause will occasionally start to appear earlier on with symptoms flaring up from as early as 40, this is called perimenopause.
Going through the Menopause Process can really lower a Woman’s self-esteem as it is often the start of visible signs of ageing. At the point of Menopause, your body begins to slow down the production of Collagen and Elastin by 20% to 80%.
But what are Collagen and Elastin and why do we need them?
Collagen and Elastin are two natural components found in the deeper layer of the skin called the dermis, they are responsible for the appearance of tight, plump and youthful looking skin.
As we age our skin’s production of these two elements drops dramatically. This leaves the skin feeling looser and often encourages the formation of wrinkles in various areas around the face.
Here at Bank Aesthetics, we understand that Menopause can be a really tough time and that it’s hard to feel comfortable in your own skin, so we have come up with a few treatment ideas for you to have a go and feel more like ‘you’ again.
You may also see volume and shape loss in your lips as you go through the Menopause process this is due to your body slowing the production of collagen and elastin. At Bank Aesthetics our highly trained nurses perform lip treatments on many clients who are going through the menopause process. Lip fillers create a plumper and fuller looking lip which is what creates that youthful look.
As for the skin, it naturally loses plumpness as we age. We recommend trying our Juvederm HA fillers at our clinic. HA stands for hyaluronic acid which is naturally produced inside the body. The substance works as a magnet for moisture, helping your cells retain as much of it as possible so that your skin feels and appears hydrated, plump and healthy. HA Fillers can be used in different parts of the face where the volume may be lost, you may find you start to see large bags under your eyes or your cheeks feel a little hollow, Juvederm HA Fillers can be used to fill and even out these areas giving your face a very fresh look.
Around this time, you may feel as though wrinkles are becoming more visible, this is due to the reduction of elastin under the surface of the skin. Wrinkles are inevitable as we all age, however, Botox can help to pause the ageing process. Botox is a muscle relaxant (Botulinum toxin type A) that halts the wrinkle process by relaxing the muscles, so your face can no longer create fine lines. The is perfect for those going through the menopause process as your skin appears more youthful and you generally feel better about yourself.
Through the menopause process, it is important to really maintain the health of your skin as this will optimise your youthful look. We recommend using Obagi products as the results really speak for themselves. Visit our clinic and book a skin consultation to find out what Obagi products we recommend for your skin type.
Finally, we also recommend that you drink the recommended daily intake of water (average of 8 glasses) this will not only be good for you on the outside but it’s really good for your insides too!
We truly believe during menopause every woman should love themselves and feel confident in who they are.
At Bank Aesthetics we offer a free consultation service before any of your procedures where you will be able to discuss the procedure and you can bring up any questions that you have.
We are committed to patient satisfaction, but safety and well-being are second to none. You can email us at [email protected] or call us on 01926 859988.
Bank Aesthetics provides treatments for patients in Coventry, Leamington and across Warwickshire and the Midlands