Ten Years Younger: Why Cosmetic Procedures in women over 50 have increased by 70% in the last year

Over the past 12 months the number of women opting to have skin rejuvenation treatments has increased by over 70% according to the latest figures reported by the Daily Mail. As technology advances, so too does the ability to ‘turn back the clock’, meaning women over the age of 50 have a better chance at counteracting the effects of the menopause.

When oestrogen levels drop so too does the ability to build collagen, retain essential skin moisture and maintain an even skin tone. Menopausal women can experience various unwanted changes to the face and body including weight gain, unwanted facial hair, skin laxity, thread veins, acne break-outs and pigmentation.

The good news is help is at hand. These days there is a laser treatment for just about everything. Long gone are the days when laser skin treatments were only accessible to the rich and famous. Now everyone can have laser treatment, whether it’s for permanent hair removal or skin rejuvenation.

Kerry Belba, Laser Consultant at Laser Skin Solutions, Laser Clinic Bournemouth said: ‘The effects of the menopause on women’s skin can dramatically affect their confidence and how they feel about themselves. At Laser Skin Solutions we have noticed a significant increase in the number of women seeking skin rejuvenation treatments in the last year, not only for things like thread vein removal and pigmentation, but also for skin resurfacing treatments using our fraxellated laser.”

Women now have more choice than ever in choosing how to slow the visible signs of ageing which is no doubt attributable to the increase in cosmetic procedures being carried out. With increased choice however,  comes a certain amount of confusion as women often feel unsure as to which treatment option is best for them. Kerry Belba of Laser Skin Solutions Bournemouth explains: “Every week I see women at the clinic who are unsure as to whether laser, botox or the latest product is the best solution for them. I pride myself in running a clinic which is not target driven, but instead advocates a policy of complete honesty, even if this means advising no treatment at all.”

Certainly many women may choose to do just that and grow old ‘gracefully’. However for those of us who would rather have a helping hand both pre and post menopause, there is certainly an abundance of treatments to choose from.

For more information please consult the main Laser Skin Solutions website at

www.laserskinsolutions.co.uk

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