Menopause has never had such air time. Since the documentary by Davina McCall, I have had so many discussions with my clients and friends alike about how menopause affects them.
It feels so liberating to be able to discuss something which has really been quite taboo. With 50 being the new 40 many of us do feel and behave ‘younger’ than the generations that went before us and yet with that comes the reluctance to discuss something that highlights the very fact that we are indeed ageing.
For many women, alongside all of the other nuances of menopause, it is commonly noted that changes in the skin and hair are apparent.
Oestrogen has a big effect on the skin.
Thickness of the skin diminishes when oestrogen levels are low - this is well demonstrated by studies carried out throughout the menstrual cycle. This is not your imagination! The lack of oestrogen accelerates age-related skin deterioration, which results in thinner skin, an increase in number and depth of wrinkles, increased skin dryness, and decreased skin firmness and elasticity. I would love to say this is not true but sadly it is. Your skin health literally deteriorates as a direct result of menopause.
There are a spectrum of effects resulting from menopause but my focus here today is skin. So what can be done to counter this ageing skin problem? HRT as highlighted by Ms McCall and her team has many benefits and skin health is one of them. If you are menopausal and have the symptoms then a chat with your GP would be a good place to start a discussion around your suitability for HRT.
If you are already on HRT or for you, it is not an option then my recommendation is a fabulous anti-aging product by Juvederm - the masters of Hyaluronic Acid.
Volite is not a skin booster, it is a skin conditioner. Volite is first and foremost for the moisture.
Administered through a series of tiny injections, it works to plump and hydrate skin, smoothing out roughness and evening out depressions.
It will help iron out fine lines around the eyes, around the mouth and it can also treat the neck and décolletage. The results are subtle and it’s more about age-proofing and menopause busting the face instead of turning back the clock.
We are delighted to give our gorgeous LPA clients the opportunity to get a £200 discount from this skin saviour. Usually £720 for a single session (that is all that’s needed to treat either the face or neck or décolletage), if you book and pay by the end of August you will only pay £520.
So if you’ve always been intrigued by Volite but never got around to trying it - now is your chance!