There comes a time in every woman’s life when she looks in the mirror and sees her mother staring back at her. It’s not always a bad thing – after all, most of our mother’s had beautiful skin, thanks to lower pollution levels and a diet containing less processed foods. But there’s something about the appearance of those first few lines that is so reminiscent of the woman who raised us that it makes us feel… well, old. Older than we feel, anyway.
Unlike our mothers’ generation, however, there are now plenty of minimally invasive procedures available to take years off the face and keep us looking like the daughters in the dynamic.
Take the thread lift, for example; just one of the advanced aesthetic procedures I perform. More and more women are discovering just how effective this can be for rejuvenating the appearance – and, unlike the drastic ‘wind-tunnel-effect’ face-lifts of our mothers’ day, there’s not a single scalpel involved.
Using local anaesthetic, micro-needles are painlessly inserted, then withdrawn to leave tiny threads in place beneath the skin. These give an instant lifting effect, but also encourage collagen to form tiny tubes around them, so the benefits get even better over time. In fact, the results can last up to three years – not bad considering the whole thing can be done in less time than it takes you to get your roots done. You can read more about the procedure HERE.
If you’re a mum yourself, investing in your skin is a lovely way to pat yourself on the back for all your hard work. And if you’re feeling super generous, you could always book a treatment for your own Mum while you’re at it! You were probably the cause of many of those lines on her brow, after all…
Happy Mothers Day!