Self esteem often has a huge role to play in both men and women’s lives, young and old. Especially in the current climate of social media, celebrity frenzy and airbrushed magazine covers it can often be hard to keep a realistic grasp of how we should look for our age. The Springwell team are emotionally aware and fully versed to safeguard our patients and their expectations to understand not just the importance of improving appearances but also the importance of loving and being kind to yourself too. This combination of skill and awareness gives us the the ability to achieve fantastic results with realistic expectations. In return we often receive overwhelming positive responses from our patients, who not only feel much happier about the way they look but also enthused by the positive impact it has made to their confidence and zest for life.
Here we have an inspiring story, the transformation of Beverley, Aged 59 from High Wycombe. When Beverley first came for a consultation, she was looking forward to the next stage of her life but wanted a little ‘boost’ to do this.
Beverley’s family are all grown up and although now single, she has a fulfilling job as a school secretary, owns her own home, has 2 grandchildren and her son was getting married within the coming year.
Like many of us, Beverley doesn’t feel her age and wanted her face to reflect how she felt on the inside. They say that 60 is the new 40 and with families grown up, financial security and life opportunities aplenty, we can enjoy this stage in our lives. However life has a way of letting you know, you have lived it. Extrinsic factors such as lifestyle, smoking, drinking, sun exposure etc as well as the changes the menopause can bring to our skin causing sagging around the jawline and neck can affect the way we present ourselves to the world and sometimes we just need a little boost. For some of us, a new hairstyle or handbag does the trick and for others a small cosmetic procedure is what we need. Cosmetic procedures aren’t just Botox and Fillers. In fact these should just form a part of our treatment profile. The women in the media who look amazing use skin tightening and skin rejuvenation treatments to lift and tighten skin and to look even and healthy.
Beverley had a few treatments over 6 months leading up to the wedding. She wanted to do it slowly so that she got used to the small changes and didn’t want to tell others until she felt more confident. It was only when people said how well she was looking that she finally believed it herself. By the time her son’s wedding came, Beverley was a different person in the way she felt about herself and this showed not just in the physical changes but in herself and her confidence.
In Beverley’s own words/ Her story
“I have been thinking for quite some time now how I could improve my appearance without resorting to surgery and spending a fortune as I was looking increasingly tired, drawn and – dare I say it …. haggard …. yes definitely haggard. God forbid this was only going to get worse.
Whenever I see a mirror I make a concerted effort not to catch sight of myself as really I cannot believe it is actually me looking back – don’t even get me started on photos of myself – all quite depressing. So …. my son is getting married and this proved to be the incentive I needed to start the ball rolling. As mother of the groom I did not want to be the one who spoilt the wedding photos.
I started by researching some local clinics and narrowed it down to two – my daughter came with me to the first consultations which proved to be quite different. After going away and discussing the two consultations we were both unanimous in our decision to proceed with Springwell. The clinic itself – and the lovely Steph – were so welcoming and clear recommendations were made after hearing what my budget was (which wasn’t huge) in simple layman’s terms and not medical/technical jargon. Each procedure was noted separately and not as a ‘personal package’. Steph asked me to go away and think about everything she had said before making my final decision. This I did and returned to confirm that I would like to proceed with her recommendations .
On my first appointment I felt excited and apprehensive at the same time – this was a HiFu procedure to help with my fallen jowls!! Steph explained exactly how it would feel before she started and off we went. I just felt a slight tingle which was more pronounced in places but definitely not painful or even uncomfortable. It takes up to 3 months to see the full results which are subtle.
The second appointment was for fillers in the deep lines from my mouth to chin – once again Steph prepared me for how this would feel (again this was not at all painful) and said that some people do get slight bruising …. which of course … I did. This was not bad at all and was easily covered with concealer. Nobody commented on it so I think I got away with it. The bruising lasted about 5 days. I could definitely see that I didn’t look as miserable as I had before this treatment – so far so good …. I was gaining momentum!
On my next appointment Steph injected fillers into my sunken cheeks and I have to say that I could really see the difference straight away and …. no bruising this time – I was on a roll, 2 weeks later I have just had IPL laser treatment for the broken veins on my cheeks and brown patches on my face – this did turn out to be quite uncomfortable in certain places – mainly the side of my nose – but this literally only lasts about 4 seconds. I will need another session in a month but my skin feels very smooth already.
Moving on I have now had a couple of sessions of Botox to help with various lines around my eyes and mouth plus a top up of filler in my chin.
The wedding is fast approaching and I am now quite looking forward to the photos and cannot praise Steph enough for her calm, encouraging manner and her infinite patience with me as I was pretty nervous and apprehensive all the way. She has helped me regain some much needed confidence and I am really happy with the small procedures that achieved this. I have also noticed that I have started to receive comments on looking younger than my years and on my healthy glow even though I have not told many people that I’ve had a little bit of extra help!
My Son’s wedding in Cyprus was a great success and everybody
really enjoyed every minute. I felt so much more confident than I would have if it had happened a year earlier and I have Steph to thank for that. I even heard that that the photographer had commented that I photographed very well! I can assure you that is
not something that has ever been said before.
In conclusion, I cannot praise Steph enough and would recommend
the Springwell Clinic to anybody who is in need of a slight boost to their confidence but doesn’t want to go down the surgery route. You will be in safe hands all the way!
Beverley Banyard 59, High Wycombe Total Makeover
This is just one of the many incredible stories we hear so often at Springwell Clinic. If you feel you might need a helping hand why not come and drop in for a free consultation. We look forward to seeing you!
Before you commence any treatment at Springwell Clinic you will have a free of charge consultation with your practitioner. This gives you the time to discuss all aspects of the treatment programme and its’ costs. A medical history is taken and a plan is created so that you are fully informed and aware of your journey ahead.
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