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How I Can Tell Your Age

Published on November 28, 2016 by

When the late great Nora Ephron, of Sleepless in Seattle fame, published her 2006 book “I Feel Bad About My Neck”, I knew immediately that it would be a bestseller.

That’s because I knew how many women of a similar age – including many of my patients – would empathise with Ephron’s sentiments.

In the book Ephron describes how sometimes she would notice that she and her friends would all be wearing polo or turtleneck sweaters….or scarves….or mandarin collars. All in an attempt to disguise the fact that, even though their faces looked great for their age, their necks did not.

“You have to cut a redwood tree open to see how old it is,” she wrote, “but you would not have to if it had a neck.”

I hear similar sentiments every day from my patients…..

“I don’t know how – or when – it happened,” they say. “One morning I just looked in the mirror and suddenly there’s this woman who looks like me, but this woman has a crepe-y neck…”

Unfortunately, there’s nothing that betrays a woman’s age more quickly than a loss of tension in the neck. Even more unfortunately, it does eventually happen to most women, for several reasons.

First of all, while most women apply all manner of anti-ageing creams to their faces and many have treatments to keep the skin on their face looking its best, the neck tends to get left out.

Secondly, the skin on the neck’s delicate area develops wrinkles faster than the face.

One of the main reasons your skin begins to lose tension is because the substance that keeps it plumped up and healthy looking when you’re younger – hyaluronic acid – is gradually degraded.

That’s why lots of the dermal fillers on the market today are made of hyaluronic acid. It’s a gel-like molecule that helps to hydrate your skin and maintain its elasticity, so getting it back into your skin does wonders.

Profhilo is even better than that. It’s what we call a “Super skin booster”. It is 100% hyaluronic acid – HA in its purest form.

Not only does it offer fantastic hydration, it also triggers collagen and elastin, which result in what I call a “bio-remodelling” of the skin, making it look far firmer.

I’ve been using Profhilo on patients now for several months, ever since I was asked to launch it in the UK in the summer. Back then, I was already aware of the success that it had had in Italy – a country where skincare is held in high esteem.

I’m delighted to say that it has been every bit as successful in my clinic. It just ticks so many boxes.

For a start, it’s remarkably quick – requiring just two 15-minute treatments.

As it’s an injectable, we can deliver the goodness directly to the correct place, making the results even more powerful. Put simply, you’re hydrating your skin from the inside out.

Yet because it only requires a miniscule amount of injection, there’s very little bruising.

A course of Profhilo (4mls) costs £850, and for this week only, you’ll also get a special bonus – a free hyaluronic acid serum worth £75. Results last between four to six months, making Profhilo an easier, quicker and more cost-effective option than Ultherapy or Vaser.

So if you are worried that your neck is beginning to betray your age, let’s do something about it.

We’ll never be able to stop the ageing process but with Profhilo we can certainly put the brakes on it. Very quickly, we can make your neck look firmer and smoother than it has done in years.

This winter, there’ll be no need for polo necks or scarves!