Janet Mahrez, 64, was unhappy with how her face looked after significant weight loss, sun damage and ageing.
She told Express.co.uk: “I found that when I was putting on makeup or out shopping I’d look in the mirror and think, ‘Oh my goodness, what has happened to my face?’”.
She admitted that it got to a point where she “didn’t want to look in a mirror” at all.
Janet had always thought she’d be the type to “age gracefully”, and never would have predicted getting any treatments done to her face.
However, she “just wasn’t happy” and decided to take the plunge, booking a consultation at a clinic in Swindon, where she lives.
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First Janet had some botox in her forehead and lower jaw, before booking in for some Ellanse filler.
Ellanse achieves volume and long-lasting results whilst stimulating collagen long-term.
Janet told Express.co.uk: “It was just the type of thing I wanted because it’s something that carries on working, and it’s not something you’ve got to keep maintaining.”
Ellanse delivered some transformative results and has never been happier with her appearance – “I love to look in the mirror”.
Janet’s favourite thing about her transformation is that it looks totally natural – “nothing drastic”.
While she does look years younger, with a noticeably rejuvenated face, she still looks like herself and hasn’t felt the need to confess what she’s had done – not even to her husband who is none the wiser!
She said: “People haven’t even noticed but I can notice and that’s what I wanted. My face is more alive and it sort of lights up a little bit.”
She also feels that her makeup looks better post-treatment because she doesn’t have “those horrible lines”.
Offering advice for women who want to make their own transformation, Janet advised finding the right practitioner, one who “can say what would be best for you” without being pushy.
She concluded: “Think about it before you do it but go for it, if it makes you feel better than life is a lot happier.”
Anna Kremerov, who administered Janet’s treatment, told Express.co.uk: “I often find that patients, who have lost a lot of weight, like Janet, share they feel as if they have aged considerably over a short period of time.”
Changes to the structure of the skin, through reduced volume and visual fullness often occur when patients experience dramatic weight loss, with the face and neck, typically among the first areas to be affected.
The effect of natural aging, in combination with rapid weight loss, can significantly increase collagen depletion within the structure of the skin, leading to a noticeable increase in skin laxity, sagging and visible folds.
Collagen is the scaffolding within the structure of our skin that ensures that our faces remain lifted and full. I treated Janet’s full face with collagen stimulating filler, Ellanse, which works to stimulate the body to create its own collagen (rebuilding the lost structure) in the long term.
To bring Janet’s lips back to their previous fullness, as well as bringing hydration to the skin, I treated her with a new HA filler called MaiLi, which gives a natural, beautiful result.