I have suffered from acute acne since being a teenager. At various times I have been prescribed antibiotics and Roaccutane and have also tried all the over the counter products. Although the antibiotics and Roaccutane helped the acne returned when I wasn’t taking them. At 22 I was still so self-conscious about my back and neck that I never took off my t-shirt even when out in the sun and never felt I could go swimming.
I have been eagerly awaiting the introduction of the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment (nicknamed the ‘vampire’ treatment) to Laserase Bolton. Being the wrong side of 50 and working in the aesthetics industry I am really keen to improve the look and feel of my skin by reducing lines and wrinkles and generally rejuvenate my skin. I particularly want to reduce those lines and dark circles around and under my eyes.
Over the last few years I have become more and more conscious of the lines and wrinkles on my forehead. This has dictated my hairstyle and meant I have always had a fringe to cover my forehead. Finally, with a milestone birthday approaching of 50 and a holiday coming up, I decided to take the plunge and have had Botox in two areas.
I had my tattoo done about nine or ten years ago, at a time when I wanted to rebel against my mother, who told me not to get any more. I decided to get it removed because, over time, I found it to be tacky and childish and it’s in a position that is difficult to cover. .
My name is Karen and I am 52 years of age. I have had thread veins for many years on my legs, mainly on my thighs which cause me a lot of embarrassment and due to this I tend to wear trousers or tights. When I am on holiday I am very conscious as the thread veins in some parts look like bruises.
I am a 34 year old mother of two children. I have suffered from polycystic ovaries for around 15 years now. Over the years I have been getting more and more hairs on my chin, neck and face. I have tried all different ways of trying to remove unwanted hairs to no avail. A few years ago I watched Embarrassing Bodies and saw a lady who suffered from the same condition who had received laser treatment.
I’d wanted a tattoo of an owl for many years. They were my mum’s favourite animal and they’re mine, so I knew that no matter what, it would always be something that meant something to me. I spent months and months searching for the perfect owl and after trying and failing to find one I loved I sought out a tattoo artist I knew was excellent and asked her to design one for me.