Beauty lays beneath the skin and radiates out from somewhere deep inside us, often expressed in our deeds, our attitude to life, and ultimately visible upon our faces. However, for most of us to be truly happy within, we also like to have the same grace and winsomeness reflected upon our features. Sometimes though, life can take its toll on our confidence, negative experiences can drain our energy, and for some, after being knocked down enough times it can have an effect on us inside and out.
So, when the opportunity arose to help rebuild the depleted spirits, poise, and tenacity of the amazing volunteers on the Channel 5 show 10 Years Younger in 10 Days, Dr Tapan Patel was delighted to take part as restoring beauty inside and out. In fact, it is for this very reason that Dr Tapan began his aesthetic practice over 20 years ago.
10 Years Younger In 10 Days: Lyndsey’s Journey
Hairdresser and mother of one Lyndsey, aged 51, was diagnosed with bowel cancer seven years ago. Lyndsey expressed that after her cancer treatment her confidence plummeted. At the outset of the 10 Years Younger In 10 Days experience, random members of the public were asked to rate Lyndsey’s age based on her appearance and shockingly they placed her average age at 63,12 years older than her actual age.
Lyndsey’s first port of call was to see Dr Tapan, cosmetic physician and medical director of PHI Clinic. Lyndsey was concerned about her expression lines and Dr Tapan explained that they could be easily treated with Botox and he felt that, as well as softening the lines and wrinkles with muscle relaxing injections, she would benefit from some dermal fillers.
Dr Tapan explained to Lyndsey that our faces are like a table and table cloth, the bone structures and teeth are the table and the soft tissues are the table cloth. As we age, the table gets smaller and the table cloth gets larger, creating sagging, gauntness, and jowling.
Dr Tapan used soft tissue fillers, also called dermal fillers, to naturally recreate more chin projection on Lyndsey’s face as her chin and jaw had started to recede, He then artfully filled some of the hollows in her face which were giving her a gaunt appearance. On the first inspection, the difference was noticeable straight away and Lyndsey was tearfully delighted at the before and after comparison.
“I don’t look gaunt…I love it! I wish I had done this years ago!” Lyndsey exclaimed as Dr Tapan explained how, by the clever use of fillers, he had filled hollows that were creating shadows and ageing her; now, in contrast, she was radiantly projecting the light. Following the treatment, she added;
“[This] has added to my inner strength I feel like I am getting my face back. I feel like me again for the first time in ten years.”
This year marks five years of being cancer-free for Lyndsey and she couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate. She was ecstatic that the 10 Years Younger experience was the push in the right direction to restart her new life. Following her magnificent transformation, the final poll taken put Lyndsey’s new average age at 47, with which she was further overjoyed.
10 Years Younger consulation
At PHI Clinic we are gratified to witness transformations like these on a daily basis. It is important to our ethos and policy as practitioners that we pursue natural yet radiant beauty, avoiding an exaggerated or overdone look. We want to revitalise the natural you and with that restore the confidence and inner strength that makes you who you are.
For more information about 10 Years Younger In 10 Days and PHI Clinic, you can watch testimonials from previous volunteers, Gayle and Amanda on YouTube. Follow us on our social media and keep updated, or book a consultation by calling us directly on 02070345999.
View the full episode here.