Menopause Matters!!


Menopause Matters!!

We understand its tough when the ‘change’ starts – it can be easy to get stuck over-analysing the situation and feeling all sorts of emotions over the changes in our body.  Even though it’s out of our control, you can take back a little of that control when it comes to your looks.

The ‘changes’

With the combination of hot flushes, trouble sleeping, mood swings, changes in skin and complexion and changes in sensation, accelerated hair growth, change in body shape and much more it can be both frustrating and a time in life where you may lose some self confidence.

Why do I look ‘old’?

We regularly get asked ‘why do I feel like I have just aged overnight?’ – well the answer is due to a couple of key changes in your skin during menopause.

First of all, during menopause Estrogen levels drop – this hormone plays a huge role in the ageing process and preserving your skins youthful look.  Studies have shown oestrogen drop to be associated with wrinkles, flushing, dryness and impaired wound healing.

Secondly,  during menopause we lose around 30% of the collagen in our skin (the natural elasticity element that keeps the skin looking tighter, and youthful). Collagen makes up about 80% of the dry weight of adult skin so you can imaging losing 30% of that will takes its toll on the structure of our face.

What can I do about it? How can I regain body confidence? 

There are a number of solutions and treatments, and here at Sandon Court Medical & Aesthetic Clinic we offer a FREE, no obligation in depth consultation all of them – if you are feeling apprehensive, maybe its your first time considering an aesthetic treatments, or you simply want to know more about your options you will feel at complete ease with our specialists. We are here to guide and advise and present you will all the information regarding what results to expect, side effects and potential complications, contra indications and talk you through the treatment experience – all with NO pressure, and NO pushy sales pitch.

Should you wish to discuss any of this above or below information, simply get in touch:


Plymouth 0175 222 2107

Dermalux LED

Dermalux is a non-invasive treatment that harnesses the power of natural light by energising cells to repair quicker and rejuvenate faster. The procedure delivers outstanding results to reverse the signs of ageing, clear acne and blemishes, and accelerate healing in damaged and diseased cells. It is an excellent option if you have a heat sensitive condition such as rosacea, eczema or psoriasis. Perfect as a red carpet facial before a special event too!

The visible effects are immediate; Dermalux™ LED Phototherapy instantly wakens a tired and dull complexion leaving your skin looking healthier and younger. Light therapy is also fantastic for boosting your mood and relieving the stresses and strains of everyday life.

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PROFHILO® Bioremodelling

Profhilo is an EXCLUSIVE skin remodelling treatment that will give you visible results in just 2 visits. Great for people wanting to combat ageing, dull or tired looking skin and loss of facial volume.

This revolutionary NEW treatment rivals dermal fillers and takes just 10 minutes, with 5 injection points into your area of concern. It stimulates 4 different types of collagen and elastin due to the slow release of hyaluronic acid, and it is this stimulation that results in significant improvement of tissue quality.




Sculptra® Aesthetic works subtly and gradually over time for a more youthful-looking appearance.

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Unlike hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic helps stimulate your skin’s own natural collagen production to help restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging.1-3


Sculptra Aestheticis intended for use in people with healthy immune systems as a one-time treatment regimen of up to four injection sessions that are scheduled about three weeks apart.



Radio Frequency (RF)

This works by heating the skin in the deep dermis to “trick” the skin into thinking it has had an injury to stimulate collagen growth and so thicken the underlying skin. Around 8 weekly treatments are required to achieve optimal results which last around 2 years. Clients over 60 may require more sessions if collagen is very depleted.  Not just great for the face – also great on the body to tighten skin.



HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) works at 3 different depths in the skin, creating deep dermal lifting and superficial skin tightening. HIFU can improve definition to the jaw line gently lifting loose, sagging or crepey skin on the face and neck.

This fantastic treatment is perfect for anyone who is wanting to lift and tighten the skin on their face and neck. We can also treat around the eyes and forehead! This is a one off treatment so a course is not required, and we like to brag about the fact there is no downtime!! You can go back to your normal daily activities straight away, with no cuts or incisions at all to your skin.



Targeting fat through a variety of technologies including cryolipo ‘the fat freeze’ and ultra sound caviation the perfecte’me system allows us to target the tummy and love handles – the area notorious for becoming more difficult to slim and maintain the older us ladies get.

Cryo Lipo

Cryolipolysis is a medical treatment used to destroy fat cells. Its principle relies on controlled cooling to a temperature of +5 to −5 °C for the non-invasive localized reduction of fat deposits in order to reshape body contours.

The exposure to cooling is set so that it causes cell death of subcutaneous fat tissue without apparent damage to the overlying skin. The procedure is billed as an effective nonsurgical alternative to liposuction.


Ultrasound cavitation technology is a relaxing, pain free fat-blasting treatment – it work by restricts the concentrated sonic energy merely on localised treatment areas. This selective capability disrupts the subcutaneous fat cells through thousands of microscopic implosions impacting the fat cell membranes. After the adipose tissue (fat cell membrane) is broken down, the fat will soon be released into the interstitial fluid between the cells, where they are enzymatically metabolised to glycerol and free fatty acids.

​​Water-soluble glycerol travels into the circulatory system used for new energy generation whereas the insoluble free fatty acids enter the liver where they are decomposed like any other simple fatty acid. Destroying these fat cells removes the body’s immediate capacity to store fat, whist the body’s fat cell metabolism is also improved – Safe, and super effective on the tummy!!!

Best combined as part of a multi-treatment program, bespoked for your body type


Dermal fillers for Nose to Mouth lines

What is it and what is the cause?

Nose to mouth lines are normal and an inevitable sign of ageing, but they can cause the face to look tired and sagging, adding years to your appearance. They are caused by volume loss in the cheeks together with skin laxity and can be mild to start with but become deeper and more pronounced over time.


If loss of volume and skin laxity is the cause then clearly adding volume back to the mid face and/or skin tightening is the solution. Simply returning the face back to how it used to look. Consultations are free of charge to see which would be the right treatment for you.

  • Sculptra – Collagen stimulating injections designed to thicken the skin and restore volume and plumpness to exactly where we have lost it. Developing gradually over 6-8 weeks this treatment creates a fuller, more youthful look, which looks entirely natural. Costs £375 per vial and usually 1 vial per decade of age is recommended. Lasts up to 2 years.
  • Fillers – Also replace lost volume in either the mid face using hyaluronic acid fillers, a substance we naturally have in our skin. This treatment gives instant results and lasts for around 6-9 months.
  • Genie – A facial toning machine which rebuilds muscle volume n the mid face and tones facial muscles, like the gym for your face. £30 per session, a course of 10 is recommended.
  • Radio frequency Skin Tightening – This tackles the skin laxity aspect of jowls. It heats the skin to around 42 degrees to stimulate collagen growth to tighten the skin and give a sharper contour to the neck and/or jaw line. From £75 per session. A course of eight 1 week apart is recommended.