A mother and daughter duo have previously spoken about living with the debilitating condition in the press and how they manage to live with it on a daily basis. Tracey Gibson, 45, suffers from the condition more so than her daughter Zara Hartshorn, 18, but it has left them both feeling insecure and taunted their entire lives. Tracey spoke of the cruel comments she received as a child stating that her self-esteem suffered immensely:
“I’ve endured cruel names and taunts since school. I was unable to get a job and it does make you resentful sometimes.”
Thankfully, both Tracey and Zara were able to have cosmetic treatment to enhance their looks. After a US surgeon heard about Tracey’s case of Lipodystrophy, he flew her out to have a facelift for free. In addition to this she also had a neck lift and botox. Her daughter shortly followed in her footsteps and they are now much happier with their appearance.
As the condition involves the loss of fat cells, the skin lacks volume, plumpness and laxity. In order to maintain a youthful look it would be beneficial to undergo the following treatments.
The innovation of dermal fillers within the aesthetic industry has been game changing, they have worked to advance and enhance the skin’s volume and shape for areas that may appear hollow, lax or sagging. In the case of Lipodystrophy, dermal fillers help to fill and volumise hollow areas for an even and smooth overall result.
Remodelling the skin’s texture, tone and vibrancy – Profhilo is an advanced injectable treatment that delivers the essential actives such as hyaluronic acid to enhance the shape and volume of the skin. Highly recommended for those that suffer with the rare condition.
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