GYM FACE!!

GYM FACE

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM GYM FACE???

There has been various articles in the press regarding 'Gym Face'. The Times state that “Over-exercising in mid-life can ruin your looks” when in reality the purpose of exercising is usually to improve the outer appearance, to look and feel healthier!

However, Journalist Peta Bee makes mention of two key factors; over-exercising and middle age. As a nation of adults who are healthier and more active now, perhaps more than when they were younger even, some fitness enthusiasts of mature ages are noticing a loss in facial volume as a result of intense workouts. It seems to be something that has become common in people who cycle, row or run a lot.

Gym face isn’t confined to just women; it is an issue which can affect anyone who regularly takes part in high intensity sports. However intense sports combined with the menopause can make ‘gym face’ a more of an issue for middle aged women. Men also face the effects of ageing in the facial area with the ‘fat pads’ of the face diminishing.

 Men and women exercisers are common patients coming into the clinic for facial-volume loss, particularly in the cheek area, which makes them look prematurely aged. When you try to keep body fat low there’s an unfortunate trade-off and it’s that the face will invariably suffer.

Howeve it’s not all bad news, There are cases where men and women have noticed the volume loss due to high intensity sport, and have opted for lower level sports such as Pilates and weights. However, not everyone is willing to give up their love of intense sports.

If you’re considering treatment for lost facial volume/gym face call us on 01702 314497 to book your consultation.