03 October 2013

Danceer in fishnet tightsAs Strictly Come Dancing fever starts to build in the UK with the beginning of its latest series, cosmetic surgery clinics are anticipating a surge in enquiries as viewers cast their eyes over the bodies of the show's professional dancers. Known widely in the business as "the Strictly effect", it is now an annual phenomenon, with clinics reporting a peak in people asking about treatments for bumps, skin blotches and, most of all, sagging knees. But, say professionals, getting legs like pro dancer Kristina Rihanoff often entails tackling several problem areas, notes an article in today's Daily Express."A number of factors, such as ageing, the menopause, overdoing the dieting, and even extreme exercise, can contribute to skin thinning and looking loose and saggy," it says. For anyone wanting to get their pins looking good in time for Christmas, now is a good time to book laser hair removal treatments, or a course of thread vein removal, as these require little or no recovery time, and can produce results which will go down a storm come party time, say the experts. There is also still time to undertake a scar revision procedure, to minimise the appearance of past injuries and surgery, and for recovery to be complete by the festive season, they add.