A Northamptonshire GP specialising in cosmetic procedures has experienced a massive growth in demand for business following an influx of patients looking to make ‘life changes’ after their grown-up children have left home.
Dr John Tanqueray and his wife, Liz, a state registered nurse, at the Mulberry House Clinic
Dr. John Tanqueray, owner of the Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre in Northampton and a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors, explains:
“We see over 1,200 patients each year seeking professional advice on cosmetic procedures, but over this September/October we’ve been surprised by a sudden increase in women seeking BOTOX® and related treatments.
“Many have said to us that they want to make a change after children have left home, or treat themselves in the run up to the busy Christmas period.
‘Empty nest syndrome often impacts parents when children leave home to study or live on their own for the first time’
“Empty nest syndrome often impacts parents when children leave home to study or live on their own for the first time. Symptoms can go unrecognised and, for some parents, this can result in a desire to make significant changes in their lives.
“Our approach is to carefully discuss the options available to help our clients make choices on cosmetic support for the right reasons. We work on the basis that very often ‘less is more’.
“Most people want to look and feel good about themselves, but not radically alter the way they look. Our current experience is that demand is increasing for BOTOX® and other non-surgical procedures, which are becoming as commonplace as having hair styled and coloured.”
‘Most people want to look and feel good about themselves, but not radically alter the way they look’
As well as treating patients, Dr. Tanqueray also provides training to plastic surgeons, doctors and nurses in the professional use of cosmetic medical products and techniques.
To find out more about the Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre