At the age of 43 Dawn Foley noticed that she getting very old. And she didn’t like it one bit. A former beauty queen turned sales professional in Los  Angel es, the blue-eyed brunette is used to turning heads. “I just did not want to look older,” she says.

“You end up with wrinkles. Your skin starts to sag. And no matter how much you exercise, you just don’t have the body you had when you were 30.” She tried everything to stop the clock: diet pills that claim to stave off weight gain; photo facials and Fraxel laser treatment to rejuvenate skin and erase wrinkles. She even had her breasts lifted. “I’m happy with those,” she says. “But I wanted to look younger without any more surgery.”

Then Foley saw a news report about practitioners who claim they can reverse the aging process using a souped-up hormone regime. Getting old and fat is no longer inevitable, they said. It’s only a glandular disorder caused in part by dwindling hormones.

A little more digging brought Foley to Suzanne Somers’ best-selling books extolling the virtues of hormones.

At the age of 62 Somers takes daily shots of  human growth hormone (HGH). Using a plastic applicator, she shoots a so-called bioidentical hormones called estriol directly into her vagina. She rubs bioidentical estrogen cream on her left arm every day, and two weeks out of the month adds progesterone on her right arm.

“A lot of women, as they get older, their breasts start to droop,” Somers has said. “But when you put the hormones back in the right template, everything perks up again!”

Foley bought the pitch. “I thought, This is it! This is the magic potion!” she says.

 

At the age of 43 Dawn Foley noticed that she getting very old. And she didn’t like it one bit. A former beauty queen turned sales professional in Los Angeles, the blue-eyed brunette is used to turning heads. “I just did not want to look older,” she says. “You end up with wrinkles. Your skin starts to sag. And no matter how much you exercise, you just don’t have the body you had when you were 30.” She tried everything to stop the clock: diet pills that claim to stave off weight gain; photo facials and Fraxel laser treatment to rejuvenate skin and erase wrinkles. She even had her breasts lifted. “I’m happy with those,” she says. “But I wanted to look younger without any more surgery.”

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