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My personal perspective on one decade of dimple creation practice in the United Kingdom

My personal perspective on one decade of dimple creation practice in the United Kingdom

I was trained in the rather quirky art of dimple creation in Mumbai over twenty years ago. I never imagined that it would grow to become such a significant part of my UK practice...

Stress and anxiety are the biggest cause of ageing in Surrey and the South East

A recent poll of over 1,000 women, who live in Surrey and the South East, has revealed that the majority believe stress and anxiety have aged them the most since turning 30.

Pre-Wedding Skincare tips if you’re getting married this year!

If you’re getting married this year, I’m sure your to-do list for the year is probably fairly extensive already, but have you considered tackling any existing skincare concerns before your big day?

The advantages of undergoing a surgical procedure under local anaesthetic

There can be many advantages to undergoing surgical procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eye lift), under local anaesthetic.

Tudor beauty tips...some things really are best left to the history books!

Sometimes, after a long day at work, a simple beauty routine like ‘cleanse’ and ‘moisturise’ can seem two steps too long. Imagine, if you will, waking up in Tudor England as a lady from a wealthy family.

What is melasma and can a chemical peel help?

Melasma is a skin condition where the skin on your face makes too much of the brown pigment called melanin. Melasma can be treated with a combination of a series of superficial chemical peels and professional skincare products.

Should beauty therapists be injecting dermal fillers & botulinum toxins?

This is not a new debate, not by a long shot, but it is one which never seems to go very far away. As the aesthetic industry has grown, so has the number, and variety, of practitioners now offering injectable facial fillers and botulinum toxins to the public at large. We have raised the debate before about why cosmetic injectables should only be performed by doctors, nurses, dentists and some types of pharmacists.

5 Tips for More Radiant Skin

I’d like to make some New Year's resolutions for looking after your skin, and make them as easy as possible with some incredibly simple tips for more beautiful skin - tips that don’t require a huge amount of thought or effort.

Cosmetic Surgery - Knowing Your Legal Rights

This will help you to understand your rights if you are contemplating cosmetic surgery, or if you have had cosmetic surgery and something has gone wrong.

What Is the Best Botox Dose and Dilution for Forehead Wrinkles and Frown Lines?

What matters when you have your Botulinum toxin (Botox) is the overall number of units that you are given. Practitioners may choose to dilute their Botox with varying amounts of saline, and this will affect how far the Botox diffuses away from the injection site.

Why Hydrafacial (hydradermabrasion) has more benefits than its rival microdermabrasion – 6 Facials in 1

Hydrafacial is a unique 6-step process. If you have a Hydrafacial treatment in a specialist clinic, you will be getting ‘6 facials in 1’, as well as long-lasting glowing skin!

Breast Reduction: The Complete Care Guide

Breast reduction isn’t purely cosmetic; for many women, it may be the chance for them to live a normal life again. Understanding the procedure that you are about to undergo is essential before booking yourself in for any surgery.

Dr. Obagi’s ZO® Skin Health Controlled Depth chemical peel has been brought over to the UK

The ZO® Skin Health Controlled Depth Peel is an intensive Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) chemical peel that is designed to create, rejuvenate and correct skin deficiencies, including pigmentation, diminish wrinkles, acne scarring, and large pores. It was launched into the UK at the end of October 2016.

Love the skin you are in - managing Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows though, unfortunately, and the culprit is a psychological disorder known as ‘BDD’ – Body Dysmorphic Disorder. For many medical professionals, patients with BDD are recognised by the significant emotional distress that they attribute to an imagined or minor physical irregularity.

Treating Rosacea with Skin Creams

Rosacea is a long term skin condition that causes facial redness, thread veins and spider veins (known medically as telangiectasias). The results of clinical comparisons has shown that Azelaic acid cream is one of the most effective topical treatments.

Is prevention better than cure? Botox injections for younger people

From years of firsthand experience, and the feedback I get from my patients, I believe that if administered correctly, and in the correct doses, Botox for wrinkle prevention is indeed better than cure.

Skincare unwrapped - What is Retinol?

In this blog, I’ll be taking a look at Retinol – a key ingredient in many anti-ageing skincare products – and finding out what it is, what it does, and how best it should be used if you want to get the best results out of your skincare products.

Looking for a cosmetic laser clinic in Wales? Here’s what you need to know

Knowing how to safely choose a provider of cosmetic laser treatments, such as hair or tattoo removal, can be a tricky task – but if you live in Wales, then the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have made it a lot easier to protect yourself from unscrupulous cowboys.

Do you know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 8: The Black Code

Having “Followed the Colour Code” to the end with Initial Medical, we take a look at the final colour in the coding system - black.

The Complete Guide to Dental Implants

Dental Implants are becoming one of the most popular dental procedures. Due to the rise of digital dentistry, the dental world is changing. Treatments are becoming more advanced as well as accessible.