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Lest We Forget: Remembering World War I Plastic Surgery Pioneers

Lest We Forget: Remembering World War I Plastic Surgery Pioneers

As we mark the centenary since the cessation of conflict and the silencing of the guns on 11th November 1918 to mark the end of World War I, we remember both the fallen and those who came home again, along with the medical pioneers whose plastic surgery techniques helped put their faces back together.

How to Identify the 5 Different Types of Melanoma

Skin cancer affects over 100,000 people in the UK alone, with a further 2,500 losing their lives because of it. Knowing how to identify skin cancer can save someone’s life.

Has Reality TV Really Normalised Cosmetic Treatments?

Whilst the show took over our screens for 8 weeks, social media was rife with how reality TV shows such as Love Island are ‘normalising cosmetic surgery’, but is this really the case?

A Natural Approach to Aesthetics

When it comes to non-surgical aesthetic treatments, I really believe that the hallmark of a talented, experienced and qualified medical aesthetic professional is a result that is subtle and natural rather than looking ‘done’.

Everything you need to know about labiaplasty

It is not uncommon for a woman to feel dissatisfied with her labia minora (inner lips of the vagina). Women presenting with exceptionally long or unequal lengths of the labia minora are the two most common reasons for seeking professional advice for labiaplasty procedure.

Hair Loss: how to identify it and the initial considerations to make

Suffering from hair loss can be a devastating prospect and with up to 50% of both men and women being affected by the age of 50, the issue is a common one.

The dangers of dichotomising food

This might seem a tad controversial to some, especially coming from a nutritionist, but I’m going to say it… ALL foods have a place in our diet, that’s right all of them.

Cosmetic Surgery Adverts and Love Island Reality TV, a Toxic Mix?

Recently we have seen a backlash in the media against the reality TV programme Love Island for its portrayal of modern beauty ideals which are said to increase body image pressures amongst young women and children. Moreover, the biggest complaint came about the inclusion of adverts for cosmetic surgery clinics within the scheduled programming.

Skin Cancer: A gentle reminder to be vigilant

I know that the 'Wear SPF daily! requests from healthcare professionals can seem a little repetitive, but overexposure to UV light is the main cause of non-melanoma skin cancer, a condition that presents in over 100,000 new patients in the UK every year.

Hair: What is it and how does it grow?

We discuss the basics of hair, in a healthy state, laying an important foundation to our understanding of hair loss itself.

Vitamin D – Everything You Need to Know

Vitamin D Deficiency has reached endemic proportions in many parts of the world. It is estimated that about 60% of Brits are Vitamin D deficient.

How much sun is healthy?

It’s easy to forget to apply the SPF when the weather is cloudy or overcast, but I’ve heard some people hold off on the SPF application on a hot, sunny day ‘to help top up their Vitamin D levels’. But does this really work? Do we need to risk skin damage to take on sufficient Vitamin D?

Varicose Vein Treatment: All You Need to Know

Troubled by their bulging appearance, or discomfort they can cause, many patients suffering with varicose veins decide to look into vein treatment options. If you’ve just started looking into treatment options, but feeling overwhelmed by all you need to know, you may find this blog useful.

Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds the aesthetic industry and what procedures within it are subject to regulation. As the popularity of cosmetic procedures continues to rise, so too do the number of complaints and the volume of incidents involving risky practices and untrained or inexperienced practitioners.

Minor surgeries - Cysts, lumps, bumps, moles and skin tags

There are a number of skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin.

Sharing lip filler syringes with a friend is amongst the dangers from discounted aesthetic procedures

Even if you change the needle during a ‘syringe share’, there is still a risk of cross contamination from one patient to another, putting the patients at unnecessary risk just to save a little money.

Nearly two-thirds of men dislike their bodies but many are too embarrassed to change it

More than 60% of men admit to being unhappy with their bodies, but many are reluctant to take positive action to address the problem.

Acne Explained

Acne affects about 80% of people at some point in their lives. It is a chronic, inflammatory disorder of the sebaceous (oil) gland in the skin. It can have a huge psychosocial impact on sufferers, with many people suffering low mood and unhappiness as a direct consequence of the condition.

UK’s leading medical and aesthetic associations launch JCCP register to protect public from rogue cosmetic practitioners

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has launched a not-for-profit register for practitioners of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The procedures covered include the injection of botulinum toxin and fillers, chemical peels/skin rejuvenation, laser treatments and hair restoration surgery.

Spotlight on Lip Fillers: What You Need To Know Before the Needle

Lip fillers still seem to be big news. Have lip trends changed over recent years? If so, how and what has driven the changes?