In September I had the great privilege of attending the annual conference of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM). That might not sound like your idea of a fun way to spend a Saturday but I accepted the invitation like a shot – because BCAM consists of around 360 of the best cosmetic doctors in the UK, and getting to hear what they are focussing on gives terrific – if slightly alarming — insight into this fast-moving field.
How interesting to see that Superdrug are offering Botox and fillers. Does this mean we have reached the tipping point where aesthetic treatments are finally almost acceptable? It looks that way, given how the girls on this year’s series of Love Island were freely discussing what they’ve had done – though I suspect their mothers’ generation, people my age, will go on being cautious about tweakments for a while yet.
For three months earlier this year, I gave up all my usual high-tech skincare, collagen supplements and skin-boosting procedures in order to see what scoffing three of these sachets a day could do for my skin.