Four things I learned from Britain’s top cosmetic doctors

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.

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Why you want to be a plum (not a prune)

Let me explain.

When your face is young it is like a lovely full plum; the skin cells are strong with plenty of collagen, the fat pads fill out your skin, and everything looks fresh and natural.  As you get older, the skin wrinkles, the fat pads shrink, the bone Continue reading “Why you want to be a plum (not a prune)”

Should you try Botox and fillers at Superdrug?

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.

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