Skin Deep Blog

Are YOU ready for a ‘liquid’ facelift? How fillers can refresh and strengthen your lips, cheeks and temples

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You don’t start looking hollow-cheeked and gaunt overnight. Like many aspects of ageing, this creeps up on you as the fat pads filling out your face start shrinking, usually in your early 40s

Even if you don’t have a particularly plump face, you have about 20 of these useful fat pads in the cheeks, under the eyes, around the temples and down to the chin and jaw. The ones under the eyes are the first to go, which makes the eyes ...

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The Botox and fillers rule book – 10 must dos this beauty editor swears by

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Botox, fillers and other anti-ageing treatments can help you cheat your way to younger-looking skin, but if you don’t want to look ‘done’ follow these ground rules, says beauty editor Annabel Meggeson

A respected face doctor once told me about fallow periods. They’re the months in between injectables, lasers and the like, when you should let your skin go back to normal. Otherwise you lose sight of normal and end up looking like more like an over-inflated lilo than a human being

My ...

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10 tips for finding the right Botox clinic

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finding the right Botox clinic

As the most popular aesthetic procedure in the world, more and more clinics are offering Botox treatments in the UK. Many of us may already have a firm favourite practitioner, however for someone new to Botox, deciding where to go can seem daunting. Here are the expert’s top tips to consider before booking ...

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Everything you need to know about lip fillers

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#BeautyClinic: Everything you need to know about lip fillers

Barely a week goes by without lip augmentation making the headlines. Whether part of the widely-documented Kylie Jenner lip job saga (she denied it, admitted it, had them dissolved, had them redone…), fillers hitting the high street (Superdrug has recently tightened mental health checks) on customers booking cosmetic procedure appointments, following NHS criticism), the banning of advertising of procedures deemed unethical (Read More..

Step away from the false eyelashes unless you want everyone to know that you’ve had work done

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The aim is for a sort of carefree, natural aura of preternatural youth

Aesthetic procedures are not something to be ashamed of. There is nothing underhand or morally dubious about wanting to look even better than we already do. If you ask us what we’ve had done and who we rate then we will happily tell you. Yet the aim is not that everyone should know upon first glance that we’ve had threading/needling/fillers/Botox, or even all of the ...

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Celebrities drop the façade around cosmetic procedures

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Celebrities drop the façade around cosmetic procedures

Celebrities are sabotaging one of lifestyle magazines’ traditional scoops by openly admitting to procedures they’ve undergone. The big names of Hollywood, music and reality TV are, it seems, less concerned than ever before about saving face by denying they’ve had work done.

Actors, musicians and others who inhabit the celebrity sphere are taking the guesswork out of “have they haven’t they” features, which are normally accompanied by a before and after ...

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Sounds like a form of torture – And it is!

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A woman receives the latest treatment in the form of a dermapen 

Having needles rolled across your face sounds like a brutal form of torture and when I tried the anti-ageing treatment, that’s exactly what it felt like

But, as with so many things in beauty: no pain, no gain. As a beauty journalist, I once tried micro-needling. The doctor wielded his Dermaroller – a roller covered with ultra-fine 3mm stainless steel spikes – with authority ...

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TV detective stays stunning at 60 by jabbing tiny needles in her face: Dempsey and Makepeace star Glynis Barber reveals the secrets of her youthful appearance

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  • It’s been three decades since Glynis Barber appeared in the TV drama
  • But the 60-year-old, born in South Africa, seems to have barely aged a day
  • She has now revealed the secret to her youthful looks – micro-needling

More than three decades have passed since her days in the TV crime drama Dempsey and Makepeace but actress Glynis Barber appears to have barely aged a day

And now the 60 year old has revealed the secret to her ...

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Entering the No Age Zone

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Entering the No Age Zone

More and more women aspire to an ageless look that could make them anywhere between 35 and 55 years old. In what is perceived as an ‘ageist’ world, demand for tiny doses of Botulinum Toxin or non-surgical facelifts like Threadlifts has risen recently. As women get older, these days they often find it harder to maintain or achieve ...

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Aesthetic Treatments are the Winners on The Apprentice

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Skin Deep Medical would like to thank Dr Leah and The Apprentice for highlighting the fact that in the UK, non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and skin peels are fast becoming mainstream and acceptable beauty treatments by a growing number of the population.

The risks, if delivered in the correct environment and by the correctly qualified staff are minimal, as Lord Sugar has accepted. As such the demand is growing daily, another point we are sure that ...

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The Royal College of Surgeons says only Qualified Doctors, Dentists or Nurses to Inject

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New guidelines from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) released this week paint a damning picture of an unregulated cosmetic surgery market and demand tough action against unqualified practitioners.

Issuing its guidance ahead of a major review by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, the RCS says the relaxed attitude towards cosmetic surgery of the past has to end. Procedures must be carried out on medical premises and be properly qualified. Those who inject Botox or fillers should be doctors, dentists ...

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Doctors Must Not Remotely Prescribe Injectables: New GMC Guidance

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Practice managers and staff take note – from next week, Monday 23rd July, Doctors are to be banned from prescribing Botox by phone, email, video-link or fax under new guidance.

The GMC has said that medics can only prescribe Botox and other injectable cosmetics through face-to-face consultations with patients. The move will ensure that doctors discuss the reasons which the patient wants the treatment and that a patient’s medical history is looked at.

It also means that doctors must conduct a physical ...

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Remote prescribing by Doctors over telephone and internet banned by GMC

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This week the General Medical Council (GMC) will issue new rules to its members, UK Doctors, stating that the practice of remotely prescribing prescription only botulinum toxin products, such as the brands Botox, Vistabel, Azzalure, Dysport, Xeomin and Bocouture will no longer be permitted and Doctors ...

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Remote prescribing loophole is closed

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In new legislation that came into force this Monday, the GMC has called a ban on the practice of remote prescribing for independent nurses delivering Botulinum Toxin injectible treatments. This means that any aesthetic nurse who is not a qualified nurse prescriber can no longer provide these treatments within a skin care or beauty therapy clinic unless a doctor has personally seen and consulted with the client to generate a named prescription for that individual.

For many aesthetic nurses this means ...

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Are Dermal Fillers Suitable To Treat Forehead Wrinkles?

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There are plenty of dermal fillers you can choose from when you are looking to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and other facial wrinkles. These dermal fillers can help to improve the way your skin looks in a relatively short period of time. You will find that dermal fillers will actually help to bring back the overall youthful appearance of your face, giving you a brighter, fresher, more youthful look.

The length of time your result will last can ...

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