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rachael’s law: a petition to change the law on injectables

Harley Street Emporium is pleased to support Rachael Knappier in her bid to get 100K people to sign her petition calling on the government to regulate to medical aesthetics industry and make medical professionals the only ones legally able to inject dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments such as Botox. Rachael had Botox in her forehead and her lips injected with filler by a beautician with no recognised medical training at a friend’s house in Leicestershire late last year. The filler was administered incorrectly and went into a blood vessel which caused her lips to swell and started a process of…

Dr Johanna Ward

Dr Johanna Ward is a multi award winning Cosmetic Doctor, GP, and self-confessed ‘skin geek’. She is considered an expert in cosmetic dermatology, medical injectables and cosmetic laser. Dr Ward is Medical Director of two award winning skin and laser clinics in Kent and is often called upon to comment in the media on all things dermatological and aesthetic. Her passion for skin care saw her train under some of the best in the business including Der Zein Obagi in Beverly Hills and Mauricio de Maio (Brazil). She quickly became an advanced cosmetic injector and is a certified trainer in aesthetic…

Botched jobs save face annual report

Do you know who’s injecting you? According to a Save Face report on botched cosmetic procedures most people don’t and the results can be devastating. Fiona Clark reports.   In the UK there are no regulations governing who can inject Botox or fillers. This means anyone – a plumber, hairdresser, your mum’s best friend’s mechanic – can all pick up a needle and stick it in your face claiming they can make you look better.   With social media flooded with images of precious pouts and frownless faces, the perception is that these are procedures that are easy to perform…

Fillers versus PRP for penis enlargement

Which is best when it comes to penis enlargement – fillers or PRP? Dr Unnati Desai explains. Here at Harley Street Emporium we’re getting an increasing number of men enquiring about penis enlargement and the options available. Many ask about fillers – but are they the best option? According to GP and aesthetics practitioner, Dr Unnati Desai, fillers have some significant downsides in comparison to PRP and there are a number of things you need to consider when making your treatment choice. Fillers are used in cosmetic surgery to plump up and fill out the tissue and are best known…

Survey shows demand for cosmetic procedures rising in UK

Is the UK set to become the home of cosmetic surgery, out-pacing the US? One survey suggests it’s a possibility. Fiona Clark reports. America used to be the home of cosmetic surgery but it seems demand in the UK is set to outstrip the US, according to a survey by the doctor booking website, RealSelf. A survey of more than 1000 UK residents aged over 18 years of age showed that 76% of UK residents wanted to change something about their face or body compared to 80% in the US, but here, more people are considering taking action. The survey…

What you should ask and expect from your doctor

Have you been considering an aesthetic treatment? Here Dr Kalpna Pindola runs through some of the things you should ask and expect from your practitioner. The decision to have an aesthetic treatment is not a simple one. There are many concerns like: Will it hurt? Is it expensive? Will I get a natural result? What about the horror stories associated with treatments? It is certainly puzzling process to find a practitioner with the right knowledge, skills and training for you. So I would suggest asking first: Is it safe?  Wrinkle relaxing and dermal filler treatments have been poorly regulated for…

Ellanse

What is Ellansé®? Ellansé® is an injectable semi-permanent dermal filler which is used to treat the visible signs of ageing including lines and wrinkles. It works by stimulating your body’s own collagen production in the area being treated. It is not a filler for lips or contouring, but for skin rejuvenation. Ellansé® was introduced to the UK in 2010 and consists of synthetic microspheres made from a medical grade polymer called Polycaprolactone or PCL which are suspended in a carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) gel. Polycaprolactone has a long history of being used in dissolvable sutures and other surgical equipment, such as orthopaedic…

Dr Vincent Wong

Dr. Vincent Wong is one of London’s leading aesthetics practitioners. He is Save Face accredited and trained in advanced non-surgical cosmetic treatments. GMC registered, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Medicine (First Class Honours) from the University of St Andrews and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Aberdeen. Prior to completing his medical aesthetics training, Dr. Vincent gained extensive experience in general and plastic surgery, and in dermatology. Dr Vincent is the official aesthetics doctor at London’s Bvlgari Hotel and runs the cosmetic division of the Bader Medical Institute of London on Cavendish Sq. Dr Vincent…

Acne scars: which treatments can help

Acne scars can be difficult to get rid of. We spoke to Dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe about the treatment options. For some people, acne is way beyond just the odd pimple or two. Inflamed spots that cover the cheeks and jaw line – not to mention the back or chest, can be distressing. And, just to add insult to injury, it can in some instances lead to scarring. Obviously, prevention is better than cure so if you’re worried about your acne its best to speak to a GP as soon as it starts to flare up and get yourself some…

Fillers: there’s more to them than lips and cheeks

Fillers: The evolution. Dr Christine Reader explains what they’ve traditionally been used for and what they can do now. There is no denying that fillers are going from strength to strength in terms of use and popularity. They certainly are the less invasive option when compared to surgery, and can yield very satisfying results. When speaking of fillers, it simply refers to substances that are injected by a needle into the skin with the purpose of enhancing and/or altering the appearance. As we age, we lose general volume and plumpness of the skin. Features such as our cheeks and temples…

Should you have an aesthetic treatment? One doctor’s view

Dr Kalpna Pindolia takes a heart-felt look at what makes you you and what role aesthetic treatments play.   Now, most people kind of know when they want an aesthetic treatment. Friends may encourage you to have them. Family may be passionate about you not to having them. Then you have consider the horror stories of what can go wrong with the procedures. And what about the barrage of conflicting information on the world wide web you have to contemplate? It is a lot to take on board. After all of that you may still be considering an aesthetic treatment.…

How to get rid of lines around your mouth

How do you get rid lines around the mouth, nose and chin? Dr Leo Avgerinos gives us a glimpse of what’s involved.   It’s not just our eyes that start to show the ravages of time – the area from our nose to our chin can also be affected by wrinkles. There are three main types of lines that appear around the mouth: Marionette lines are the long vertical lines that run from the corners of the mouth down each side of the chin Nasolabial or parentheses lines which extend from nose to mouth, and, ‘lipstick’ or ‘smoker’s lines’ that…

Dr Shadi Eddin

Dr Eddin is a well respected aesthetic practitioner who has been performing aesthetics since 2005. He is a qualified as a Dental Surgeon in 2001 from Guys and Kings College hospitals and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery and treating nervous patients. He has extensive experience in non surgical cosmetic treatments with a special interest in modern anti-aging techniques skin rejuvenation and jaw slimming. He has been taught by 2 pioneers in the the use of plasma (PRP/vampire) therapy for facial and hair rejuvenation. Under his guidance as clinical director and owner, Retreat Medispa has achieved Save Face accreditation, which…

Nora Nugent

Nora Nugent FRCSI (Plast), Consultant Plastic Surgeon Nora Nugent is a highly qualified Consultant Plastic Surgeon based at the award-winning private aesthetic clinic Purity Bridge in Tunbridge Wells.  She consults and operates in selected state-of-the-art facilities in Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead and Hove.  She has a specialist interest in aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery of the face, breast and body. Nora aims to achieve a fresh and natural look for her patients in all areas of aesthetic surgery.  She also has a strong interest in medical aesthetics.  At your consultation, Nora will offer a professional and honest opinion and will thoroughly discuss all…

Dr Kalpna Pindolia

For Dr Kalpna Pindolia, aesthetics is a delicate balance between artistry, symmetry and professional experience. A graduate of the University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2000, Dr Pindolia had the privilege of working in Emergency Medicine and Maritime Medicine before settling in her true vocation, Aesthetic Medicine. As a GMC registered doctor, she is keen to empower patients with knowledge in a client focused approach. Being passionate about aesthetic medicine, she delivers safe treatments which rejuvenate and refresh facial appearance using minimally invasive techniques that compliment the client’s features and result in a natural and relaxed appearance. Dr Pindolia’s…

What you need to know before you have fillers

Fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment but as Dr Sasha Bolin reports, things can go wrong – so what do you need to know before you start? It seems like everyone is having botox or fillers – or both. And all the hype could make you think there’s no risk. But the internet is awash with pictures of fillers gone wrong and doctors and aesthetic nurses say they are regularly fixing up other people’s botched work – usually done by untrained operators who’ve lured people in with cheap deals. Despite that, fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, and while…

Which make-up do doctors say is safe to use after a cosmetic procedure?

Cosmetic or surgical procedures can leave your skin raw, bruised or red and everyday make-up may not be suitable. Heather Stephen looks at the products professionals recommend.  You have cosmetic or surgical procedures to look more beautiful but straight afterwards your skin may be red and raw or you may have some bruising or wounds that need covering – but which products are safe to use on skin that’s healing? Even injection sites from botox and fillers should be treated with care as applying the lipstick or make-up you usually use is literally akin to putting bacteria onto an open wound. So what…

Dr Penelope Tympanidis

Dr Penelope Tympanidis, consultant dermatologist and owner of the Dermaperfect Clinic on Harley Street, is one of London’s leading dermatologists and has been a pioneer in minimally invasive anti-aging and body sculpturing techniques for the last 20 years. Dr Tympanidis is recognised by the European Board of Dermatology. She trained at Tufts in the USA and UCL in London, and has worked as a Clinical Research Registrar at the Department of Dermatology at UCL and the Royal Free/UCL Medical School Campus and as a Consultant in Dermatology at Mayday University Hospital in London, as as well as Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.…

Beauty treatments: what to avoid when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding

No drinking alcohol, no soft cheese and no pate. These are just a few of the things your advised against when your pregnant – but it doesn’t end there. There are certain cosmetic procedures and skincare ingredients you should avoid too. Dr A. Bolin explains. Do you have a skin ritual that includes a few of the following: exfoliation, hydration, lifting, peels, serums, masques, botox, and fillers?  If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding there are a few things you might like to consider if you do. There is a whole host of medications, ingredients and chemicals that can cross the placenta…

Dr Shirin Lakhani

Dr Shirin Lakhani (MBBS, MRCA, MRCGP, DRCOG, ACCMA)  has an extensive background in medicine having trained in the NHS and various hospital sub-specialities, including anaesthetics. After moving into general practice, Dr Shirin soon discovered her passion for aesthetics and the synergy between medicine and beauty. Most of all, Dr Shirin loved the positive impact that her work could have on her patient’s confidence and self-esteem. In 2013 Dr Shirin founded Elite Aesthetics in Kent and has since left general practice to pursue her passion full-time. Her discreet approach and fantastic, natural-looking results have seen her treating royalty, A-listers and celebrities…

Your face in their hands: who should you trust to inject your face?

Should beauticians be allowed to inject Botox and dermal fillers? Rosie Taylor looks at the ongoing debate on who you should trust with your face. You would only trust a dentist to give you a filling, so should you only trust a doctor to inject fillers into your face?That is the question which is currently dividing the cosmetic industry in the UK. Experts are torn over whether non-medical practitioners like beauty therapists should be allowed to inject botulinum toxin (commonly referred to as Botox) and dermal fillers. At the moment there is no law in Britain requiring therapists who carry…

Drop the knife: less Britons have plastic surgery

Britons are shunning the knife for cosmetic reasons with the number of plastic surgery operations performed dropping to its lowest in nearly a decade, according to new data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). An audit done by the association shows that the number of cosmetic operations performed in 2016 was down almost 40% on 2015. “For the first time in almost a decade of relatively consistent growth, cosmetic surgical procedure totals for women and men combined dipped below 31,000,” the association’s press release said. Consultant plastic surgeon and former BAAPS President Rajiv Grover, who compiled the audit,…

Dr Leah Totton

Dr Leah Totton was winner of the BBC TV series The Apprentice in 2013 and subsequently opened two cosmetic skin clinics with her business partner Lord Alan Sugar. Dr Leah is the facial aesthetic provider of choice for many, particularly celebrities and those in the city who value her excellent service, attention to detail and discretion. She is an award winning practitioner for Silhouette Soft skin lifts and the clinics offer a world-exclusive 3D bespoke fat-busting treatment.  She has also pioneered the three pronged Dr Leah Lift.  While she is a respected cosmetic skin specialist and also continues to work as…

Dr Aamer Khan

​Dr Aamer Khan is a leading expert in cosmetic and non-surgical procedures. Since graduating from The University of Birmingham in 1986, Dr Khan has amassed knowledge in areas as diverse as Human Psychology, Psychiatry, Surgery and Dermatology. In 2004, he became a full time Cosmetic Doctor, channeling his love of aesthetic treatments into his own practice as co-founder of The Harley Street Skin Clinic with his wife, Lesley Reynolds. Since then Dr Khan has dedicated more than a decade to perfecting anti-ageing skin treatments, combining technical skill and aesthetic vision to both reverse the signs of ageing and preserve existing…

Everything you ever wanted to know about fillers but were afraid to ask

Everything you ever wanted to know about fillers but were afraid to ask: Harley Street Emporium SKINtellectual and Aesthetic Nurse Elizabeth Rimmer explains.  If you are considering having fillers to enhance your cheeks or give your fact a lift there are various things you should consider before you make an appointment. Harley Street Emporium visited aesthetic nurse, Elizabeth Rimmer, at her London Professional Aesthetics clinic where she explained what fillers are, what they can be used for and how to keep a natural look. A veteran of the aesthetics profession, Elizabeth explains that in general there are very few contraindications…

Dr Jane Leonard

Dr Jane Leonard is a fully qualified GP and Cosmetic doctor, graduating from the University of Manchester. She also has a first class honours degree in anatomical sciences, in which she focused her studies on the anatomy of the face, head and neck. She completed her aesthetic training on Harley Street following a stint at The Alfred Hospital Medical Research Centre, in Melbourne, Australia. Her work in Dermatology research has been published in the prestigious Australasian Journal of Dermatology. Almost a decade of aesthetic treatment experience, Dr Leonard has been nominated for the Cosmetic Doctor of the Year in the prestigious…

Plump it up with Hyaluronic Acid

It may sound nasty but Hyaluronic Acid is one ingredient you need in your skin care products. Daniel Judd explains why.  Hyaluronic acid is an incredibly popular ingredient for skin care products and is used in both injected fillers and topically applied creams. In fact, hyaluronic acid fillers are one of the most popular of all non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Your body naturally builds hyaluronic acid by sticking individual sugar molecules together end to end to form chains thousands of units long. These large chains are very good at grabbing and holding on to water molecules, giving them a jelly-like quality…

Non-surgical Rhinoplasty (nose job)

  What is non-surgical Rhinoplasty? Non-surgical nose shaping (or a non-surgical nose job) is the smoothing and correcting of the nose by injected fillers instead of a undergoing a surgical procedure. Surgery can be a daunting prospect for many and might even be unnecessary for some corrections. Injections can act as an alternative is many cases, particularly those with smaller bumps, folds and asymmetrical regions that they want evened and smoothed out. Non-surgical nose jobs are limited as an alternative to surgery though as they can only add to the nose and can’t take away. Someone wanting a large nose…

Elizabeth Rimmer

Elizabeth Rimmer is the Clinical Director at London Professional Aesthetics – a highly acclaimed skin rejuvenation service situated in the heart of the city. Elizabeth  (Dip BSc MSc) is a fully insured Nurse Practitioner with full prescribing qualifications with more than 15 years in the skincare industry. She is also an active member of the award winning British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and The British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG). LPA is a fully accredited clinic and is registered with Save Face – the regulatory body for the aesthetics industry. Combining medical and aesthetics excellence with a friendly and personalised service, LPA…

Shirley Nicol

Shirley Nicol, Clinical Director Shirley was born in Glasgow and is a graduate of Stirling University where she completed her BSc in dermatology and non-medical prescribing. Her journey led her into medical aesthetics, training to an advanced level of practice.  She is director and Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner in Clinica Medica in Glasgow where she currently practises, providing a service that is totally client centred. Having dedicated 35 years of her life to healthcare in both senior clinical and commercial roles, she recognises the need to deliver safe and effective treatments to her clients and patients. She ensures she is kept…

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