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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…

Dr Simon Zokaie

Dr Simon Zokaie, BSc MBChB MRCP, is a cosmetic dermatologist  and the medical director of the LINIA Skin Clinic on Harley Street. In addition to his private practice he continues to work for the NHS. His areas of interest include the treatment of acne, rosacea, pigmentation, psoriasis and eczema as well as skin lesions and skin cancer.  He is a core member of the NHS skin cancer multidisciplinary team. In 2003 he graduated from the University of Manchester and underwent his medical training in London. He gained membership to the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and subsequently spent more than …

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…

How to handle sensitive skin

Plagued by sensitive skin?  What causes it and what can help? If you have sensitive skin, you’re certainly not alone. Surveys have shown that 62% of women and 52% of men in the UK said they had sensitive skin when asked. But what does that really mean? It’s classified medically as “a syndrome with sensations of stinging, burning, pain, itching, and tingling sensations in response to stimuli that otherwise should not produce such sensations and they are not due to an existing skin disease.” People usually say its their face that’s affected but it can affect all body areas. It has generally been…

How to get rid of thread veins

Are thread or spider veins cramping your lifestyle? Dr Zara Kassam PhD explores the options to get your face and legs looking their best. According to the UK statistics almost 50% of all women will develop spider veins in their lifetime. Sometime they appear of the face but they can also  occur on the legs. They can make people feel self conscious, but never fear, there are a number of options available to help get rid of them. So what causes spider veins? Spider veins or telangiectasias (small linear blood vessels) emerge when small clusters of blood vessels form near…

How to get rid of cellulite: what works and what doesn’t

Not loving that cellulite on your thighs but don’t know what to do about it? Dr A Bolin runs through the treatment options to see which ones really work. Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed dimpling of the skin on your buttocks or thighs? You are not alone. Most women, even very fit thin women, have cellulite and it can be a major concern, affecting self-esteem. Not surprisingly there are a host of products and treatments ranging from massages to invasive procedures which claim to banish cellulite. Although no treatment at present is a permanent solution, the…

Getting rid of scars: what works

From aloe vera to green tea, laser to skin needling, Dr A Bolin takes a look at what really works when it comes to minimising and treating scars. Some see beauty in asymmetry and unique traits such as scars.  Others obsess over symmetry as mainstream fashion norms and social media flood us with daily visuals where Photoshop filters out perceived imperfections. Scars are often overlooked and not considered an urgent medical issue.  However, they can be itchy, red, dry, painful and lead to a myriad of emotional disturbances such as insomnia, depression, low self-esteem, anxiety. This can lead to distress,…

Dr Bhavjit Kaur

Dr Bhavjit Kaur is the director and co-founder of the award winning Health & Aesthetic Clinic in Greenwich, London where she focuses on aesthetic procedures. She is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, the Royal Society of Medicine and is a BCAM appraiser and audit committee member and former mentor for Harley Academy, level 7 training – the body that trains health professionals in how to do aesthetic injectables. She has trained under some of the aesthetic industry’s leaders and makes every effort to keep herself up-to-date with changes and the latest technology. Dr Kaur takes an holistic approach to…

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…

Teeth whitening: what works and is it safe?

These days it seems everyone wants the perfect Hollywood smile. Helen Garston looks at the safest and most effective ways to whiten your teeth. Maybe it’s our constant exposure to American TV and actors with their oh-so pearly whites, or maybe it’s Simon’s Cowell’s perfect smile, but teeth whitening is becoming increasingly popular in this country. More than 100,000 Brits have tried some form of tooth whitening from toothpastes to laser treatments. But is the demand for beautiful ivories as safe and effective as the adverts and brochures claim? Actually, it’s better news than you might think. According to the General Dental…

FROM SAGGY EYELIDS TO DROOPING JAWLINES: DOCTORS SHARE THEIR NON-SURGICAL SOLUTIONS

Considering a cosmetic procedure but don’t want to go under the knife? Well, these days there are plenty of alternatives. Top doctors give their top tips. If you’ve started to notice your face is heading South as the years go by, chances are you’ll be looking for something to slow it’s progress. But is surgery the only option? In many cases, advancements in aesthetic medicine mean you can now turn back the clock without going anywhere near an operating table. Dr Rupert Critchley, director of the Viva Skin Clinics chain in London, says non-surgical aesthetics “is really beginning to bridge the gap…

Body Sculpting-SmartLipo

What is SmartLipo? SmartLipo, also known as Laser Lipolysis, is a form of liposuction which was developed in the mid-2000s. The treatment involves a laser being inserted into areas of ‘stubborn’ fat through a thin cannula – a hollow tube around 1mm across. The laser breaks down fat cells so they can be naturally absorbed and eliminated by the body. Many clinics carry out fat aspiration alongside SmartLipo treatment. This is where the broken down fat cells are suctioned out of the body. Unlike traditional liposuction techniques, SmartLipo is minimally invasive. For some smaller areas, such as the chin, it…