The difference than makes the difference

  I’ve been thinking about the beauty landscape, as I was recently asked to write an article on how I see things. I’m always happy to share my experience and the reality of the what I see and what I’ve learned…Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I shall simply say, one (wo)man’s…

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Spring it on…

Good gravy! The waves appear particularly steep and, ostensibly, unforgiving just now. How are you all doing as Easter zooms into orbit? (Time is now officially lost on me). I have borne witness to many things since last writing. These last few months seem to have seen a whirlwind of life changing experiences and circumstances from…

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Valentine hand jobs

Have you ever fallen in love? No, but I’ve stepped in it a few times. Peter’s Friends. Hello, hello. Perhaps not the most romantic of romantics, I’m on tenterhooks this year. The Mister of a couple I’ve been treating for a good 3 years, is going to pop the question today (Valentine’s Day.) My lips…

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Winter Wonder(ing)

Hello lovely people,   So the end of this, somewhat challenging, year is upon us.   Without exception, everybody I’ve seen has fallen on their face -two, three, four times – in the last 12 months. Frustration, disbelief and/or general exhaustion; it really is a remarkable time to be alive.    It is showstopping that…

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Christmas countdown for the best festive treatments

With only seven weeks to go ’til Christmas, herewith a handy guide to get you glowing… (To the tune of 12 days of Christmas, naturally…)   For my first treat of Christmas I’m going to spoil me, with a beautiful chin and some cheeks. (structural filler for lovely contouring). November – early December – allowing for four…

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Ascending to Autumn

It’s hard to know where to start isn’t it? This year has fer-lown and there’s so much to take in. I suppose we could start with the end of the school/summer holidays. With two young bucks in tow, I was concerned for the juggle and jumble of many child-filled weeks. Then, just like that –…

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New Year?

When chatting to people, as the new year begins, many have said that it doesn’t quite feel like a new year but more like an extension of the past one. Mulling it over, that is rather fitting with how we view our aesthetic treatments. At this time of year, we seem to get rather bombarded…

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The Non-surgical Nose Job

Hooray for the hooters If you want a cuter nose, a straighter nose, a stronger nose or a smaller looking nose (!) it’s all possible with the careful use of Botox and fillers. For those considering surgery and wanting to experiment before taking the plunge, or scared of going under the knife at all, the non-surgical…

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The Truth Behind the Cosmetic Industry

  I watched, with interest, and some confusion, the BBC documentary, “The Truth Behind the Cosmetic Industry”, aired last night.   I am a great believer in educating people on the details of treatments – indications, techniques and products. Whilst this appeared to be the premise of the show,  I felt that the documentary misrepresented…

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The “Western face”

Enhancing  beauty whilst staying true to character I love faces and the many fascinating and beautiful features of different parts of the world.   Of particular interest to me is the desire to look more Western for Asian countries; specifically China, Korea and Japan   Over the past few years the world has gone crazy…

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Moving to the soothing surrounds of Surrey (and I packed my magic sprinkles)

Lucy Banks Advanced Medical aesthetics offering botox in Surrey

– A deliberation over downtime-   Moving out of London is a big deal. It’s a big deal because you don’t move back. It takes deliberation and balls before you stretch out your wings and go for it. Soon enough, trepidation settles into exhalation and..well..calm. You wake up surrounded by greenery, birdsong (and in our…

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What does filler feel like?

what does filler feel like

(and what will I look like after treatment?)   A common concern amongst those new to filler and Botox is what they will look like having had the procedure.   Both procedures involve injecting the product into the relevant area to be treated.   Botox is in a liquid form, injected into targeted muscles, and…

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Is this going to hurt? Is Botox and filler painful?

does botox hurt

What does it feel like to have Botox and fillers and how to optimise comfort? The unexpected can be daunting and it is normal to feel nervous when having Botox and fillers for the first time. Patients who are new to the experience have two main concerns: How the procedure feels and how painful it…

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Am I too young for Botox and fillers?

what is the best age for botox

I am a big believer in preventative interventions. Softening a line before it becomes etched, supporting a slight slackening in the skin before it becomes sag, and keeping a fresh and even complexion, turning over an abundant supply of collagen and elastin. Whilst you can soften and improve the face at any age, maintaining your…

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Perfect Profile

Profilioplasty to harmonise, balance and beautify..   When I think back to when Botox and fillers were first launched, it’s thrilling to see how far we’ve come. We know so much more about how the face ages and can restore and enhance youth and beauty with even more magic at our fingertips.   One of…

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