Sunday, 28 February 2010

How old do I have to be to have Botox?

“I’m 24 and I’m considering having Botox. I already have crow’s feet beginning to develop around my eyes and I am concerned that in 10 years time, I’ll look like I’m fifty! Am I too young for Botox or is there another treatment that will help me look my age?”

Botulinum Toxin Type A is the chemical that is known as Botox. Typically, younger people are discouraged from having Botox injections. Too often, young celebrities like Heidi Montag, Katie Price and the Minogue sisters embark upon Botox injections from an early age. They end up looking ‘stretched’ and generally quite strange after years of unnecessary treatment.

Doctors who administer Botox injections upon patients who don’t need them are more likely to be the unscrupulous type who may not be as careful as the more experienced professional. Too much Botox can temporarily paralyse. At Cosmetic Clinics, we do not always treat patients on their request – if we don’t think you need a particular treatment, we will tell you so and advise of any alternatives that may help you achieve the desired effect.

If you are young, it is doubtful you actually NEED Botox. You would be advised to have a healthy skincare routine for a number of years before considering Botox. Drink plenty of water, stay moisturised and wear a SPF 15 cream on your face as a minimum requirement. Don’t smoke and eat a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins and protein.

However, some young people find that after losing weight, their face has lost a healthy, plump look. Skin may be ever so slightly looser and the patient may appear gaunt and unhealthy. In this case, we would suggest the patient consider dermal fillers to plump out their face to restore vitality.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Vaser Hi Def Treatment comes to the East Midlands

Dr Bassi, lead physician for the UK-wide Cosmetic Clinics group has announced today that he is now the only doctor based outside of London qualified to carry out Vaser Hi Def treatments.

Only five doctors in the UK are currently qualified to carry out the treatment, however, Dr Bassi is the only doctor based outside of London who is qualified to carry out Vaser Hi Def.

Vaser Hi-Def is the latest development in Vaser fat removal treatment. If you have worked hard at the gym for rock hard abs but can’t shift the top layer of fat hiding your muscles, this is the solution you are looking for.

Perfect for the abdomen, buttocks and pectoral areas, Vaser Hi-Def is an advanced Vaser treatment that selectively removes small deposits of fat.

This cosmetic procedure should be seen as a sculpting procedure rather than a weight loss method. It was developed to create and enhance athletic appearances in people who are of a ‘normal’ weight or build. Vaser Hi-Def is intended for people who have a good degree of muscle tone already, the pictures showing patients before and after treatment speak for themselves.

Dr Bassi has been an aesthetic doctor for over 10 years. During this time, he has completed specialist courses in Europe, the US and the UK. He is constantly expanding upon his knowledge and experience so he can provide the latest cutting edge treatments.

For a consultation, visit or call 0844 880 7729

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Who has the worst celebrity breasts?

Katie Price’s breasts have officially been voted the worst celebrity breasts in a survey conducted by The Good Surgeon Guide.

The former page 3 model who has become a tabloid favourite and reality TV star has won the dubious accolade after respondents to The Good Surgeon Guide’s poll revealed that her generously enhanced bosoms were ‘tacky’ and ‘unattractive’. Other celebrities who were unfortunately to make the “worst boob” list included Alicia Douvall, Amy Winehouse, Tori Spelling and Jennifer Ellison.

Christiana Clogg, founder of the Good Surgeon Guide said that these days, when it comes to breast enhancement, less is definitely more. Patients are more likely to opt for tear drop shape implants similar to Victoria Beckham as the natural look is most certainly back in vogue. Ms Clogg commented, “It would appear that women are more in favour of the natural look nowadays and feel it says something about their personality as well as their look.”

If you are looking to emulate the breasts of the celebrities who were voted as having the best breasts in the business, such as Cheryl Cole, Kelly Brook and Danni Minogue, then you should consider macrolane injections to give a subtle boost and enhance the natural shape of your breast.

Macrolane is a non-surgical way of shaping and enhancing smaller breasts. A clear crystal gel is injected into the breast with the treatment taking around 45 minutes in total and performed as a walk in, walk out procedure. The injections are administered whilst you are under a local anaesthetic and unlike surgical breast enhancements, there is no scarring and no time off work required. Because the substance that is injected is made from hyaluronic acid, an acid that is already present in your body, it is highly unlikely that your body will reject it. Macrolane was specially developed for its purpose which means that it doesn’t ‘migrate’ or interfere with the breast tissue or mammograms.

If you are considering non-surgical breast enhancement, contact Cosmetic Clinics to find out where your nearest clinic is.