Is surgery on its way out?

The latest BAAPS audit has shown that the number of people having cosmetic surgery in 2014 fell by a surprising 9% from the previous year. The surgeons themselves claim this is due to people settling down into a more cautious routine after a wave of indulgence post recession, but could it in fact be due…

Remote prescribing Botox – what’s the problem?

In January this year a Harley Street cosmetic doctor was suspended by the GMC, having been found guilty of encouraging nurses to obtain Botox illegally and authorising them to administer the treatment by speaking to them over the phone. To many members of the public, this might not seem to be a problem, so the…

Keep on smiling

It’s been hard to miss the recent story about Tess Christian, the 50-year-old woman who has refused to smile for forty years because she doesn’t want to get wrinkles. Whether this story is true or not, it has given rise to some worrying confessions from others who have similar concerns. Here at Dr Joney De…