Interest in non-surgical facelifts more than doubled in 2016 in the UK, and enquiries for dermal fillers rose 24%, with lip augmentation the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment of all (WhatClinic).
Meanwhile the number of people having cosmetic surgery dropped by 40%. So clearly people who want to enhance their looks are increasingly turning towards safer and subtler non-permanent facial aesthetics.
Botox and dermal fillers are by far the two fastest growing cosmetic treatments. Botox is a trade name for botulinum toxin, a prescription medicine that can only be administered by us following a consultation for lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are less regulated and work in a different way. Read more
Both are reliable and safe, but not when administered unsafely, and with such a demand it’s no wonder some unscrupulous practitioners are trying to get in on the action. You might have seen some of the media reports.
So how can patients be sure which practitioners are safe? It’s reasonable to trust a dentist, doctor or a nurse because they are regulated medics and their clinics have to meet cross-infection standards set by the Care Quality Commission.
At Portmore you will be seen by Andre, a qualified GP who has been providing facial cosmetic treatments since 2000. He also works at the Court House Clinic in Wimpole Street, which featured in 10 Years Younger on Channel 4.
His long experience in this area is invaluable for Portmore patients who are interested in having a consultation to discuss lines and wrinkles, where Andre can prescribe and carry out anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and other skin treatments with predictably perfect results.
Andre believes that the key to providing successful facial cosmetics is to focus on enhancing your natural beauty rather than changing your facial appearance.
This ethos means that Andre has a loyal patient base who appreciate his delicate approach to facial aesthetics, for subtle and youthful results that give his patients a fresh sense of confidence. To ask a question or get in touch, contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.