Body dysmorphic disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a fairly common but under recognised psychiatric problem that is never that far out of the headlines. The person has a severe preoccupation with a certain aspect of their physique which they are convinced needs correcting despite most people considering it to be “normal”. This is more than just wanting a nose […]

By |December 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ageing and time travel

“Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened” – T Pratchett
Recently I read a book that touched on Einstein’s theory of relativity- were you able to travel close to the speed of light then time would appear to slow down for you from the perspective of an observer, should he be able […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A potted history of botulinum toxin

So, imagine the scenario- you have never heard of botox before but you are troubled by your very obvious frown lines. Your doctor says he has just the solution- “I am just going to give you a little injection with one of the most powerful toxins known to man” he says. Er no thanks. Seems […]

By |August 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The law and cosmetics

I thought it would be worth clarifying some of the legal aspects of administering injectable cosmetics- dull it may be, but you might just want to think twice about who is on the other end of that needle before you plunge in head first.

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory product Authority (MHRA) are responsible for the […]

By |July 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun in the sun

So summer is (finally) here, and the hoardes of British tourists are making their annual pilgrimage to the beaches of Europe to enjoy a well deserved break. Sun sea and sand with all the family- what’s not to love about it? I was fortunate enough to be able to go on such trips as a […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments


One thing that we all have in common as mammals is that we use sweat as a means of cooling ourselves down. Unfortunately for some of us our sweat glands seem to develop a mind of their own and go into overdrive.

For many, excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, can be a really unpleasant and […]

By |May 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments