Mr Paul Banwell, skin cancer expert, strongly endorses the findings of recent articles in the British Medical Journal regarding the increase risk of skin cancer in those using sun beds. There is now good evidence to show an increased risk of developing the three main types of skin cancer – malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma – relating to sun bed use.
These dangers are are especially high in young adults aged under 35. As a result of these known dangers, a number of countries have banned the use of tanning beds by people under 18 years including Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Australia, Canada and the United States.
A plea from Mr Banwell – please DO NOT USE SUNBEDS! Self tanners or spray tans are much better!
Mr Banwell welcomes the initiative by the government to launch a review into cosmetic surgery following the breast implant (PIP) scandal. It is hoped this could lead to tighter controls over advertising and the way private clinics operate.
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS, is leading the review at the request of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. Professor Keogh is calling for the public to share their own experiences and give their opinions on what should be done to better regulate a controversial private industry. All BAAPS and BAPRAS members (Mr Banwell is a member of both) warmly welcome these plans and will be actively involved in the review process.
We are delighted to announce that Skin Associates in Wimpole Street has been shortlisted for TWO awards in the 2012 UK cosmetic medicine awards. Mr Banwell Cosmetic Surgeon and Skin Care expert is the Medical Director of the clinic which was set up with Fiona Dilazzaro, the Managing Director, earlier this year. This uber cool, chic, boutique clinic is a great place just to relax with a coffee or to indulge yourself with a treatment!
The new serum from Rationale – Catalyst – has been completely reformulated and is even better than ever. Replacing Skin Refining Serum we have had rave reviews from Mr Banwell’s patients using this for the first time. It can be used in the evenings to help gently chemically exfoliate the skin. This star product will be a firm favourite and is a must for everybody’s daily skin regime. Order now using Mr Banwell’s Doctor’s code
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