Fantastic news that Kate Moss and many top modelling agencies have come out in support of Safe Sun campaigns. In particular there has been a lot of media interest in the fight against sunbed use. As you know sun beds actually cause all forms of skin cancer including the potentially deadly melanoma type of skin cancer as well as basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. Just as importantly sunbeds cause premature ageing too – not good for anyone including top models!!! Keep using sun protection factors, niacinamide and anti-oxidants to look after your beautiful skin.
Mr Banwell has been interviewed by the media today to discuss the implications of the new recommendations from the Royal College of Surgeons regarding cosmetic procedures. This focussed on on-surgical procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers. It was suggested only doctors and appropriately qualified nurses should be allowed to perform these procedures and only in hospitals or accredited clinics.. Mr Banwell, a Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon from Kent, Surrey and Sussex agrees:’ I would strongly endorse the College’s position on aiming to improve the regulation of non-surgical procedures – it is important not to sensationalise or trivialise these cosmetic treatments – they all carry risk and should be performed by experienced, well qualified medical personnel, ideally within a hospital setting’.
There is growing evidence for the catastrophic dangers of sunbeds says Mr Banwell when talking about the growing incidence of skin cancer. Research published in the British Medical Journal last year shows that:
‘Indoor tanning increases the risks of developing non-melanoma skin cancer (known as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma), particularly among those exposed before the age of 25, finds a study published on bmj.com.
‘It follows a BMJ study published in July that showed 3,438 (5.4%) new cases of melanoma diagnosed each year in Western Europe are related to sunbed use, particularly among young adults. Some experts are now calling for Europe to follow the example of the United States by introducing a “tan tax” on indoor tanning salons.’
(BMJ 2012;345:e6101). The moral of the story is DO NOT USE SUNBEDS!!!!
It is vital if you are considering breast augmentation to research you breast implants. Especially in light of the recent PIP saga, it is important not to cut corners. Mr Banwell only uses the highest quality breast implants such as those from Natrelle (Allergan). These come with an extended warranty for peace of mind. Contact Mr Banwell today for breast augmentation in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London. Phone 0845 2600 261 for a complimentary consultation.
The appearance of the lips is very important. Did you know that their anatomy is extremely complex? Historically women have attempted to enhance the beauty of their lips in various ways. We are now lucky that today we have a variety of dermal fillers available to help improve the outline and fullness of the lips – it requires careful appreciation and artistic flair and remember that less is more! For more information see our Lip page
We are please to announce that Mr Banwell & Judi, his aesthetic nurse, now have a variety of exiciting new Chemical Peels available in the Practice. Time to refresh and rejuvenise your skin after all the festivities! Judi has had extensive training with our new products so please feel free to book a complimentary consultation. Phone 0845 2600 261