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Treating Striae Distensae CPD

Dr Kieron Cooney presents an overview of successful treatment approaches for stretch marks.


It is thought that around 70% of women and 40% of men around the world are affected by striae distensae or ‘stretch marks’, correctly terms striae gravidarum if occurred as a result of pregnancy.

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PRP in Facial Aesthetics

Dr Kieron Cooney shares his systematic review of literature on platelet rich plasma to consider its efficacy in facial aesthetics


Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is used in many medical settings including orthopaedics, plastic surgery, dental practice and dermatological clinics; mainly advocated for its potential for wound healing and tissue regeneration.

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Peeling Back Time

Mark Twain once said ‘Wrinkles are merely indicators of past smiles’


Dr Kieron and nurse Vicky at Cosmedica Beauty are excited to offer a new generation VIP medical skin peel treatment to rejuvenate and enhance the feel and look of your skin. The use of a chemical agent topically applied to the skin as an aesthetic process was first reported by Tilbury Fox in 1871 when he used 20% phenol on the face to lighten the skin.

Chemical peels are acidic preparations applied to the skin to produce controlled and predictable changes to the outer, damaged layers of skin in order to improve and enhance the surface appearance. Effectively, peels wound the skin and promote a healing response, which is beneficial to the cosmetic appearance of the area treated.

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Me and My Menopause

The menopause is a time of change in a woman’s life caused by a gradual decline in ovarian function.


French physician Charles de Gardanne first used the term menopause in 1812 and it’s derived from the Greek mnos, meaning month, and pausos which means ending.

Menopause is a gradual process, with peri-menopause leading to the complete cessation of periods. It is a natural female midlife event and often no medical treatment is needed. Conventional treatment of the menopause includes reassurance, lifestyle advice and the possible use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) when symptoms are severe and there are no medical contraindications.

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Shape shifter..the body sculptor

“The human body is the best work of art.”

― Jess C. Scott

Most of us have not at some time worried about our appearance and in particular weight.  We have all tried various diets with some good results, some not so good.  Being aware of our weight and how lifestyle issues can affect our bodies as well as our health is a tribute to individuals who care and understand the need to invest in our time and effort to help preserve and protect the body from the dangers of premature ageing and disease that is so common

Our body image is influenced by so many images in society and it is important not to become   unrealistic in striving to look like media models and celebrities.

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Blood of life

Blood is fast becoming the exciting new treatment for facial skin rejuvenation.


Otherwise known as the ‘Vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ facial this fascinating treatment involves harvesting your own blood and separating out the magic ingredient that helps regenerate and restore youthful appearance. This is no gimmick, and the treatment has been used for many years within the medical profession and even in the NHS, to stimulate the healing of difficult bone fractures, ligament tears and injuries.

Now, innovative techniques and expertise have made the treatment available in specialised medical aesthetic clinics such as Cosmedica Beauty, where Dr Kieron and nurse Vicky have been approved for providing this treatment.

The beauty of PRP is that it can be used with other facial treatments such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin to provide an even better effect.

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The attractive lip

Well defined and full lips convey youth and attractiveness.


There are cultural and ethnic influences and it is difficult to define the ideal facial look, but a lot of attention is paid to the lips and lower face. Aestheticians and plastic surgeons have much to say on what the ideal facial parameters are when considering ‘attractiveness’ of female and male individuals.

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