BrightNewMe is a clinic based in Altrincham offering non-surgical cosmetic procedures for both men and women. BrightNewMe provides anti-wrinkle treatment for patients from Hale, Altrincham, Timperley, Sale, Bowdon, Cheshire, Manchester, Knutsford, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.

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Top Myths About Injectables

I regularly have consultations with patients who are new to the world of injectables, and it becomes apparent that there are a number of generally held misconceptions. In this post I thought I would address the myths most commonly believed. 1. Myth: Botox and fillers work the same way. Not so – Botox (or botulinum toxin A to give it its full name) is a muscle-relaxant, weakening those specific muscles which cause frown lines to appear. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, contain a gel-like substance, which sits underneath the skin, to either add volume to the area or ‘fill’ […]

Insights from the Aesthetic world, London September 2016

This last month saw two hugely important events in the aesthetic calendar for UK practitioners, and I am delighted to say that I was present for both. The first was hosted by Allergan Medical Institute, marking the ten-year anniversary of Botox® receiving its license in the UK for the treatment of frown lines. The conference was led by Dr Arthur Swift (pictured left), a pioneering and world renowned plastic surgeon from Canada.  His lecture was inspiring, focussing on the use of “phi” (also known as the golden ratio) when assessing facial proportions. This ratio (1:1.6) was first identified by Leonardo […]

Allergan’s 2016 Visionary Masterclass

I was honoured and delighted to be invited by Allergan to attend their Aesthetics Masterclass in London at the end of February. This two day event is led by one of the world’s preeminent experts in the field of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, Brazilian plastic surgeon Mauricio de Maio. This is the fourth consecutive year that I have attended the event which, for me, is the highlight of the aesthetic calendar. Much of the programme was spent on technical matters, including refinements to the ‘The Eight Point Lift‘, a ground-breaking technique developed by Mauricio and one which I have used myself […]

Wary of botox? Read on….

A significant proportion of my patients are new to Botox, and invariably they have been thinking about seeking treatment for quite some time. The overriding reason given for their hesitation is often anxiety – partly of the injections, but more so the thought of looking ‘obvious’, or ‘frozen’, or downright odd. Given what we have all seen in the media, with overdone, plastic-looking celebrities, these concerns are perfectly understandable. In this blog I shall address these concerns, and explain my approach to ensure that such fears prove unfounded. Possibly the easiest anxiety to overcome is that of the injections themselves. […]

Why Your Cosmetic Treatments Should Have Changed

In the present day most of us strive for general wellbeing, looking after ourselves both physically and psychologically. As the years pass we seek what we might call ‘successful ageing’. When it comes to our physical appearance we know that, rightly or wrongly, we are often judged on how we look, but more importantly we understand how our appearance can affect our general levels of confidence, and how we feel about ourselves. The majority of my patients aren’t trying to look 20 years younger, but they do want to look great for their age – they want to look less […]
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