Top tips for dealing with 'mask-ne' including regularly washing your mask, avoiding make-up, hydrating, cleaning your face and using quality skincare.
Julie discusses Hyaluronic Acid and Profhilo®, and how they can help you restore that youthful, healthy glow.
Everything you need to know about mole reduction including types of mole, how to reduce them, downtime and the cost.
How hair removal is positively impacting the lives of our LGBTQIA+ patients, including the welcoming environment we offer, Laser Hair Removal and Electrolysis.
Freeze away small pockets of fat with the new CoolMini - perfect for double chins, bra fat & fatty knees.
In 2018 we sponsored i-on Magazine to interview 4 inspirational women to share their thoughts on confidence - Dr Victoria looks back at their stories.
Experts from 20 countries united in Copenhagen for the Merz International Expert Summit! Find out more about my visit.
After training at Sterex International Academy, I am proud to have now qualified Electrolysis hair removal and to share what Electrolysis can do for you.
How to get "body positivity" with a helping hand from the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure. Reduce stubborn pockets of fat which resist diet & exercise.
Laser hair removal is a wonderful treatment, and for years it has been assumed you have to have a particular skin and hair type for it to be safe. I'm excited to share this is no longer the case!
I discuss the importance of hormonal balance and your quality of life. Understand & manage your menopausal symptoms with BHRT.
What are spider veins? Also known as thread veins! I explain what causes these red skin blemishes, how they can be treated & how to prevent them.
As a saggy skin specialist, I outline why Ultherapy is an effective alternative to surgery, and the benefits of a natural lift that will keep improving.
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to freeze fat and Becky joined an elite group of European delegates in Barcelona to learn about the latest research.
It’s a hat-trick as we win Aesthetician of the Year for the third year running at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic - plus we win...
Let your smile be the envy of friends with a professional teeth whitening kit to whiten teeth, so your smile is always selfie-ready.
Face & Body clinic in Edinburgh have been nominated for 5 awards at the Scottish Medical Cosmetic Awards & 2 awards at The Herald Newspaper's LOOK Awards.
Do you consider yourself a Sweaty Betty? And by that I mean you sweat profusely, not that you are a fashion icon! Did you know you can stop it?
The PLASMA IQ non-surgical blepharoplasty solves droop eyelid problems with less risk, downtime and expense than surgery.
Why UVA and HEVL rays mean you should wear sun protection all year round to reduce your skin from the effects of premature ageing.
The World Expert Meeting in Barcelona inspired me on new treatment plans using Silhouette Soft® & Ellansé® for enhanced results
What causes frown lines and why are some called dynamic lines and others static lines? Gemma explains frown lines and how to treat that grumpy look.
We all know you should cleanse, moisturiser and protect, but do you understand how to layer your skincare products?
We all know you should use a cleanser instead of soap on your face, but do you understand the benefits of double cleansing?
Your lips shrink as you age. The trick is to restore your lips with dermal fillers, so that they look like the lips you always had, or should have had!
Delighted that Becky Hymers wins Aesthetician of the Year at Scotland's Medical Cosmetic Awards 2017. The clinic is now a two time winner of the award.
It’s officially British summer time & now is the time to find your hidden suncream. UVA & UVB protection is the best thing you can do for your skin.
Dermal fillers are effective at restoring facial shape, but in your 50s you must also lift or tighten skin otherwise you can risk looking slightly odd.
Successful cosmetic treatments mean no one can tell you’ve had anything done, but everyone notices how good you are looking.
Seven tips for happy winter skin that banishes dry skin and a dull complexion. So you look radiant this festive season.
Robbie Williams has confirmed that he has had Botox and other aesthetic treatments. But what are men seeking from aesthetic treatments?
By combining filler treatments with PRP or collagen stimulating treatments - more natural looking aesthetic results can be achieved.
What are the key rosacea triggers to avoid during the winter months to reduce flare-ups.
How the golden ratio, or Phi, is the solution to creating facial beauty in aesthetic medicain as well as in nature.
What negative perceptions do rosacea sufferers experience & what can be done to help?
Seeking a sun-kissed look this summer, but fear you'll end up with sunspots instead - Victoria discusses sun protection & how to reverse sun damage.
Victoria of Scotland's top cosmetic clinic discusses the importance of aesthetic consultations & the dilemma of the quick fix versus the slow & sure.
Why young women, who have no dynamic wrinkles to treat, should not seek Botox as a preventative treatment.
Face & Body win Cosmetic Clinic of the Year 2016 at The Herald's Look Awards - celebrating hair, beauty & aesthetics in Scotland.
How we can treat diffused redness, rosacea, pigmentation & thread veins using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin rejuvenation.
Skin expert Becky Hymers explains why face wipes cause more harm than good and in her opinion are the devil to a good skincare regime.
Victoria talks about her skincare range for women with busy jobs, commitments and family who want an easy-to-use regime that is a guilt-free indulgence.
What does it mean to be a double winner of Scotland's Best Cosmetic Clinic and what does the future hold?
Becky suggests some wonderful Christmas stocking fillers for girlfriends, wives, mothers and daughters. With a range of prices for every pocket.
Face & Body is Scotland's Best Medical Cosmetic Clinic as selected by a panel of independent experts at the Medical Cosmetic Awards 2015.
Becky explains why skin preparation before a treatment helps achieve the best results and minimises down time.
Stephanie explains why a Pumpkin Peel is an excellent treatment for resurfacing the skin to reveal fresher younger skin without the fear of a red face.
Most women believe that once cellulite has arrived - it's there for good. I'm on a mission to explain Mesotherapy - a medical answer to cellulite.
Edinburgh electrolysis expert Stephanie explains surgical electrolysis & why it is the best solution for removing Skin Tags, Milia & skin blemishes.
BBC Watchdog highlights illegal tooth whitening by non-dental practitioners offering the service.
Ultherapy is fast becoming the celebrities favourite treatment, according to Jennifer Aniston who has a fear of poor surgery & injectables.
To banish dull, dry skin caused by winter weather, we've created a very special Winter Berry Mask that's incredibly hydrating and nourishing for your skin during the winter months.
Do you feel you are stuck in a cycle of diet, indulgence and guilt? If so, our body contouring treatments can help get your body shape under control.
Skin expert Becky explains why the ZO Medi-Facial makes your skin becomes clearer, your pores appear reduced & most importantly you look radiant & glowing.
Victoria Dobbie talks about the aesthetic conference program, held by merz in Istanbul. This Merz summit was the largest ever with delegates from across the globe sharing their vast experience of injectable and Ultherapy skin tightening treatments. I was privileged to be invited as part of the UK contingent and had a few hours before the conference to get a taste of a fascinating city.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to wave goodbye to waxing appointments or retire your razor? Laser hair removal can make that dream come true.
Did you know that when we communicate we are understood more from our facial expression and body language than by the words we choose - which only make up 7%.
Victoria explains how you can restore that youthful look using non-surgical cosmetic treatments to lift, tighten, restore shape & skin vibrancy.
American hair transplant surgeons wanting to encourage grafts to ‘take’ discovered PRP which has now proven to be very effective in restoring thinning hair
Our Dermalux treatment is going down a storm with patients. We have so many people raving about it. Yesterday Jane, who lives in Edinburgh, kindly took the time to write her experience and gave me permission to share it with everyone. Thanks so much Jane for doing this.
Edinburgh laser expert, Stephanie, discusses laser tattoo removal using an Candela AlexTri-Vantage Q-switch laser to remove black, blue, red & green ink.
Dermalux is a wonderfully relaxing treatment using specialised pure light to accelerate your skin’s natural rejuvenation & repair process.
PRP widely known as the “vampire facial” is a huge hit with numerous celebs because it is the best natural skin booster to help get wonderful skin.
How to look and feel fabulous wherever you are in life - 20s, 30s, & 40s. Which aesthetic treatments to have when & why great skincare is essential.
We had a fantastic evening on Wednesday with our charity seminar with guest speaker Amanda Hamilton. we keep our events reasonably small, so that they are personal and very intimate which allows those who attend to really discuss the topic with the speaker.
Amanda spoke brilliantly on "Losing weight and keeping it off" plus she gave us her personal insight into the 5/2 diet and fasting. The fantastic thing about Amanda is that she is able to convey complex ideas into simply easy to understand concepts.
The key look for this season is still quite natural, but with more emphasis on the eyes – it’s a look that you can keep subtle but on-trend for daytime, but be as bold as you dare with for evenings.
I teamed up with Jane Iredale Make-Up Artist Corran to create a daytime look for autumn that can easily be transformed into a dazzlingly dramatic evening look that will get you though the party-season perfectly.
We all know that drinking lots of water, a good diet (as many veggies as we can manage and as little fried food as possible), and good old-fashioned fresh air and exercise are not only good for us; they’re great for our skin.
How chronic migraines and bruxism conditions can be treated with Botulinum toxin injections.
For 20% of the adult population the agony of adult acne is an ongoing issue, but Face & Body in Edinburgh can help you reduce the impact of acne.
Skincare expert Stephanie on how to take care of your skin in the sun – and how to get that special summer glow…
Whether you’re just back from your summer break or making the most of the great weather we’ve been enjoying recently, making sure you look after your skin after spending time in the sun is essential.
Over 70% of 2,000 women (aged 18 to 24) admitted that they don't do the minimum recommended amount of exercise every week. Why?...
Victoria Dobbie & Ros Taylor discuss "Confidence a business woman's guide to success".
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us and whether you're single or committed, probably like me, you'll want to be looking and feeling attractive this coming week. But if you want romance to blossom you have to think about what attracts men and not necessarily what makes you feel comfortable. Lets explore some well understood DOs and the barriers preventing us from achieving them.
At Face and Body we love helping others and I was so pleased to receive this email telling us how the support we and our patients are giving through Buy1GIVE1 is making a difference that I wanted to share it with you.
Thank you for your support with our Buy1GIVE1 partnership
...you should be!
Satsumas and clementines are traditionally eaten in abundance at Christmas time. Do you painstakingly strip off every trace of those little white fibre veins from your fruit? Or do simply peel and eat the lot?
I was excited to find that a new study published this August, which used over 5,000 people, showed a promising association between long-term consumption of antioxidants and breast cancer prevention.
Just back from a fantastic holiday in Turkey where I finally got some sun. The only downside was coming back to the pouring rain at Newcastle airport. Our summers just seem to be getting worse.
I often get asked what I would recommend as an anti-ageing diet. My advice to patients is that they should read Patrick Holfords New Optimum Nutrition Bible who's advice is collaborated by the Optimum Nutrition Survey UK survey which surveyed 37,000 people.
However, I realize that many of you are extremely busy so here are my healthy diet tips based on recommendations from both sources:
Had a great chat with Jane Iredale at the International Institute of Anti-Ageing awards ceremony 2011 in London last week. She was looking fabulous and was so positive about our work in Scotland. She is hoping to pop up and see us in 2012.
Victoria reflects on winning Advanced Nutrition Programme's Salon of the Year 2010 at the International Institute of Anti-ageing awards ceremony 2011.
Why hyperhidrosis sufferers don't need to suffer excessive sweating in the hot weather - thanks to injection treatments with results that last 4-6 months.
Going to the gym helps produce those happy endorphins, which stops you from getting the blues. Good for you, but not for your skin.
Cleanse and moisturise
After a workout, make sure you cleanse your skin and apply a good moisturiser. Perspiration produces salts on the skin and this can have a drying effect. By cleansing the salts off and applying a good moisturiser you reduce the risk of dry skin.
Vitamin C is wonderful all year round but in right now it is especially important. Internally it will help boost your immune system, reducing symptoms of the common cold. Externally applied in cream or serum form it will reduce dry skin and redness.
Vitamin C helps collagen production, which is essential for anyone with thread veins or broken capillaries. If your skin is prone to getting red, don’t go through spring without Vitamin C.
Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall is the new face of Olay in the US - proving that reaching your fifties is no barrier to having gorgeous, glowing skin.
We may remember to focus on our face but what about our necks? Friction from turtlenecks and wool fibres can rub the neck and cause it to be dry and irritated.
Reduce the use of Vitamin A products on this area during the cold weather, replacing with Vitamin C or antioxidant creams. Try a hydrating mask a few times a week to reduce any irritation or dehydration.
A Gel Mask will easily hydrate your skin and can be used all over the face and neck.
Mobiles culprit for women's frown lines