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Dr Maria Gonzalez and the Specialist Skin Clinic regularly appear in the press & media, whether it is to give expert opinion or feature one of our many surgical or non-surgical procedures.

Specialist Skin Clinic’s Press & Media Publications

Lucy Owen: Middle-Aged Mebbc-one

Forty-five year old Lucy Owen sets out to discover what being middle-aged in the 21st century really means. With many of us working into our seventies, when does ‘middle age’ really start and what’s the best way to approach it? Lucy fears that it’s all downhill from now on, with grey hair, wrinkles and health problems to worry about. On her journey she meets the members of Tonyrefail ladies choir, who share their secrets of surviving the menopause, and tries on a special suit that replicates the effects of ageing. She’s persuaded that it’s time to take her physical health seriously, and discusses the pros and cons of cosmetic procedures with Dr Maria Gonzalez. There’s also a shock in store when she finds out she needs to act now to protect herself from the effects of old age. Owen: Middle-Aged Me

A profile of Dr Maria Gonzalez in the ‘Aesthetics Journal’.


A profile oeasthetic-journalf Dr Gonzalez as published in the country’s leading medical journal on aesthetic medicine, ‘Aesthetics Journal’. Dr Maria Gonzalez reflects on her career in medical aesthetics and highlights the need for more education within the specialty.

BBC-NEWSCosmetic laser clinic investigations rise in Wales.

The number of cosmetic laser clinics being investigated for not being registered has increased significantly, a BBC Wales investigation has found.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) currently checks premises providing non-surgical laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin procedures.
It also wants the government to look at the risks of mobile laser services, botox and dermal fillers.

The rise of multimasking!

Bizarre beauty craze sees women using different products to target specific. skin problems… and posting their selfies on Instagram.
Multimasking, sees women apply a mishmash of face masks all at once.
Fans of the masking trend have been posting pictures on Instagram.
The eyes, T-zone and cheeks all commonly have specific needs.

Absurd aesthetics:

Would you try an ear-tox, knee peel or Cinderella surgery?Daily-Star
Botox, breast implants and nose jobs used to be the most in demand cosmetic procedures. But recently there’s been a rise in obscure treatments with people modifying their body in weird ways. We round up the top bizarre procedures: Ear-tox. Have you always loved wearing big, dangly earrings? The latest cosmetics craze may be music to your earlobes. Ear rejuvenation, also known as “ear-tox”.

Would YOU pay hundreds of pounds to have your freckles removed?

New beauty trend sees self-conscious Brits getting rid of facial pigmentation.
Sally Whittle paid £700 to have the freckles on her face removed.
Said she hated them and would pile on thick foundation to cover.
Laser style treatment uses pulsed beam of light to shatter dark skin .MailOnline
Olivia Munn and Rachel Bilson are celebrities who embrace freckles.

Were Solange’s wedding day hives the result of being too HOT?

Experts say painful condition can be caused by extreme temperatures and stress.
Solange Knowles came out in hives at the end of her wedding day.
She was seen with red lumps covering her face, neck and body.
Hives or Urticaria as they are also known affect one in six people.
Can be bought on by allergic reaction, infection or cold and hot exposure.MailOnline
Symptoms can be made worse by drinking alcohol and emotional stress.

Could this laser zap sweaty armpits FOREVER?

Mother-of-one has new treatment to cure her constant perspiration.

New treatment, MiraDry, delivers energy to the underarm sweat glands, which heats and destroys them permanently.
Nurse Bernice Thompson, 34, opted for the £3,000 treatment after she was diagnosed with ‘unexplained hyperhidrosis’ following the birth of her daughter. Treatment restored Bernice’s confidence after years of suffering from embarrassing perspiration.

Tattoo Removal – Cardiff, Wales

My name is Chad, and I’m a 22-year-old from Cardiff, Wales, UK. I’ve been going through laser tattoo removal for almost a year now, and I’ve gotten a lotRealSelf Tattoo Removal - Cardiff, Wales

of comfort from following your stories on here. In return, I now feel it’s time to share my own story on

Would you pay to get your freckles removed?

Once the sign of fresh faced good looks and a beauty asset, now a clinic in Cardiff is offering to remove your freckles for £500. They say they’ve been inundated with Frecles removal ITVcustomers fed up of camouflaging their freckles with make-up, but at the same time pencils are now available on the high street that add freckles to your face. As mention on ITV Good Morning Britain.

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