Award winning aesthetic practitioner

aesthetic Medical Practitioner of the year finalist 2022

Dr Bhavjit Kaur was a finalist for the category Aesthetic Medical Practitioner of the Year 2022 at the Aesthetic Awards, the most prestigious awards in the industry – often labeled the ‘Oscars of Aesthetics’.

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Shortlisted Safety in Beauty

Launched in October 2013, The Safety in Beauty Campaign is dedicated to working for your safety. Our mission is to raise awareness of unsafe activities and news, and empower you to make well informed and safer choices across all sectors of beauty and aesthetics. We also support your concerns and queries regarding any unsafe beauty treatments, products, or professionals. Our passion and pledge is to safely inspire beauty.

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Winner Best Business Awards

Entries are judged by an independent panel of past winners and other business experts. Each submission is scored against specific category criteria with particular emphasis on success and innovation.

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If you want to add some in-salon treatments to your pore eliminating at-home routine, there are modalities that will reduce the appearance of pores. “Chemical peels performed by a dermatologist can provide deeper exfoliation and improve skin texture; microneedling treatments can stimulate collagen production which can make pores look smaller and some laser treatments such as fractional laser therapy or IPL (intense pulsed light) can also improve the texture and how large pores look,” explains Dr Bhavjit Kaur, aesthetic medical practitioner.

Dr Bhavjit Kaur stresses the importance of listening to your skin, which “will be the best gift to yourself in 2024.”

1. Keep it simple and consistent; our skin enjoys consistency.
– Cleanse twice daily; if you wear make-up, double cleanse before going to bed.
– Introduce vitamin C and a good SPF in the morning and a retinol and moisturiser at night.

First of all you need to make sure it is a blackhead and not a sebaceous filament. The latter doesn’t have ‘plugs’ and skin oil can travel freely to the surface of the skin as their job is to keep the skin hydrated. “They’re usually smaller, flat and lighter in colour – typically grey, light brown or yellow rather than ‘black’. If they are blackheads a consistent skincare routine and pore strips in moderation can remove them,” says Dr Bhavjit.

“There is also no proof to support that dry brushing can benefit your cardiovascular health and immune system,” says aesthetic medical practitioner Dr Bhavjit Kaur. “On top of that, while there are a lot of famous people who say it can reduce cellulite long term, this isn’t entirely true either. Dry brushing can temporarily plump up your skin, but this usually disappears after a few hours.”

“Rosemary oil can also help to restore the scalp’s microbiome balance due to its antimicrobial properties,” explains Dr Bhavjit Kaur, medical aesthetic practitioner. “Since dandruff usually occurs due to an excess of skin fungus (Malassezia), the antimicrobial properties of rosemary may help.”

“If you suffer from lymphedema or severe swelling, the lymphatic drainage massage can offer temporary relief,” says aesthetic medical practitioner Dr Bhavjit Kaur. “It can significantly improve pains that you might experience in your wrist and knees, and the technique also effectively reduces soreness in joints and minimises the swelling in the tissues around them.”

“I have my patients fill out a consent form every single time they come to me, even if they have been my patient for 10 years,” reveals the aesthetic physician Dr Bhavjit Kaur. “You can’t expect the patient to remember everything, so it’s important to discuss the risks every time. I also don’t treat people on the same day if it is the first time they are being treated by me, as people need time to consider their options. I’ve had patients who have been getting fillers elsewhere for years, but they hear about certain risks for the first time when I speak to them.”

Male-pattern baldness (or androgenic alopecia, if you want to be proper about this) is an extremely common phenomenon, and while it can be quite upsetting, thinning hair is nothing to be ashamed about. It’s pretty normal. But if this is something that you’re currently going through and it’s worrying you, London-based aesthetic medical practitioner Dr Bhavjit Kaur of Tuhi Clinic is here to share what you should do (and shouldn’t do) to get a fuller head of hair.

If you want to add some in-salon treatments to your pore eliminating at-home routine, there are modalities that will reduce the appearance of pores. “Chemical peels performed by a dermatologist can provide deeper exfoliation and improve skin texture; microneedling treatments can stimulate collagen production which can make pores look smaller and some laser treatments such as fractional laser therapy or IPL (intense pulsed light) can also improve the texture and how large pores look,” explains Dr Bhavjit Kaur, aesthetic medical practitioner.

Aesthetic practitioners with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) are at risk of negatively impacting patients, a London cosmetic medic has warned.

A survey found BDD was higher among aesthetic practitioners than patients.

A British College of Aesthetic Medicine spokeswoman said she did not believe such practitioners were a risk.

Dr Bhavjit Kaur agreed, however, that an aesthetic practitioner with BDD may have a different concept of what looks “normal”, but added BDD was a mental illness that impacted how people perceived their own body, not other people’s.

To avoid diluting the protection in your SPF, you should wait a few minutes before layering other products. “Make-up should not be applied on top of sunscreen for at least 5-10 mins after application,” says Dr Bhavjit Kaur, aesthetic medical practitioner.

“Inner thigh chafing happens when the inner thighs on both sides rub against one another,” Dr Bhavjit Kaur, an aesthetic medical practitioner, said.

Well, as it turns out, Tesco’s own brand sunsreeen does the job very well, according to aesthetic medical practitioner Dr Bhavjit Kaur. “This sun cream has UVA and UVB protection, is water resistant and lightweight,” she said.

Hyperpigmentation is very common under the eyes, especially in skin of colour, and this alone has lots of different causes. Dr Bhavjit Kaur, who has clinics in London and Orpington, lists some of the causes: ‘It could be heredity, caused by friction due to constant rubbing of the eyes, excessive sun exposure, or hyperpigmentation from an allergy or atopic dermatitis.

This skin-lightening agent is used in the treatment of hyperpigmentation disorders such as age spots, melasma and post inflammatory pigmentation. It works by reducing the amount of a naturally occurring amino acid in the body known as l-cystine, or cystine.

Signs of ageing on the body are inevitable as one gets older, especially on the hands and neck. Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to experts who shared why this is, and what one can do about it.

Dark under-eye circles are one of the most common aesthetic complaints, and while there are several effective options to lighten and brighten under the eyes, dark circles are one of the tricker concerns to treat.

Speakers included Dr Shirin Lakhani, Dr Mayoni Gooneratne, Dr Yusra Al-Muhktar, Dr Sophie Shotter, Tracey Dennison, Dr Vikram Talaulikar, Esther Fieldgrass, Miriam Martinez Callejas, Tania Malan, Piroska Cavell, Deborah Forsythe, Dr Raquel Amado, Dr Charlotte Gribbin, Dr Martin Kinsella, Alice Hart-Davis, Fiona Clark, Dr Ginni Mansberg, Dr Bhavjit Kaur, Dr Hala Mahfoud, Dr Louise Carter and Dr Nichola Conlon.

But experts warn that the skin elsewhere on our bodies is also prone to a number of the same conditions and damage that we have become accustomed to treating and preventing on our faces. These include, “melasma, sun damage, acne, hyperpigmentation and rosacea, as well as dryness and wrinkling,” shares EV expert Dr Bhavjit Kaur.

“EV Expert, Dr Bhavjit Kaur, is a big advocate of specialist camouflage makeup and has found it particularly effective for covering skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, melasma and vitiligo, as well as burn scarring.”

From wrinkles, lines and sagging to scarring, sun damage, hair and tattoo removal – there isn’t much today’s high-tech aesthetic lasers can’t do. But while they have become more efficacious and even less painful, pre-treatment prep and post-treatment aftercare are a must. Read on to discover our experts’ do’s and don’ts.

“A lot of what I eat is fresh food, I eat anything and everything that I want to eat but I just make sure that I know what isn’t good for me, and I eat in moderation.”

Aesthetic procedures have the power to improve your mood and your confidence. But what happens when issues are more than skin deep?

According Dr Bhavjit Kaur from the Health and Aesthetics Clinic in London there can be an argument for changing some of your regime as the weather warms up. As temperatures rise some people may find their skin produces more oil and if this is an issue she suggests swapping your usual cleanser for a salicylic acid cleanser. Salicylic acid helps control oil production, fight the bacteria associated with acne and reduces inflammation.

Aqualyx is good for removing stubborn pockets of fat. It is injected using a cannula just under the skin where goes to work to break down the fat cells using a type of bile acid produced in the liver that helps dissolve out food called deoxycholic acid. It is for superficial fat and takes around 4-6 weeks to get results.

“Looking after your skin is as important as taking care of your teeth and physical health. But have you ever considered whether your ethnicity and the colour of your skin play a part in the way it should be treated?”

Taking care of skin of colour
Taking care of skin of colour

“Administered on scars, botulinum toxin helps to relax the muscles that in turn helps in the healing of the scar,” says EV Expert and Aesthetic Medicine Doctor at Health & Aesthetic Clinic, Dr Bhavjit Kaur. “It can even work on keloid or hypertrophic scars.”

“Aside from a simple scar there are three other main types of scars – atrophic, hypertrophic and keloid,” explains Etre Vous Expert, Dr Bhavjit Kaur. An atrophic scar is an indented scar that heals below the normal layer of skin tissue, when the skin is unable to regenerate tissue. Atrophic scars are often the result of severe acne or chickenpox and may also form after having a mole removed. These scars often have a sunken or pitted appearance.”

Constantly rubbing the eyes may cause frictional hyperpigmentation, or even Dennie-Morgan lines (prominent creases below the inferior eyelid),” says Dr Bhavjit Kaur, EV Expert and aesthetic medicine specialist. “Pollen can also cause some people to develop dark under-eye circles, which are known as allergic shiners.

“It is important to repair and maintain barrier function and reduce inflammation,” says Dr Kaur. “I recommend products such as AlumierMD SensiCalm Soothing Cleanser, which is packed full of ceramides, niacinamide, yucca root extract, restorative vitamin E and calming aloe vera, to be part of your homecare routine post facials.

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How to.... choose the right body contouring treatment

The number of us booking body contouring treatments globally has quadrupled since 2012, according to a report from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. And with lockdown restrictions easing across the UK, we predict this number is likely to increase again.

Body contouring is an umbrella term that includes a variety of different treatments, allowing you to safely achieve a more toned, shapely body over multiple sessions.

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BCAM launches 20th anniversary mindfulness initiative

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) has enlisted the help of the world’s first mindfulness institute to introduce its 20th Anniversary Mindfulness and Wellbeing Initiative for its members. The Mindfulness Initiative is a government think tank and secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mindfulness.

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Look after the skin on your body with these expert tips

We ritualistically slather our faces with serums, but often forget all about the skin on our body. This is despite the fact that, as our body’s largest organ, the skin serves a number of very important protective functions; essentially acting as a gatekeeper for what lies beneath.

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BCAM launches 20th anniversary mindfulness initiative

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) has enlisted the help of the world’s first mindfulness institute to introduce its 20th Anniversary Mindfulness and Wellbeing Initiative for its members. The Mindfulness Initiative is a government think tank and secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mindfulness.