Dr Patrick Bowler
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Dr Patrick Bowler Qualified in 1974 at the Royal London Hospital and he is a pioneer of non-surgical cosmetic treatments with over 25 years experience. He is the founder of Courthouse Clinics. Dr Patrick Bowler is a Founder member, past President and Fellow of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (formerly the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors). He is a member of the Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr Bowler is on the Governance Board for Treatments You Can Trust and is the author of The Nervous Girl's Guide to Nip & Tuck. His opinion on the aesthetic industry is highly respected and he is frequently quoted in the media and on TV.

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"Why Can't I Lose Weight?"

(0) Comments | Posted 4 March 2015 | (15:32)

Britain is far from healthy. In fact, one in four Britons are classified as obese, but I think it is safe to say we are all painfully aware of the problem; a survey recently reported that women will go on twice as many diets in their lifetime than...

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Has the Cosmetics Industry Aged Well?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 January 2015 | (14:48)

I began my career over twenty-five years ago and I can safely say that the cosmetic industry has evolved to the point of being almost unrecognisable. Every aspect of the profession has changed in some way, from the equipment and products we use to the patients and conditions we treat....

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The Obese Don't Need Babysitting - They Need Educating

(1) Comments | Posted 7 March 2014 | (11:53)

Sugar is currently public enemy number one. The World Health Organisation has decreed that it is killing us - their figures suggest that there are over 1 billion overweight adults globally, with at least 300 million of them obese, and as such have recommended that we drastically reduce...

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A Response to the New Cosmetic Rulings

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2014 | (12:33)

Unusually for some within aesthetics, today I'm welcoming the new rules for cosmetic procedures, after Thursday's announcement by the Government.

Actioning recommendations made by the Keogh Report, moves will now be enforced upon the cosmetic enhancement industry designed to limit the growing reputation that some unethical practitioners are giving us...

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Why Can't We Talk About Vagina?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (15:49)

Erectile dysfunction. Prostate cancer. Urinary hesitancy. With men's health there's not an issue out there that isn't talked about. And yet, when it comes to the business of lady parts, we suddenly seem to get very shy indeed.

Over the past two months I've been involved in launching FemiLift, a...

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Doctors: Please, No More Antibiotics for Acne

(2) Comments | Posted 18 September 2013 | (16:48)

Adult acne is a crippling condition, and one that, as Brits particularly, we often fail to address directly.

One in five 25 - 40 year old women will suffer from bad skin at some point in their lives, but common misconception suggests that acne - painful pustles and pus-filled mounds...

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Why Dr Leah's Clinics Might Actually Be Brilliant for the Cosmetic Industries

(30) Comments | Posted 25 July 2013 | (00:00)

The recent win of Dr Leah Totton on The Apprentice has caused uproar in the cosmetic enhancement industry. She's inexperienced, commercially minded, and unprepared for the exacting standards of professional cosmetic treatments, media pundits say. But what if all of that is, actually, a good thing?

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What's the Deal With "Revenge Surgery"?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2013 | (15:06)

Breakups are tough- that's not news. But a new trend for getting back at your ex via the surgeons knife is hitting headlines in a big way. Are divorcees changing faces to save face?

A quick Twitter Q&A suggests that the average woman plucks for new underwear and...

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The Changing Landscape of Male Grooming

(2) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (17:22)

There's no escaping the growing demand for information on manscaping- magazine slang for body hair management for men. I've written about the massive increase the cosmetic beauty industry is seeing in Laser Hair Removal on women's bikini lines, but what is perhaps more surprising is the massive growth...

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The Keogh Report: What It Means For Cosmetic Practitioners

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2013 | (12:26)

The cosmetic treatments industry has had a call to arms. Wednesday saw the release of the Keogh Report, a review on cosmetic treatment procedures commissioned by the government, led by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, and huge changes for practitioners are nigh.

The report is designed to...

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The Problem With Men (And Their Veins)

(0) Comments | Posted 22 April 2013 | (15:10)

Anyone can suffer from thread or varicose veins- nearly half of women and a quarter of men will experience symptoms in their lives. The difference between the sexes, though, is that women seek out treatment. Men typically don't: or at least not until it's too late.

At my practice,...

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The Politics of Body Hair Removal

(42) Comments | Posted 25 March 2013 | (23:00)

It's a controversial issue, and one not without discussion in mainstream media, blogs, articles, and across dinner tables everywhere: bikini line maintenance.

Caitlin Moran is an outspoken advocate of the full female bush. Gwyneth Paltrow went on record to say a Brazilian wax changed her life. BBC Newsnight dedicated a...

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Brotox for the Boys

(2) Comments | Posted 12 March 2013 | (14:00)

Botox in men is becoming increasingly commonplace. From Cliff Richard to David Hassellhoff, support for the treatment in the male community is such that it's recently been christened with it's own special "man name": Brotox.

Brotox has risen over 40% at my treatment centres, Courthouse Clinics, over the...

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Can Botox Cure Depression?

(2) Comments | Posted 27 February 2013 | (09:03)

Botox as a mood enhancer - this is the latest theory from American Dermatologist Eric Finzi. It's a controversial suggestion, but one not without evidence. His book The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects our Mood and Relationships reports that in about 50% of cases Botox can dramatically improve both...

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