Now Celebs Mag: Stars Bodies Ruined for Perfection

26 May 2017 | Category: Cosmetic

Now Magazine asks ‘Is looking like a reality TV clone really worth it?’

Feature entitled ‘Painfully plumped pouts, whittled waists, bizarre bums: the stars who could RUIN their bodies for ‘perfection’’

The feature looks at the social media driven quest for physical perfection with celebrities reaching for cosmetic procedures and beauty products which could have serious side effects and health risks.

Now Magazine asked Dr Ross Perry of Cosmedics to give his expert views on a series of ‘beauty tricks’ which could have bad consequences.

Waist Trainers

Worn by stars including Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Khan, this corset-like device is designed to pull everything in to create a tiny little waist and an accentuated hourglass figure. Now Magazine comments on the potential risk of piles and swelling ankles, saying:

“Hemorrhoids and swollen ankles”

‘Waist trainers, which create that coveted hourglass figure, are increasingly popular. Dr Perry imagines most celebs don them for a selfie before removing them, but for others there are a whole host of risks associated with long-term use.

“Increased abdominal pressure could lead to hemorrhoids, varicose and thread veins as well as swollen ankles.’

“Because the waist trainers are so tight on the skin there’s also a risk of dermatitis and pigmentation problems.”

Tooth Whitening

White teeth are now sported by nearly everybody in the public eye, with certain celebrities keen to create a super-white result.

Now magazine explains the risks:

“Receding gums”

‘Celebrities plugging various brands of DIY teeth whitening kits are ten a penny these days, but can they be dangerous? Dr Ross Perry of Cosmedics believes they can be and says that getting one from anywhere but a practising dentist could be a bad idea. He explains:

“The gels bought online can sometimes be corrosive and in high strength doses could cause receding gums, ulcers and long-term tooth sensitivity.”

Detox Tea

For those in pursuit of a slimmer frame, special drinks are claimed on social media to help with weight loss, but there are medical concerns. Now Magazine and Dr Ross Perry explain:

“Wrecked insides”

‘Social media has long been flooded with reality TV stars promoting teatox diets, which claim to help users shed the pounds with the special brew of tea. But can they really help you lose weight? It’s a debate that divides opinion. It comes in a whole range of variations, but some of the most popular brands are made with the root and leaves of senna. It’s been claimed by some doctors that short-term use of senna ‘can cause the bowels to stop functioning normally’. However, Dr Perry claims there’s no proof these drinks actually do anything, adding:

“In my opinion, people should save their money and simply drink water.”

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Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perryDr Ross Perry regularly provides expert comment and advises the media on a range of skincare and health-related issues.

He has particular expertise in skin surgery mole removal, sun damage and melanoma; having removed thousands of moles in his career, both within the NHS and privately through Cosmedics Skin Clinics.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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