February 26, 2020
Anti-Ageing Expert and Plastic Surgeon Mr Kambiz Golchin on Key Cosmetic Trends for 2020
A facial plastic surgeon who leads the pack when it comes to the latest technology behind facial treatments – Mr Kambiz Golchin is famous for pushing the envelope on what’s possible. Skilled at everything from minor touch-ups using bits of Botox to a fully-fledged facial overhaul, Mr Golchin has attracted an extensive following in both the UK and Ireland – between which he splits his time.
Luxuria Lifestyle sits down with the doctor to find out the most common mistakes people make when looking for a bit of a refresh, and also why using our own “resources” to help with the ageing process such as stem cells from fat and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) over synthetic fillers is the next big thing.
What made you want to get into this industry? Why cosmetic work?
I have always had an interest in the aesthetic and beauty industry. I trained as an Ear Nose and Throat surgeon, and sub trained in facial plastic surgery. I have always been passionate about the industry and have been working in it for the last 20 years. I have my own practice in Dublin and travel to London every other week to see my British clients.
What treatment do you most like doing and why?
I like all the treatments on the face – both aesthetic; non-surgical and surgical. For me, the key thing is to achieve a natural look so the patient looks well for their age, and the different parts of the face are in balance with the rest.
Is there one treatment that you feel gets the best results?
There is no single treatment. The face is made up of many different layers and ideally, you need to address the different issues with different treatments to get the result that the patient is happy with.
What is the most common mistake people make when they go in for Botox? what do you wish more people realised about it?
The most common mistake is a lot of people confuse Botox and fillers, and often the features they attribute to overdone looks are attributed to Botox wrongly. For example, somebody in the media with huge lips – people often think that is related to Botox which of course it isn’t – it is a case where someone has been injected with too much filler. Also, he adds, “In my opinion, most practitioners are missing a trick. They are loading up the centre of the face with Botox and filler, giving you big chipmunk cheeks and frozen foreheads, in an effort to improve the appearance of youth. But the truth is, it just makes the face too centre heavy. And it doesn’t make you look younger, it just makes you look ‘done’.”
Are there any new innovations in the field that are on the horizon that you are excited about?
Yes. Stem cells are really quite exciting. The combination of treatments is also improving our outcomes. You may have heard of PRP — the ‘vampire facial’ technique, where the platelet-rich plasma ( is extracted from your own blood, then reinjected into your face. The aim is to stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin in the skin. The latest development uses concentrated PRP and stem cells — the cells in your body that can develop into many different types of tissue — extracted from your fat, to rejuvenate the face. If this cocktail of stem cells and PRP is injected into the skin lightly ‘damaged’ by laser treatment, the stem cells will ‘act as building blocks. They can regenerate as fat cells or skin cells. This means the procedure has an extraordinary, grow-your-own-facelift effect. Extra fat can be added too to counteract hollowness under the eyes. This mechanically breaks the fat cells apart so he can grab the good stem cells out.
From a technical point of view, it is not pure stem cells, hence the cocktail. Other beneficial ingredients are extracted with the fat stem cells, but the main ingredient is a high source of stem cells, 55/60% are stem cells. I have kept this technique as holistic and organic as possible, by carrying it out next to the client, no manipulation or tampering is carried out on the stem cells so there are at their purest when they are injected.
I have always been a huge fan of PRP but this new movement and method is cutting edge and totally new and he has seen so far dramatic changes in the skin. I have also been using PRP under the eyes to give a similar but longer-lasting effect to that of the tear tough procedure using filler.
What areas on the face are best to use Botox on? Is the jawline the ‘new forehead?’
Botox is most reliable, and best used on the frown lines and the upper part of the face, but jawline is definitely on the rise. I am not sure if it’s the new forehead as I think it’s not necessary for a person of a certain age, but the person with the right age and anatomy, the jawline can be the right area for Botox.
What percentage of the people you see do botox and filler at the same time? Is that generally the way you get best results?
I think for most people when it’s not their first time they’d come for both at the same time. In most situations doing both at the same time is absolutely fine and it minimises time for the patient and is more convenient for the patient.
Are there any treatments you would actually caution against?
Yes is the answer. Any of the aesthetic treatments in the wrong hands I would caution against. I am not a fan of a lot of the trends that are done for example currently there is a huge trend in jawline enhancement with fillers, and also for large filler volumisation – I think one needs to be careful with both of these – obviously, in the right candidate, this is very effective – like I said I would caution people against these trends.
Ultimately when it comes to cosmetic treatments what is your philosophy?
My philosophy is less is more.
And I do think that considering that not just the face but the periphery of the face is important – also considering other ageing features of the patient, not just focus on one area is key. In terms of treating the different layers of the face and not emphasising or using any modality or treatment excessively is important?
In fact, I have created a new treatment where I predominantly focus around the frame of the face, known as the Edge. The Edge is a Botox and filler combination– tiny bits of each – applied in a way that Is very different than what other doctors are doing. What I’m doing it focusing solely on the periphery of the face, or the edges, using minuscule amounts of Botox and filler to tighten, smooth and fill out, but leaving the middle of the face alone. This makes you look fresh-faced and young without looking like you’ve had a treatment. And the added bonus is that it lets you keep your natural expressions, those endearing crinkles around your eyes and smile exactly as they should be, real and left alone.