McDiarmid-Hall Clinic

Aesthetic medicine is a term which encompasses the range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures which lie between the realm of the beauty therapist and the plastic surgeon, such as; light chemical peels, collagen injections, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion. These procedures are carried out by specialised nurses at the McDiarmid-Hall Clinic who have undergone additional training in these areas.

The title plastic surgery is derived from the Greek word "plastikos" meaning "to shape or mould". A proportion of the reconstructive work undertaken by plastic surgeons involves dealing with large and difficult wounds, and the process of covering large open areas with healthy skin in reconstructive plastic surgery is where the moulding or shaping part comes from. Over the decades there have been tremendous advances in the techniques used and in our understanding of the anatomy and blood supply of the skin.