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Leading surgeon and founder of cult brand MZ SKIN, Dr Maryam Zamani and ex-Vogue editor-at-Large, Fiona Golfar present The Guinea Pig podcast!
Fiona and Maryam share their honest opinions and hilarious real-life experiences and give essential safety advice to those considering any kind of aesthetic procedure.
For adults only, this bi-weekly podcast covers the latest aesthetic treatment reviews by the resident guinea pig, Fiona Golfar, supported by necessary medical advice and insights from Dr Maryam Zamani.
Fiona tries the treatments - so you don’t have to - allowing the listener to decide for themselves once they are armed with the necessary knowledge, questions to ask and potential risks. 
Maryam and Fiona chat openly and candidly about products and procedures aided by experts & high-profile friends to offer advice and insights to anyone considering a treatment.
So if you, or someone you know is thinking of changing their moisturiser, dealing with tired looking eyes, or even having a neck-lift, The Guinea Pig is here to help you!

The Guinea Pig The Guinea Pig Podcast

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Leading surgeon and founder of cult brand MZ SKIN, Dr Maryam Zamani and ex-Vogue editor-at-Large, Fiona Golfar present The Guinea Pig podcast!
Fiona and Maryam share their honest opinions and hilarious real-life experiences and give essential safety advice to those considering any kind of aesthetic procedure.
For adults only, this bi-weekly podcast covers the latest aesthetic treatment reviews by the resident guinea pig, Fiona Golfar, supported by necessary medical advice and insights from Dr Maryam Zamani.
Fiona tries the treatments - so you don’t have to - allowing the listener to decide for themselves once they are armed with the necessary knowledge, questions to ask and potential risks. 
Maryam and Fiona chat openly and candidly about products and procedures aided by experts & high-profile friends to offer advice and insights to anyone considering a treatment.
So if you, or someone you know is thinking of changing their moisturiser, dealing with tired looking eyes, or even having a neck-lift, The Guinea Pig is here to help you!

    53 Laura Weir's World Of Beauty.

    53 Laura Weir's World Of Beauty.

    At time of recording the UK had just entered into it's 2nd lockdown of 2020, but that's not going to keep Fiona away from the clinic, even if she can't physically be there! Whilst Maryam is still able to see patients the rest of The Guinea Pig crew, stayed at home and caught-up on remote record and joining them to chat about tweakments, products they recommend and how to perfect that at home beauty regimen is beauty and fashion journalist Laura Weir.
    Laura begins by telling us how she came to have a lip procedure, which went wrong and the nerves she had to get over to allow Maryam to fix it - we hear about the physical and psychological effect of when something like that goes wrong., plus we hear what products will help with the increasing need to perform DIY treatments onto ourselves and find out that it's not only the expertise of our beauty practitioners we are missing.




    The Guinea Pig provides unbiased information to those who may be considering cosmetic surgery or even trialling a non-invasive treatment or product. We do not endorse the use of any product or procedure featured in this podcast and are not responsible for the outcome of any of the treatments featured on this podcast or any damage caused in connection with any treatments or products. Should you decide to try any of the procedures, treatments or products mentioned in any episode of The Guinea Pig, you do so at your own risk.  Always consult an independent and fully qualified medical professional if you are considering embarking on any medical procedure, irrespective of whether it is an invasive or non-invasive procedure.
     
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    • 39 min
    52 Getting Nutrition Right, With Petronella Ravenshear

    52 Getting Nutrition Right, With Petronella Ravenshear

    Maryam and Fiona were able to squeeze-in a couple more visits to the clinic before 2nd lockdown kicked-in and invited nutritionist Petronella Ravenshear along to talk about all things immunity and nutrition - which in 2020, is more important than ever before.
    Petronella tells us what vitamins we should all be taking to support our health and immunity function and more importantly which are the brands she trusts.
    Which foods should we be loading-up on right now and what is the one thing we should all be cutting out of our diet? All of this and so much more is answered in today's episode and the best thing is that Petronella can give the kind of advice which fits in with a realistic lifestyle and budget.
    What better way to wrap-up for the winter months?


    The Guinea Pig provides unbiased information to those who may be considering cosmetic surgery or even trialling a non-invasive treatment or product. We do not endorse the use of any product or procedure featured in this podcast and are not responsible for the outcome of any of the treatments featured on this podcast or any damage caused in connection with any treatments or products. Should you decide to try any of the procedures, treatments or products mentioned in any episode of The Guinea Pig, you do so at your own risk.  Always consult an independent and fully qualified medical professional if you are considering embarking on any medical procedure, irrespective of whether it is an invasive or non-invasive procedure.
     
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    • 40 min
    51 Ultherapy LIVE

    51 Ultherapy LIVE

    This week, we are very much back in the clinic, as Fiona does the first live guinea pig session in quite a while, as with lockdown and social distancing measures in place, it made doing any kind of procedure impossible.
    But, as this episode was recorded during a relaxation in restrictions, Fiona wasted NO time in booking a tweakment with Maryam and decided to grit-her-teeth and have some Ultherapy.
    After having the treatment 10 years ago, Fiona has not forgotten the pain she endured though it, so was unsurprisingly apprehensive about putting herself through it again - but in the name of The Guinea Pig, that's exactly what she does, so you can have some idea about what it might be like before you decide on doing it for yourself.
    As this was recorded during the procedure, you'll be able to hear the sound of the machine all the way through, so it may be uncomfortable for you to listen through headphones ... but not as uncomfortable as it was for Fiona ... give that girl a medal!


    The Guinea Pig provides unbiased information to those who may be considering cosmetic surgery or even trialling a non-invasive treatment or product. We do not endorse the use of any product or procedure featured in this podcast and are not responsible for the outcome of any of the treatments featured on this podcast or any damage caused in connection with any treatments or products. Should you decide to try any of the procedures, treatments or products mentioned in any episode of The Guinea Pig, you do so at your own risk.  Always consult an independent and fully qualified medical professional if you are considering embarking on any medical procedure, irrespective of whether it is an invasive or non-invasive procedure.
     
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    • 17 min
    50 The State Of The Industry With Millie Kendall MBE

    50 The State Of The Industry With Millie Kendall MBE

    Maryam and Fiona welcome their first guest of series two, in the form of Millie Kendall MBE, who is CEO of The British Beauty Council.
    The pandemic has brought huge challenges for the beauty industry and the people who work within it, but it's clear that Millie has their back, as she continuously lobbies parliament in a bid to get them to take this multi-million pound industry seriously!
    As well as that we hear about what we can all expect out of treatments in this brave new world of beauty.
    It's a fascinating chat between three experts of the beauty world and an eye-opener for the rest of us, who may not have realised the struggle faced to get politicians to take the industry seriously; perhaps if it was predominantly used by males, then it would be?
     
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    • 39 min
    49 A Brave New World Of Beauty.

    49 A Brave New World Of Beauty.

    YES! The ladies are BACK in the clinic! After using the last few weeks to take-stock and re-think their regimens, Maryam and Fiona have come back to to tell us what they've learnt over the enforced hiatus. What is everyone asking Maryam to do, now they can see her again? Has Fiona decided to abandon tweakments altogether after going au-naturel in Cornwall - OR - did she run to Maryam and the clinic AS SOON as she possibly could?
    Our hosts also revisit the fat transfer procedures taken before lockdown, with contrasting opinions on how uncomfortable it was.
    We also look forward to this new series, with the fresh perspectives we all now have on life and how we look after ourselves... welcome back everyone, we missed you!


    The Guinea Pig provides unbiased information to those who may be considering cosmetic surgery or even trialling a non-invasive treatment or product. We do not endorse the use of any product or procedure featured in this podcast and are not responsible for the outcome of any of the treatments featured on this podcast or any damage caused in connection with any treatments or products. Should you decide to try any of the procedures, treatments or products mentioned in any episode of The Guinea Pig, you do so at your own risk.  Always consult an independent and fully qualified medical professional if you are considering embarking on any medical procedure, irrespective of whether it is an invasive or non-invasive procedure.
     
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    • 36 min
    48 Looking Back & Looking Forwards

    48 Looking Back & Looking Forwards

    As Maryam and Fiona wrap-up season one of The Guinea Pig, they look back over the last year at some of the treatments they loved the most, were disappointed in or can't wait to return to. 
    In this mixed-bag, our hosts talk varicose veins and if Fiona's treatment from Prof Mark Whiteley has stood the test of time, experiences in threading and what the new trends in the procedure mean for people who may not realise there's no going back. 
    We also hear some pretty honest opinions on body sculpting and if a gym membership would be a more effective - and cheaper - option. 
    Fiona and Maryam also tell us what they have found has worked for them during quarantine, which shoes have been a godsend in helping with everyday fitness? A miracle cure for dry feet and how an 'aura ring' can help shift the lockdown calories. 
    We also get a sneak peek into season two and what kind of treatments may be on trial... will Fiona rush to get the same procedures to her bladder she tried in season one and what are the big trends in tweakments we can expect to see? 


    Thank you SO much for joining us this past year, we've loved bringing the show to you and will be back in the Autumn. In the meantime though, don't forget to get in touch and tell us what you would like to see featured in season two! 
    Also, tell your friends to listen to our back catalogue, leave a comment and rate and review us, as all of this really does help us be able to continue to make the show. 
    Keep in touch on email: theguineapigpod@gmail.com / Twitter: @GuineaPodcast  /Insta: @theguineapigpodcast 


    Take care, stay safe and see you later this year, 


    The Guinea Pig Team X
     
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Always so great hearing from other Aesthetic professionals. Less is more is such a great approach. So inspirational Dr Maryam Zamani. Lots of Love @the_lady_bible

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