Maybe we should leave it to the qualified professionals?
Our writer finds the Russian President sharp, focused and worth the wait at an annual discussion of Russia and its place in the world
So you'd never have a facelift – but what about a little 'help'? The newest hi-tech, non-invasive treatments can have dramatic effects – but not all of them are for the fainthearted
Sarah Harding says having lip fillers was "a big mistake".
Whoosh. What a disappointment. I was far too keen to watch The Kennedys. Spurred both by its documentation-via-paparazzi (that's what happens when you cast Katie Holmes as Jackie) and subsequent American cancellation (purportedly) at the hands of an irate Kennedy clan, I had invested levels of excitement usually reserved for HBO's Next Big Thing. This couldn't have been less appropriate. The Kennedys is many things – lusciously filmed, richly sound tracked – but exciting isn't one of them. Neither is good.
Is the BBC really ageist and sexist? That's the claim at an extraordinary employment tribunal. Cahal Milmo reports
Boardroom big-hitters tend to look young – prompting ageing rivals to turn to surgery
Plastic surgery is becoming a billion-pound industry in the UK. More of us than ever are ready to pay, and suffer, for a more perfect body or less lined face. Susie Mesure watched a practitioner at work
The great Greek tragedies will always resonate, says Sarah Ruhl, writer of a new play based on the myth of Eurydice
Rogue practitioners face crackdown but charities say self-regulation is not enough
Actress Susan Penhaligon said Botox left her looking like a "character in Planet Of The Apes".
One gilt-framed portrait features a woman with a stern-faced muscularity reminiscent of Laura Bush, another depicts a society wife with a powdered décolletage and a Sarah Palin smile. Turn around in the small Mayfair gallery and you are sure the oversized portraits of firm-bosomed women in pearls and pashminas are the distinguished faces of first ladies, trophy wives and elderwomen you have seen before.
The posh gym is too pricey and the beauty salon is undiginifed. So how about a hi-tech short cut to pert buttocks and smooth skin, all in the comfort of your own home? It's time for your appointment with Dr F, the New Review's gadget-loving health guru
If you fancy really batting those lashes, there is a new prescription medicine that will soon be available in the United States that might just turn out to be the biggest breakthrough in cosmetic pharmaceuticals since Botox.
Glaucoma treatment gives users longer eyelashes