Dr Darren McKeown began his medical career by studying and training in plastic surgery. As a young medical student, he spent a summer elective term with a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon at a time when a then little known drug was beginning to make a big impact at the other side of the Atlantic. The drug was called Botox®.
Dr McKeown was so inspired by what he witnessed being achieved in America – without surgery – that it made a lasting impression on him and his ideas on the management of the ageing face. After graduating from medical school he spent 5 years working in the NHS, becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and travelling along the traditional plastic surgery career pathway. At the same time, still inspired by the work he saw in California, he set to work privately developing his own practice in Glasgow, where he offers everything from facial injectables to facelifts.