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Toni Pikoos

Toni Pikoos

Sessional tutor, Swinburne University of Technology
PhD (Clinical Psychology) Clinical Psychology
2017 - 2021
Thesis Topic: Fixing the Invisible Defect: The Relationship between Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Thinking of getting a minor cosmetic procedure like botox or fillers? Here's what to consider first

Jul 06, 2021 08:58 am UTC| Health

At a dinner party recently, my friend Kaity whispered, Ive been staring at my face in Zoom meetings and I look tired. Im considering Botox. What are the risks? I shouldnt have been surprised; Kaity isnt alone in...

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

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