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02/07/2015 | A French appeal court on Thursday overturned a negligence conviction against certification agency TUV Rheinland for its role in approving faulty breast implants produced with counterfeit silicone by manufacturer PIP until its 2010 closure.

02/07/2015 | Scores of Americans are taking to Instagram to post photos of sunburn designs on their skin. People will put on sunscreen in a design or apply a temporary tattoo to burn a pattern onto the skin. Dermatologists are warning people to stay away from the trend they say could cause skin cancer as it's revealed 73,000 will get melanoma in 2015

01/07/2015 | A newly developed non-invasive pulse technology is being heralded as the next step in the search for effective solutions to treat degenerative skin disease.

29/06/2015 | Scientists at Newcastle University have documented for the first time the DNA damage which can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun providing an invaluable tool for sun-protection and the manufacturers of sunscreen.

28/06/2015 | Abdominoplasty is Britain’s fastest-growing cosmetic surgery trend. The operation lasts 90 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic. The surgeon cuts along the bikini line from hip to hip to repair the muscles and any excess skin on the stomach is trimmed off and a new navel is created.

26/06/2015 | A Royal Pharmaceutical Society survey into sunscreen use has revealed a worrying lack of understanding about the degree of sun protection different products provide. In particular, many are unaware that the SPF rating alone displayed in sunscreen labelling does not guarantee good all round protection from potential sun damage.

25/06/2015 | A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), showed both hard and soft contact lenses contributed to the drooping of the upper eyelids, a medical condition referred to as ptosis.

21/06/2015 | We love an abundantly bouncy blowdry as much as the next woman. And, yes, we've been known to skip the gym to keep its perfection intact. Drastic? Perhaps. But it doesn't come close to the new trend that WWD has reported on, explaining that women are now using Botox to keep sweaty scalps from spoiling their hair.

21/06/2015 | It is often dismissed as a "first world" problem and a "bad case of vanity" caused by today's obsession with appearance and celebrity. But, writes Susanna Jolly, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) affects up to one in 50 people and many with the condition "self-medicate" by undergoing frequent and repeated plastic surgery procedures.

19/06/2015 | The country`s patient safety watchdog is to be given powers to monitor and investigate private hospitals as well as cosmetic surgery clinics. The announcement will be made today by Health Minister Leo Varadkar, who has instructed officials to draw up the Heads of a Bill to give new powers to the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa).

19/06/2015 | A cosmetic surgery that uses injections of hyaluronic acid to make lips appear fuller could also improve the lives of people with facial paralysis, according to results of a small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities.

18/06/2015 | Sunscreen labels may still be confusing to consumers, with only 43 percent of those surveyed understanding the definition of the sun protection factor (SPF) value, according to the results of a small study published in a research letter online by JAMA Dermatology.

18/06/2015 | A Perthshire dentist has warned about a rise in illegal teeth whitening services being offered across the region. People looking to get a bargain-price Hollywood smile are putting themselves at risk, it was claimed.

17/06/2015 | Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, and KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KYTH), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel prescription products for the aesthetic medicine market, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Allergan has agreed to acquire KYTHERA in a cash and equity transaction valued at $75 per KYTHERA share, or approximately $2.1 billion, subject to the fulfillment of certain customary conditions summarized below.

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