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Sandymoor trader prosecuted for selling tooth whitener containing 147 times the safe level of hydrogen peroxide

A RUNCORN trader has been prosecuted for selling dangerous tooth whitener containing 146 times the safe level of hydrogen peroxide. The chemical could have burnt gums, permanently damaged teeth and increased the risk of cancer, magistrates heard. Darren Stanton, 47, of Newmoore Lane, Sandymoor, was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service after admitting 11 trading offences at Warrington Magistrates Court. Trading Standards officers from Halton Council posed as customers and bought three products from his eBay business.

Global Survey Released by ISAPS Reports Increase of Over One Million Cosmetic and Aesthetic Procedures Performed in 2015

NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The worldwide reach of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) is well known to the global plastic and aesthetic surgery community. Now the release of eagerly awaited procedural survey results shows an increase of over one million reported procedures from 2014 to 2015.

News Releases - Aesthetic Surgery Journal - ASAPS Press Center - Study Shows Stomach and Side Sleeping Positions Cause Facial Distortion and Wrinkles Over Time

New York, NY (July 26, 2016) - A new study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), indicates that compression, tension, and shear forces applied to the face during sleep cause facial distortion when people sleep on their sides and stomach, leading to the development of sleep wrinkles over time.

Bogus nurse gave Botox in her kitchen, investigation finds

A bogus nurse has been injecting people with Botox in her kitchen, a BBC investigation has found. Vivienne Baker, from Porthcawl, had claimed to be a midwife who was qualified to prescribe cosmetic treatment. However investigations following complaints from clients have found she is not registered with the nursing council, and a certificate she was displaying was fake. Ms Baker declined to comment. Untrained people are allowed to inject Botox, but only those who are suitably medically qualified are allowed to prescribe the substance, which Ms Baker told undercover reporters she was doing.

Tattoo inks can give you cancer - and one colour is the most dangerous

Tattoo ink used to create designs for millions of Brits could increase the chances of getting cancer and should be banned according to research. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has warned that tattoo inks are potentially toxic, according to a study which could see many of them banned. According to the report the inks can cause skin problems, from allergic reactions and painful itching that can last for years to an increased risk of cancer.

New sunscreen compound protects against UVA-induced skin aging, cancer - Medical News Today

While ultraviolet A radiation in sunlight can cause significant harm to the skin, the majority of sunscreens on the market offer limited protection against such damage. But this could change; researchers have identified a compound that they say can shield against ultraviolet A-induced cell damage, skin aging, and skin cancer.

ASDS survey: Twice as many considering cosmetic procedures

The percentage of consumers considering a cosmetic medical procedure has almost doubled since 2013, according to survey data released today by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Nearly 60 percent of consumers now say they are considering a cosmetic treatment, up from 30 percent in 2013, according to the ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures. “Cosmetic medical treatments continue to grow in popularity,”

Obesity predicted to have cost councils over half a billion pounds

Tackling obesity is set to have cost councils more than half a billion pounds since taking over public health from the NHS three years ago, the LGA says. The LGA warns local authorities anticipate having spent £505m tackling obesity in adults and children, following the transfer of the public health responsibility in April 2013. Councils carry out prevention work, such as commissioning weight management services and exercise referral schemes.

Cosmetic surgery business snapped up

A £40m-turnover cosmetic surgery business with 15 UK clinics, including in Manchester and Liverpool, has been bought by the German private equity firm that acquired the Transform Group out of administration last year. The Hospital Group, which employs about 300 staff, provides cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dentistry, weight loss services and non-surgical treatments.

Syneron Candela Announces FDA Clearance of High Energy UltraShape Power for Fat Destruction

UltraShape Power's ultrasound energy is applied to the skin in a proprietary pulse structure to ensure effective fat destruction with no damage to surrounding tissue including blood vessels, nerves and muscles, resulting in a safe and comfortable treatment experience. UltraShape Power's lighter transducer for high maneuverability enables the customized treatment of large and small fat pockets. The device also incorporates a sophisticated treatment and patient management software package combined with flexible communication options.

Merz Announces Clearance of the Cellfina™ System for the Long-Term Reduction of Cellulite

Merz Pharma Group today announced CE Mark clearance of the Cellfina™ System, signifying its conformity with all EU regulations. Cellfina™ is intended for long-term reduction of cellulite by precise release of targeted structural tissue (fibrous septae). Results of treatment with Cellfina™ are expected to last up to two years. Cellfina™ is currently available in the U.S. and has the longest duration of results as cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Infection Outbreak Tied to Nip/Tuck on Caribbean Isle

An outbreak of aggressive mycobacterial infections in U.S. residents has been linked to cosmetic surgery procedures done in the Dominican Republic, public health officials reported. David Schnabel, MD, of the Maryland Department of Public Health and Hygiene in Baltimore, and colleagues found that 21 patients (18 confirmed; three probable) from six different states had travelled to the Dominican Republic as medical tourists, and subsequently acquired a rapidly growing mycobacterial infection.

Ukrainian doctor slammed for taking pictures of women's breasts and sharing them online

Fury as Ukraine plastic surgeon poses for SELFIES with naked patients unconscious on the operating table after boob jobs and shares the intrusive photos on social media. Edgar Kaminskyi, 31, shares extraordinary clips over social media of his boob job operations while in his Kiev theatre and asks 'fans' to 'like' if they are impressed with his handiwork.

Almost half of highly rated sunscreens do not meet AAD guidelines

New research finds that while consumers rate sunscreens that absorb well and smell nice most highly, many of these products do not adhere to American Academy of Dermatology guidelines. Skin cancer is currently the most common cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans could develop skin cancer in their lifetime

Breast implants are linked with cancer according to French study

Breast implants are under the microscope after health watchdogs said there was a ‘clear link’ between them and cancer. A French agency has given firms a year to prove their products are safe. However, the British agency stressed that the link with cancer has not been confirmed.

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