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19/05/2015 | Cynosure, Inc. a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market SculpSure™, the world's first hyperthermic laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks. Cynosure plans to introduce SculpSure through its U.S. direct sales force late in the second half of 2015.

15/05/2015 | Which? tests reveal the leading sun creams that fail to deliver the SPF claimed on their packaging. Find out which sun creams to avoid, and which are Best Buys. New Which? tests have revealed that two leading sun creams are failing to deliver the SPF claimed on their packaging. We tested 13 sun creams with a claimed SPF of 30 from popular brands including Nivea and Piz Buin, as well as own-brand products from supermarkets including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco. Two products twice failed our SPF tests: Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise Lotion SPF30 (200ml) and Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion SPF30 (180ml).

11/05/2015 | Liverpool city centre`s historic Rodney Street has long been known as the `Harley Street of the North`. For years private doctors have operated clinics from behind the walls of Georgian townhouses at prestigious addresses on both Rodney Street in Liverpool and Harley Street in London.

11/05/2015 | HydraFacial, the breakthrough, non-invasive, high-tech skin renewal and hydradermabrasion facial treatment, is delighted to announce that Karren Brady CBE, award winning business woman, sporting executive, television broadcaster, newspaper columnist, author and novelist is our new face and brand ambassador for 2015/16.

08/05/2015 | Kylie Jenner`s confession that she has had lip fillers to enhance her pout has led to a huge increase in enquiries for the procedure. The admission came last night from the 17-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, whose noticeably oversized pout has been the source of much speculation. According to some UK clinics, the revelation has led to a surge in enquiries from the public wanting to copy Jenner`s look.

07/05/2015 | 17 year old 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star finally confirms getting lip enhancements. The 17-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and teen icon (repeat: 17-year-old) has confirmed that her signature pout is courtesy of lip fillers, not just puberty and lipliner, as she has previously implied.

07/05/2015 | A British survey found a quarter of all people contemplating cosmetic surgery did not know if their surgeon was properly qualified. The report prompted surgeons in Australia to launch an awareness campaign called Think Over Before You Make Over. Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons president Dr Tony Kane said the statistics in Australia were similar.

05/05/2015 | French parliament has approved a draft law that bans the promotion of sunbeds and advertisement of UV tanning salons. The rule would also require staff in 10,700 tanning salons across the country to undergo thorough training about the risks of cancer through exposure to ultra-violet beams. The legislation would also prohibit the selling or giving away of sunbeds to those who are not health and beauty professionals. Both clauses are part of a wider health bill drafted yesterday that is expected to be finalised by the year’s end.

05/05/2015 | More than three-quarters of Britons say they would not recognise signs of skin cancer, a survey by the British Association of Dermatologists suggests. The disease now causes about 2,100 deaths annually in the UK. The BAD said that while 95% of people it surveyed knew the disease was becoming more common it was concerned that they appeared to be unaware of the link with sunburn.

04/05/2015 | After common plastic surgery procedures, obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits--leading to higher healthcare costs, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Even after accounting for their higher rate of other medical conditions, "Overweight and obese patients remained 35 percent more likely to have an emergency department visit or hospital admission within 30 days of surgery," report Michelle R. Sieffert, MD, MBA, of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and colleagues.

03/05/2015 | Despite a huge rise in popularity in recent years, no training or expertise is required to offer non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and lip fillers. Two years ago a major UK-wide review of the cosmetic treatment industry, carried out by Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, warned that although fillers could cause lasting harm, they were covered by only the same level of regulation as ballpoint pens and toothbrushes. Dr Simon Ravichandran, the president and founder of the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners (ASAP), who set up private aesthetic medicine clinic Clinetix in Glasgow in 2006, said moves to regulate the industry were "slow."

29/04/2015 | The UK plastic surgery market declined in 2014 for the first time in a decade - but fear not: selfies are coming to the rescue. The UK’s cosmetic surgery market shrank for the first time in 10 years in 2014, as weaker demand for tummy tightening, nose jobs and breast enlargement surgery nipped and tucked at overall sales. Ending a decade of consecutive year-on-year growth, 7.9pc was sliced off the the value of the industry last year, while the number of procedures fell by 3.6pc to 726,633, according to Key Note’s latest market report.

26/04/2015 | Experts blast 'myth that refuses to go away', saying that sums alone cannot define which faces are easy on the eye. Revered as the formula that defines beauty, the golden ratio is a mathematically derived principle claimed by many to be embodied in objects as diverse as a spiralled seashell and the Parthenon.

24/04/2015 | An acclaimed plastic surgeon molested a patient after dimming the lights and asking her to dance to a romantic Julio Iglesias song, a medical tribunal has heard. Mr Mohammad Ali Jawad, 56, produced crystal shot glasses and drank vodka with the woman at his surgery as she sought advice for facial scars. Mr Jawad, who denies the allegations, is expected to give evidence by video link from Pakistan where he is currently working.

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