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28/07/2014 | Islanders in Jersey are being warned about the risks of getting their teeth whitened in beauty salons. It is illegal for beauticians to provide the service which must be performed by a registered dentist. Getting your teeth whitened in a salon is cheaper than going to a dentist in Jersey. The Health Department says if the procedure is carried out incorrectly it can leave lasting damage

25/07/2014 | Cosmetic surgery for the vagina is most popular among young women. Those aged 18-24 are more likely to enquire about labia reduction procedures than any other age group. Around 1,150 young women of this age make requests for designer vaginas each year. The surgery involves reducing the size of a woman's labia minora to make them more symmetrical and smaller than the labia majora.

25/07/2014 | How plastic surgery imposters and crooks have thrived in Shanghai. July and August have become the period when students on summer vacation looking for a facial or body renovations boost the numbers of people seeking cosmetic surgery. City authorities have launched a major crackdown on illegal cosmetic surgery clinics and practices.

24/07/2014 | Cynosure, Inc., a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its flagship PicoSure™ Picosecond Laser Workstation for the treatment of acne scars with the FOCUS lens array, the Company`s new disposable energy delivery system.

21/07/2014 | It will be an offence to allow a person under 18 years of age use a sunbed. A ban on under-18s using sunbeds will come into place next Monday, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has confirmed. Under the Public Health (Sunbeds) Act, it will be an offence for a sunbed business to sell or hire a sunbed to anyone aged under 18, or to allow a young person to use a sunbed.

16/07/2014 | While consumers are increasingly interested in cosmetic dermatologic procedures, a new survey from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery reveals some are waiting to make appointments not only because of the cost but because they “may not get the results” they are looking for and don’t know what practitioner to see.

16/07/2014 | Research scientists predict that gastric bypass surgery to treat obesity could be a thing of the past. They have discovered that the lower intestine could be targeted by a special food supplements which would trick the brain into thinking the stomach is full. The treatment could save thousands of people from the trauma of an irreversible operation.

12/07/2014 | The trend of plastic surgery among local women has prompted many cosmetologists to become unlicensed plastic surgeons, increasing the risk of adverse effects. It is ascertained that many unlicensed plastic surgeons from overseas, particularly China, have streamed into Malaysia in recent years and operated plastic surgery centres in the absence of registration and qualified licences. It is understood that there are only less than 50 qualified plastic surgeons in the country but the number of unlicensed plastic surgeons is beyond estimation.

11/07/2014 | Olay has conducted a study into whether cosmetics products can overcome your genetic make-up, by using pairs of identical twins to trial their ProX range. The global P&G-owned skin care brand conducted a study in which 21 sets of identical twins aged between 20 and 53 years old were divided in half, and one of each pair put on the ProX regime, while the other was not.

11/07/2014 | An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes. New draft guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) aim to reduce debilitating complications, which are a huge drain on NHS resources. Diabetes UK estimates 850,000 people could be eligible for surgery, but NICE expects it to be tens of thousands.

10/07/2014 | Kate Mulvey is a sunbathing addict in every sense of the word. The evidence of the sun`s destructive effects are clear upon her skin, yet she can`t - and won`t - stop. `Tanorexia` is used to describe the shocking number of people aiming for a permanently bronzed look. Scientist say sunbathing produces an emotional effect similar to heroin.

07/07/2014 | Despite a looming financial crisis, the NHS in 2012/13 found the money to carry out 1,137 facelifts – costing taxpayers up to £8.5million.Tens of millions of pounds are being spent every year by the NHS on cosmetic surgery, figures reveal. Taxpayers are forking out vast and growing sums for facelifts, nose jobs, liposuction and breast augmentation – at a time when patients are being denied life-saving cancer drugs. The number of facelifts and operations to increase breast size have more than doubled over the past decade, while there has been a 40 per cent rise in liposuction.

07/07/2014 | Patients considering breast enlargements using transfers of fat from other parts of the body are being warned to be aware of the risk of future complications and the need for regular checks. A meeting of surgeons in Edinburgh this week will hear about the potential uses of fat grafting in cosmetic procedures, as well as for reconstructive treatments, where fat is taken from the stomach or buttocks to correct or enhance another area.

07/07/2014 | Victims of the PIP breast implants scandal may have been cheated out of millions of pounds in compensation, it was claimed last night. Around 47,000 British women had the now-banned implants, which were illegally filled with industrial-grade silicone. After the scandal emerged in late 2011 many women sought to have their implants removed. Under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, if you buy something over £100 and pay for any of it on a credit card, the card company is jointly liable if anything goes wrong with the product. But scores of women say they’ve faced battles with clinics and credit card providers.

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