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04/12/2013 | Experts have issued a health warning against carrying out non-surgical cosmetic procedures on yourself or allowing untrained friends to do them, saying doing so risks permanent facial paralysis. In an alarming new trend for DIY Botox, some 13% of people undergoing intense, non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels or Botox injections have been treated by untrained friends, while four per cent are self-administering, according to research.
02/12/2013 | Mother-of-two says lunchtime laser lift has saved her sex life. Every fortnight during her lunch hour, Maggie Johnson, 50, from Sussex, pops out for a sandwich - and vaginal rejuvenation. The procedure takes half an hour and doesn’t involve surgery. Costs £1800 for five 30-minute sessions, carried out every 2 to 4 weeks. Induces collagen and elastin contraction to make the vaginal canal smaller.
30/11/2013 | Fears over regulation of cosmetic industry as people turn to their friends to administer injectable beauty treatments. One in eight people who have had cosmetic treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers had the procedure carried out by an untrained friend or acquaintance, a survey has found. The poll of 2,000 people comes ahead of a Government response to a review of the industry, which follows growing concern that “cosmetic cowboys” without medical training are able to practice unchecked.
30/11/2013 | As legalized medical marijuana gains acceptance across the country, a long-smoldering question burns a little hotter. In the vernacular, stoners ask, "Do doobies make boobies?" Plastic surgeons phrase it more scientifically. "Does marijuana cause gynecomastia?" Speculation that men who smoke pot are prone to develop abnormal breast tissue or "man boobs" has been around for decades.
29/11/2013 | The growing number of women postponing motherhood until they`re older is posing a new dilemma for doctors: Is Botox safe in pregnancy? Writing in this month`s issue of the journal, Canadian Family Physician, doctors with the Motherisk program at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children say that, with proper injection, Botox shouldn’t seep from the facial muscles into a woman’s circulation.
28/11/2013 | Years of cruel jibes about his receding hairline finally convinced the doctor on Channel 4's medical series to go under the knife. My father is blond and most of my family are Nordic so blond fine hair is in my genes and growing up I always had what I called very high, academic temples. I wasn't going bald in the classic way, it was just I had these very high temples that I never liked.
28/11/2013 | Some of the UK's top skin specialists say they are carrying out more laser tattoo removals than ever before. They've told Newsbeat it means they are also seeing an increasing number of people with burns and scars caused by untrained practitioners. The British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) are both calling for tighter regulation of the industry with new rules on who can buy and use lasers.
28/11/2013 | Patients who go under the plastic surgeon’s knife are often operated on by doctors with no specialist training, it has been claimed. There has also been a growth in private clinics using “fly in, fly out” surgeons, which can leave patients with little comeback should anything go wrong. The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS) has called for the urgent regulation of the sector to protect patients who may be damaged by work carried out by non-specialist surgeons.
27/11/2013 | The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) reiterates that critical implementation work on the government-led review of cosmetic interventions must happen urgently and be publicly communicated, on the first day of its annual scientific meeting. The Association emphasises that action must include the establishment of a national, compulsory register for medical devices, including breast implants, within the next 12 months.
27/11/2013 | A breast surgery expert has told a tribunal that breast implants fitted at a Harley Street surgery were "too big and heavy". James Bristol said the breasts were so big they were bound to cause difficulties because "gravity only works one way". It is claimed Mohammad Azhar Aslam carried out an "inappropriate" operation at the South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields to insert the 800cc silicone bags which are said to be the equivalent of a 34G bra size.
24/11/2013 | Cosmetic cowboys with no medical training will remain free to inject women with ‘backstreet Botox’ because health Ministers have bowed to pressure to leave the industry largely unregulated. The Mail on Sunday has learnt that the Government is to reject a crucial recommendation in a hard-hitting review of the booming sector, to the outrage of leading doctors.
23/11/2013 | Topokine Therapeutics has initiated dosing in a Phase 2, randomized controlled clinical trial of XAF5 Gel for reduction of excess submental fat, commonly known as "double chin." XAF5 Gel is a proprietary skin formulation of a compound already known to reduce fat around the human eye. Study participants are applying XAF5 Gel or placebo once a night to skin under the chin.
21/11/2013 | A Welling beauty salon owner was fined £500 by magistrates after allowing a 16-year-old to use a sunbed. Havva Karamanli, 44, of Burnham Road in Dartford, was prosecuted in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in the UK. She pleaded guilty to breaching the Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on November 11.
20/11/2013 | How collagen-enhancing mucus is set to be a super-ingredient in mainstream cosmetics. Mucus secreted by snails are full of collagen, glycolic acid, antibiotics and other compounds that regenerate skin cells and heal cuts says Louis-Marie Guedon. Guedon believes it could presage a cosmetic revolution and has developed a secret technique to harvest the slime.
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