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Dentist warns against charcoal teeth whitening trend

Medical professionals are warning against using a DIY whitening trend that involves smearing a charcoal-derived black mixture on teeth. The method, which dentists say may lead to enamel deterioration and tooth erosion, became an online sensation this month after YouTube user Mama Natural posted a video that details its execution began striking fire online. As of Monday morning, it had amassed more than 1.5 million views.

Plastic surgery from hell: Paradise clinic leaves botched boob jobs and tummy tuck terror

Brits hoping to save a quick buck getting plastic surgery overseas are being warned as horrific pics and stories emerge of the consequences. With plastic surgery so expensive, many travel to developing countries to have boob jobs, butt implants and tummy tucks on the cheap. And one brave woman is on a crusade to bring down the cowboy surgeons, who she accuses of killing her best friend. Meredith Page, 41, lost pal Rachene Hutchinson in 2014 following surgery in the Dominican Republic.

Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy dies at 93

Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy has died at the age of 93, a day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. He died of a heart attack at home in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. On Friday, he had held the torch in the Rio neighbourhood of Gavea, on the final leg of the Olympic relay. He cemented Brazil's place as a destination for plastic surgery, giving the world the "Brazilian butt lift".

Dangers of unsafe, illegal tooth whitening highlighted

One in four people (28%) would rather purchase potentially unsafe home kits over the internet or visit illegal beauticians and kiosks than see their dentist for tooth whitening treatment, according to research. In light of the increasing trend for teeth whitening procedures in the UK, the Oral Health Foundation wants to highlight the serious risks that people are taking by opting for illegal and unsafe whitening treatment.

FDA links imported skin care and anti-aging products to mercury poisoning

The US Food and Drug Administration is circulating a consumer update advising against the use of any beauty product formulated with mercury, which the organization doesn’t (for the most part) allow in cosmetics.

Experts reveal why products that give you golden glow could be damaging your skin

Fake tans contain an ingredient that reacts with your skin's outer layer. Experts say the reaction causes oxidative stress, which may lead to lines, wrinkles and sagging by damaging the skin. Nothing makes a woman feel as sexy as a slimming, golden tan. And owing to awareness of the harm caused by the sun's UV rays, fake tan and its just-back-from-the-Med glow have never been more popular.

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

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.

Study Shows Stomach and Side Sleeping Positions Cause Facial Distortion and Wrinkles Over Time

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.

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