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27/02/2015 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports More than 10 Million Procedures Performed. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is in the process of compiling its procedural statistical data for the 2014 calendar year, which has already started to reveal distinct trends in the world of aesthetic plastic surgery.

26/02/2015 | The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth whitening services, a decision with the potential to transform the makeup and reach of similar licensing boards across the country. On a 6-3 vote, the U.S. justices ruled for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had reined in the N.C. Dental Board of Examiners several years ago after teeth whitening businesses complained about cease-and-desist letters they had received.

25/02/2015 | Dentists are being urged to steer clear of offering anti-wrinkle jabs such as botox to their patients as a way of expanding their business. The Dental Council said their use for cosmetic purposes was "not the practice of dentistry", according to a report in the 'Journal of the Irish Dental Association'. The report highlighted the case of 33-year-old man who came to the Cork University Dental School and Hospital complaining of a swelling on the inside of his lower lip.

25/02/2015 | A new market could open up for ‘evening-after’ sunscreen to further protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays after a team of Yale-led researchers discovered that much of the damage occurs in the hours after sun exposure.

22/02/2015 | A new survey shows that a fairly large percentage of older women are unhappy with at least one of their body parts, and turn to plastic surgery to make them feel better. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) may not just be confined to young girls bombarded with skinny girl hype and media; a new survey shows that older women suffer from the same body image problems. Eighty-five percent of 55- to 64-year-old women said they were unhappy about “at least one” body part, according to the survey, commissioned by

21/02/2015 | A businessman who pleaded guilty to carrying out illegal teeth whitening says he is “getting out of the beauty industry”. Hartlepool man Graeme Pattinson, who worked for the Ultimate Tanning and Beauty Salon, in Thomlinson Road, Hartlepool, admitted unlawfully practising dentistry, and unlawfully carrying on the business of dentistry, contrary to the Dentists Act 1984. The prosecution came about following a complaint from a client to whom he sold the self-administered ‘gum-shield’ style teeth whitening product to, despite not being a registered dental practitioner.

16/02/2015 | Are you reading this on your phone? It could well be giving you `tech neck` - creases developed from constant tablet use. Beauty experts believe the nation`s love of their smart phones is behind the sharp increase in women opting for facial rejuvenation treatments - like energy assisted skin tightening and neck Botox - apparently down to `phone face`.

16/02/2015 | As cosmetic clinics advertise free boob jobs and plastic surgery gets its own hashtag, Radhika Sanghani explains why our collective numbness is a problem. “Valentine’s Day kisses. 30% off lip fillers. Prepare your mouth for all the attention it will be getting!” This isn’t a spoof Valentine’s Day card – it’s an advert from one of the UK’s biggest plastic surgery clinics offering "subtle lip definition to charm your suitor"

15/02/2015 | South Korea has announced a crackdown on illegal brokers and unregistered clinics in a bid to protect medical tourists, especially those drawn by the country’s booming plastic surgery industry. The Health Ministry unveiled yesterday a raft of measures drafted in response to a growing number of complaints over botched jobs and exorbitant billing, many of them filed by Chinese women who travel to South Korea specifically for cosmetic procedures

13/02/2015 | One year on from the Government’s response to the Keogh Review, Valentine’s Day-themed marketing promotions show that much of the aesthetic sector has yet to fall in love with recommendations for best practice. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon today condemn unscrupulous time-sensitive discount deals that continue to flourish unchecked.

13/02/2015 | Thailand's beauty clinics are attracting foreigners due to their relatively cheap prices and modern facilities. But some operations have gone horribly wrong. When British woman Joy Williams went into the SP Clinic in Bangkok last October, she must have believed she was about to undergo a straightforward cosmetic operation, at a very reasonable price, and at a modern facility which has been widely used, and often praised, by other patients from overseas.

12/02/2015 | From eye-wateringly expensive serums and paralysing injections to going under the knife, there are countless ways to turn back time and give ageing faces a youthful boost. However, one glance down at a woman’s sagging, crepey décolletage is certain to give the game away.

11/02/2015 | Dangerous and illegal tooth-whitening kits, worth more than £500,000, have been seized by trading standards officers in a house in London recently. The tooth-whitening kits contained almost 60 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide, the bleaching agent in tooth-whitening. The kits could potentially lead to mouth blisters and sensitive gums to users. Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court has issued a court order for the 12,000 seized kits to be destroyed.

11/02/2015 | A new study found that among the 87% of US women currently unhappy with at least one area of their body, the trend to seek help from a cosmetic physician is on the rise by more than 200%. The report, commissioned by RealSelf—the leading online community around elective cosmetic procedures—and conducted by a market research firm, explores the market of US women aged 18-64 who seek help beyond the beauty counter.

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