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08/09/2014 | ALPHAEON® Corporation, a leader in lifestyle healthcare and subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, and Clarion Medical Technologies® Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for ALPHAEON to acquire all of the outstanding shares and assets of Clarion, the leading provider of medical and aesthetic equipment and consumables in Canada, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is expected to close on or before September 30, 2014.

08/09/2014 | Cynosure, Inc., a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Ellman International, Inc. (Pelleve®, PelleFirm™) for approximately $13.2 million in cash. In addition, Cynosure assumed certain contractual and current liabilities associated with normal working capital. Based in Hicksville, NY, Ellman develops, manufactures and markets advanced radiofrequency (RF) technology for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures and offers a line of aesthetic lasers.

08/09/2014 | Lawyers say French courts likely to make awards of €15,000 in PIP scandal. Up to now, women seeking redress over the PIP scandal have reached an impasse in the Irish legal system, because many of the clinics which fitted their devices have gone out of business. Thousands of Irish women who were fitted with faulty PIP breast implants could be in line for a €150 million compensation payout from the French courts.

06/09/2014 | Surgeons have warned that someone will have to die before plastic surgery is regulated. The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS) said this week’s conviction of a beautician for performing illegal Botox treatments highlighted the need for stronger regulation. The woman, who is from Russia, had also unlawfully imported the drug that is usually injected into facial muscles and is subject to prescription control.

05/09/2014 | A young woman who says she's addicted to sunbeds admits even getting skin cancer hasn't put her off tanning. Lucy Simm, 29, from Morecambe, was keen to get back on a sunbed as soon as she had recovered from an operation to remove a cancerous mole on her leg. She told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on today's This Morning: 'It's been very hard to stop, I want to hide away. I feel like a tan gives me a blanket and without it, I have to hide away. I tried fake tan and it's just not the same.'

02/09/2014 | A beautician who illegally performed the Botox beauty treatment at her salon despite being warned she was breaking the law has been fined €6,000. One person also suffered an allergic reaction to the procedure, Judge John O’Neill was told yesterday. Viktoriya Bulankova, of Luttrellstown Place, Carpenterstown, Dublin 15, pleaded guilty to charges contrary to the Medicines Board Act.

01/09/2014 | Britain has long enjoyed a love affair with all things French, from wine to high fashion. Now cosmetic surgery is being transformed by the introduction of the ‘haute couture’ boob job from France. A new range of implants from Eurosilicone with 600 possible variations gives women a bewildering choice of gels, shapes, textures and volumes from the very large to the conical.

01/09/2014 | A beauty therapist whose confidence hit rock-bottom after her breasts began to sag, went for cosmetic surgery abroad, which almost killed her. Claire Hawker, 30, from Reading had been recommended the surgeon in Prague by a friend, and back home days later she flaunted her new figure, proudly. However, in that moment her new size G breasts started leaking a brown discharge and suddenly burst. Rushed to hospital, surgeons warned if they didn’t remove the mum-of-two’s implants immediately, she would die.

30/08/2014 | Botox has been officially approved for 12 conditions, and just this month, it was revealed the toxin may combat stomach cancer and trials are under way. Botox is 25 this year – that’s how many years since it was first approved for medical use. And although it’s best known as an anti-wrinkle jab, last year just over half of its sales were for non-cosmetic uses.

29/08/2014 | A University of Leeds led study on cosmetic surgery tourism 'Exploring the Cosmetic Surgery Tourism Industry’ offers many insights into the business but also warns that better regulation is vital to protect patients. Surgeons and clinics should be accredited and inspected. The regulation must be transnational not national, and patients find legal redress difficult to access if surgery goes wrong.

28/08/2014 | A 73-year-old proves age is just a number as she turns the heads of men 50 years her junior in her skin-tight mini-dresses - after splashing out more than £10,000 on cosmetic surgery. Pensioner Jane Pesch, from Swadlincote, Derbys, shuns the comfortable slacks and knitted cardigans usually associated with the older generation, instead opting for skyscraper heels and fishnet stockings.

28/08/2014 | The boss of a private medical clinic has been fined thousands of pounds for carrying out “unlawful dentistry”. Wayne Roberts was fined £15,000 after being found guilty of two counts of illegal tooth whitening and a charge of falsely claiming to be a dental technician. The offences took place at clinics both on Wirral and in Liverpool city centre.

27/08/2014 | The Aesthetic Surgery Journal  (ASJ), a peer-reviewed international journal focusing on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery, was recently ranked the number one journal in aesthetic plastic surgery and second in plastic surgery overall, with an Impact Factor of 2.034 according to the 2014 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports®. ASJ is the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

22/08/2014 | and the agony they endure to laser away trashy tattoos. A fifth of the population has a tattoo, but recent figures show a third of people regret them and laser them off. Stacey Parker, a mother-of-one, counts off the seconds until her torture is over by thinking about her next holiday and making shopping lists — anything to distract her from the pain.

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