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01/02/2016 | SHAMELESS clinics are discussing cosmetic procedures with children as young as 15, a Sun investigation can reveal. Doctors, nurses and even a children’s surgeon were potentially willing to perform invasive beauty treatments on youngsters under 18.

31/12/2015 | Experimental evidence supports a simple technique for prolonging the effects of HA dermal fillers: using them together with botulinum toxin, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

18/11/2015 | While most people aren’t going to such extreme lengths to keep up with the Kardashians, cosmetic surgery group Transform have seen a 73 per cent year-on-year rise in inquiries for achieving Kardashian-like features. Read more:

13/10/2015 | In an age where youth is a prized possession and timeless looking celebrities adorn magazine covers, women are constantly on the hunt for the next secret elixir of youth. But how far would you go to turn back the clock? And, more importantly, is it really worth it?

28/09/2015 | With booming interest in dermal fillers for minimally invasive treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, plastic surgeons are looking for evidence to help them choose the product that will give the best results for their patients.

06/08/2015 | Doctors have launched a new treatment which they claim can make people ‘scientifically beautiful’. The treatment – called Facial Profiling – uses computer software which analyses the proportions of the face. Then, centuries-old principals of ‘geometric ratios’, which have come to define beauty, are applied to the entire face, rather than simply focusing on one area.

03/07/2015 | Permanent damage could be horrific but there is nothing to stop hairdressers or beauticians injecting. Liverpool women are risking permanent disfigurement and even blindness by having unlicensed facial filler injections according to a city specialist. Dr Lee Walker, who has 13 years experience in facial aesthetics, says almost a quarter of his work now involves repairing botched jobs done by hairdressers or beauticians.

14/06/2015 | Nearly 100 people have been left blind by cosmetic treatments that went wrong, according to a doctor who pioneered the use of Botox. Professor Jean Carruthers said 98 patients worldwide had lost vision in one or both eyes after being injected with dermal fillers in the face. These fillers are used to smooth away frown lines and plump up sallow skin below the eyes. But there can be ‘catastrophic’ results if they are mistakenly injected into a blood vessel, leading to blockage of crucial arteries supplying blood to the eyes, she said.

08/05/2015 | Kylie Jenner`s confession that she has had lip fillers to enhance her pout has led to a huge increase in enquiries for the procedure. The admission came last night from the 17-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, whose noticeably oversized pout has been the source of much speculation. According to some UK clinics, the revelation has led to a surge in enquiries from the public wanting to copy Jenner`s look.

07/05/2015 | 17 year old 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star finally confirms getting lip enhancements. The 17-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and teen icon (repeat: 17-year-old) has confirmed that her signature pout is courtesy of lip fillers, not just puberty and lipliner, as she has previously implied.

03/05/2015 | Despite a huge rise in popularity in recent years, no training or expertise is required to offer non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and lip fillers. Two years ago a major UK-wide review of the cosmetic treatment industry, carried out by Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, warned that although fillers could cause lasting harm, they were covered by only the same level of regulation as ballpoint pens and toothbrushes. Dr Simon Ravichandran, the president and founder of the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners (ASAP), who set up private aesthetic medicine clinic Clinetix in Glasgow in 2006, said moves to regulate the industry were "slow."

21/04/2015 | A worrying new trend dubbed the '#kyliejennerchallenge' is sweeping social media, encouraging teens to blow their lips up to epic proportions using bottles or shot glasses. The reportedly painful method involves participants placing their mouth over the opening of a cup, jar or other narrow vessel and sucking in until the air vacuum causes their lips to swell up - all in the hopes of emulating Kylie Jenner's bee-stung pout.

29/03/2015 | Louise, 40, had only wanted to turn back the clock. However, her decision to have dermal fillers – one of the most common cosmetic enhancements available on the high street – could have cost her life. An office worker from Aberdeen, she had the fillers at a clinic which came with a good reputation. But the fillers, a mixture of water and acid which flattens lines and plumps sagging skin, were accidentally injected straight into an artery.

17/03/2015 | Merz North America, US affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group, announces that Radiesse® (+) with integral 0.3% Lidocaine (“Radiesse® Plus“) has received FDA approval and is now available to US physicians. Radiesse® (+) provides the immediate lift of wrinkles and folds, stimulation of natural collagen production, and the lasting results that patients and physicians expect from Radiesse®, as well as providing patients significant reduction in pain due to the addition of lidocaine.

12/03/2015 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 18th annual multi-specialty statistical data today showing an aesthetic plastic surgery spend consistent with the figures for 2013, with Americans spending more than 12 billion dollars on surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the second year in a row. With more than 10 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2014, those that showed the largest growth in volume on a year-over-year basis included buttock augmentation (up 86%), labiaplasty (up 49%), and nonsurgical fat reduction (up 42%). Additionally, more men are turning to aesthetic cosmetic procedures, with dramatic increases seen in both surgical and nonsurgical options over the past 5 years and a 43% increase overall.

10/03/2015 | Despite insisting that her full lips are natural, Kylie Jenner has sparked a huge craze for lip fillers and young women across the globe are attempting to recreate her look. Last week, a swimwear model told how a DIY lip job ended in disaster when she tried to emulate the super pout of reality star Kylie Jenner by sucking into a hairspray lid. And now, a pair of sisters have found themselves in a similar situation after they sucked into a bottle in an attempt to achieve the look.

02/03/2015 | The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, reporting that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. In addition, 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.

14/12/2014 | Two associations of plastic surgeons are worried about doctors injecting botox and other so-called fillers without asking questions. According to the two organizations, the safety of the patient is not always ensured. A new directive is needed to improve the quality of cosmetic care.

12/12/2014 | A new experiment invited four women in their early 50s to find out just how many would be able to resist the temptation of a wrinkle-free complexion. According to new research, even when surrounded by images of smooth-faced celebrities, most women don’t want to erase all of their lines and wrinkles.

02/12/2014 | Suneva Medical, Inc., a privately-held aesthetics company, announced that ArteFill®, a dermal filler, has been rebranded as Bellafill® in the U.S. "We feel that the brand Bellafill® better embodies the transformational outcomes this unique product can provide to our customers and their patients," said Suneva Medical's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas L. Teti, Jr. "In addition, Suneva will build and invest in Bellafill® to increase awareness for the new brand."

06/11/2014 | According to the results of a national survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Allergan, Inc., nearly 60% of women surveyed, ages 21-65 (n=500) say they`d rather have a more youthful looking face than a more youthful looking body. Of the respondents, 64% noted that the shape of their face has changed as they have aged, and 44% have noticed a decrease in cheek volume or fullness in the past 10 years. Of women surveyed, 44% believe that if they lose volume in their cheek area, there is nothing they can do to correct it.

06/11/2014 | Minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers are very safe when carried out by trained professionals, say researchers. A large US study that looked at 20,000 minimally invasive procedures done by dermatologists found few complications and none that had been serious. UK experts said the findings, in JAMA Dermatology, underlined the importance of proper training and regulation.

09/08/2014 | The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors that Expression brand injectable product made by Enhancement Medical should not be used as a dermal filler because the product has not been approved for this use and adverse events have been reported. These events include swelling, tenderness, firmness, lumps, bumps, bruising, pain redness, discoloration, itching, and the development of hard nodules.

29/07/2014 | More than 23 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2013, according to statistics released today by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the leading international society for aesthetic plastic surgery with more than 2,700 board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon members in 95 countries. For the first time, Brazil edges out the United States in terms of the number of surgical procedures performed, and Botulinum Toxin takes the number one position for number of overall cosmetic procedures performed.

01/07/2014 | The Market Will Shift In Favor of Dermal Fillers, Which Can Be Used in Volume Restoration. Decision Resources Group finds that the Chinese market for facial injectables, including hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers and botulinum toxin (BTX), will expand at nearly a 20% compound annual growth rate through 2022. Rapid market growth will be primarily a result of economic expansion and a high aesthetic consciousness in China.

18/06/2014 | Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc., plans to take its $53-billion offer for Allergan Inc. directly to the shareholders this week, after the Botox maker repeatedly rejected Valeant`s acquisition proposals. In the latest development of the takeover battle, Valeant`s Chief Executive Michael Pearson, in a conference call on Tuesday, said the company will take the tender offer directly to the shareholders.

17/06/2014 | Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued marketing clearance for Restylane® Silk Injectable Gel with 0.3% Lidocaine, a device indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21.

10/06/2014 | Allergan Inc. (AGN), the maker of the Botox wrinkle treatment, rejected an increased bid of about $54 billion from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (VRX) and investor Bill Ackman, calling it undervalued. Allergan turned down the offer of $72 a share in cash and 0.83 a share of Valeant stock, the Irvine, California-based company said today in a statement. On May 28, Laval, Quebec-based Valeant raised its bid for the first time to $49.4 billion from $45.7 billion.

03/06/2014 | Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc on Monday prepared to take its $53.8 billion (32.12 billion pounds) takeover bid for Allergan Inc directly to the Botox maker's shareholders in a battle that could last late into the year. The fight escalated when Valeant ally Pershing Square, a hedge fund that owns 9.7 percent of Allergan, called for a meeting to replace the company's board.

03/06/2014 | Advises Stockholders to Take No Action at This Time. Allergan, Inc. issued the following statement regarding the filing by Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. of preliminary proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to solicit proxies to call a Special Meeting of Allergan’s Stockholders.

30/05/2014 | New figures reveal that there has been a 15% rise in people seeking help after having botched procedures in non-registered 'faux-tox' salons. More than five in six people who have had Botox admit to having no idea what exactly was injected into their face.

28/05/2014 | Galderma will gain full rights to commercialize Restylane, Perlane, Emervel, Sculptra and Dysport for use in aesthetic dermatology in the U.S. and Canada. Galderma Laboratories, L.P. announced today that Nestle S.A., Switzerland, one of Galderma`s shareholders, has entered into an agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and related entities, through which Galderma will become the distributor of several key products in aesthetic dermatology.

12/05/2014 | Allergan Inc. (AGN) rejected Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) Inc.’s unsolicited takeover proposal, saying the offer “substantially undervalues” the maker of the Botox wrinkle treatment. The bid, which valued Allergan at $45.7 billion in cash and stock when it was announced, creates “significant risks and uncertainties,” the Irvine, California-based company said in a statement today. Allergan expects earnings per share to rise 20 percent to 25 percent in 2015, with double-digit revenue growth, the company said the statement.

27/04/2014 | We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction - but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery. Surgeons report a rising trend in America in which women go under the knife to change the length of the toes to look better in 'peep toe' shoes or have fat inserted into the soles of the feet to make heels more comfortable.

26/04/2014 | Duration of Correction is Dependent on Volume of Hyaluronic Acid Injected and Sub-Region Treated. Findings from a study on the “Duration of Effect by Injection Volume and Facial Sub-Region for a Volumizing Hyaluronic Acid Filler in Treating Mid-Face Volume Deficit” will be presented by Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD, professor and vice chair of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), being held April 24-29 in San Francisco, CA.

25/04/2014 | The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF), today presented reports and studies on trends, emerging technologies, procedural innovations and the future of the aesthetic surgical specialty during “Premier Global Hot Topics,” a six-hour teaching course held at the annual Aesthetic Meeting from April 24-29 in San Francisco, CA. The Premier Global Hot Topics sessions featured topics including:

22/04/2014 | Valeant Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with activist investor Bill Ackman in a bid for Botox maker Allergan that could be worth about $40 billion. Valeant said Monday that it intends to propose a merger with Allergan using a combination of Valeant stock and cash. The transaction size has not been disclosed, but Valeant expects the cash portion of the deal to be at least $15 billion.

20/04/2014 | The demand for bigger buttocks in Venezuela means some women will even have banned injections to achieve them, putting their health at risk. It is with tears in her eyes that Denny recounts how she woke up one day to find a bump the size of a football in her lower back. She could not walk or bend down, and the pain was intense. Even before she saw a doctor, Denny, a 35-year-old Venezuelan lawyer, knew the bump must be a side-effect of liquid silicone that had been injected in her buttocks.

17/04/2014 | Due to Widespread Preference for Alternative Treatments. Decision Resources Group finds that the United States market for nonbreast aesthetic implants will decline as alternative treatments such as facial injectables and fat transfer procedures are increasingly preferred over facial and body contouring implants, respectively. Facial implants are very invasive compared to facial injectables, and many patients prefer the impermanent nature of the latter procedure. Likewise, there will continue to be widespread preference for fat transfer procedures because these treatments offer more natural-looking results than their body contouring implant counterparts.

25/03/2014 | Sinclair IS Pharma plc, the international specialty pharmaceutical company, announces that it has entered into agreements to acquire the global rights to Ellansé™, a combined dermal filler and collagen stimulator product range, through the acquisition of AQTIS Medical BV for an initial consideration of €16.6 million in cash (£13.8 million).

20/03/2014 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released its complete 17th annual multi-specialty statistical data indicating a 12% overall increase in cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2013. More than 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists in the United States, totalling more than 12 billion dollars for the first time since the Great Recession began in 2008.

16/03/2014 | A shocking report has already linked anti-wrinkle dermal fillers to permanent blindness in three patients. Now a leading cosmetic surgeon has claimed that there have been at least 30 cases of vision loss – and that the injections have also caused strokes in some patients. ‘These are not one-in-a-million instances,’ claims Dr Julian De Silva, a London-based plastic surgeon who specialises in facial procedures.

14/03/2014 | Many people have 'fillers' injected into their facial tissue to give them 'bee-stung lips' or to smooth out their wrinkles. Unfortunately, a lot of cosmetic treatment customers experience unpleasant side effects in the form of tender subcutaneous lumps that are difficult to treat and which - in isolated cases - have led to lesions that simply will not heal. Research recently published by the University of Copenhagen now supports that, despite the highest levels of hygiene, this unwanted side effect is caused by bacterial infection.

09/03/2014 | Overseas doctors are illegally performing cosmetic procedures including Botox injections, laser treatments and chemical face peels on Hongkongers - and the local authorities are powerless to stop them. Local plastic surgeons raised the alarm over the procedures, often conducted in hotel rooms in the city, after having to fix the damage caused by botched treatments. The doctors are breaking the law because they are not registered with the Medical Council, but are likely to leave the city long before the police or health officials can act.

08/03/2014 | Revamp Clinic in Gosforth are calling on the government to toughen regulations in the cosmetics industries to stop botched procedures. Fresh rules for the cosmetic procedures industry were announced by the Government last month when ministers said it will become illegal to offer dermal fillers without training.

27/02/2014 | The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual procedural statistics reporting that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012. In addition, 5.7 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 2 percent. What's behind the boost? New products and advances in technology may be paving the way for plastic surgery's growth.

26/02/2014 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is in the process of tabulating its 2013 annual statistics, and has uncovered figures highlighting an upward trend in both labiaplasty and buttock augmentation surgeries  demonstrating that below-the-belt procedures are steadily rising in popularity.

14/02/2014 | New rules designed to protect patients undergoing cosmetic surgery have been described by experts as 'appalling' and a 'wasted opportunity'. Cosmetic surgery leaders said they were aghast at the the lack of proper regulation put forward by the Government's response to an independent review into the future of the sector. Ministers have failed to agree to a key recommendation from NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, whose review followed the PIP breast implant scandal.

14/02/2014 | Cosmetic surgery will continue to be the wild west of medicine, say professional bodies, because of the government's failure to bring in the controls recommended by its own NHS medical director. Plastic surgeons say they are appalled by the government's response, which stops short of the regulation suggested by Sir Bruce Keogh's report into cosmetic surgery. It does not clamp down heavily on the use of dermal fillers – substances injected under the skin, usually to plump out the face. Nor does it require that anybody involved in cosmetic procedures is properly trained, qualified and registered.

31/01/2014 | One London clinic is offering an earlobe rejuvenation treatment using dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. Earlobe sagging is most common in women, particularly who wear earrings.

16/01/2014 | Beauty professionals are being invited to have their say in a review of the qualifications for non-surgical aesthetic procedures. As the industry awaits the full outcome of the Keogh Review, government body Health Education North West London, which is part of Health Education England, has been tasked with a review of the existing qualifications required for procedures such as dermal fillers.

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.

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.

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.

23/10/2013 | Allergan, Inc., announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC helps create a more youthful appearance to the face and provides natural-looking and long-lasting results up to two years with optimal treatment.

21/10/2013 | Only certified cosmetic surgeons and people with proper qualifications should be allowed to carry out some aesthetic cosmetic treatments such as using fillers to erase wrinkles, health minister Edith Schippers said on Monday. A crack-down on cowboys was first announced last December following a flurry of complaints.

09/10/2013 | A leading plastic surgeon says it's "shameful" that regulations surrounding dermal fillers still haven't been tightened up. It's almost six months since a Government-backed review claimed fillers were the "next crisis waiting to happen". Fillers are used to add volume to the face or smooth out lines and wrinkles. They're part of a group of cosmetic procedures, along with Botox, known as injectables.

09/10/2013 | A 28-year-old Chinese woman who was encouraged to have plastic surgery by her boss has wound up looking decades older than she is after botched facial injections. Xiao Lian from Gansu Province, first had plastic surgery when she was just 17 years old after her boss told her her face was "too thin and not conducive to the welcoming of riches", Guilin Life News reports.

06/10/2013 | Many doctors claim this figure is just the tip of the iceberg as some hospitals don't record admissions relating to performance and image-enhancing drugs. More Scots than ever are being treated in hospital for the effects of performance and image-enhancing drugs. In the last 12 months, 411 people were admitted after using substances such as botox and anabolic steroids – which are illegal without a prescription.

27/09/2013 | Awarding organisation Industry Qualifications has acquired the Cosmetic, Dermal, Botulinum, Aesthetic & Fillers Inspectorate (cdBAFI). cdBAFI will become part of a new IQ division, IQ Verify, which will offer inspection and certification services. cdBAFI is an independent inspecting body, which clinics and salons offering injectable treatments can join to have their premises inspected and verified. Unlike the IHAS Treatments You Can Trust register, cdBAFI is open to qualified therapists as well as doctors.

24/09/2013 | A health watchdog is concerned that people having beauty treatments like Botox could be at risk of infection from dirty needles. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says growing numbers of people are injecting tanning agents, dermal fillers and Botox at home and in salons, and some are lax about hygiene. Sharing needles can spread blood-borne diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. Nice is updating its advice for England and Wales accordingly.

24/09/2013 | Tens of thousands of people across England and Wales inject drugs like heroin and anabolic steroids each year, with others turning to Botox or other cosmetic injections like tanning agents. Now, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is updating its guidance on how best to provide needle and syringe programmes to encourage people who use these drugs to access other health services and prevent the spread of blood-borne diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. A consultation has begun on the provisional update so organisations can have their say.

10/09/2013 | More consumers are choosing non-invasive cosmetic treatments as they seek to improve skin tone and smooth wrinkles, according to survey data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Microdermabrasions, wrinkle-relaxing injections, chemical peels and laser/light procedures rank as the top four cosmetic treatments, according to the 2013 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures.

02/09/2013 | Mothers taking their children back to school this week have driven a rise in the demand for anti-ageing treatments. The Harley Medical Group has seen an 18 per cent increase in the number of women wanting treatments such as Botox, Dermal Fillers and face peels - and they believe the pressure to look good at the school gates is to blame.

21/08/2013 | 2012 And 2021. According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the Latin American market for facial injectables will exhibit strong growth to reach nearly $300 million by 2021. This growth will be driven by rising patient spending power and demand, increased use of combination treatments, a greater number of physicians offering facial injectable procedures and medical tourism.

19/08/2013 | Recent reports of a Houston mother and her two daughters arrested for giving illegal Botox injections without a medical license at a medi-spa, a California obstetrician running a cosmetic surgery practice was charged with maliciously disfiguring 15 patients, and a Mississippi interior decorator facing trial for the deaths of two women who were injected at her house are just a few examples of why The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

02/08/2013 | ALPHAEON Corporation, announced today that it has acquired an exclusive United States license for the full line of products from Geneva-based TEOXANE Laboratories. Known for high-quality, market-leading products, TEOXANE Laboratories is recognized as an innovator of hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle-filling products currently available in 90 markets outside of the United States.

01/08/2013 | Educating Consumers on Proper Training for Medical Professionals Providing Cosmetic Injectables. When faced with the decision of choosing an injector for cosmetic treatments such as hyaluronic acid fillers or botulinum toxins, many consumers are motivated by factors such as peer influence or even the price of treatment. As consumer advocates, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery(ASDS) and NewBeauty magazine emphasize choosing an injector based on their credentials. That’s why NewBeauty created – and the ASDS is endorsing – the ExpertInjector™ program.

28/07/2013 | Korean women are reportedly spending large sums of money on cosmetic surgery to create eye-bags - puffy pouches of skin under each eye. This is believed to be a rising fashion trend in the Asian country, where they are referred to as Aegyo sal or `eye smiles`. According to the Mail Online, the trend involves accentuating fatty deposits under the eyes, rather than drawing attention to the dark circles.

22/07/2013 | The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is urging governments not to wait until someone dies to put cosmetic safeguards in place. Plastic surgeons are calling for the national regulation of cosmetic procedures, warning botox and collagen are more risky than people think. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons wants popular cosmetic procedures such as injectibles and fillers, as well as laser treatments, to be subject to enforceable guidelines.

20/07/2013 | Nicknamed Dr Totty, the 25-year-old doctor from Northern Ireland claimed to have set up a company called LT Medical - which could not be traced. Just days after being named as Lord Sugar’s latest Apprentice on the BBC show, she is hard at work establishing a chain of Dr Leah cosmetic clinics with the £250,000 she received from her formidable backer. But already she has faced a backlash from those who believe she lacks the expertise and experience needed to perform or oversee the anti-ageing treatments she plans to offer.

19/07/2013 | BBC is criticised for ‘trivialising’ plastic surgery by backing contestant’s project. She may have persuaded Lord Sugar to part with his cash and hire her, but Leah Totton, the 24-year-old doctor with a plan to open a chain of high street Botox clinics, will find it harder to convince the surgical fraternity.

19/07/2013 | The main professional bodies for plastic surgery and dermatology today jointly and unequivocally condemn BBC Apprentice winner Dr. Leah Totton`s ability to set up and run a chain of outlets offering injectable facial treatments such as Botox and fillers. Not only the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons but a whole host of high-profile clinicians have taken to social media in a Twitter storm denouncing the junior doctor`s dangerously inadequate credentials for the project.

18/07/2013 | This year’s Apprentice winner has ‘totally inadequate medical skills’ for her plan to build a ‘Botox empire’ of cosmetic clinics, experts warned last night. Newly qualified doctor Leah Totton is ‘putting patients at risk’ and ‘using Lord Sugar as a marketing tool’, according to a leading cosmetic surgeon.

09/07/2013 | Allergan today announced the launch of JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine, a new dermal filler treatment specifically tailored for the lips and the latest addition to the JUVÉDERM range of dermal fillers. This new treatment has been uniquely designed for a natural look and feel, with less swelling compared to other lip treatments, enabling patients to return to their daily life more quickly following treatment.

04/07/2013 | EternoGen, a Columbia-based biotech startup, has raised $1.065 million in a Series A fundraising round for its collagen product that could compete against aesthetic skin products such as Botox, the company announced Tuesday. EternoGen also expects to raise an additional $500,000 to go toward research and testing of its collagen replenishment therapy.

03/07/2013 | Beauty centre operators and non-doctors found to be practising aesthetic medicine could be fined up to RM50,000 or jailed for up to two years once the amendments to the Medical (Amendment) Act 2012 and its regulations come into operation before year-end. Health Ministry officials said Section 33 of the Medical (Amendment) Act 2012 stated that first-time offenders could be fined not more than RM50,000 and jailed not more than two years while the fine could increase to not more than RM100,000 and jail term to not more than three years for second-time offenders.

26/06/2013 | Doctors are alarmed that a nurse who put dozens of WA patients at risk of blood-borne infections by her "backyard Botox" business can still work without any sanctions. Despite the Health Department taking the rare step of issuing a public alert about her unsafe cosmetic procedures more than six months ago, Tiffany Fraser is still registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency without any conditions or reprimands.

20/06/2013 | Botox, chemical peels, laser treatments: They promise to take years off you, but are they really modern day elixirs of youth? Or is the real difference just a confidence boost? You be the judge...

13/06/2013 | You may have Botoxed away your worries (or at least your worry lines) and firmed up your bingo wings. And you may even have slimmed down those chunky ankles, these days known as cankles. But there is a new problem zone in town: the chinkle – or the chin-wrinkle – and it is a real area of concern.

03/06/2013 | A ground-breaking course in cosmetic enhancements has been launched in Coventry. Coventry University is the first in the country to offer an accredited training programme for the cosmetics industry. It comes after a recent NHS review in the wake of the PIP breast implant scandal.

02/06/2013 | Rogue practitioners are offering cosmetic procedures to women at parties and at home using illegal and dangerous products such as fake Botox and counterfeit dermal fillers. Victims have been left with serious medical complications, many have scars and some are risking their lives, doctors warn.

21/05/2013 | for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Lasers Reports iData Research Inc. Increasing demand for affordable, minimally invasive products and name-brand recognition is driving cosmetic device sales in Europe, particularly the botulinum toxin A market. The total European market is valued at €869.4 million.

17/05/2013 | Allegedly illegal botox injections from a hairdresser have left a 39-year-old Romanian woman needing expensive dermatological treatment. The woman, who lives in Limassol, reported to police that some friends of hers had recommended she visit a 37-year-old hairdresser who could give her cosmetic treatment.

15/05/2013 | Swedish company Q-Med has added a coded security seal to packs of its dermal filler therapy Restylane to help protect customers from counterfeits. Restylane (hyaluronic acid) like other products in this category - witness the recent examples of Botox falsification - is under continued threat of counterfeiting and diversion, particularly in China. That vulnerability has prompted Q-Med to apply security features to its brand in China that will allow doctors and patients to authenticate the product.

14/05/2013 | Partnership Agreements Among Competitors. However, Allergan Remains the Market Leader With More Than Half of Global Revenues, According to Millennium Research Group. According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, Allergan continues to dominate the global facial injectable market but is facing increasing competition from a growing number of competitors.

14/05/2013 | ArteFill study meets its primary efficacy endpoint in the treatment of acne scars. Clinically and statistically significant results. Company intends to file PMA supplement by the end of 2013. Suneva Medical, Inc., a privately-held aesthetics company, today released the initial treatment results from its Pivotal acne scar study evaluating the safety and efficacy of ArteFill®, a dermal filler, to treat acne scars.

24/04/2013 | Anti-wrinkle treatments are a “crisis waiting to happen” and should be available on a prescription-only basis, a wide-reaching report on the cosmetic surgery industry has said. It warned that dermal fillers, which are injected to plump up lips and skin, were “no more controlled than floor cleaners”.

24/04/2013 | Allergan, Inc. welcomes many of the recommendations outlined in the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, chaired by Sir Bruce Keogh. In particular, Allergan is in favour of regulatory changes to classify all cosmetic implants including dermal fillers as medical devices and supports many of the other proposals such as calls to strengthen the existing European Medical Device Directive, plans to establish accredited training standards for health care professionals administering cosmetic implants, as well as steps to improve consultation and record keeping of patient treatments.

08/04/2013 | A new, revolutionary ‘tear trough treatment’, promises not only to make bags and dark circles disappear, but to do so in just ten minutes. According to Dr Nikola Milojevic at the Milo Clinic in Harley Street, London, ‘The treatment works on the depressions that run from the nose and around the under-eye area,’ he says. ‘They get more noticeable as the skin sags with age, and fat accumulates. While the surgical removal of eyebags gets rid of the fatty tissue, it doesn’t conceal dark circles.’

02/04/2013 | Non-surgical doesn’t mean non-medical; surgeons call for a ‘Moral Charter’. A recommendation from Sir Bruce Keogh’s review into cosmetic surgery, which calls for beauty therapists and doctors to achieve a formal qualification to provide facial injectable treatments, has been ‘cautiously received’ by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

02/04/2013 | Beauty therapists, hairdressers and doctors will have to undergo special training before injecting women with dermal fillers, the medical director of the NHS is expected to announce. Sir Bruce Keogh, who is leading a Government review of the booming plastic surgery industry, said that a lack of expertise means patients having the popular non-surgical treatments are exposed to `unreasonable risks`.

20/03/2013 | A Florida woman's quest for more youthful skin turned deadly this past July when her face became dangerously swollen after she received vitamin injections at a day spa. Isabel Gonzalez paid nearly $900 for "facial rejuvenation" injections at Viviana's Body Secrets Spa in Doral, Fla. After receiving the treatments, her face started to swell and became infected, and she soon landed in the hospital, where she spent more than two months. Doctors fear her face may be permanently deformed.

19/03/2013 | Toronto police are warning the public about dangerous illegal buttock enhancement procedures in the Greater Toronto Area, taking place in hotels or homes and leaving some women with serious medical complications. The procedures involve injecting a substance into the body that is advertised as PMMA or polymethylmetacrylate to enhance the appearance of their buttocks, police said in a public safety alert released on Monday.

13/03/2013 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released their 16thannual multi-specialty procedural statistics. In 2012, over 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by the board certified doctors in the United States who are most likely to perform cosmetic procedures.

03/03/2013 | Industry bodies involved in injectables have united in their call to government to consider the views of the sector as it prepares to publish its Keogh Review recommendations. Habia has joined forces with the Association of Aesthetics, Injectables and Cosmetic Laser (AAIC) and the Cosmetic, Dermal, Aesthetic, Botulinum and Fillers Inspectorate (cdABFI) to deliver a united industry stance on the issues raised in the review.

20/02/2013 | According to plastic surgery statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) on Tuesday, 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011. As economic indicators such as auto, retail, and home sales saw gains in 2012 - so too did plastic surgery.

18/02/2013 | Habia has asked that the views of the sector are taken into account as the government prepares to decide on the future of injectable treatments. The Keogh Review is currently reviewing the existing EU arrangements for ensuring the quality and safety of cosmetic interventions. This includes non-surgical injectable treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers that are routinely delivered in salons and spas.

31/01/2013 | Babtac (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) has accused medical associations of "scaremongering" by feeding biased misinformation to the media during the critical stages of the government review into cosmetic procedures.

23/01/2013 | A 44-year-old Pahokee man is accused of practicing plastic surgery out of a West Palm Beach motel and causing injury to his “clients” after he injected silicone into their buttocks. Calvin E. Butler, also known as Tamieka Butler, was allegedly renting a room at the El Patio Motel on Broadway in West Palm Beach, where he was injecting silicone in patients’ buttocks even though he has no medical license or certifications.

09/01/2013 | According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, decreased consumer confidence stemming from the eurozone economic crisis will result in slowed growth for the European facial injectable market over the next year or two, after which it will resume more robust growth. Strong price competition has driven average selling prices down to less than half that of equivalents in North America.

28/12/2012 | A Flushing resident who decorated her home like a doctor`s office and performed a buttocks enhancement procedure involving Krazy Glue sent one woman to the hospital and may have caused a lifelong medical problem, Queens` top prosecutor said last Thursday. And according to a plastic surgeon at a borough hospital, it is a problem he sees all too often.

27/12/2012 | The InjectAbility Institute has been granted United States method patent approval for its ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift technique--a technique that uses dermal filler to restores facial volume loss caused by aging. Unlike conventional volume replacement procedures, the ArqueDerma technique utilizes HA fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane to redirect sagging skin toward hollows that have formed, anchoring it in place while stimulating collagen production to stabilize the results.

18/12/2012 | Ministers have been urged to move swiftly to implement regulations on parts of the cosmetic surgery industry after concerns over anti-ageing injections and the PIP breast implants scandal.

18/12/2012 | Students are now able to book appointments for Botox and fillers, lip enhancers, facial peels and laser treatments, all conducted by healthcare professionals who are studying for an MSc at the university.

11/12/2012 | They can turn skin blue and lumpy, leave you blind, and experts warn they could be a bigger scandal than faulty breast implants. Mary Catchpole and Marie Adams share their horrifying stories.

26/11/2012 | Surgeons have reported a dramatic rise in botched skin filler procedures leaving women with lifelong disfigurement. Exclusive research carried out for the Daily Mail reveals the hidden toll of complications from the treatment, marketed as a non-surgical means to achieve younger-looking skin. Some 70 per cent of Britain’s plastic surgeons have seen patients with problems resulting from temporary skin fillers.

26/11/2012 | With the Government’s enquiry into the marketing of cosmetic procedures in full swing, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons today unveils new survey results detailing the staggering rise in problems stemming from non-surgical treatments. The internal poll reveals the number of complications seen in the past year due to dermal filler injections, how many patients needed corrective surgery and identifies the BAAPS’ main concerns regarding the lack of statutory controls over these unregulated procedures.

16/11/2012 | The FDA has issued an ongoing alert for unlicensed Botox that is shipped in from other countries. According to the ASAPS, doctors pay about $530 for a box of two syringes of Juvederm Ultra. We discovered off shore sellers from Europe and Japan pitching a box of Ultra 2 for half the price. But there`s a catch. According to the FDA, Ultra 2 can not be legally sold or used in the USA.

15/11/2012 | A federal injunction filed March 9 against Merz Aesthetics for violating California`s Uniform Trade Secrets Act has been lifted. The decision will allow the company to promote and sell its dermal fillers, Belotero Balance® and Radiesse®, without restriction. However, the company`s new botulinum toxin product, Xeomin®, remains unavailable for sample, purchase or sales in the facial aesthetics market until Jan. 9.

12/11/2012 | A new combination of the AccuSculpt laser, neuromodulators such as Botox, and Radiesse dermal filler has been introduced at Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics including treatment for baggy eyelids, ‘double chin’, jowls, heavy neck and cheeks. Combined with liposuction, in selected patients, this procedure can shave years from your appearance

25/10/2012 | The Harley Medical Group is backing a new campaign that aims to ensure patients only visit qualified doctors and nurses when they receive Botox treatments.

19/10/2012 | The improper use of cosmetic fillers in glabellar or nasolabial fold areas can cause retinal artery occlusion, which is associated with permanent blindness, according to a recent study. Researchers with Seoul National University’s Bundang Hospital, South Korea, reviewed medical records of 12 patients with sudden vision loss after filler injections, Medscape Medical News reports.

11/10/2012 | An American woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a Hackney dancer in an airport hotel room, then used glue to close the wounds and left when the client went into respiratory distress, witnesses claim. A judge upheld a third-degree murder charge against Padge Gordon after Theresa Gyamfi, a friend of Claudia Aderomiti, the dancer gave evidence about getting silicone injections on February 7 last year to enlarge their buttocks.

10/10/2012 | A Philadelphia woman who calls herself the "Black Madam" is due in court today over the death of a London woman who died after having cosmetic surgery at an airport hotel. Padge Windslowe is charged with killing 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi. Police said the tourist visited Philadelphia in February 2011 to receive silicone injections which enlarge the buttocks.

09/10/2012 | A growing knowledge of facial anatomy is driving ongoing refinements in filler strategies and techniques, says Allan S. Wirtzer, M.D., a Sherman Oaks, Calif., dermatologist in private practice. "We now realize that the face contains multiple fat compartments, and that a lack of fat in certain compartments contributes more to the appearance of facial aging," Dr. Wirtzer said at the 2012 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference.

09/10/2012 | Underground and illegal cosmetic surgery procedures are a major worry for health officials, and a recent case underlines their concern. An investigation by the Mississippi attorney general's office claims that a woman's death was caused by a buttock injection performed by an unlicensed individual named Morris Garner, who also goes by the name Tracey Lynn Garner, according to Garner is biologically male, but lives as a woman.

02/10/2012 | A Florida woman`s dream of looking younger turned into a nightmare recently when she was left deformed after a trip to the day spa. Isabel Gonzalez paid $890 for `facial rejuvenation` injections at Viviana`s Body Secrets Spa in Doral, Florida, but she walked out with her face swollen, itchy and infected. Owner Edna Viviana Ayala has been arrested for practicing medicine without a license.

26/09/2012 | A new television series has shed light on the bizarre Japanese trend for 'bagel heads'. The extraordinary look, which is created by injecting saline into the forehead, then pressing in the centre of the swollen area with a thumb, is a hit on the country's underground body modification scene. The dramatic results of the two-hour treatment last just 16-24 hours, after which the saline is absorbed by the body and the forehead reduces back to its normal size.

21/09/2012 | Experts have warned that increasingly popular injectable skin fillers could become the next cosmetic scandal after PIP breast implants. Plastic surgeons warned of a ‘timebomb’, saying fillers are ‘completely unregulated’, with anyone who has completed a half-day course allowed to inject them into patients.

21/09/2012 | Unlicensed cosmetic 'doctor' Thanat Natveerakul, 24, who is known as Dr Pop, has confessed to police that he injected a filler material into 33-year-old Athitiya Eiamyai's buttocks that caused her to collapse into a deep coma.

20/09/2012 | More deaths and arrests have been reported recently as the result of illegal cosmetic procedures and budget-strapped patients seeking quick alternatives to cosmetic surgery. A New York man faces six months in prison and $8,700 restitution for performing liposuction and other cosmetic surgery procedures without a medical license, according to the Associated Press.

20/09/2012 | The European Commission is about to present proposals to tighten up legislation on medical devices, such as hip and knee replacements. But following the recent PIP breast implants scandal the European Parliament is pressing for rules on implants to also be stepped up at European level.

19/09/2012 | Merz Pharmaceuticals/Merz Aesthetics will see an increased presence in the aesthetics market with Xeomin and Belotero once Allergan’s injunction is lifted, plastic surgeons told BioPharm Insight. Merz’s Xeomin will fare well against Allergan’s Botox thanks to an expected lower price tag, and Belotero will establish a niche in the dermal fillers market, they agreed.

14/09/2012 | A laser device for less painful injections has been developed by South Korean scientists. The system could replace traditional needles, with a jab as painless as being hit with a puff of air. The laser is already used in aesthetic skin treatments. The aim now is to make low-cost injectors for clinical use. A team from Seoul National University in South Korea describe the process in the Optical Society's journal Optics Letters.

09/09/2012 | New rules to end the secrecy over the safety of devices such as hip replacements and breast implants are being drawn up after a series of scandals. The changes will mean that for the first time the public will be able to access details of the clinical research behind the products, and their safety record since coming on to the market. The rules are being drawn up by the European Commission in the wake of the PIP breast implant fiasco and the scandal of metal-on-metal hips, which were found to poison the body and suffer failure rates of up to 50 per cent.

16/08/2012 | When it comes to running errands and shuttling kids to and from school and various practices, moms often bear the brunt of carpooling — literally. Dermatologists caution that in the process, moms may be getting unintentional sun exposure that can lead to early signs of aging of the hands, such as dark brown age spots and loss of volume that results in thin, sunken skin.

12/08/2012 | Shoe-mad Nikki resorted to expensive cosmetic surgery on her feet. Fashionista or just foolish? Carefully, Nikki Wilson paints each of her slim toes in bright nail polish before slipping into her favourite high-heeled sandals, confident that her feet have never looked better. While pedicures are a must for any glamorous girl, the 23-year-old receptionist has taken her desire to have immaculate toes to extremes. Nikki is one of a growing number of women in Britain and the US, who have resorted to cosmetic surgery so they can wear sky-high heels.

09/08/2012 | From scalpel to syringe, as the demand for more radical cosmetic procedures soars in Wales, so does the supply. But how safe are some of these nips, tucks and jabs? And how much do some of the people delivering potentially dangerous medical procedures really know about what they’re doing?

28/07/2012 | A website offering up to 70 per cent off Botox-style procedures has been forced to drop the deals. axed the offer for dermal fillers after it was warned that it is illegal to advertise prescription medicines to the general public. And Irish Association of Cosmetic Doctors chairman Dr Patrick Treacy said he has been flooded with complaints from patients about treatments by some other companies.

27/07/2012 | Florida police say Oneal Morris posed as a doctor and performed homemade cosmetic surgery, pumping toxic substances into women. A woman posing as a doctor has been arrested and charged with killing another woman by performing bogus buttocks-enhancement surgery. Authorities say Shatarka Nuby's body was pumped with unknown toxic substances.

26/06/2012 | A Bronx woman who did $1,500 butt lifts with illegal injections of silicone without a medical license was sentenced Monday to one year in prison. Whalesca Castillo, 37, who pleaded guilty last September to operating an underground cosmetic clinic out of her home from May 2009 until her arrest in January 2011, begged for leniency before Manhattan Federal Court Judge Leonard Sand.

19/06/2012 | Volumizing is now available for skin care, following the recent launch of a skin care ingredient with a proprierary delivery system from Lucas Meyer that is being billed as an alternative to dermal fillers.

07/06/2012 | A woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly performing illegal cosmetic surgery on two patients, who complained of side effects after the operation. Gloria Rabor, 56, of Barangay Kinasang-an, Cebu City was arrested in an entrapment conducted by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 7 for her allegedly illegal medical practice.

18/05/2012 | A Philadelphia woman dubbed "the Black Madam" used silicone from Thailand and Krazy Glue to perform at-home cosmetic surgery that left an exotic dancer with a plump derriere — and potentially deadly complications, the dancer testified Wednesday.

15/05/2012 | A woman has been left a multiple amputee following back-alley cosmetic surgery that went horrifically wrong. April Brown suffered life threatening infections after having silicone implants injected into her buttocks. The procedure was carried out by an unlicensed practitioner in Los Angeles, she said, with complications leading to several stints in hospital with agonising infections.

15/05/2012 | Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData`s new report Facial Aesthetics ,Botulinum Toxin, Dermal Fillers, Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2018 to their offering. Botox Sales Increasing as Beauty Fans Seek No-Knife Alternative. Botox will continue its reign as a bestseller in US beauty clinics due to competitive pricing and reductions in side effects, according to a new report by medical intelligence company GlobalData.

07/05/2012 | A woman was caught performing invasive medical procedures without a license. Officials called it alarming and dangerous. Reporter Jennifer Mayerle started her investigation at Omni Medical Center in Peachtree City.

26/04/2012 | Enquiries by women requesting dermal filler injections into the toe pads, heels and balls of the feet have soared 21%, double the same time last year. With celebrities these days favouring heels as high as seven inches, it seems there is no respite for the fashion-conscious looking to emulate their look.

26/04/2012 | Micromedics Inc., a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), recently concluded a clinical study of the Artiste® Assisted Injection System. These results suggest that compared to manual injection, the Artiste System will help clinicians inject viscous dermal fillers more reliably with better accuracy and will provide a comfortable treatment experience for the patient. We are thrilled to offer such an exciting and innovative device to the aesthetic marketplace.

20/04/2012 | ( - Most mothers-to-be already know the basic do’s and don'ts of pregnancy: Get plenty of rest, no smoking and no drinking — but what about cosmetic procedures like Botox? While you’re pregnant, a trip to the spa can be an opportunity for much-needed pampering.

20/03/2012 | A boom in recent years in cosmetic injections like Botox and dermal fillers in China is about to suffer a backlash as beauty experts claim the side effects from the mass use of fake products will start to appear, Yangtze Evening News reports.

20/03/2012 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released their 15thannual multi-specialty procedural statistics. The Aesthetic Society, which has collected plastic surgery procedural statistics since 1997, says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 197 percent since the tracking of the statistics first began. Almost 9.2 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2011. The most frequently performed surgical procedure was lipoplasty (liposuction) and the most popular nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport).

11/03/2012 | Has she, or hasn’t she? Whatever one thinks of Louise Mensch, bestselling chick-lit author and glamorous Conservative MP, you have to admit her jawline is enviably taut for a woman of 40. Perhaps improbably so. Or is it? Last September, when asked by a journalist whether she had undergone a facelift, her answer was tantalisingly oblique: ‘My God. Um .?.?. OK .?.?. I’ve always wondered what I would say the first time somebody asked me this question. And without denying it, I’m going to refuse to answer your question.’

04/03/2012 | Would you consider popping into Superdrug for a spot of Botox or laser hair-removal? Now you can, as the High Street chain rolls out its in-store Pro Skin clinics, offering anti-wrinkle injections, laser hair-removal and microdermabrasion.

01/03/2012 | KUALA LUMPUR: Health Minister, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai says the ministry is drawing up a set of guidelines for beauticians and warned them not to perform beauty treatment with needles or risk facing criminal charges. "Those who perform medical treatments will be charged," he said at the launch of the "Beauty Professional 2012" exhibition here yesterday.

27/02/2012 | CINDY JACKSON has been nipped, tucked and sliced open more times than anyone else on the planet. So much so, she is unrecognisable from the woman who underwent her first cosmetic procedure 25 years ago. Her incredible transformation from plain and frumpy to sexy stunner has earned Cindy the Guinness World Record for having had the most cosmetic surgery procedures.

25/02/2012 | A Texas hairstylist was arrested Thursday on suspicion of giving women dangerous and illegal breast implants in a back room of her salon. Police said Carmel Foster was doing the augmentations at her salon in Tyler, which is 92 miles east of Dallas. One woman was hospitalized with severe chest pains and remains in critical condition after family members said Foster gave her an injection.

20/02/2012 | We may live in straitened times but one luxury that women – and, increasingly, men – seem unwilling to cut back on is cosmetic surgery. Here the experts describe the seven most requested new treatments?.?.?.

13/02/2012 | As we age, our skin undergoes a number of changes affecting its texture, volume, and appearance. Fortunately, dermatologists can use fillers or lasers to correct the most notable signs of aging and can recommend skin care products with added ingredients that can further repair damaged skin.

10/02/2012 | A nurse who had five cosmetic surgery sessions in a month dropped dead days after the final operation, an inquest was told. Susannah Bone was not happy with her facial looks so opted for three bouts of Botox, a lip enhancing treatment and high tech "bombardment" of facial veins with intense pulsed light. Two days after the final IPL treatment to remove broken facial capilliaries, the 45-year-old mother-of-two was found slumped dead on her sofa.

28/01/2012 | 80% of European women believe that aesthetic beauty treatments are acceptable investments. Merz Aesthetics today releases further intriguing insights uncovered by its 'Face Value' Beauty Report. Four out of five surveyed European women think that it's 'the norm' to spend money on aesthetic procedures like dermal fillers, botulinum toxins, and laser treatments to maintain their looks as they grow older.

23/01/2012 | The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), which represents the top plastic surgeons, is urging ministers to impose the advertising ban as part of a crackdown on the multi-million pound cosmetic surgery industry. The Association also wants to see a number of other new controls put in place, including the medical licensing of dermal fillers, which are injections used to reduce the signs of ageing, and a register for all breast implants.

19/01/2012 | According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the North American facial injectables market will see strong growth through 2016, despite significant downward pressure on selling prices caused by the entry of new, lower-priced products into the market. Growth will average 11 percent per year, and the market will grow from $844 million in 2011 to more than $1.4 billion in 2016.

08/01/2012 | They may be responsible for many waxy-smooth foreheads and overstuffed cheeks, but Botox and wrinkle-fillers are hardly seen to be in the same category of risk as surgical procedures involving scalpels and implants.

03/01/2012 | Patients who use anti-ageing injections could be putting themselves at risk in a market that is largely unregulated in Britain, experts have warned.

16/12/2011 | She has just been given the crown of sexiest woman of all time ahead of Raquel Welch and Marilyn Monroe. So no doubt fans of Jennifer Aniston will be surprised that she refused to deny having filler injections in a recent interview.

25/11/2011 | Cosmetic surgeons are reporting an increase in the number of women seeking treatments for what they have dubbed `runners face` the gaunt and wrinkled appearance they say is a side-effect of too much jogging.

25/11/2011 | According to reports this month in a number of celebrity magazines, Kerry had Botox jabs administered by a friend at home, something the star has now denied.

14/11/2011 | Get ready for still another magic elixir from the soda fountain of youth: your belly fat.

30/10/2011 | With many couples now tying the knot later in life, more people are turning to non-surgical treatments in order to make sure they look their best on their wedding day.

25/10/2011 | Surgeons report 42% rise in over-40s requesting post-birth nips and tucks. Research from the Office of National Statistics shows that the number of women giving birth in their 40s and 50s has trebled in a decade.

20/10/2011 | While many people address changes in their appearance caused by aging by seeking out cosmetic procedures, some dentists say their profession can help patients look better as well.

10/10/2011 | The American Society of Plastic Surgeons launched a safety campaign this week. Despite the predictable and almost cliche warnings of botched cosmetic work and uncertified surgeons, its message remains important and valid, and should not be ignored by consumers wanting to undergo surgery.

05/10/2011 | I thought I had heard it all but now one of Donald Trumps casinos are offering plastic surgery as a prize. One of Trumps casinos in New Jersey is now starting to offer a cash prize towards a plastic surgery treatment as a jackpot prize.

01/10/2011 | In the September 13, 2011 issue of USA Today there’s a comprehensive article about practitioners who misrepresent themselves as plastic surgeons, including an oral surgeon and an OB/GYN, and the dangers of undergoing surgery in ill-equipped facilities.

29/09/2011 | With the U.S. economy continuing to struggle and the unemployment rate remaining at around 9 percent, many American workers are taking drastic measures when it comes to preparing themselves for the difficult job market.

22/09/2011 | You are 30-years-old, beautiful and basking in admiration. Just for a lark you visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to find out at what age you might need some “work”.

22/09/2011 | Do you still recognize your hands? If the answer is “yes,” you probably have not hit your middle fifties.

12/09/2011 | Facial surgery enthusiast Janet Hardt 63 dies injecting heated beef fat face into face.



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