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10/11/2015 | The number of cosmetic laser clinics being investigated for not being registered has increased significantly, a BBC Wales investigation has found. Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) currently checks premises providing non-surgical laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin procedures.

10/09/2015 | Solta Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC today announced the availability of the Clear + Brilliant pelo™ laser in the United States, a sophisticated approach to permanent hair reduction.

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.

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.

12/08/2014 | A new independent clinical study demonstrates a substantial reduction in hair regrowth following use of the no!no! Hair product, much to the joy of manufacturer Radiancy, a Photomedex subsidiary. The product line uses proprietary Thermicon technology and has come under scrutiny in the past with regards to claims. This resulted in settlements and a curtailing of its advertising claims.

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.

03/04/2014 | Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company for aesthetic, surgical and ophthalmic applications, announced today that the new LightSheer® INFINITY™ and LightSheer® DESIRE™ laser hair reduction products will be introduced in Europe at the 12th Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC).

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.

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.

17/10/2013 | A new study showing increasing numbers of lawsuits being filed against non-physicians performing laser surgery has important implications for patient safety, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA). The first-ever comprehensive study of laser surgery liability claims, published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology, shows patients are filing more injury lawsuits in recent years when laser treatments are performed by non-physicians outside traditional medical settings.

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.

11/07/2013 | Tria Beauty, Inc. announced today the publication of a new, peer-reviewed clinical study that demonstrates dramatic differences in the efficacy of at-home hair removal devices, including the Tria Hair Removal Laser, the only FDA-cleared laser hair removal device available for home use, and the no!no! Hair device from Photomedex.

09/07/2013 | Proceeds to Fuel Multiple New Product Launches and Expansion of Distribution. Tria Beauty, Inc. announced the closing of $45.5 million in new equity financing and a new structured debt facility. This latest round of equity financing was led by Bay City Capital, and joined by new investors, AmorePacific Ventures and Athyrium Capital Management.

24/06/2013 | Cynosure, Inc., a leader in laser- and light-based treatments for minimally invasive and non-invasive aesthetic applications, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. Cynosure purchased Palomar in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $287 million. In the transaction, Cynosure issued approximately six million shares and paid approximately $146 million in cash contributed by both Cynosure and Palomar.

21/06/2013 | According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Skincare Devices Market (Lasabrasion, Microdermabrasion, Liposuction, LED Therapy, Dermatoscopes, Skin Rejuvenation, Cellulite Reduction, Skin Tightening & Body Contouring and Hair Removal) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," in 2011, the global skincare devices market was valued at USD 5.4 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2012 to 2018, to reach an estimated value of USD 10.7 billion in 2018.

06/06/2013 | Boots has introduced a revolutionary £29.99 spray, Inhibitif, that claims to minimise the need for hair removal by targeting the hair follicles to radically slow down the growth-rate.

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.

08/05/2013 | Chinese healthcare company Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. announced this week the joint acquisition of the Caesarea, Israel-based Alma Lasers Ltd. with the Pramerica-Fosun Fund. Alma Lasers is an international manufacturer of laser, light-based, radiofrequency and ultrasound products with core R&D capabilities are in the medical and aesthetic device manufacturing field.

02/05/2013 | Syneron Medical Announces Syneron Beauty's Successful Launch of the me smooth and the Pearl Brilliant White Systems. More than 10,000 me smooth ELOS based hair removal units and 17,000 Pearl brilliant ionic teeth whitening units sold in 24 hours in launch event on QVC®.

20/04/2013 | The end of waxing and shaving? The serum, inhibitif, claims to reduce the prominence and density of body hair over just eight weeks. Rather than a hair-removal cream, it stunts future hair growth by targeting it with inhibiting ingredients.

19/03/2013 | Research published in the BMJ suggests that the 'micro trauma' caused by waxing and shaving can spread the highly contagious virus Molluscum contagium. 'Brazilians' and other pubic hair removal may increase the risk of a highly contagious viral skin infection, French researchers have warned.

18/03/2013 | In a transaction that creates one of the world`s premier aesthetic laser and light-based companies, Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO) and Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTI) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement, pursuant to which Cynosure will acquire Palomar in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $294 million.

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.

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.

19/12/2012 | In light of the vast amount of light-based cosmetic devices being launched in recent years, the UK Society of Cosmetic Scientists is concerned about their  safety and is therefore set to meet to discuss the segment on the 10th of January. Hair removal and skin rejuvenation devices are becoming increasingly popular in Europe and the US and major cosmetic and non-cosmetic multinational giants are starting to invest in a category the Society reckons is set to rake in billions of Euros.

01/09/2012 | Ellman International, a developer of radiofrequency technology for precision surgical and aesthetic procedures, has announced its acquisition of Sandstone Medical Technologies, developer of aesthetic laser and intense pulsed light technologies.

02/08/2012 | Babtac, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology, has signed a deal with Program E>O to make the IPL manufacturer its first corporate member supplier. Program E>O offers its IPL hair removal treatment system to salons to rent. As part of the partnership, Babtac will promote the machine to its member salons, while Program E>O IPL will raise awareness about Babtac’s courses and membership when liasing with its own salon accounts and potential stockists.

18/07/2012 | Leading doctors call for a change in the law to stop people getting burned during laser hair removal treatments because of a lack of training. Thousands of people have the procedure every year in the UK and it is supposed to have permanent results. There are no official figures but it is estimated hundreds have suffered burns, mainly women with darker skin.

31/05/2012 | The Habia Skills Academy is launching advanced courses for trainers in laser and light-based hair removal this summer.

11/05/2012 | In 2010 the government deregulated the provision of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. No longer were they supervised by The Care Standards Commission. Not necessarily as a direct result, cosmetic laser therapy clinics - used for the treatment of thread veins, wrinkles, hair removal and skin re-surfacing - took off so that there are now nearly 10,000 in the UK.

10/05/2012 | Experts have warned that the deregulation of laser treatments could be leaving people scarred for life - and also the taxpayer with a huge bill for botched jobs. Injuries caused by botched cosmetic laser procedures are costing the NHS far more than the £2million a year it estimated, experts warn. Laser treatments, used to combat wrinkles and thread veins, as well as for hair removal and skin-­resurfacing, have soared in ­popularity recently as prices tumble.

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.

18/02/2012 | Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Medical Laser Systems - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering.

15/11/2011 | GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Medical Laser Systems market. The global market of medical laser systems is projected to reach US$8.2 billion by 2017, driven by increasing number of applications across areas such as ophthalmology, oncology, cosmetic surgery, cardiology, dentistry, gynecology, dermatology, gastroenterology, diagnostics, and urology. Technological advancements and increasing number of people opting for cosmetic therapies involving the use of lasers for treatment is also expected to foster market growth. ...

15/11/2011 | Hot on the heels of her divorce announcement, the reality TV star is now being accused of making false claims about TRIA, a hair removal product she endorses.

19/10/2011 | “No downtime.” “Moderate redness.” “Minimal bruising.” When it comes to the many light- and energy-based devices used for aesthetic procedures from hair removal to body contouring, what do these claims really mean?

15/10/2011 | Female facial hair is one of the last great beauty taboos. We still dont like to discuss it, but are painfully conscious of its effects.

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.

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