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Sounds like a form of torture – And it is!

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A woman receives the latest treatment in the form of a dermapen 

Having needles rolled across your face sounds like a brutal form of torture and when I tried the anti-ageing treatment, that’s exactly what it felt like

But, as with so many things in beauty: no pain, no gain. As a beauty journalist, I once tried micro-needling. The doctor wielded his Dermaroller – a roller covered with ultra-fine 3mm stainless steel spikes – with authority ...

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TV detective stays stunning at 60 by jabbing tiny needles in her face: Dempsey and Makepeace star Glynis Barber reveals the secrets of her youthful appearance

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  • It’s been three decades since Glynis Barber appeared in the TV drama
  • But the 60-year-old, born in South Africa, seems to have barely aged a day
  • She has now revealed the secret to her youthful looks – micro-needling

More than three decades have passed since her days in the TV crime drama Dempsey and Makepeace but actress Glynis Barber appears to have barely aged a day

And now the 60 year old has revealed the secret to her ...

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Entering the No Age Zone

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Entering the No Age Zone

More and more women aspire to an ageless look that could make them anywhere between 35 and 55 years old. In what is perceived as an ‘ageist’ world, demand for tiny doses of Botulinum Toxin or non-surgical facelifts like Threadlifts has risen recently. As women get older, these days they often find it harder to maintain or achieve ...

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Aesthetic Treatments are the Winners on The Apprentice

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Skin Deep Medical would like to thank Dr Leah and The Apprentice for highlighting the fact that in the UK, non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and skin peels are fast becoming mainstream and acceptable beauty treatments by a growing number of the population.

The risks, if delivered in the correct environment and by the correctly qualified staff are minimal, as Lord Sugar has accepted. As such the demand is growing daily, another point we are sure that ...

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The Royal College of Surgeons says only Qualified Doctors, Dentists or Nurses to Inject

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New guidelines from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) released this week paint a damning picture of an unregulated cosmetic surgery market and demand tough action against unqualified practitioners.

Issuing its guidance ahead of a major review by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, the RCS says the relaxed attitude towards cosmetic surgery of the past has to end. Procedures must be carried out on medical premises and be properly qualified. Those who inject Botox or fillers should be doctors, dentists ...

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Doctors Must Not Remotely Prescribe Injectables: New GMC Guidance

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Practice managers and staff take note – from next week, Monday 23rd July, Doctors are to be banned from prescribing Botox by phone, email, video-link or fax under new guidance.

The GMC has said that medics can only prescribe Botox and other injectable cosmetics through face-to-face consultations with patients. The move will ensure that doctors discuss the reasons which the patient wants the treatment and that a patient’s medical history is looked at.

It also means that doctors must conduct a physical ...

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Remote prescribing by Doctors over telephone and internet banned by GMC

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This week the General Medical Council (GMC) will issue new rules to its members, UK Doctors, stating that the practice of remotely prescribing prescription only botulinum toxin products, such as the brands Botox, Vistabel, Azzalure, Dysport, Xeomin and Bocouture will no longer be permitted and Doctors ...

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Remote prescribing loophole is closed

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In new legislation that came into force this Monday, the GMC has called a ban on the practice of remote prescribing for independent nurses delivering Botulinum Toxin injectible treatments. This means that any aesthetic nurse who is not a qualified nurse prescriber can no longer provide these treatments within a skin care or beauty therapy clinic unless a doctor has personally seen and consulted with the client to generate a named prescription for that individual.

For many aesthetic nurses this means ...

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Are Dermal Fillers Suitable To Treat Forehead Wrinkles?

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There are plenty of dermal fillers you can choose from when you are looking to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles and other facial wrinkles. These dermal fillers can help to improve the way your skin looks in a relatively short period of time. You will find that dermal fillers will actually help to bring back the overall youthful appearance of your face, giving you a brighter, fresher, more youthful look.

The length of time your result will last can ...

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What Comes First: Neurotoxins or Fillers?

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You’re open-minded about dealing with your inevitably aging skin, but do you know where to start? Neurotoxins, like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, can help with fine lines by immobilizing the muscles, and fillers can help to restore volume but which should come first? We asked Greenwich, CT, dermatologist Henry Gasiorowski, MD, to explain.

Loss of volume and fine lines can often occur simultaneously, he says, but starting with neurotoxins can be a smart start. “We ...

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Temporary Dermal Fillers

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Dermal fillers are substances which can be injected into the skin to replace volume. The ageing process leads to loss of volume in the lower face and cheeks, formation of wrinkles and loss of lip volume. Dermal fillers can address all these issues. There are many kinds of dermal fillers available. Some are permanent or semi-permanent and some are temporary. Some are composed of animal or human tissue and others are synthetic.

People often want to know which dermal filler ...

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Botox Vs Plastic Surgery

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In today’s world beauty and appearance are everything. This makes beauty enhancement treatments like plastic surgery, in high demand. However, many people don’t like the thought of going under the knife yet they think this may be their best or only option. This is just not so. There are many alternatives to surgery that can still help you reach your goals. Botox is a popular and long practiced treatment that may be the solution you are looking for.

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Holby City NHS Doctor moonlighting in facial aesthetics!

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I’m a big Holby City fan so much so that I can rattle off the list of tests when someone comes in with a variety of conditions and I have joked with my husband David Beesley that I could perform a major operation if pushed (on the basis that what I am seeing is fake – in reality the realness of it might cause a big faint!).

One of the characters Dr Sacha Levy is desperately trying to please his new ...

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Should You Permanently Smooth Wrinkles?

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Should You Permanently Smooth Wrinkles?

You may have tried temporary fillers and are pleased with the results, so are you ready to try a more permanent solution to smooth wrinkles or improve the shape of your features? “Permanent” certainly sounds final, but Pittsburgh, PA, plastic surgeon James Fernau, MD, explains that while they offer long-term results, you can reverse your decision.

First, we ask Dr. Fernau to explain who might want to consider implants or permanent fillers. ...

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Pairing fillers with Botox for better results

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Pairing fillers with Botox for better results
If you’re planning to undergo an injectable treatment with a hyaluronic-acid filler such as Juvederm, and it’s
within your budget, you may want to consider asking your doctor about including Botox or Dysport in the procedure.

Studies have shown that filler results may last longer when used in tandem with Botox. Many doctors believe that by reducing muscle contractions, Botox and Dysport help slow the breakdown of the filler due to ...

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