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Are YOU ready for a ‘liquid’ facelift? How fillers can refresh and strengthen your lips, cheeks and temples

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You don’t start looking hollow-cheeked and gaunt overnight. Like many aspects of ageing, this creeps up on you as the fat pads filling out your face start shrinking, usually in your early 40s

Even if you don’t have a particularly plump face, you have about 20 of these useful fat pads in the cheeks, under the eyes, around the temples and down to the chin and jaw. The ones under the eyes are the first to go, which makes the eyes ...

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The Botox and fillers rule book – 10 must dos this beauty editor swears by

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Botox, fillers and other anti-ageing treatments can help you cheat your way to younger-looking skin, but if you don’t want to look ‘done’ follow these ground rules, says beauty editor Annabel Meggeson

A respected face doctor once told me about fallow periods. They’re the months in between injectables, lasers and the like, when you should let your skin go back to normal. Otherwise you lose sight of normal and end up looking like more like an over-inflated lilo than a human being

My ...

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10 tips for finding the right Botox clinic

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finding the right Botox clinic

As the most popular aesthetic procedure in the world, more and more clinics are offering Botox treatments in the UK. Many of us may already have a firm favourite practitioner, however for someone new to Botox, deciding where to go can seem daunting. Here are the expert’s top tips to consider before booking ...

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Step away from the false eyelashes unless you want everyone to know that you’ve had work done

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The aim is for a sort of carefree, natural aura of preternatural youth

Aesthetic procedures are not something to be ashamed of. There is nothing underhand or morally dubious about wanting to look even better than we already do. If you ask us what we’ve had done and who we rate then we will happily tell you. Yet the aim is not that everyone should know upon first glance that we’ve had threading/needling/fillers/Botox, or even all of the ...

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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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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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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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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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Academy of Cosmetic Training bows out of non-medic Botox training

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Back in August 2010 we covered the story of a company based in Warrington called The Academy of Cosmetic Training who were offering training courses in the administration of Botox® and dermal fillers to non-medics.

The company proudly explained on their website at the time that ‘even those without prior knowledge are able to administer these injections after undertaking a Botox® or dermal filler training course’ which they were now offering.

All you needed to attend one of their courses was ...

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Botox to prevent wrinkles – sense or nonsense?

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I am a great fan of Botox and when given to the right patient, in the right position, at the right dose. it can produce amazing results. However, I came across this short article with regards to Botox in the young and it really resonated with me – Botox for wrinkle protection: Sense or nonsense?

The issue of performing anti-ageing aesthetic treatments on younger patients tends to crop up time and again as young ...

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Merz Aesthetics announce FDA approval of Xeomin for cosmetic use in the States

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On 21st July 2011 Merz Aesthetics announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has officially approved Xeomin for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines, or frown lines between the eyebrows, in adult patients.

In the UK, the cosmetic application of Xeomin is known as Bocouture, which is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe vertical lines between the eyebrows seen ...

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Experts say NHS should prescribe Botox for migraines

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Charities and neurologists who treat the condition say the injections, which are normally used as a cosmetic treatment to “freeze” the muscles in the forehead, and slow the progression of wrinkles, can help people who suffer from chronic attacks.

The Migraine Trust and British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) have concluded that the controversial therapy should be offered free to thousands of people who suffer from such headaches. Although Botox (Botulinum Toxin type ...

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