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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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Peter Andre has confessed he is contemplating getting Botox treatment again because he is unhappy with his wrinkles

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Peter Andre is considering getting Botox again.The reality TV star has previously undergone the non-invasive cosmetic procedure – which involves having chemical injections in the face – and may have it done again because he admits he is vain and isn’t sure if he likes the wrinkles he’s getting.

The 38-year-old singer told Now magazine: “I can’t say I’m not vain because there are too many people who know me! I look after myself. I usually work out an hour a ...

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Study Finds Botox Alternative Better at Smoothing ‘Crow’s Feet’

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A more recently approved version of botulinum toxin type A beat the anti-wrinkle medication Botox in a trial that compared the respective powers of each in erasing those unwanted lines of aging around the eyes known as “crow’s feet.

“One month after treatment, on a two-to-one preference basis, patients picked Dysport over the Botox in terms of wrinkle improvement,” said study co-author Dr. Corey S. Maas, an associate clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a ...

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Dysport tops Botox in crow’s feet face-off

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Botox has some competition in Dysport, after a head-to-head crow’s feet study. There’s a new wrinkle in the war on crow’s feet.

After years as a top wrinkle-erasing drug, Botox may be facing stiff competition from a competitor called Dysport – another botulinum toxin product that outperformed Botox in a head-to-head trial against facial wrinkles. “When it comes to addressing the smile lines around the eyes, the crow’s feet – at one month, ...

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Interview with Choreographer and Author – Arlene Phillips

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Do you feel pressure to look a certain way?“
If I’m about to do a TV show I start dieting, slathering on cream and staring in the mirror.  I’m sure I’ll get some of the new tiny Botox injections next time, too.  I know I’m going to want to look my best.”
Source: Good Housekeeping June 2011

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