Archive for 'General Beauty News'

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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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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Celebrities drop the façade around cosmetic procedures

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Celebrities drop the façade around cosmetic procedures

Celebrities are sabotaging one of lifestyle magazines’ traditional scoops by openly admitting to procedures they’ve undergone. The big names of Hollywood, music and reality TV are, it seems, less concerned than ever before about saving face by denying they’ve had work done.

Actors, musicians and others who inhabit the celebrity sphere are taking the guesswork out of “have they haven’t they” features, which are normally accompanied by a before and after ...

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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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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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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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80% of European women believe that aesthetic beauty treatments are acceptable investments

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Four out of five European women think that it’s ‘the norm’ to spend money on aesthetic procedures like dermal fillers, botulinum toxin, and laser treatments to maintain their looks as they grow older.

These findings were revealed as part of the comprehensive study as part of the Merz Aesthetics ‘Face Value’ Beauty Report, of almost 3000 women from across France, Spain, Italy, Russia and the UK.

The report explores all aspects of the aesthetic beauty procedure market — from attitudes toward cost ...

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More men are enduring jabs and cuts to look younger

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But the picture in my attic is hideous

IN GEORGES ROMAN’S clinic in London, women queue to see a cosmetic dermatologist renowned for zapping wrinkles and smoothing brows. These days, alas, they have to share the waiting room with men. In the past few years Dr Roman has treated a succession of bankers and businessmen in London and Paris. They don’t want to look beautiful, he says, just “fresher and less worried”.

Typically, a swift shot ...

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Tax would cause more harm than good, say critics

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HMRC says proposals simply clarify current legislation

Government plans to introduce VAT on cosmetic surgical procedures have been blasted by the industry. The proposal, called the “boob tax”, would raise an estimated £500m per year, raising prices of procedures such as breast enlargements, facelifts, liposuction and abdominoplasties by around 20%, the current rate of VAT.

Minor procedures, such as injectables and facial peels, are subject to VAT. But cosmetic doctors performing surgery will have to register for VAT and pass the ...

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