Botox’s birthday

Next month sees Botox's birthday: it will be 12 years since it was approved for the treatment of lines between the eyebrows. It's a huge market. By 2018, it is estimated that the anti-ageing procedure will be worth $2.9bn globally. In America there's been an increase of over 700% in treatments since 2000, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recently attributed the rise of the "selfie" in contributing to our fixation with our faces. The Guardian wrote "the main ... Read more

Careful Botox For The Best Results

The cosmetic surgeon of timeless beauty Cindy Crawford has spoken about the best way to achieve natural, effective Botox by revealing his own guidelines for treating the supermodel. Waxen foreheads, permanently startled eyebrows and smiles that don’t reach the eyes make “botox zombies” an article online says. Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh explains, though, that these problems arise when it is administered improperly. In the right hands Botox leaves you looking more relaxed, like a more youthful version of yourself. He says, “You have to ... Read more

Botox Boost for Stroke Patients

It seems every week there’s a story in the press about a new medical use for botox, this week stroke patients are the ones seeing benefits. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have licensed the muscle-freezing drug for the treatment of limb problems, after a trial with 120 patients who had post-stroke ankle injuries. By having botox in the affected area, it was found that sufferers were able to regain control and movement. Strokes affect over 150,000 people in the U.K., ... Read more

Has Wayne Rooney had Botox?

Reports today suggest that Premiership footballer Wayne Rooney has undergone botox injections to smooth out his forehead. In a recent television interview, Rooney’s brow appeared noticeably wrinkle-free, an indicator of the anti-ageing treatment. His spokesperson denied the claims. If he has been treated, then the news is unsurprising to us at Courthouse Clinics. Since 2011 we’ve seen an incredible 216% increase in the number of male patients who’ve had botox, with men now making up over 6% of all botox treatments. Botox use ... Read more

Michelle Bridges on Botox

Australia’s 'The Biggest Loser' star Michelle Bridges has said in an interview that she is not against botox, saying that if anybody feels like they need help looking as young as they feel then it’s simply an addition to a beauty routine. The author and trainer stopped short of saying she uses botox herself though, and cites her biggest secret to a fresh face as being sleep. “I sleep like a bear and will take it anywhere I can get it as ... Read more

Botox is a medical intervention, agrees Dr Leah Totton

Dr Leah Totton has gone on record to say that she will probably never have botox or plastic surgery, it is reported today. The Apprentice winner recently launched her inaugural cosmetic treatment clinic, the self-named Dr Leah, with a £250,000 cash injection from her mentor Lord Alan Sugar. At only 26 years old, Dr Totton has little Botox experience herself, being relatively newly qualified within the field. A former British Association of Aesthetic Medicine (BAAPS) chairman suggested that her business is like “putting ... Read more

Dr Leah Opens New Botox Clinic

Leah Totton, Lord Sugar’s Apprentice darling, has launched her first Botox clinic today. After winning the BBC1 series, Totton saw a £250,000 investment into her business plan for Dr Leah, a hub for facials, skin peels and botox. With the first branch in Moorgate, London, opened today, Dr Leah had Apprentice aide Karen Brady by her side as she pledged to abide by the strict medical rules of the industry, helping us all to uphold the high standard non-surgical procedures should have. That is, ... Read more

Botox Ads Banned

The Advertising Standards Agency has banned botox adverts from two leading aesthetic companies. Dermaskin and HB Health of Knightsbridge have both been penalized for online ads that violate ASA regulation. The action comes after The Independent Healthcare Advisory Service filed complaints against some of the claims both websites featured. Four years ago a crackdown was launched on misleading adverts, spearheaded by Liberal Democrat MP Jo Swinson. Because Botox is only available to doctor’s on prescription it is not allowed to be marketed promotionally. ... Read more

Dr Bowler Writes for The Huffington Post

Dr Patrick Bowler has written for The Huffington Post today, asking why British media won’t talk about… erm, the vagina. On the back of Courthouse Clinics’ innovative new vaginal rejuvenation treatment FemiLift, Dr Bowler reflects on our reticence to discuss post-birth vaginal issues such as reduced sexual pleasure and stress urinary incontinence. He writes: “For weeks we've called journalists and emailed editors to tell them about FemiLift. With all of our other innovations beauty editors frequently jump at the chance to inform their ... Read more

Friends who Botox

Reports today suggest that up to one in eight people who’ve experience a non-surgical cosmetic treatment have had the procedure performed by an untrained amateur such as a friend. The government polled 2,000 people, concluding that 13% of people who have had botox, dermal fillers, or face peels have let an unqualified acquaintance wield a needle to their face. Even more surprisingly, one in 20 have also treated themselves. This year’s Keogh Report, issued from Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, the most senior doctor ... Read more
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