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

Botox as a Weight Loss Tool

The scientists of Norway are experimenting with Botox as a way to tackle obesity in a new wave of patient trials. It’s theorised that if Botox is injected into the lining of the stomach that food will be absorbed by the body slower, leaving patients feeling fuller for longer – figures suggest food absorption will be limited by 50%. The theory has been tested on some animals, and suggests that weight can be reduced by up to a third within about five weeks ... Read more

Harmony ClearLift – Fact or Fiction

Harmony ClearLift - We Tell All ClearLift is done in less time than your lunch hour – FACT Considered a “lunchtime facelift”, the Harmony ClearLift treatment has no downtime. Because the Pixel Q-Switched laser works deep underneath the skin’s surface, it leaves no visible redness or tell-tale signs. You can resume your normal day-to-day activities immediately after your session. ClearLift doesn’t last forever – FACT ClearLift, like any other non-invasive skin firming treatment, doesn’t have permanent results. However, collagen can be continually renewed, so a ... Read more

Accepting Cosmetic Enhancement as The Norm

Accepting Cosmetic Enhancement as The Norm A newspaper columnist this weekend wondered aloud if laser hair removal, botox and dermal fillers are now an accepted part of normal, every day modern life. Courthouse Clinics are seeing more and more patients every single year, and that's not unusual – it's been reported across the board that patient numbers are rising. 50,122 people were treated last year, and 90% were women. Reports suggest 70% of women want Botox for Valentine's Day, and surgeon Laurence Kirwan ... Read more

Is Botox the Key to Success?

There’s a new theory floating on the net, and that’s that to get ahead in business a younger, smoother face could be the key to success. In a world increasingly necessitated by a social media presence, pictures and videos have never held more value. With worldwide communications increasing, a presence on FaceTime, Skype, online webinars and Google Hang-Outs is often necessary, even for small business owners. Whereas a single corporate (and digitally enhanced) image might’ve navigated the aesthetic waters before now, in this ... Read more
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