Is Facial Yoga the New Botox?

An article today suggests that the best way to fight the visible signs of ageing is to practice very specific facial muscle exercises. British yoga instructor Danielle collins is pioneering the treatment, and says her patients have already seen incredible results. Don't have time for pulling funny faces? Then we suggest botox: results are immediately visible and last up to six months. Read the full article here.   Read more

Week in Beauty Links

This week in the world of beauty, we’ve seen an enticing mix of stories hitting the headlines. From L’Oréal Paris’ new face, a plastic surgeon modelling noses similar to the Eiffel Tower, to cowboy Botox problems, we’re keeping you updated. This is your week in beauty. The ideal nose is similar to France’s most iconic monument according to a plastic surgeon, the Eiffel tower. After seeing a picture of the Eiffel Tower advertised on a Chinese taxi cab, he believes he’s discovered ... Read more

When Your Practitioner Isn’t As Qualified As They Say

Reports today that cover the story of beautician Jamie Winter, who mislead customers for 18 months claiming the entire time she had completed Harley Street training in administering Botox - but the truth was she never finished the course. The beautician was accused of causing bruising around patients' eyes, and it was alleged her lies were fraud. 35-year old Ms. Winter argued that although the police thought people needed to be qualified to administer Botox, the reality is they don’t." Read the full article ... Read more

The Consulting Room: “What a difference 15 years makes in the aesthetic industry”

Our medical director Dr Patrick Bowler has blogged for The Consulting Room on the changes the cosmetic treatment industry has seen since we started back in 1998. His blog says, "The biggest explosion in our industry has come as recently as in the past five years, where a complete non-surgical service now ensures that enhancing key features is more straightforward then ever before. "Patients can totally alter the way they look without ever having invasive surgery, whereas when we started out the choices ... Read more

Week In Beauty Links

This week in beauty links is fashioning itself with makeovers. From speedy image-changing tips, to getting the retro look, to campaigning the #DareToBare look, we’ve got it covered. This is your week in beauty links. Fashionable Liverpool’s "no sun bed" rule The Geordie Shore crew would be shocked to see that Liverpool Fashion Week (starts October 14th 2013) has banned their models from using  sunbeds. My Fashion Life has shared this interesting news story, noting that it’s part of the projects pact ... Read more

Botox Approved for Overactive Bladder

MS Trust reports today that, "The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved botulinum toxin type A (Botox) as a treatment for urinary incontinence in adults who have an overactive bladder due to multiple sclerosis, where the current medication has not been effective." Discussions over Botox for incontinence have been brewing for some time, and look set to continue beyond Scotland now. For the full story, click here. Read more

Dermal Filler Regulations Need Tightening, says Leading Plastic Surgeon

Reports today suggest that leading plastic surgeon Dr Rajiv Grover, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has called it shameful that regulations surrounding dermal fillers still haven't been tightened up. Mr Rajiv Grover is outraged that problems are still ongoing with the legislation behind injectable treatments. Read the full piece here. Read more

Bread, Beer and Botox for a Nobel Prize

An academic journal reports today on some of the secrets behind the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today, suggesting that bread, beer and botox are the key forces behind the award to James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas Südhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. To find out how, read the full article here.   Read more

Men and Botox: A Trend

This week revealed a marked increase in the number of male locals seeking Botox in Blackpool, proving once and for all that the gender divide doesn't exist when it comes to looking good. We've even noticed at our own clinics that more and more men are using Botox as their go-to anti-ageing treatment. To read the full article, click here. To find out more about Botox at Courthouse Clinics, click here. Read more

Week in Beauty Links

Your Week in Beauty Links This week we’ve felt the autumn breeze seeping through our jackets as the orange leaves fall off the trees. It’s the first week of October, which means breast cancer awareness month has just started. We’ve also spotted some handy hints on what’s hot for seasonal hair colour, useful remedies to catch some shut-eye, and how to keep fit as the days get shorter... This is your week in beauty links. Berry, plum and all things nice: Beauty bloggers ... Read more
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