Does Chocolate Give You Acne?

BBC News Magazine recently asked does chocolate give you spots? The feature looks at both side of the argument- whether the accusation is myth or matter of fact- erring on the side of caution by concluding that actually the issue is one of continued scientific debate. "We're not really sure if diet can cause these acne flares or maybe they just make them more severe," says Jennifer Burris, author of a new review paper published in the Journal of the Academy of ... Read more

The Keogh Report: What It Means For Cosmetic Practitioners

The cosmetic treatments industry has had a call to arms. Wednesday saw the release of the Keogh Report, a review on cosmetic treatment procedures commissioned by the government, led by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, and huge changes for practitioners are neigh. The report is designed to help guide the overall review process of procedures and care guidelines within the cosmetic treatment business, to ensure that there’s an industry-wide standard of care to which practitioners can be held. It’s about ... Read more

Dr Patrick Bowler on Developments in Botulinum Toxin

The medical community is currently awaiting the industry’s biggest review of cosmetic surgery legislation. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS Medical Director, is expected to give his report, commissioned in response to a request from the Prime Minister, to the Health Secretary this month. Dr Patrick Bowler qualified in 1974 at the Royal London Hospital and is a pioneer of non-surgical cosmetic treatments with over 20 years experience. He is the medical director of Courthouse Clinics and is a founder member ... Read more

Botox and Emotions

A new book by American Dermatologist Eric Finzi, The Face of Emotion: How Botox Effects our Mood and Relationships reveals that Botox can in about 50% of cases, dramatically improve both mood and relationships. Although this has hit the headlines recently it's nothing new to us at Courthouse Clinics! For many years I had noticed the positive effect of Botox cosmetic treatments on my clients, including some who have been suffering from mild depression. (more…) Read more

Considering Injectable Facial Treatments? – Questionnaire

We have come up with a shortlist of questions that every potential patient should ask themselves before proceeding with any injectable treatment in order to get the best possible results as well as great peace of mind too! Go on ask yourself what you would choose? At Courthouse Clinics our primary concern is to deliver the best possible treatment that you deserve. We operate only in a safe medical environment and use doctors because we believe that safety and quality are essential ... Read more

Lack of Sleep Linked to Obesity

German researchers have possibly explained the link between getting less sleep and being overweight, say recent news reports. Scientists at the University of Tubingen, led by Manfred Hallschmid, found that sleep deprivation can be responsible for making the body crave more calories, whilst also limiting its ability burn them off- meaning weight gain or even Type 2 diabetes. Researchers measured participants´ hormone levels with blood tests and accelerometers, calculating how much energy was burned by indirect calorimetry- an estimation of a person´s heat ... Read more

`Voice Lift´ Surgery Increasingly Popular

In an ageing population such as ours, it is no surprise that many older people are now turning to `voice-lift´ surgery in order to restore their voice to a less damaged, younger tone. This has particularly become popular with high-end businessmen and politicians wanting to retain a professional, authoritative aura in their work. With men´s voices can begin to show signs of ageing from as early as thirty years old, `voice lift´ procedures could become a norm in our career-driven society. As ... Read more

A New Way to Fight Acne

Scientists at UCLA and Pittsburgh University have found that a harmless virus that lives on our skin - known as a phage - could potentially be used as a treatment for acne. The phage is believed to be programmed to naturally prey on spot-causing bacteria. Acne is a very common problem, often affecting young people at a time when they are particularly conscious of their appearance. Increasingly, we are also seeing acne persisting into the older age groups. Unfortunately, there is currently ... Read more

Courthouse Clinics opens in Watford

Courthouse Clinics opens in Watford Last night saw our Watford clinic open its doors for an evening of champagne, canapés and treatment demonstrations.The evening kicked off with a presentation of Courthouse Clinics by our medical director, Dr Patrick Bowler who welcomed our 10th branch to the family. Our guests were also given a talk on revolutionary weight loss system - Alevere - that aims to banish obesity rapidly and safely with no surgery. Resident doctor, Dr Stephen Robertson was on hand to answer questions ... Read more

Courthouse Clinics Supports Government Review on Cosmetic Surgery Industry

Courthouse Clinics Supports Government Review on Cosmetic Surgery Industry The start of the review of the cosmetic surgery in the news today has headlined with the PIPs scandal but will encompass all types of cosmetic treatments including Botox, dermal fillers, lasers and peels. It has been obvious to most in the industry and certainly abroad that the field is under regulated. All bar two countries in the EU look at the UK and think it´s absurd that dentists, nurses, beauticians and indeed anyone ... Read more
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