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
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 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
In light of the recent media spotlight over the regulation of cosmetic treatments, more and more people are becoming increasingly concerned about the risks of laser hair removal, particularly regarding burns on the skin. Although complications from laser hair removal will arise across all sectors of the industry (including medical, nursing and beauty), having a sound medical knowledge of laser physics and an understanding of the potential pitfalls of treating different skin types will undoubtedly reduce the risk. If you´re considering laser ...Read more
Remote Prescriptions for Botox Banned There is no such thing as a standard Botox treatment. Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, today said: "We recognise that patients can benefit from communicating with their doctor by email, phone, video-link or fax and that is fine - as long as it is done safely - but our new guidance makes clear that doctors must now not prescribe medicines such as Botox remotely. These are not trivial interventions, and there are good reasons ...Read more