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

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

Valentine’s Day Botox

New figures suggest that the women of the U.K. are hinting at Botox injections as their romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Traditionally, social media is awash with jokes leading up to the big day advising men to avoid petrol forecourt flowers, cheap chocolates, and nasty-looking lingerie. But seldom is anything mentioned about the offer of non-surgical cosmetic enhancement as the go-to surprise. Almost 80% of women want Botox from their partner this year – apparently, 78% say they’d be impressed if they were gifted ... 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 for Effective Pain Relief

Claims have been made that Botox can potentially offer long-term pain relief for patients suffering with cancer and arthritis. A new type of Botox, invented by researchers at the University of Sheffield, is said to be able to offer pain relief for several months at a time and is perfect for suffers of everything from chronic migraines and back pain, to arthritis and cancer. Botox is traditionally used to block the signals from nerves that tell muscles to contract, causing muscle relaxation. Pain ... Read more

Accolades and Patient Praise for Courthouse Clinics

We might be the best in the aesthetic industry, but we don’t rest on our laurels. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our patient experience, and one of the ways we do that is by asking for feedback after every treatment. Our annual survey results are in, and the results look great! We ask patients to rate us out of ten, and it’s looking very positive for all of our clinics. Here are the average scores: Watford 9.79/10 Haywards Heath 9.75/10 Sheffield 9.64/10 Wilmslow 9.63/10 Maidenhead ... Read more

Michelle Obama on Botox

The First Lady of the United States, who celebrated turning 50 this weekend, has reportedly said she does not rule out Botox to preserve her looks. Michelle Obama is famed for her healthy appetite for life: she advocates eating well, is famed for her high cardio workouts, and every sartorial move is followed by both the fashion world, and us mere mortals. She has been quoted as saying that she would never say never to the helping hand at anti-ageing. In the same week ... 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

Our Acne ebook featured in The Sun

Our incredible free resource, ACNE: a comprehensive guide to identifying, treating, and generally showing spots who the boss is, has been featured as a top pick in today's copy of The Sun.  On page 8 of the pull-out Me, the national newspaper's guide to health, wellbeing and fitness, the publication charts eight of the best self-help books, with ACNE topping the list! The book, penned by London-based writer Laura Jane Williams, is a collaboration with Courthouse Clinics' skin expert Dr Robin Stones. The book focuses on what ... Read more
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