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

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

Dermal Filler Facts

A blog last week chronicled the importance of understanding key differences between injectable treatments, like Botox and Dermal Fillers. Laura Casewell from The Cosmetic Surgery Guide wrote about how the popular treatments often get provided alongside misleading or incorrect information. The blog is a highly informative read, and can be read in full here. Read more

Dr Leah Totton and Patient Safety

Despite Dr Leah Totton getting a lot of stick on her plans for a chain of high street botox clinics, it can't be disputed that she's doing a lot to raise awareness of injectable regulations. The Apprentice winner spoke up on ITV's Daybreak  to discuss the issue, which is featured in full here. Read more

Is This The End of Deodorant?

This weekend the press reported on our new SweatX treatment, a £500 treatment (not £2,000!) that incorporates multiple technologies to tackle sweat and odour without the use of toxins, achieving immediate improvement with lasting results. Read more about SweatX at Courthouse Clinics here, and the full article here. Read more

Tattoos We’d Rather Forget, Cheryl

After Cheryl Cole revealed her rose bottom tattoo recently, discussion about tattoo regret has hit the roof. Reports today speculate that it could take up to 20 hours of laser hair removal, and almost £12,000, to get rid of a tattoo like Cheryl's -- almost as much as a down payment on a small house! You can find out more about Courthouse Clinics' tattoo removal here, and read the full article here. Read more

BBC NEWS: "’Needle risk’ over beauty treatments"

A health watchdog is “concerned that people having beauty treatments like Botox could be at risk of infection from dirty needles” reports BBC News. An article today suggests that because “growing numbers of people are injecting tanning agents, dermal fillers and Botox at home and in salons” hygiene laws could be compromised, putting users at risk of HIV and hepatitis C. Rajiv Grover, consultant plastic surgeon and president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) tells the BBC: “…BAAPS has campaigned ... Read more
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