Industry News


17 July 2018

Treating a Cleft Chin

A cleft chin refers to a chin with a Y-shaped dimple in the middle. Before performing a treatment to enhance or to remove a cleft chin it is important to consider the risks associated with the treatment, to be explained hereafter. Different treatment options are offered, largely depending on whether the patient wants to have a temporary or permanent result.


17 July 2018

Why today's breast augmentation is better than ever

There are lots of reasons why women might want breast implants, like experiencing loss of volume after having children or losing weight or to help balance out asymmetrical breasts. With the latest implant options and surgical techniques, breast augmentation today is now even better than ever and can help women get the natural look they want while also improving their self-confidence and body image.


12 July 2018

Inaugural RealSelf Laser & Energy Report Notes Interest in Fat Reduction Treatments Reaching All-Time High

RealSelf has released its inaugural RealSelf U.S. Laser & Energy Report revealing consumer interest, patient satisfaction based on the proprietary RealSelf Worth It Ratings, and emerging trends within the laser and energy device market.


10 July 2018

The Safety in Beauty Diamond Award Winners 2018

The Aesthetic and Beauty Industry came together on Saturday 7th July in London to celebrate yet another fantastic year of high quality award entries and nominations for The Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards,  an astonishing array of talented, dedicated and passionate professionals and brands were celebrated at the glamorous and prestigious annual award ceremony dubbed as the go-to Summer calendar event of the year.


5 July 2018

Histogen Kicks Off Clinical Trial for Female Hair Loss

Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine company focused on stimulating the body’s stem cells to regenerate tissues and restore youthful function, has launched a Phase I Clinical Trial of its lead product, Hair Stimulating Complex, to treat female diffuse hair loss. 


2 July 2018

Special feature: stress and oral health

Dentists and bacteriologist Dr Harold Katz looks into the relationship between stress and oral health.


29 June 2018

Which hair transplant treatment is best for me?

Hair loss is progressive, so once you begin these treatments stay on them for at least twelve months if you’re planning a hair transplant. This is the equivalent of a builder laying a strong foundation before he begins building a wall.


26 June 2018

Study suggest too much exercice could cause tooth decay news

A new study, published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, has found that too much exercise could cause tooth decay.


21 June 2018

Hair loss treatments: which ones really work? 

It’s the holy grail of hair loss – a pill or potion that will restore thinning hair and reverse baldness. Which explains why an industry worth $1.5billion worldwide has sprung up, offering anxious men (and women) hair loss treatments from herbal remedies to shampoos and supplements.


21 June 2018

Healing the Skin

Dr Sophie Shotter explains how the skin repairs itself and the importance of good hygiene for quality healing.


19 June 2018

Ban the term “anti-ageing”, advises health organisation

A report by a public health charity is calling for the term “anti-ageing” to be banned in the beauty and cosmetics sector because of the negative effect it’s having on society.


18 June 2018

Breast cancer patients are being denied 'life-changing' reconstructive surgery, research shows 

Breast cancer patients are being denied “life-changing” reconstructive surgery across swathes of the country, amid deepening NHS rationing, research shows.

Freedom of Information disclosures reveal that almost one in four NHS authorities have introduced restrictive policies, which mean women can be denied the operations to restore their bodies.


14 June 2018

Environmental pollution effects of facial/body wet wipes

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine advocates that consumers and medical practitioner alike take note of the plethora of concerns arising from the use of facial/body wet-wipes which have become the norm for much of the global population. 


13 June 2018

Interview questions for Mr Norman Waterhouse, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Chairman of the CCR Expo Advisory Board.

You must be busy just now planning the programme for CCR Expo 2018 – is there a particular theme this year?

We have a fantastic Medical Advisory Board for this year’s CCR with over 30 leading experts advising on the education programme. The key focus for this year is ensuring the best possible education and training for all aesthetics practitioners particularly due to the growing focus on patient safety and raising industry standards. Education has been a key theme of CCR since the outset and this focus continues to dominate the shape...

6 June 2018

An introduction to the JCCP and CPSA - Sorting fact from fiction

Understandably, many people working within the industry have taken a cautious approach to the work of the JCCP, questioning how effective a non-compulsory register could be, how it differs from existing registers, who runs it and who profits from it. While the vast majority of involved professionals have seen this an opportunity to unite and shape the future of the industry, there has also been a level of opposition, which is inevitable with any new venture involving the systems of work, livelihoods and principles of a disparate group of professionals. Unfortunately, this has led to misinformation which we seek to address with the facts outlined below, outlining the aims and rationale behind many of the JCCP’s key decisions.

Source: JCCP

4 June 2018

The cost of looking after your oral health

British adults are spending almost £200 a year looking after their smile by purchasing oral health care products, according to the results of a nationwide survey. 

Source: The Probe

22 May 2018

CCR Discusses The Countdown to GDPR for the Aesthetic Industry with Consentz

The countdown is on for the introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which comes into force on May 25th 2018. With only 3% of businesses prepared for the deadline, how will GDPR affect those working in aesthetic medicine? We spoke to Tai Gantois of Consentz, a medical practice software company, about the most common questions that she encounters from aesthetic practitioners looking to comply with the new regulations.   

12 April 2018

Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2018

Tatler Magazine shares the guide to the best cosmetic practitioners in the UK. 

15 May 2018

Aesthetics regulation campaigners meet with Prime Minister Theresa May

Dr Selena Langdon, aesthetic practitioner and representative of industry group Keep Medical Aesthetics Medical (KMAM), and the founder of the Safety in Beauty campaign, Antonia Mariconda, met with the Prime Minister and called for mandatory regulation of the aesthetics industry. 

12 April 2018

A Declining NHS dentistry workforce

The number of people leaving the NHS dentistry workforce has been growing, according NHS Digital figures. The statistics show that the number of dentists leaving the NHS has risen every year since 2012/13, whilst the number joining has declined.

Source: The Probe

11 April 2018

Phototherapy Lamps and Units For Aesthetic Medicine Market to Receive Overwhelming Hike in Revenues by 2025

Global Phototherapy Lamps and Units for Aesthetic Medicine Industry Research Report provides information on Major Segments, Major Share, Trends, Top Key Vendors and Regional Outlook globally. This report will help the viewer in Better Decision Making.

09 April 2018

Merz Aesthetics Launches New Belotero® Lips Dermal Filler Products

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Merz, a global leader in medical aesthetics, today announced the launch of Belotero® Lips, with products specifically designed for lip enhancement and treatment of perioral lines. The line includes two hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal filler products that complement each other to deliver safe, effective and natural-looking cosmetic results.

16 January 2018

Med-fx partners with Medica Forte

Med-fx will be Medica Forte’s exclusive partner in the sales and training of The Perfect Peel products. Medica Forte has chosen Med-fx as it 'has an excellent track record' and has 'always maintained medical registration standards to open an account'.

Source: Aesthetics Journal

15 January 2018

New patch aims to turn energy-storing fats into energy-burning fats

A new approach to reducing bulging tummy fats has shown promise in laboratory trials.

It combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. This innovative approach developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) reduced weight gain in mice on a high fat diet and their fat mass by more than 30 per cent over four weeks.

Source: Prime Journal

05 January 2018

Working As A Plastic Surgeon In Today's NHS

Recently, a TV film production company came to our hospital to record a series about surgeons and the operations we do. Having spent over 20 years as a NHS consultant in Plastic surgery I was intrigued when the production team came to speak to me about my work. It occurred to me that what I see as routine and ordinary is, for the greater part, unknown to most people and is to some extent a hidden world.

Source: Huffington Post

19 December 2017

Three-Dimensional Imaging and Breast Measurements: How Predictable Are We?

Outcomes in aesthetic breast surgery are dependent on preoperative breast measurements. The accuracy of 3-dimensional (3D) imaging in measuring critical landmarks in augmentation mammaplasty surgery has not been described.

Source: Aesthetics Surgery Journal

19 December 2017

Advanced practitioners invited to Ellansé training workshops

Pharmaceutical company Sinclair Pharma is to run advanced-level Ellansé collagen stimulating dermal filler training workshops for experienced hyaluronic acid injectors.

Source: Aesthetics Journal

15 December 2017

Survey of 200 US plastic surgeons finds that 64% said they learn about procedures from online videos

The most popular videos that surgeons are learning from focus on rhinoplasty and injectables.

Source: Aesthetics Journal

14 December 2017

Read the latest edition of PMFA Journal

Discover articles on industry topics such as rhinoplasty, telemedicine and skin rejuvenation.

Source: PMFA Journal

13 December 2017

The "Boomerang Lift: A 3-Step Compartment Based Approach to the Youthful Cheek

A three-step approach to malar augmentation using targeted deep malar fat compartmental augmentation, termed the “Boomerang Lift”.

Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal

13 December 2017

Researchers test new ultrasound technology to detect breast cancer

More than 40 percent of women in the United States have dense breast tissue, which can make it more difficult to detect potential cancers on a mammogram. Now doctors in Southern California are testing a new technology that could help with such cases.

Source: CBS News

12 December 2017

6 Diet Tips For Youthful Skin

A lovely, brilliant and shining skin is each young lady’s fantasy. It’s anything but difficult to accomplish it by evading sugar however much as could be expected and by eating items, for example, olive oil, avocado and macadamia nut oil.

Source: You Body Health

05 December 2017

New survey reports on acne, social media behavior and teenagers' self-esteem

The national online survey was commissioned by Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc. (CLS), a U.S. based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, and was conducted this past summer by Harris Poll among 1,010 teenagers, ages 15-19.

Source: Prime Journal

04 December 2017

What it's like to live with acne dysmorphia

A disorder where sufferers believe their skin to be much worse than it really is.

Source: netdoctor

02 December 2017

Microneedling for the Treatment of Hair Loss?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive dermatological procedure in which fine needles are rolled over the skin to puncture the stratum corneum. This therapy is used to induce collagen formation, neovascularization, and growth factor production of treated areas.

Source: Wiley Online Library

25 November 2017

Recovery after DIEP flap breast reconstruction

The DIEP flap breast reconstruction is today's most advanced form of breast reconstruction. The procedure uses the patient's lower abdominal skin and fat to reconstruct a breast after mastectomy but unlike the TRAM flap procedure, preserves all the abdominal muscles.

Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

23 November 2017

Why the term ‘cosmetic surgeon’ is so dangerous

AFTER years of pleading with the authorities about the dangers of an unregulated cosmetic medical industry, finally, some welcome news from the Council of Australian Government Health Ministers meeting in Canberra last week.

Source: The Daily Telegraph

20 November 2017

Trends in abdominoplasty

Richard A. Baxter reviews the current trends in abdominoplasty, including the drainless abdominoplasty, MoMs makeover, and TAP Blocks.

Source: Prime Journal

02 October 2017

Clinic Software: What customers say about us

Designed To Save You Time, Designed To Make You More Money, Designed For You. Real-Time Full Control.
It Is Time To Take Control Of Your Business.

Source: Clinic Software

22 September 2017

Spa at Bedford Lodge opens a clinic to meet local demand for aesthetic treatments

The Spa at Bedford Lodge in Newmarket has added an aesthetic clinic to its offer to accomodate local demand for advanced skin treatments. 

The clinic, which soft opened earlier this month and is fully open as of this week, has been introduced to cater for the growing demand for aesthetic treatments. Treatments and services offered at the clinic include dermal fillers, dermal peels, IPL for skin rejuvenation and hair removal, and botox injections.

Source: Professional Beauty

5 September 2017

Selfies could enhance post-treatment experience, study says

A new study has found that selfies can be used as an effective tool to enhance patients’ post-treatment experience, and alert the clinician to early post-treatment problems.

Published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal and entitled, ‘Patient satisfaction with an early smartphone-based cosmetic surgery postoperative follow-up’, the study focused on patients of cosmetic surgery, but the results could be transferrable to cosmetic dentistry and non-surgical facial aesthetics.

Source: Dentistry News