Industry news


27 June 2019

BAAPS release statement following a Channel 4 Dispatches programme featuring concerns over the safety of breast implants

27 June 2019 - There has been no change in the scientific evidence available in recent weeks despite the heightened media attention. The BAAPS advises that concerned patients need not take any action at this stage. They should continue their routine follow up with their healthcare professional and discuss any questions they have about their breast implants. There is no need to remove or exchange any current implants based on the most up-to-date scientific data available. Indeed, unnecessary surgery may cause additional harm in a small number of patients.

Read the full statement here


25 June 2019

Botox maker Allergan bought by US drug giant AbbVie for $63bn

25 June 2019 - The US drug company AbbVie is to buy Allergan, the Irish-based maker of Botox, for $63bn (£49bn), in one of the biggest deals in the global pharmaceutical industry.

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24 June 2019

FDA approves Allergan's CoolTone device for toning up abdomen, buttocks and thighs

24 June 2019 - The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Allergan's CoolTone device for use in strengthening, toning and firming the abdominal area, buttocks and thighs.  CoolTone uses magnetic muscle stimulation to penetrate muscle layers, which then causes involuntary muscle contractions. The body responds to the contractions by strengthening muscle fibers, leading to increased muscle tone. 

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14 June 2019

Harper's Bazaar investigate as to whether there should be social media regulation within aesthetics

14 June 2019 - Clinics offering free filler and botox treatements to influencers and celebrities should be declared on social media, says cosmetic doctor.

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13 June 2019

Managing complications in facial aesthetics

13 June 2019 - As non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments continue to rise in popularity, Harry Singh considers the possible risks and complications, and how to steer clear of them.

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20 May 2019

Plastic surgeons claim athleisure clothing behind the rise in liposuction

20 May 2019 - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) annual audit reveals the link between athleisure clothing and the rise in liposuction surgeries, as well as popular TV shows and celebrity endorsements.

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18 May 2019

5 top cosmetic surgery trends in Australia you can notice this year

18 May 2019 - The Daily Telegraph reports the top 5 most popular cosmetic procedures in Australia with Dimpleplasty making the list.

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17 May 2019

'Bad' skin and the links to mental health

17 May 2019 - A study commissioned by E45 and published in ELLE reports that 10 million people in the UK have had mental health problems as a result of skin condition

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16 May 2019

Study proposes new standards for safely performing a "Brazilian butt lift"

16 May 2019 - A study published in the Plastic and And Reconstructive Surgery Journal (the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons), highlights critical technical issues to ensure safe performance of the increasingly popular "Brazilian butt lift".

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15 May 2019

The effects of social media accentuating unrealistic expectations of beauty

15 May 2019 - From comparison to obsession, Harpers Bazaar investiagted the issues surrounding a 'filtered face' just in time for Mental Health Awareness Week.

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14 May 2019

Advancing women in aesthetics

14 May 2019 - Galderma has announced a new mulit-disciplinary group of advisory members that compose The Women in Aesthetics Leadership Council. Its goal is to accelerate the trend of women holding leadership roles in medical societies, conducting clinical research, supporting training organisations, and to foster support for female focussed aesthetic business ownership.

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14 May 2019

Department of Health and Social Care launch campaign to raise awareness on cosmetic procedure safety

14 May 2019 - The department of Health and Social Care launch a new campign to raise awareness on cosmetic procedure safety in bid to helping patients. The campaign aims to ensure everyone has the right information about cosmetic procedure safety ahead of choosing procedures and practitioners.

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14 May 2019

Top questions to ask if you're considering a procedure

14 May 2019 - Whether it's botox or laser treatments or a cosmetic procedure, top industry experts have formed a list of the top questions you need to ask.

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12 May 2019

MP Alberto Costa - We need a minimum age law for cosmetic procedures

14 May 2019 - MP Alberto Costa once again addresses parliament on the need for regulation within the industry, putting forward a minimum age for procedures

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25 April 2019

NHS announced increase in female consultant surgeons is up 7% from previous year

25 April 2019 - The NHS has announced as of January 2019, 12.9% of consultant surgeons are female, an increase of 7% from the previous year.

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6 April 2019

Allergan introduces Juvéderm VOLUX

6 April 2019 - Global pharmaceutical company Allergan has launched Juvéderm VOLUX, a hyaluronic acid injectable gel that uses the existing VYCROSS pateneded technology. The Juvéderm VOLUX is also CE marked to restore and create volume in the chin and jaw area.

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5 April 2019

Merz launches new Belotero Revive Dermal Filler

5 April 2019 - Merz today announced the launch of Belotero Revive, a dermal filler product containing a unique combination of hyaluronic acid and glycerol, designed to improve hydration, elasticity and firmness of the skin to address the appearance of fine lines. The filler works beaneth the skin to improve skin hydration, reduce redness and roughness and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

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4 April 2019

Chair of PRASEAG provides statement on Breast Implants and Guidance

4 April 2019 - Today the independant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Expert Advisory Group (PRASEAG) provided a statement outlining the current situation regarding breast implants associated with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and offer guidance for patients.

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3 April 2019

FILLMED and NanoPass launch NANOSOFT Microneedles for Aesthetics

3 April 2019 - FILLMED (formerly Laboratories Filorga Medical) and NanaPass have recently signed a private label agreement to co-brand NanoPass's microneedle-based device, NANOSOFT. This will be used with FILLMED's NCTF 135 HA polyrevitalising solution for the treatment of fine wrinkles and skin rejuvenation.

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26 March 2019

Allergan announce the completed acquisition of Envy Medical

26 March 2019 - Allergan, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Envy Medical Inc. The acquisition enhances Allergan's Medical Aesthetics portfolio with the edition of Envy's Dermalinfusion, a non-surgical, non-invasive skin resurfacing system for the face and body.

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18 March 2019

Are cosmetic surgeons fostering the opioid epidemic?

18 March 2019 - According to two new studies Plastic Surgery patients are at a significantly higher risk of persistent opioid use post surgery. With Plastic surgeons prescribing nearly twice the number of opioid tablets consumed after outpatient procedures.

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12 March 2019

Mary Kay reveals groundbreaking research related to facial redness

12 March 2019 - Mary Kay has announced groundbreaking research related to evaluating and understanding facial redness at the World Dermatology Congress. Mary Kay scientists identified botanical extracts that help reduce the production of pro-inflammatory proteins and enzymes in the skin and developed a cosmetic formulation containing these extracts to effectively address facial redness.

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11 March 2019

Harley Street duo unveil £30m enhancement 

11 March 2019 - The Private Clinic Group has bought the non-surgical skin specialist the Cosmetic Skin Clinic in a £70m deal that claims to form Europe's biggest dedicated cosmetic surgery chain. 

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7 March 2019

The 10 most popular cosmetic procedures in the US reveal our obsession with breast implants and botox

7 March 2019 - A report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has revealed just how much body modification procedures have surged in popularity. Dubbed the "year of the body", 2018 was reported to have the highest number of procedures on record.

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1 March 2019

How Botox became a million dollar idea

1 March 2019 - How Botox became a million dollar idea and what it was initially made for

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19 February 2019

Study reveals thousands of girls as young as 13 turn to cosmetic surgery

19 February 2019 - A study has revealed body image pressures and the impact of social media is leading to girls as young as 13 to seek out cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatment. With more than 100,000 girls aged 13-16 stating they had already undergone cosmetic treatment to improve their look. This startling news poses questions around where these children are receiving treatments from and further dives the demand for regulation in the industry. 

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12 February 2019

MP Alrberto Costa addresses parliament on the regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the UK

12 February 2019 - If you missed MP Alberto Costa addressing Westminister making the case for regulating those who offer non-surgical cosmetic procedures, then you can listen to debate here. Click on the link below to download. 

Listen here


5 February 2019

Fake Italian plastic surgeon strikes again in Romania! Posing as a world-renowned plastic surgeon and performing surgeries for over a year

5 February 2019 - Matteo Politi used an approval he got from the Public Health Direction (DSP) in Bucharest to fool his employers. He apparently got that approval based on a false diploma from the faculty of medicine in Pristina. However, in order to be allowed to operate in Romania, foreign surgeons need to be registered with the local professional organization – the Romanian College of Physicians (CMR). Thus, the clinics that allowed the fake doctor to operate without the CMR’s clearance broke the regulations, according to Libertatea. 

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4 February 2019

Instagram faces backlash after pushing rhinoplasty and lip filler adverts to 13 year old

4 February 2019 - Within minutes of The Times creating a false account "registered" to a 13 year old the profile was targeted with adverts for rhinoplasty and trial lip filler for as little as £30. Were asking the question does more need to be done to protect the vulnerable on social media?

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31 January 2019

Channel 4 announces appalling new show that sees jury vote on whether person has plastic surgery

31 January 2019 - Channel 4's The Surjury will see young people who want to undergo cosmetic surgery appear before a jury, who will vote on whether they get to have the procedure or not. 

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30 January 2019

Plastic surgeons call for tougher UK rules on dermal fillers

30 January 2019 - MP Alberto Costa led parliament debate on the dangers posed by non-surgical procedures, after meeting with a number of constituents who had "botched" filler. 

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24 January 2019

Prime Minister addresses regulation issues of non-surgical treatments

24 January 2019 - Prime Minister Theresa May has addressed concerns regarding regulation and patient safety of non-surgical treatments. 

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23 January 2019

How selfie dysmorphia is driving people to seek surgery

23 January 2019 - The article highlights the importance of a mental health check being included during a consultation at any practice or clinic. 

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19 January 2019

Superdrug to introduce tougher checks before administering Botox

19 January 2019 - Superdrug to introduce mental health checks before performing cosmetic procedures following criticism from Prof Stephen Powis, the medical director of NHS England.

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17 January 2019

82% of US adults plan to make changes related to their appearance in 2019 

17 January 2019 - New Year, New You? With new year's resolutions at the top of everyone's minds in January, a survey conducted by RealSelf found as many as 36% of US adults would consider a treatment in 2019. 

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10 January 2019

Breast implants linked to cancer removed from European market

10 January 2019 - Paul Harris president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) comments on the breast implants linked to cancer removed from European Market.  

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03 January 2019

New beauty treatments 2019: The up and coming luxury cosmetic procedures for the new year

03 January 2019 - Dr Preema Vig and Pietro Simone share their thoughts on the best new treatments on the rise in the coming year with ES Insider.

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19 December 2018

A Statement by The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) on the withdrawal of Allergan (Natrelle) textured implants

19 December 2018 - The British Association of Plastic Surgeons; the UK’s only society based at the Royal College of Surgeons dedicated solely for the education and advancement of cosmetic surgery, and which represents the vast majority of NHS-trained plastic surgeons (; have released a statement on Allergan (Natrelle) textured impants. 

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23 November 2018


An international faculty will demonstrate the rational for new concepts and techniques in facial rejuvenation on 16-17 March 2019, Brooklands Hotel and Spa.


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05 October 2018


London – 5 October, 2017 - The British Association of Plastic Surgeons; the UK’s only society based at the Royal College of Surgeons dedicated solely for the education and advancement of cosmetic surgery, and which represents the vast majority of NHS-trained plastic surgeons (; today unveils worrying new data. An internal survey of their membership has revealed a whopping 80% of them have recently experienced an exponential rise in requests for ‘revisional’ – fixing botched procedures – work.

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11 october 2018

Managing Oily Skin Using Toxin

The desire for flawless skin is apparent to all working in the aesthetics and skincare profession and, in my experience working in an aesthetic practice, oily skin and subsequently large pores is one of the most common dermatological complaints made. A novel therapeutic option for targeting oily skin involves intradermal injection of botulinum toxin; studies have demonstrated this to be effective and safe, with minimal systemic or local side effects.1,2,5,7 This article aims to explore the evidence base for the efficacy in using botulinum toxin for treating oily skin and its mechanism of action, alongside its safety profile.

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9 october 2018

Injecting the Infraorbital Area

Dr Tom van Eijk provides his protocol for the treatment of infraorbital hollowness by injecting hyaluronic acid.


Since the skin in the infraorbital area is very thin, anything that distorts this structure is visible. One night of not sleeping or even five minutes of crying can have a striking effect under the eyes. Some people show their age and tiredness more than others, leading to concerned remarks by peers regarding their wellbeing, thus influencing them to seek aesthetic treatment.

One of the most popular non-surgical treatments is the injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the lower eyelid region to reduce the depth of the tear trough, in order to freshen up the patient’s appearance. 

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4 october 2018

RealSelf Launches “Beyond Scars” Global Initiative

RealSelf launches “Beyond Scars: Healing Bodies. Restoring Lives,” a global initiative that provides burn survivors access to reconstructive surgery and medical care in India.

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30 Septembre 2018

Acne vaccine is a step closer to reality

A vaccine that could help treat and prevent acne is a step closer to reality after scientists successfully targeted acne-causing bacteria and stopped it producing the toxins which cause inflammation.

The study was carried out by a team at the University of California in San Diego. As part of their experiments scientists sent antibodies to Propionibacterium and, for the first time, demonstrated how a type of cell that the body produces in response to a toxin secreted by bacteria on the skin can actually reduce inflammation in lesions caused by acne.  

Read more here


18 Septembre 2018

BAAPS issue statement on Brazilian Buttock Lifts following death of British woman

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has issued a statement on Brazilian Buttock Lift (BBL) surgery in the wake of the tragic news of a British woman’s death after undergoing the procedure abroad.[...].In a statment BAAPS said, "The Association cannot comment on individual cases, however in light of the increasing popularity and interest in the treatment, we must reiterate our previous warnings about the danger of surgery abroad; and raise awareness to the potential for serious complications relating to BBL surgery – the risks of which are minimised, if at all mentioned, by many offering it.".

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6 September 2018

Action! at FACE Conference London on the Screen Promoting The New GDPR Feature (General Data Protection)

What is GDPR and why will it affect my business?

What data in clinics is affected by GDPR?

Who is responsible for what? Becoming GDPR compliant?


6 September 2018

Video Testimonial Epilium Skin Clinic – Harley Street / Marylebone, London

Watch this video as our clinic manager Abbie explains the convenience of using the iPad when signing forms for both the client and consult. She expresses how she is able to save time when completing stock take as the automatic calculation tool does it all for her!


5 September 2018

Clinic Software: Paperless Consultation Forms

With the brand-new update you can now do customer appointments on the software! You now have the capacity to change and edit the inquiries within software, save the form away against the customer record card as well as being able to email the form to the relevant people and export in PDF format.

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29 August 2018

Top 10 Tips For Looking After Older Teeth – Dr Richard Marques

1.The best care is prevention. So, the most important advice I can give is to maintain a good oral health routine throughout your life

2. As we age, our gums shrink and start to recede so it’s crucial to look after them and avoid the risk of gum disease. Flossing regularly to remove debris trapped between the teeth is vital for this

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23 August 2018

What Is Retinol: The Beginner's Guide to Anti-Aging Products

I know you already know about retinol. I know you’ve seen it in drugstores, heard about it on TV, and listened to your best friend gush about it every time she "re-discovers" skincare. But do you really know what retinol does? Do you really know why you’re supposed to use it, or why most dermatologists consider it pure magic? Do you even really know how to apply it?

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22 August 2018

Microneedling: The Easy Treatment Celebs Love That Takes 10-15 Years Off Your Face

How DO celebrities look half their age without undergoing facelifts? One of their latest favorite procedures is a treatment they can do in their dermatologist’s office in just 25 minutes– microneedling.

Read more here


16 August 2018

YouTube is source of misinformation on plastic surgery

The millions of people who turn to YouTube as a source for education on facial plastic surgery receive a false understanding that does not include the risks or alternative options, said lead author Boris Paskhover, an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School's department of otolaryngology who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Read more here


16 August 2018

Would You Get Botox On The High Street?

Next time you’re dropping into Superdrug to pick up a mascara and some cotton pads, would you consider a spot of Botox as well? A round of fillers while you're getting a new toothbrush? The high-street retailer has introduced a new Skin Renew Service, offering in-store Botox and dermal fillers for which appointments must be booked in advance following a consultation. The services will be launched via a soft launch in the Strand store before rolling out nationwide. Prices start at £99.

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13 August 2018

Plastic Surgery Societies Issue Urgent Warning About the Risks Associated with Brazilian Butt Lifts

Gluteal fat grafting, more commonly referred to as the popular Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure, has resulted in an alarming rate of mortality, estimated to be as high as 13,000, a rate of death far greater than any other cosmetic surgery.

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3 August 2018

JCCP removes beauty therapists from its registers for injectables

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has removed beauty therapists from its registers for Level 7 treatments such as dermal fillers.

The major change in policy comes after the body received significant backlash from medics to its practitioner registers, which were launched in March, and included one for medics, and a second for non-medics, who otherwise have no regulator. Under the terms of the registers, non-medics were, at the time, permitted to inject dermal fillers providing they had trained to Level 7 and were overseen by a medical practitioner.

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2 August 2018

Mastopexy (Breast Lift) Market the Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Trend Worldwide Figures will Surprise You – Current & Future Forecasts 2018-2023

 Mastopexy is a plastic surgery mammoplasty procedure for raising the sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues to reshape and support the new breast contour. A woman’s breasts changes over time and becomes susceptible to ptosis or sagging due to aging, weight fluctuations, breastfeeding and pregnancy. Factors such as growing female geriatric population and increasing demands for aesthetic procedures are the major drivers for the market growth during the forecast period. According to the United Census Bureau, the global-female-geriatric population is estimated to reach 4,139 million by 2030 from 3,601 million as recorded in 2015. 

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31 July 2018

Award-Winning California Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Heather Furnas, Offers Comprehensive Assessment of Gender Inequality in Plastic Surgery

AHeather Furnas, MD, founder of northern California's Plastic Surgery Associates, is excited to share her newly published article, "Gender Inequality for Women in Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Scoping Review." Sorting through decades of research, Dr. Furnas and a team of authors have been able to highlight the disparities between men and women working in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Furnas' article was part of the June 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: The Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


30 July 2018

Advances In Cosmetic Surgery Can Help You Feel More Confident

Whether you’ve noticed aging around your eyes or extra skin around your waist, there’s a cosmetic procedure that can help you feel more confident.

While the reasons for choosing a cosmetic procedure is highly personal, it’s becoming more common. The number of cosmetic procedures increased last year by 2 percent, with 17.5 million people electing to do some sort of enhancement, surgical or nonsurgical procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast augmentations topped the list, followed by liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery and tummy tucks.


18 July 2018

Global medical spa market expected to reach almost £21m by 2025

According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, "Medical Spa Market by Service: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2025," the global medical spa market is projected to reach $27,566m (£20,916m) by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 12.2% from 2018 to 2025. The facial treatment segment accounted for one-third share of the global market revenue of the sector, which was valued at $11,063m (£8,399m) in 2017.


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

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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