On March 19 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued letters of warning to two US breast implant manufacturers, Mentor Worldwide LLC and Sientra Inc.
Aesthetic practitioners from across the country gathered at the Crowne Plaza London City hotel on November 23 for the launch of the Biofibre Hair Implantation device.
The Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) has confirmed its plans to establish an independent Governance Group to oversee the government-backed Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers, Treatments You Can Trust. Speaking to key industry members at the Laing and Buisson Cosmetic Surgery and Treatments conference last week, Sally Taber, director of the IHAS, discussed the crucial role that the Governance Group will have in ensuring patient protection.
Medical device company, Theradome Inc, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its LH80 PRO hair restoration device for men.
International pharmaceutical company Galderma has increased its investment in research and innovation, initiating six new Phase III and IV US aesthetic clinical trials.
Surgeon Patrick Mallucci has discovered the formula for what makes the ‘perfect’ breasts.
Following the recent scandal, which revealed hundreds of thousands of French (and some Dutch) breast implants sold in the UK and Europe were filled with a substance said to be meant for mattresses, Britons also appear to be considering the wisdom of ‘buying local’ when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Last month the UK’s only manufacturer of implants, Nagor, announced that it has grown in size by nearly 12% in the last two years, despite the recession, and sales are up by 25% so far in 2011.
The Department of Health and Social Care will launch a media awareness campaign on May 13 to highlight the potential dangers and safety issues around surgical and non-surgical aesthetic treatments in the UK.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation and the correction of age-related mid-face contour deficiencies via small blunt tip cannula in patients over the age of 21.
A new charitable foundation has launched to offer advice, support and funding to victims of botched cosmetic surgery and treatments.