The Royal College of Surgeons is to establish a group to bring together all those involved in setting standards for cosmetic surgery following a new report by the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD).
Skincare distributor AesthetiCare is introducing a UK-wide consumer marketing campaign named ‘Picture Perfect Skin’ which promotes the Endymed radiofrequency treatments.
UK aesthetic product supplier Medical Aesthetic Group (MAG) has added a new silicone-free skincare range to its product portfolio.
67% of varicose veins treated on the NHS are done by open surgery and not modern non-invasive methods, despite the fact there are now very good minimally invasive techniques available.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has released a survey suggesting that cosmetic and aesthetic procedures have increased by more than one million from 2014 to 2015.
Allergan recently unveiled new data from a multicenter, randomised, double-blind trial that showed 20 Units of VISTABEL® was as effective as 30 Units of Bocouture® for the treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines. The study results were presented during the 7th European Masters in Anti-Ageing Medicine (EMAA) congress in Paris. “This new study underlines why it is important that medical aesthetic practitioners are aware of the differences between each of the botulinum toxins when selecting the most appropriate treatment for their patients,” comments Dr Moers-Carpi from Munich, Germany and lead investigator for the study. “With botulinum toxin manufacturers each having unique definitions of a unit, aesthetic practitioners should be vigilant in adopting the treatment protocol set by the respective manufacturer and not translating previous experience with one toxin to another.”
A study published in Dermatologic Surgery has indicated that long-pulsed alexandrite laser with a fractional handpiece can produce moderately effective results in treating women with melasma.
Research published in the British Journal of Dermatology has suggested that sunscreen application with a high ultraviolet (UV) index can still allow for vitamin D synthesis, without the risk of sunburn.
Hyaluronic acid product developer IBSA Italia and energy-based medical and aesthetic manufacturer Alma have announced an agreement of strategic partnership.
Research by skin-checking app Miiskin and The British Skin Foundation has revealed that nearly a quarter of Brits have never checked their skin for life-threatening changes, despite a surge in skin cancer deaths over the last decade.