Category: Aurora Skin Clinics

US reality TV star reveals unusual facial treatment on Twitter

Kyle Richards is one of the privileged LA wives who appear on reality TV show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’, and it seems that she is happy to expose all elements of her life to the world. On Saturday she posted a rather frightening looking picture of herself to Twitter, revealing that it was […]

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Try pumpkin for plump skin this Halloween

It’s around this time of year that pumpkins start to become ubiquitous, with carved Halloween faces adorning many living room window sills and shop window displays. As a result, now is the time to indulge in one of nature’s greatest skin treatments. Pumpkin is a fantastic vegetable for healthy skin, both through consuming it in […]

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US biotechnology company moves closer to psoriasis cure

XBiotech, a biotechnology firm based in Austin, Texas, are a step closer in winning the battle against psoriasis, an unsightly skin condition that can affect the face and other areas. They are in Phase II of a study in to their monoclonal antibody that they have called True Human, which has shown some positive results. […]

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Anna Friel’s unusual skin treatment confession

Anna Friel is famous not just for her acting skills but for her good looks and glowing skin. She has now revealed that the secret to her youthful complexion is due to a procedure that takes blood from other parts of her body and injects in to the areas of her face that suffer from […]

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Are facials worth the expense?

Many people insist that regular facials are the secret of their healthy glow whilst others consider it an unnecessary luxury and find the effects less than they were expecting. So what exactly does a facial claim to achieve and is it worth the cost? There is a multitude of facials available at varying costs but […]

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5 things to avoid to prevent prematurely ageing skin

1. Sun exposure To maintain a youthful complexion keep your exposure to the sun to a minimum – its harmful rays will contribute to wrinkles, age spots and pigmentation. When you are outside make sure you wear moisturiser that contains a high SPF. 2. Cigarettes Smoking attacks the skin and makes it age prematurely in […]

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Skin care at different ages

It’s easy to get stuck in a skin care rut. However, to look after your skin properly, it is better to adapt your routine at different ages. Although anti-ageing products are not required as early as your twenties, a good skin care routine from a young age will lay the ground work for better skin […]

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Asia new hotspot in anti-ageing treatments for men

Areas within Asia such as Singapore, parts of China and parts of Korea are seeing a huge rise in the number of men seeking treatments to counteract the signs of ageing. The most popular treatment being sought by this demographic is Botox, perhaps because of how quickly it can be performed and recovered from. The […]

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Extensive cancer risk in sun bed use is revealed

The British Medical Journal has revealed yet more staggering evidence of the harmful nature of tanning beds and their role in skin cancers, with estimates that they contribute to hundreds of thousands of new cancer cases worldwide each year. Although they have long been deemed high-risk under causes of cancer these new statistics are stark […]

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Removing unsightly acne scars

The scarring that acne may leave behind can be as damaging to your self-esteem as the initial acne was and, unfortunately, longer lasting. Scarring occurs as a result of deep damage to the skin and can never be entirely eliminated however there are various solutions that will help to minimise the effect of scars, or […]

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Getting rid of acne

Acne can cause considerable embarrassment for sufferers, and sometimes months or even years of anxiety over their appearance. The good news, however, is that there is no reason to let acne continue, in the hope that nature will take its course and the angry, bumpy redness will calm down of its own accord. Depending on […]

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Consider your diet as an integral part of your skin care routine

In addition to any skin treatments you may use, as well as making sure you follow an age-appropriate skin care routine, a healthy complexion also needs to come from within. The great news is that your diet really can have a positive effect on how your skin looks, including helping to stave off those dreaded […]

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Celebrity psoriasis sufferers

Psoriasis is a fairly common though little known skin condition that can cause sufferers acute embarrassment or even distress. So it may be reassuring to know that there are famous sufferers amongst us too, who are able to cover up and also manage the condition. Kim Kardashian was famously diagnosed with the skin disorder on […]

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New Season – New Skincare Routine

We think nothing of changing our clothing when it comes to the changing seasons and yet, for most of us, we don’t even contemplate adapting our skincare routine to suit the weather. With autumnal chills and wet weather now upon us we ought to update how we treat our skin in order that we retain […]

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5 steps towards better skin

You may be considering undertaking skin care treatments such as Botox or chemical peels, in order to help improve the appearance and condition of your skin. You should also make sure you follow these easy steps however that will also help to maintain a youthful complexion. 1. Drink plenty of water Always keep well hydrated […]

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Recession bolsters non-invasive treatments

As the recession still looms evidence suggests that whilst the number of those seeking plastic surgery has reduced over recent years the number of those seeking non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers has actually increased in the same time period. There may be a few reasons for this, not least of which is […]

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Zinc supplement “may boost effects of Botox”

Great news for Botox users. A new supplement has been found which makes the wrinkle-relaxing effects of Botox last longer. A small study carried out by researchers in the USA found that taking the supplement made the effects of Botox injections last approximately 30% longer. The supplement is known as “Zytaze”, and is a combination […]

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Permalip implants – can fillers be used in the lips if you have them?

We have received this enquiry through via email, and thought it would make interesting reading on here. Permalip and Dermal Fillers question: Hello, Is it possible to inject restylane in your lips if you already have Permalip? Thanks Permalip and Dermal Fillers answer: Thank you very much for your question. Yes it is possible to […]

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Botox and dermal fillers testimonial – male patient

We’ve just uploaded a brand new video testimonial from one of our patients. The video features a 40-year-old male who has had Botox and dermal fillers with us. In the video he describes his reasons for seeking out the treatment, why he chose Aurora Skin Clinics in particular, his feelings about the results and the […]

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Botox may help treat pimples as well as wrinkles

Another day, another potential application is found for Botox. A plastic surgeon in Chicago, USA is using Botox injections to treat acne – and makes bold claims for its effectiveness. Anil Shah MD says: “Botox definitely clears up acne.” He is one of very few doctors currently using the drug to treat acne, and says […]

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Rosacea “may be caused by bacteria”

The skin condition rosacea is characterised by angry red acne-like marks across the central face, and depending on the severity of the condition, it can cause significant distress. The cause of the condition has hitherto been something of a mystery, though factors which are known to make it worse include: Extremes of temperature Strenuous exercise […]

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4 ways to start improving your skin right now

It’s easy to underestimate the importance of skin when it comes to beauty. It is after all, there in the background – the canvas upon which our features sit. But, much like good lighting, luminous skin can make everything about a face look better. Try these 4 top tips you can start right now, and […]

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Sclerotherapy – what type of veins does it treat?

Unsightly veins come in several different forms, and there are several different approaches to treating them. The main types of veins that cause aesthetic concerns are as follows: 1) Thread veins These are the thin red ‘spider’ veins that often appear on the face – particularly on the nose and cheeks – as well as […]

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Chemical skin peels – what can they treat?

Chemical skin peels are a great way to improve the texture and appearance of the skin. They can be used to treat a variety of conditions and imperfections in the skin, leaving it looking and feeling smoother, clearer and refreshed. Not only good for the skin on the face, chemical peels can also be used […]

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Lip enhancement – what are my options?

Along with the eyes, the smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Having straight white teeth is one component of a great smile, but the shape of the lips is also important. Lips that are plump, in proportion and symmetrical can really enhance the beauty of your face. And the great […]

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Stricter regulation on non-surgical treatments on the way

Today’s announcement of a major review into the cosmetic surgery industry could mean tougher regulation for practitioners offering non-surgical treatments in future. The Department of Health has launched the review in order to shine a spotlight on the cosmetic and non-surgical aesthetics industries between now and March. The review is a response to the PIP […]

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Post-Olympics blues? Cheer yourself up with a skin treatment

What a magical fortnight-and-a-bit it’s been. The London Olympics have filled our lives and our screens with an irresistible mix of triumph, drama, and sheer inspiration. And there’s still the Paralympics to come, which will give us the fever all over again. But until then, we’ve got a two-week lull. Two long weeks without rushing […]

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Hyperpigmentation – what treatment is available?

We have just received the following question through and thought we’d share it here: Hyperpigmentation Question: Hi, I was wondering what treatment you could recommend for hyperpigmentation? I have a dark patch just beneath one eye extending to my temple and would be interested to hear what you would recommend to remove this. I wear […]

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Dermal fillers – do they work on men?

Though we generally see more females than males coming through the doors at Aurora Skin Clinics, we treat many men who are looking to improve their skin too – and the numbers are growing all the time. We’ve just received this enquiry through from a male who is interested in dermal fillers, and thought it […]

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Botox use soars among US teens and 20-somethings

It was already one of the most popular and best known anti-wrinkle treatments around, but now Botox is gaining popularity as a preventative measure among the young. In the United States, anti-wrinkle injections are becoming the must-have procedure for young people in their twenties, and even teens, who are looking to prevent wrinkles before they’ve […]

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Dermal fillers – do they require an allergy test?

We have just received the following enquiry, and thought it would make a great topic to cover here on the blog: Dermal Fillers Question: Hi, I’m really considering some kind of dermal filler, but I have quite a few allergies (some soaps, deodorants etc). I was wondering before you undertake having dermal fillers, do you […]

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Aurora Skin Clinics Newsletter launched

It was something we’ve wanted to do for a while, but could never quite find the time for, but now it’s finally here….. the brand new Aurora Skin Clinics newsletter! The plan is to send one out with every new season, and we’ll be packing them with special offers, news about the clinic, details of […]

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Move over Olympics – Botox celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year

With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics taking centre stage on the “big things happening in 2012” front, you’ll be forgiven for having missed another important event that happened this year. But it was ten years ago that the world of anti-ageing skin treatments was changed forever. In April 2002, the US Food […]

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Botox wars – Israel bans dentists from offering anti-wrinkle injections

The Health Ministry in Israel has surprised dentists by taking the decision to stop them offering Botox treatment to their patients. They had been happily injecting Botulinum Toxin as an anti-wrinkle treatment for years. But now a request from the Israeli Society for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery has changed all that. But the scorned dentists […]

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Microdermabrasion – can I have it on my body?

Microdermabrasion is a safe, gentle yet effective technique for exfoliating the skin. During a microdermabrasion treatment, fine crystals are used to ‘break up’ and loosen the uppermost layers of dead skin. These dead skin cells can then be suctioned off, leaving soft, smooth skin behind. While microdermabrasion is most popularly used to treat the skin […]

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The new Botox? ‘Frotox’ being trialled by cosmetic doctors

Botox injections are well known for ‘freezing’ the dynamic muscles in the face to combat wrinkles. But now a new beauty treatment is being developed that, quite literally, freezes the muscles. Cosmetic doctors are currently in the process of testing cryotechnology as a skin treatment. The procedure, which sounds like the stuff of sci-fi films, […]

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I’m having Botox, admits Kim Kardashian

She vowed never to have Botox injections again – at least not until she was 40 – after suffering an allergic reaction during an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians in 2010. But now Kim Kardashian has come clean and admitted she’s back on the Botox. She comes from a family who are no […]

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Sun protection – do I need it when it’s not sunny?

Rain, rain and more rain. Even by British standards, this summer does seem to be excelling itself in the ‘washout’ stakes. So it’s probably the case that protecting your skin is the furthest thing from your mind. But the truth is, experts recommend you wear sun protection every day from April to October in the […]

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Chemical skin peels – can I have them in summer?

Summer’s here and it’ll soon be holiday season – especially if you’re looking to escape this relentless rain! We all like to look and feel good in summer, and one of the best ways to achieve it is by having clear and glowing skin. Chemical skin peels are one of the best beauty treatments out […]

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Botox – remote prescriptions to be banned after BBC investigation

An undercover BBC investigation has contributed to a change in the law surrounding remote prescriptions. In a secret recording, the director of a Harley Street skin clinic was filmed describing how Botox prescriptions could be obtained in the names of friends and family. He went on to explain that the stockpiled drug could be used […]

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Anne Hathaway “refused Botox injections” at 23

Hollywood star Anne Hathaway has revealed that she was told she needed Botox injections at 23 – but refused. The actress is known for her expressive face, but it seems Hollywood had other ideas. A well-meaning exec told her she should use Botox to halt the development of wrinkles. However, strong-willed Anne wasn’t willing to […]

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Dermal fillers – what can they be used for?

Though mostly known for their uses in fighting the signs of ageing, dermal fillers have many alternative uses besides. Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body, which makes them suitable for treating anything where extra volume is needed. This can include any of the following: Plumping out facial […]

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Aspirin – a new weapon in the fight against skin cancer?

There’s been very promising news from a study carried out in Denmark. Researchers have found taking aspirin regularly may reduce the likelihood of two types of skin cancer. They studied the medical records of almost 200,000 people. Roughly 18,000 had been diagnosed with one of three kinds of cancer – basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell […]

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Interview – Skin peels for acne scarring

The best way to find out about treatments is from people who’ve been there and done it. So today we’re delighted to be talking to Viv from our sister company Cosmetic Courses. Viv is currently receiving a course of chemical skin peels to help improve her acne scars. Hi Viv, could you tell us about […]

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Botox to combat excessive sweating – how does it work?

Summer looks to be arriving at long last, which is great news for most of us, but for those who are prone to excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), the increased temperature can be a cause for concern. It’s no fun to be sat in the office, or out for the evening, with visible wet patches under your […]

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Epionce Skin Cream voted Best Anti Aging Skincare Range

We’re thrilled to report that one of the skincare lines available at Aurora Skin Clinics has been recognised and awarded by the aesthetic industry. The Epionce range has been voted the leading anti-aging skincare line at the Aesthetic Awards held in Las Vegas, a leading global industry event. The awards are voted for by experts […]

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What happens during facial thread vein removal?

Thread veins (technically known as telangiectasia), are a common problem that can occur anywhere on the face or body. They appear when the capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the body, are put under too much pressure and become permanently dilated, giving them an angry red appearance which shows through the skin. Factors which can […]

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Botox – thought it was just for treating wrinkles? Think again.

Today it was announced that Botox injections may soon be available on the NHS as a treatment for chronic migraines. Having been approved as a treatment for the condition in 2010, the medical watchdog NICE is now weighing up whether Botox should be funded for certain NHS patients. Migraines bring misery to around 700,000 people […]

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Dermal fillers for acne scarring

Although injectable facial fillers are mostly regarded as an anti-aging treatment – plumping up lines in the skin, adding volume where fat has been lost in the cheeks, lips, etc – dermal fillers can also be used to great effect to treat acne scars. At its most acute, acne can leave the skin with pitted […]

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Dermaroller – what can I expect?

The Genuine Dermaroller is a unique non-surgical treatment that works with your skin, stimulating it to produce more collagen, the biological “building block” that helps to keep skin supple and youthful. It works by rolling very fine precision needles across the surface of the skin. These needles penetrate the skin to a depth of roughly […]

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Love Your Skin for Sun Awareness Week

We’ve just entered what has been gloomily predicted to be “the coldest May for 100 years”, and so far it seems to be living up to the hype. So it’s a touch ironic that this week, 30 April – 6 May, is the annual British Association of Dermatologists’ Sun Awareness Week! The week is part […]

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Knowing the Various Skin Clinic Prices in UK

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, the skin clinic prices in UK are not exactly the same for it varies from region to region, as well as on how much a clinic charges for a particular skin treatment. In addition, the cost will be reliant on the number of required treatments, the area which calls […]

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Helpful Tips in Finding an Excellent Skin Clinic

Most skin issues can now be easily solved when visiting a skin clinic to seek for medical assistance. Yet the main concern of most people nowadays is finding excellent clinics that really offer the skin treatments they need, equipped with the recent tools and most importantly, have a team of expert medical practitioners. To help […]

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Are there any UK podcasts discussing medical aesthetics?

Cosmetic-courses.co.uk has recently launched a series of podcasts specifically made for practitioners in the medical aesthetic cosmetic market. In these Podcasts  Mr Adrian Richards, Course Director at cosmetic-courses.co.uk discusses and interviews people with specific interests in the field, giving you insights about practice development and patient retention plus how to successfully market your medical aesthetic […]

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What is the best treatment for downturned corners of my mouth?

As we age unfortunately we do tend to loose volume around our mouth particularly in the lower corners on both sides. This can be restored in a natural way with use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are natural body substances called hyaluronic acid. These are injected under the corners of the […]

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Are Dermal Fillers safe for long term use?

Dermal fillers such as Restylane, which are composed, of hyaluronic acid are proven to be effective and safe when used over a number of years. Restylane was the 1st hyaluronic acid used and has been used for almost 20 years with a very good safety record. The more modern types of dermal fillers such as Juvederm are […]

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Announcing Juvederm Smile

Announcing Juvederm Smile. Allergan have launched a new derma-filler called Juvederm Smile. This is a perfect for lips that are thin,with a  long lasting and soft appearance and is  now recommended to most patients considering lip augmentation. In my opinion this is a best product available present and I recommend that you ask your practitioner […]

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Combined treatments with Dermaroller

Dermaroller works really well when combined with other treatments. This is because Dermaroller tends to affect the surface of the skin and when combined with a deeper treatment such as Dermal Fillers or Sculptra the combination, the effects add to each other and reduce a really good results treating these surface and deep areas. I often recommend […]

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How do Anti Wrinkle Injections work?

Anti wrinkle injections work by stopping the nerves and muscles from stimulating sweat glands. Typically the toxins in these injections work for 3 to 4 months for facial muscles and longer – up to 1 year – for sweat glands (a procedure called Hyperhidrosis). The reason why it does not work permanently is that you will develop new nerves […]

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How can I rid of my veins on my legs?

  Veins on the legs can either purply blue veins or thin reddish purply veins.  The former are called varicose veins and the latter thread veins. Whilst Varicose veins normally need an operation to remove them, thread veins are relatively to reduce. The best way of doing this is with a technique known as Sclerotherapy. In these […]

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How easy it is to remove moles in your face

It depends on the mole. Essentially brown flat moles are harder to remove than round protuberant moles. This is because the flat brown moles have a  deeper element and hence need to be removed more deeply. The knobly moles which protrude on the skin are rather like icebergs with the majority of the ice above the surface. […]

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Twitter – What’s the fuss all about

Many of you may have heard of twitter but not realised that it can have benefits for your business. Twitter is essentially a way of communicating in very short messages which have to be below  142 characters.  Many of the companies and individuals in the Aesthetic industry are very active  in twitter and if you […]

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Welcome to Aurora Skin Clinics

These days, more and more people are seeking that fresh, new look. Some seek drastic changes that require invasive surgery, such as rhinoplasty or a face lift. But what if you’re not one of those people? What if you seek only to enhance your beauty, smooth out a few lines or wrinkles, or correct a […]

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