Category: Wrinkle Reducing Injections

Botox from A to Z

Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly known as Botox® injections can be used to reduce the appearance of lines on your face including frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. If you are considering anti wrinkle injections but want more information read our A-Z of Botox Aftercare Aftercare is important in order to get the best results from […]

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How young is too young?

There has been a lot of press recently discussing the age that some people start having aesthetic treatments and the clinics that are offering treatments to individuals as young as 15. Which begs the question of how young is too young? The most shocking one yet comes from an article in The Sun who took […]

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Botox before and after – how do you know what to expect?

Thinking about Botox anti-wrinkle treatment? A bit nervous about what you’ll look like afterwards? You’re not alone. Most people who have taken the plunge will have been a little apprehensive beforehand. There are a couple of steps you can take to help ease your nerves and ensure you have the best experience possible. All it takes is […]

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3 reliable ways to get natural results from Botox treatment

Botox – when it’s good, it’s great. But it’s a treatment that’s only as good as the practitioner offering it. If you’re thinking about Botox treatment, following these 3 tips will make sure you get a great natural result. 1. Research your practitioner Botox is the world’s favourite non-surgical procedure, and consequently, it’s everywhere. No […]

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Can facelifts without surgery really work?

You might be thinking you’d like a little ‘refresh’. You feel as youthful as ever inside – but your reflection tells a different story. But the idea of surgery is just too much. So – can facelifts without surgery work? Well, it depends what you mean by ‘facelifts without surgery’. And in a way, it […]

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Botox aftercare – what to do and what to avoid after treatment

It may be a minimally invasive treatment, but as a prescription medicine, Botox aftercare is important.  When you invest in Botox treatment, you want to get the best results possible. And while most responsibility lies in the skilful hands of your practitioner, there are steps you can take after treatment to help. You should be given verbal […]

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How do you check cheap Botox isn’t cheap for a reason?

With a continuing rise in demand for non-surgical cosmetic treatments, the competition to get patients through the door is getting tough. Some clinics are resulting to offering injectable treatments at incredibly low prices. A good idea for the consumer you ask? The likelihood is, probably not. Injectable treatments, in particular Botulinum Toxin, are costly due […]

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Dying to be Beautiful – how to stay safe when you have aesthetic treatments

The PIP breast implants scandal of 2010 sent shockwaves around the world.  The news that some cosmetic surgery clinics had used illegal implants filled with mattress-grade silicone cast a shadow over the entire aesthetic industry. It prompted a review by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of NHS England. His report called for a wholesale review of the training requirements for non-surgical […]

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How long does Botox last – and where can it be used?

Thinking of having Botox treatment? There’s a couple of things you’ll want to be sure of before splashing your cash. Firstly, though it might sound obvious, you want to be absolutely sure Botox can be used on the area you want treating. You may have been vigilant finding out about its safety, the possible results, the price, the down […]

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Botox or fillers – which is right for you?

The world of aesthetics can be a confusing place. So many treatments, all doing similar things! When it comes to reducing wrinkles, it’s fair to say two treatments stand out from the rest. But how do you know which one’s right for you – Botox or fillers? When to choose Botox? Botox uses a purified protein […]

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First time Botox? Here’s what you need to know

You’ve heard plenty about Botox, you probably know people who’ve had it, and you’re thinking about trying it for yourself. Well, knowledge is power! So before booking an appointment to kiss your wrinkles goodbye, read our advice for the first time Botoxer. Are you the ‘right’ age for Botox? Quite simply, there is no right age […]

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Women in their fifties ‘like their wrinkles’ – or do they?

Do you embrace your wrinkles? It seems you’re not alone. A recent study was carried out by Allergan, the pharmaceutical company that makes anti-wrinkle treatments Botox and facial fillers. It found that women in their fifties prefer their faces with some wrinkles than none at all. Researchers took photographs of a panel of fifty-something women, and […]

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Is Botox giving the judges their X Factor?

Poor old celebrities. Us mere mortals are free to have all the aesthetic adventures we like without the eyes of the nation examining us for telltale signs. Not so for them. They don’t only have to worry about Colin from accounts noticing they’re a bit puffy. Oh no. Millions of curious eyes are giving them the […]

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Botox for Holly, our new Gatehouse Receptionist

We’re delighted to say we’ve a new Receptionist at the Gatehouse in Northampton. Holly’s been with us a couple of weeks, so we thought it was time for her to try out some treatments! Read on to find out how she got on with Botox… So I am not a complete Botox newbie, having had it […]

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“I went too far with Botox and fillers” admits Katie Price

Her love of cosmetic treatments is well-known, but now glamour girl Katie Price has admitted she went a little too far in her quest for perfection. The model formerly known as Jordan was in confessional mode this week on the radio show she co-hosts with comedian Mark Dolan. Speaking on internet-based FUBAR Radio, she revealed […]

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Kylie Jenner takes to internet to slam plastic surgery rumours

Youngest member of the infamous Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, has been venting her feelings on Twitter. Rumours have been swirling for some time that the young star, who undoubtedly looks very different to when she first hit our screens in 2007, had continued with the family tradition and ‘had a little work done’. On Wednesday […]

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Botox argument uncovered in murder case

A murdered grandmother was supposedly caught up in a row over Botox on the night she was last seen. Pamela Jackson, originally from County Durham, went missing from her home town of Chester-le-Street in March this year. Her body was discovered some time later, in May, on the moors above Halifax in West Yorkshire. The […]

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Will former model Sophie Anderton sue Botox doctor Danielle Marr?

Model Sophie Anderton is reported to be considering legal action against Irish Botox doctor Danielle Marr. The two women, both in their thirties, spent the brief time they shared together on Celebrity Big Brother at loggerheads and it seems that Danielle’s comments following her eviction from the famous house last week may prompt Sophie to […]

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Australian women opt for Botox to boost careers

Australia is reportedly witnessing a new cosmetic trend – anti-ageing procedures to help women get on in the workplace. Rather than subscribing to non-invasive procedures such as Botox and fillers to improve their love lives or their levels of confidence and self-esteem, many women seeking such treatments cite their careers as the main reason. Although […]

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Zoe Saldana: I would get Botox

Zoe Saldana is the latest beautiful woman to grace the cover of InStyle’s UK magazine. In the interview with the cover star she explains how she would consider Botox treatment but that she is also confident with her looks and feels happy about herself. Quizzed on the matter of cosmetic surgery the pretty actress, of […]

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Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow comes clean on Botox use

Notoriously private Hollywood A-Lister, Gwyneth Paltrow, has come clean about her use of Botox anti-wrinkle injections, although like Nicole Kidman before her insists it was a mistake and that she “won’t try it again”. Talking to Harper’s Bazaar to promote new film Iron Man 3, the actress referred to her Botox use dismissively and in […]

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John Mayer gets Botox for his voice

John Mayer is the latest celebrity to have Botox…but not in the fight against wrinkles as is usually the case. Mayer has actually had trouble with his vocal chords and has used Botox to paralyse them, in a bid to get them back to shape so that he can start performing again. The American singer […]

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Did Renee Zellweger go overboard with her pre-Oscars procedures?

It’s well-known that the run up to the Oscars sees a hike in the number of anti-ageing procedures booked and carried out, with Hollywood stars and other guests all keen to make sure they look their best for the US showbiz event of the year. As a result the stars, usually the female ones, come […]

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Botox and other non-invasive surgeries keep US aesthetic industry growing

America is understood to have reached a plateau when it comes to the size of its plastic surgery industry, with the peak growth seen during the 1990s and 2000s, however the rise of non-invasive procedures such as Botox is making sure that the numbers continue to steadily rise. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently […]

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‘Vampire facelift’ featured in 2013 Oscars goodie bag

The new anti-wrinkle treatment that has already wooed the likes of British star Anna Friel and other celebrities was included in the traditionally lavish goodie bag for the film industry’s prestigious awards. It’s been nicknamed the vampire facelift as it uses blood taken from the patient, which undergoes an extraction and is then injected back […]

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Nicole Kidman speaks out on her Botox use

Nicole Kidman is arguably a member of the burgeoning group of Hollywood women who don’t seem to age, but until now she has kept tight-lipped on the subject of procedures that may have helped to keep her wrinkles at bay. Talking to Italian newspaper ‘La Repubblica’ she confessed that she has used Botox injections but […]

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Celebrity dermatologist Arnie Klein in trouble once again

Michael Jackson’s ex-dermatologist has once again come under fire for alleged malpractice, with the FDA swooping in on suspected illicit Botox treatment within medical centres across the breadth of the United States. Dr Arnie Klein, who was responsible for the administration of the King of Pop’s skin treatments until his untimely death, is amongst those […]

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Irish clinician blasts Botox booze parties

An Irish cosmetic clinic owner has publicly denounced Botox parties, where women come together and drink and have a giggle together…and get Botox treatment, as “immoral”. Patricia Molloy, who opened Ireland’s first medical cosmetic practice 15 years ago, has revealed what she believes are the dangers of such parties. For such parties women gather together […]

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Botox use for over-active bladders is approved in the US

The use of Botox injections in the treatment of urinary incontinence problems has been approved by the FDA, America’s Food and Drug Administration this month, following Phase III of its trial. Trials were carried out on 1100 patients where 50% more experienced an improvement after 12 weeks than those on a placebo. The results mean […]

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Botox competitor is allowed back on US market

Xeomin is a form of botulinum toxin, injected in to problem areas of the face in order to eliminate wrinkles. It’s a direct competitor of Botox which is made and distributed by pharmaceutical company Allergan. The Botox rival’s introduction on to the US market was halted when it transpired that staff had been recruited from […]

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Kelly Ripa, uses Botox ‘every seven months’ to look good on TV

Kelly Ripa is the 42-year-old TV presenter of US hit morning show Live! With Kelly and Michael and has admitted that she undergoes regular Botox injections in order to keep looking bright and open-eyed for her role on television. Speaking to journalists after a cycle workout she explained her lack of sweat – because she […]

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When does the ageing process start to affect our skin?

Whilst this question could well be filed along with – how long is a piece of string? – there does seem to be an age when most women start to notice, and worry about, signs of ageing although this often arrives before the signs really become noticeable to others (depending on the attitude of the […]

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Can Botox pave the way for happier marriages?

One American dermatologist is making a bold claim in a newly-released book – that getting Botox to smooth out frown lines can have a secondary positive outcome – improving the wellbeing of marriages. Eric Frinzi is based in Washington DC and has authored ‘The Face of Emotion’. In it he claims that facial expressions are […]

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Australian con man sentenced for Botox fraud

An Australian man has been sentenced to prison for conning a party of strippers in to handing over money for fake Botox injections in 2010. David Robin Douglas had legally changed his name to O’Cean and assumed the title Dr Ocean, pretending that he was a plastic surgeon usually based in LA. At a party […]

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Female journalist in a two month bid to turn back time

Freelance journalist, Karen Cross, realised she needed to up her beauty game when a friend thought a 10-year-old photograph of her was “from at least 20 years ago”. This comment prompted the 42-year-old writer to embark on a two-month-long overhaul, with the goal of looking 10 years younger by 2013. Writing about her experiment in […]

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Peter Andre includes Botox as part of his regular maintenance

2013 so far seems to be the year of the confessional as hot-on-the-heels of Courtney Cox’s anti-ageing admissions comes singer Peter Andre’s. The ex-husband of Katie Price, who is 39, revealed that he regularly gets Botox and has had other work. Talking to The Mail Online about his general health he revealed: “I’ve had Botox […]

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Courtney Cox opens up about anti-ageing treatments

Courtney Cox, 48, has opened up about her use of anti-ageing treatments and the pressure of Hollywood in a refreshingly candid interview for New You, an American women’s glossy magazine. Discussing Botox and other procedures, the star said: “You know what, I’m game for anything. I’m very open to trying to prolong the inevitable.” Despite […]

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Company behind Botox have created product for thicker, fuller eyelashes

Allergan, the company behind selling Botox as an anti-ageing treatment, have now launched a new product that promises to thicken, elongate and darken eyelashes – great news for those who need some help in that department. Latisse, as it’s called, will be available by prescription only and is targeted for those who suffer from hypotrichosis […]

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What do women think about ageing?

The Daily Mail has published research that explored women’s attitudes to ageing, and apparently the age to start ageing gracefully is 59. The survey also explored when certain looks should be given up, which celebrities are ageing gracefully and which ones aren’t. Apparently most women agree that 59 is the age to start worrying about […]

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Felicity Kendall swaps Botox for tattoos

Felicity Kendall has announced that she is giving up Botox after deciding it’s no longer fitting for a woman of her age. The pretty actress has never denied that she regularly receives Botox injections to keep her looking fresh and youthful but she has now decided that, at 66, it’s no longer becoming for her […]

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Male celebrities who Botox

Female celebrities often come under press speculation about possible cosmetic procedures yet we seem to collectively steer from judging men in the same way, or certainly not as regularly anyway. So which men escape the constant scrutiny and are able to carry on with their Botox use undeterred? 1. Simon Cowell Perhaps in this instance […]

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Botox use to be revolutionised by zinc supplement?

A clinical research team in America has discovered a new supplement that might help to increase the efficacy and longevity of Botox. The team of researchers, from Baylor College of Medicine within The Methodist Hospital and Weill Cornell University, held a small trial to test the effects of the supplement Zytase when combined with Botox. […]

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Botox could help you win at poker

An American doctor has devised a way of ensuring that poker players succeed at the game, through not accidentally revealing their emotions when they play. He believes that he can deliver Botox in such a way that focuses on how players might betray their emotions, such as a raised eyebrow or a squint. The term […]

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Botox as cerebral palsy treatment for toddler

A couple from Gosport in Hampshire are turning to Botox to help alleviate the symptoms of cerebral palsy for their three-year-old son, Aiden Farrell. The youngster was diagnosed with the condition at just 29 weeks old and since then the muscles in his legs have tightened to the point where he can no longer walk. […]

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George Clooney’s girlfriend gets Botox in secret

George Clooney’s girlfriend, who is only in her early thirties, nonetheless allegedly sneaks off for Botox treatment without telling her movie star boyfriend what she is doing. Clooney is apparently against women getting plastic surgery, hence why she wants to keep it on the down-low. The lucky lady, Stacy Keibler, has been going out with […]

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Botox in new medical breakthrough

It seems that Botox has no end of medical purposes as it is now being linked to the treatment of weak bladder control. A study, which has just been published in The New England Medical Journal, carried out a trial on 250 women who suffer from a lack of bladder control. Botox was injected directly […]

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Botox sees biggest increase in the unlikeliest demographic

Dermatologists are reporting a rise in the number of twenty-somethings seeking Botox treatment for fine lines on the face, with some practitioners going so far as suggesting that the treatment is not only advisable at that age but that it will help to delay the signs of ageing. As a result there are many (mainly […]

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How to avoid wrinkly eyes

Ageing creeps up on all of us with the most obvious signs first affecting the face. Often the area that people start to see the signs quickest, and start to dread, is the delicate eye area. This is because the skin is very thin in this area and it’s also the area that is likely […]

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Can Botox help migraine sufferers?

Before Botox was administered in the fight against wrinkles it was used to help those suffering from over-active sweat glands in the armpits. Since those early origins, it is now mostly used for reversing the signs of ageing. It has recently become associated with a new medical purpose however – use in the treatment of […]

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Dr Hilary Jones to help clamp down on Botox bad practice

Daybreak has brought to light the malpractice of some beauticians who are offering Botox injections without the patient first being prescribed the treatment. Legislation changed on July 23 this year, stipulating that injectable treatments require a prescription and a face-to-face consultation beforehand. Remote prescriptions are no longer permitted. The only professionals allowed to administer the […]

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BAAPS calls for new regulations on anti-wrinkle treatment

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has called for regulation on all anti-wrinkle treatments that require injections, for example Botox or dermal fillers. They would like to see injections re-classified as medicine in order to standardise regulation for the industry, including introducing minimum requirements for those who administer it. President of BAAPS Rajiv Grover […]

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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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How best to eliminate wrinkles – Botox or Fillers?

If you have facial wrinkles and are considering non-invasive treatments for the first time it can be natural to be unsure as to what procedure will produce the best results for your skin. Whether to opt for Botox or dermal fillers will largely depend on the type of wrinkles that you are looking to treat […]

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Fashion Week in the capital creates influx of skin treatments

London Fashion Week, which is being hosted this week, sees the appearance-consumed fashion elite congregate in our capital, combining the viewings of new collections whilst boasting their own fashion credentials. Though models are always under pressure to look their best, LFW is a time for fashion editors themselves to go on display and use it […]

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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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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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Botox being used to ease the pain of high heels

Just when you thought all the potential uses for Botox had been found, another one reveals itself. The anti-wrinkle treatment is now finding popularity among women who love to wear heels – but hate the pain involved. In what has been dubbed the “Loub job”, in honour of shoe designer Christian Louboutin, the foot is […]

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Botox use rising faster among US men than women

Another day, another Botox statistic hits the news. Recent data gathered by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has revealed that the popularity of Botox is rising faster among men than women. In 2011, approximately 363,000 men received Botox treatment. This represents an 8% increase on the previous year. During the same period, Botox use […]

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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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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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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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India sees new wave of ‘Botox brides’

Dress? Check. Flowers? Check. Botox appointment? Check. Brides wanting to look amazing on their big day is nothing new. In times gone by, they would have satisfied themselves with a gorgeous dress, fabulous flowers, beautiful hair and perfect make up. But with non-surgical treatments increasing in popularity all the time, and becoming ever more mainstream, […]

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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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Botox Injections “Can Reduce Tremors in MS Patients”

It’s not been long since the discovery that Botox injections can ease the pain of migraines. And already an exciting new application has been found – treating arm tremors in patients with Multiple Sclerosis. In a study in the journal Neurology, researchers gave 23 patients with Multiple Sclerosis a single injection of either Botulinum toxin […]

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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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Why More and More People Enjoy Getting Wrinkle Treatment Procedures

Just about anyone who wishes to delay the signs of aging on their skin would surely want to avail of wrinkle treatment procedures even if it means they have to get it not only once but for several sessions. It’s been noted that about 40% of patients who make use of anti-wrinkle injections shows habitual […]

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Where are Active Lines on my face and how are they best treated?

Active lines are caused by underlying muscle activity and, after a time, because of the continued action of the muscles folding, the skin produces lines which become indented. These lines are called “active lines” and occur principally in the area between the eyebrows, forehead and crowsfeet region. They can also occur in cheek areas, caused […]

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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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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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Why do some people frown and other people don’t?

This is a  very interesting point and no one knows the answer for certain. I did meet a patient recently who had no frown at all. She was physically unable to frown when I asked her to! When I asked her why, she said that her mother (who was a very strict lady and conscious that […]

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How can Botox help relieve headaches?

It is not certain exactly how Botox injections work to reduce headaches but it is thought that by reducing the muscle tension particularly in the area of the eyebrows that this reduces the trigger for headaches. Many of you will notice that tension in this area caused by over clenching of the muscles can trigger […]

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Why does everyone frown differently?

Everyone frowns differently. Some people frown when their face is at rest giving them an unhappy angry appearance. This is simply because their muscles contract spontaneously. Other people seem to hardly frown at all, this is because their muscles are in a natural state of relaxation.

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Botox now licensed for use in headaches.

The big news this week is that Botox is now being licensed in America for treatment of headaches. We’ve long known that Botox can relieve headaches and figures show that 60% of people who do suffer from headaches gain significant relief from  Botox injections. Out of a hundred people with headaches forty will noti

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How Will I Feel after Wrinkle Reducing Injections?

If it’s the first time you’ve ever had wrinkle reducing injections, sometimes the area treated can feel a bit unusual in the first week following treatment. The sensation is difficult to describe and certainly not pain. It is more like a gentle prickling sensation in the area and you’ll be aware that something is going on with muscles within […]

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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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Is Botulinum Toxin a Poison?

Botox is just a brand name for a type of botulinum toxin produced by a bacteria. In significant doses it is an extremely powerful toxic agent which acts by weakening muscles and an overdose can cause problems breathing. However, it is very important to remember that all substances are toxic in large doses: even things […]

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Botox Brow lift (is it possible in everyone)

The answer to this is no.  Generally botox brow lifts were best suited to younger people who have not had gravity changes to lower their eyebrows. Over the age of 50 the eyebrows tend to be lower because of gravity and the frontalis muscle lifts the eyebrows up this creates the cross lines on the […]

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Can you Become Immune to Botox?

The answer to this is yes! But it is extremely uncommon. You may not be aware that there are a number of different types of botulinum toxins available currently  in the United Kingdom. These include Botox, Xeomin and Azzalure.

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How can I check if my practitioner is fully qualified?

 It is important to do your research and check the qualifications of your practitioner. For surgeons, the best place to look is the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD). ( BAAPS) For nurses it is more difficult but as a minimum you need to check their registration with Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Your practitioner […]

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What muscles cause a frown?

The muscle in the eyebrow consists of a single muscle called Procerus and Corregator muscles. Both muscles originate on the bone and pass upwards attached to the skin.

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Can Botox help my headaches?

The answer to this in most cases is yes! Out of a hundred people with headaches,  treatment to the forehead and frown areas with Botox reduced the severity of headaches in 60 of them. In 40 of the hundred patients Botox completely remove the headaches for a period of approximately 3 months.

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Do men require more botox than women?

Generally they do. This is because men have larger muscles in their frown, forehead and crows feet areas which are the commonly treated areas for botox. However, this is only a general rule.

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Why does everyone has a different frown?

This question is interesting, in fact some people hardly seem to frown at all where as other people frown all of the time. The reason for this is that everyone has different patterns of muscles in the frown area between the eyebrows. Interestingly at an early age you can teach yourself not to frown, and […]

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How much should a Botox treatment cost?

Botox treatments are varied in price from region to region and in different clinics. As a guide price full botox treatment to 3 normal areas which are the brow frown lines between your eyes, the cross lines in your forehead and crows feet area should cost bewteen £250 to £300. Some clinics advertise treatment for less than this […]

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