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Lip fillers: How to tell if someone`s REALLY had them done

The Kylie Jenner and Katie Price age has truly set in, and more and more of us are opting to have our lips enhanced. Lip fillers are a common topic of conversation for many and for some, more than you would think too, are an actual reality. But, Kardashians aside, how can you really tell if your friend, cousin or boss has had lip enhancements? Well, a new study has pin pointed exactly how the everyday man and woman can notice the difference.

Now 20 women claim they were maimed in lip filler scandal

Twenty women have come forward to complain about their ordeals at the hands of a fake medic exposed by the Daily Mail. They were left with severe bruising, swelling and infections after appointments with lip filler practitioner Golam Chowdhury. One woman even had to take a week off work because damage to her lips left her unable to talk or eat properly. Mr Chowdhury runs a clinic in Birmingham and refers to himself as a ‘qualified doctor in Bangladesh’ – though he is not registered with the General Medical Council.

Fashionistas pay £450 for `Louboutin lift` over pain from shoes

BRITISH women are resorting to putting dermal fillers in their feet so they can wear killer heels like their fashion idols. The new `Louboutin Lift` is a £450 procedure being offered by plastic surgeons to help women to cope with the pain of their fashion choices.

Would YOU inject collagen from dead horses into your face to look younger?

For Betty, a grandmother and retired nail technician from Hove, East Sussex, has a rather unconventional beauty secret. She’s had collagen from dead horses injected into her face. Repugnant? Cruel? Unnecessary? All of the above? Whatever your view, the company that has launched the treatment, called Nithya, into more than 85 salons around Britain, insists it’s going to be the biggest thing since Botox.

Christmas sees surge in women getting foot botox to fight high heel pain

We know Christmas plastic surgery is on the rise for people who want to look good in their party snaps, but the face isn’t the only body part progressively going under the needle at this time of year. Foot botox is becoming increasingly popular to help women survive the party season. The botox works in collaboration with dermal filler: injected into four areas of the foot, the botox stops feet sweating and expanding (which often make shoes feel uncomfortable), and the filler is injected into the ball of the foot to act as an extra cushion.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Approved By U.S. FDA For Use In Lips And Perioral Rhytids

Many of my patients are very bothered by the lines that can appear around the lips, known as perioral rhytids. Additionally, when seeking lip augmentation, patients want a smooth, result that is not drastic said Dr. David E. Bank, clinical trial investigator and founder of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC adds fullness to the lips and softens the appearance of the lines around the lips. With JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC I am able to subtly enhance my patients pout. The FDA approval of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC further demonstrates Allergans commitment to developing advanced products and technologies that allow healthcare providers to better address evolving patient needs

Liberty Xs Michelle Heaton on the £2,000 filler jabs restoring her looks

Liberty Xs Michelle Heaton on the £2,000 filler jabs restoring her looks after having a hysterectomy AND double mastectomy while still in her 30s. It would be fair to say that Michelle Heaton has always looked pretty good. But particularly so considering everything she has been through. First there was a dramatic collapse while running the London Marathon in 2010, after which the former Liberty X singer was diagnosed with a heart condition that puts her at risk of stroke and sudden cardiac arrest – similar to the one 26-year-old England cricketer James Taylor revealed he is suffering from last week.

New Study Demonstrates the Superiority of Crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid in Improving the Skin Barrier

A new study* published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology titled "Pilot Comparative Study of the Topical Action of a Novel, Crosslinked Resilient Hyaluronic Acid on Skin Hydration and Barrier Function in a Dynamic, Three-Dimensional Human Explant Model" demonstrates that topically-applied crosslinked resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA™) is superior to non-crosslinked (linear) low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid in increasing water content of the skin, maintaining skin integrity and improving skin barrier function.

Restylane Now the World’s Broadest Hyaluronic Acid Filler Portfolio

Galderma, the leading global dermatology company, today announced the further extension of the Restylane portfolio. With the integration of the Emervel range of Hyaluronic Acid fillers, new brand names and packaging, the company now offers the world’s broadest Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler portfolio. The new Restylane products will be launched world-wide in 2016, starting with the European markets in Q2.

Womans fillers she had 15 YEARS earlier began to burst through her skin

A woman feared her lips were going to explode after suffering a horrific reaction to fillers shed had years 15 earlier. Jillian Paris, 47, had a form of collagen, Artecoll, permanently injected into her lips during her early thirties to give her a plumper pout.

Cosmetic surgeons claim that filler treatments are becoming more subtle

In an age where youth is a prized possession and timeless looking celebrities adorn magazine covers, women are constantly on the hunt for the next secret elixir of youth. But how far would you go to turn back the clock? And, more importantly, is it really worth it?

Which dermal fillers stick together best? New method helps plastic surgeons choose the best product

With booming interest in dermal fillers for minimally invasive treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, plastic surgeons are looking for evidence to help them choose the product that will give the best results for their patients.

Can a cosmetic treatment make you scientifically beautiful?

Doctors have launched a new treatment which they claim can make people ‘scientifically beautiful’. The treatment – called Facial Profiling – uses computer software which analyses the proportions of the face. Then, centuries-old principals of ‘geometric ratios’, which have come to define beauty, are applied to the entire face, rather than simply focusing on one area.

Doctor warns unlicensed facial fillers could leave women disfigured or blind

Permanent damage could be horrific but there is nothing to stop hairdressers or beauticians injecting. Liverpool women are risking permanent disfigurement and even blindness by having unlicensed facial filler injections according to a city specialist. Dr Lee Walker, who has 13 years experience in facial aesthetics, says almost a quarter of his work now involves repairing botched jobs done by hairdressers or beauticians.

Cosmetic surgery could improve lives of people with facial paralysis

A cosmetic surgery that uses injections of hyaluronic acid to make lips appear fuller could also improve the lives of people with facial paralysis, according to results of a small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities.

'100 people blinded' after facial fillers are injected into blood vessels

Nearly 100 people have been left blind by cosmetic treatments that went wrong, according to a doctor who pioneered the use of Botox. Professor Jean Carruthers said 98 patients worldwide had lost vision in one or both eyes after being injected with dermal fillers in the face. These fillers are used to smooth away frown lines and plump up sallow skin below the eyes. But there can be ‘catastrophic’ results if they are mistakenly injected into a blood vessel, leading to blockage of crucial arteries supplying blood to the eyes, she said.

Sharon Stone shows her youthful complexion filming Galderma advert for facial fillers

She is one of the Hollywood stars that appears to get better with age. And Sharon Stone proved that fact as she cut a flawless figure on the set of a commercial in Germany on Thursday. The 57-year-old looked stunning as she filmed the advert in Berlin for international dermatology company, Galderma, for which she tested a number of facial fillers.

‘Botched beauty operation left me looking like Frankenstein’s Bride’

Louise, 40, had only wanted to turn back the clock. However, her decision to have dermal fillers – one of the most common cosmetic enhancements available on the high street – could have cost her life. An office worker from Aberdeen, she had the fillers at a clinic which came with a good reputation. But the fillers, a mixture of water and acid which flattens lines and plumps sagging skin, were accidentally injected straight into an artery.

Merz North America Announces the Availability of Radiesse® (+) with Integral 0.3% Lidocaine

Merz North America, US affiliate of the global Merz Pharma Group, announces that Radiesse® (+) with integral 0.3% Lidocaine (“Radiesse® Plus“) has received FDA approval and is now available to US physicians. Radiesse® (+) provides the immediate lift of wrinkles and folds, stimulation of natural collagen production, and the lasting results that patients and physicians expect from Radiesse®, as well as providing patients significant reduction in pain due to the addition of lidocaine.

Bellafill® To Replace ArteFill® As New Brand

Suneva Medical, Inc., a privately-held aesthetics company, announced that ArteFill®, a dermal filler, has been rebranded as Bellafill® in the U.S. "We feel that the brand Bellafill® better embodies the transformational outcomes this unique product can provide to our customers and their patients," said Suneva Medical's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas L. Teti, Jr. "In addition, Suneva will build and invest in Bellafill® to increase awareness for the new brand."

FDA Warns Of Side Effects, Unapproved Use Of Expressions As Dermal Filler

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors that Expression brand injectable product made by Enhancement Medical should not be used as a dermal filler because the product has not been approved for this use and adverse events have been reported. These events include swelling, tenderness, firmness, lumps, bumps, bruising, pain redness, discoloration, itching, and the development of hard nodules.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Receives U.S. FDA Clearance For Restylane® Silk

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued marketing clearance for Restylane® Silk Injectable Gel with 0.3% Lidocaine, a device indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21.

Study Reveals that HA Filler can Effectively Correct Loss of Volume for up to 2 Years in the Mid-Face

Duration of Correction is Dependent on Volume of Hyaluronic Acid Injected and Sub-Region Treated. Findings from a study on the “Duration of Effect by Injection Volume and Facial Sub-Region for a Volumizing Hyaluronic Acid Filler in Treating Mid-Face Volume Deficit” will be presented by Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD, professor and vice chair of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), being held April 24-29 in San Francisco, CA.

The 'wrinkle fillers' that can cause brain damage and lead to vision loss

A shocking report has already linked anti-wrinkle dermal fillers to permanent blindness in three patients. Now a leading cosmetic surgeon has claimed that there have been at least 30 cases of vision loss – and that the injections have also caused strokes in some patients. ‘These are not one-in-a-million instances,’ claims Dr Julian De Silva, a London-based plastic surgeon who specialises in facial procedures.

Injections of fillers for cosmetic treatment can open the door to bacteria

Many people have 'fillers' injected into their facial tissue to give them 'bee-stung lips' or to smooth out their wrinkles. Unfortunately, a lot of cosmetic treatment customers experience unpleasant side effects in the form of tender subcutaneous lumps that are difficult to treat and which - in isolated cases - have led to lesions that simply will not heal. Research recently published by the University of Copenhagen now supports that, despite the highest levels of hygiene, this unwanted side effect is caused by bacterial infection.


Allergan, Inc., announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, the first and only filler approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC helps create a more youthful appearance to the face and provides natural-looking and long-lasting results up to two years with optimal treatment.

New call for better regulation for dermal filler jabs

A leading plastic surgeon says it's "shameful" that regulations surrounding dermal fillers still haven't been tightened up. It's almost six months since a Government-backed review claimed fillers were the "next crisis waiting to happen". Fillers are used to add volume to the face or smooth out lines and wrinkles. They're part of a group of cosmetic procedures, along with Botox, known as injectables.

Young woman looks 60 after botched surgery

A 28-year-old Chinese woman who was encouraged to have plastic surgery by her boss has wound up looking decades older than she is after botched facial injections. Xiao Lian from Gansu Province, first had plastic surgery when she was just 17 years old after her boss told her her face was "too thin and not conducive to the welcoming of riches", Guilin Life News reports.

JUVEDÉRM® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine: A New Dermal Filler For Lips

Allergan today announced the launch of JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine, a new dermal filler treatment specifically tailored for the lips and the latest addition to the JUVÉDERM range of dermal fillers. This new treatment has been uniquely designed for a natural look and feel, with less swelling compared to other lip treatments, enabling patients to return to their daily life more quickly following treatment.

Q-Med turns to coded security seals to protect Restylane

Swedish company Q-Med has added a coded security seal to packs of its dermal filler therapy Restylane to help protect customers from counterfeits. Restylane (hyaluronic acid) like other products in this category - witness the recent examples of Botox falsification - is under continued threat of counterfeiting and diversion, particularly in China. That vulnerability has prompted Q-Med to apply security features to its brand in China that will allow doctors and patients to authenticate the product.

Suneva Medical Announces Results of Its Pivotal ArteFill® Acne Scar Study

ArteFill study meets its primary efficacy endpoint in the treatment of acne scars. Clinically and statistically significant results. Company intends to file PMA supplement by the end of 2013. Suneva Medical, Inc., a privately-held aesthetics company, today released the initial treatment results from its Pivotal acne scar study evaluating the safety and efficacy of ArteFill®, a dermal filler, to treat acne scars.

Allergan Welcomes 'Keogh Review' Recommendations to Classify All Cosmetic Implants as Medical

Allergan, Inc. welcomes many of the recommendations outlined in the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, chaired by Sir Bruce Keogh. In particular, Allergan is in favour of regulatory changes to classify all cosmetic implants including dermal fillers as medical devices and supports many of the other proposals such as calls to strengthen the existing European Medical Device Directive, plans to establish accredited training standards for health care professionals administering cosmetic implants, as well as steps to improve consultation and record keeping of patient treatments.

The revolutionary new treatment that banishes your eyebags in just TEN minutes

A new, revolutionary ‘tear trough treatment’, promises not only to make bags and dark circles disappear, but to do so in just ten minutes. According to Dr Nikola Milojevic at the Milo Clinic in Harley Street, London, ‘The treatment works on the depressions that run from the nose and around the under-eye area,’ he says. ‘They get more noticeable as the skin sags with age, and fat accumulates. While the surgical removal of eyebags gets rid of the fatty tissue, it doesn’t conceal dark circles.’

Spa Cosmetic Procedures Can Be Risky

A Florida woman's quest for more youthful skin turned deadly this past July when her face became dangerously swollen after she received vitamin injections at a day spa. Isabel Gonzalez paid nearly $900 for "facial rejuvenation" injections at Viviana's Body Secrets Spa in Doral, Fla. After receiving the treatments, her face started to swell and became infected, and she soon landed in the hospital, where she spent more than two months. Doctors fear her face may be permanently deformed.

Canada: Police warn public of illegal `buttock enhancement` injections

Toronto police are warning the public about dangerous illegal buttock enhancement procedures in the Greater Toronto Area, taking place in hotels or homes and leaving some women with serious medical complications. The procedures involve injecting a substance into the body that is advertised as PMMA or polymethylmetacrylate to enhance the appearance of their buttocks, police said in a public safety alert released on Monday.

Cops say man played plastic surgeon, injected people’s buttocks with silicone

A 44-year-old Pahokee man is accused of practicing plastic surgery out of a West Palm Beach motel and causing injury to his “clients” after he injected silicone into their buttocks. Calvin E. Butler, also known as Tamieka Butler, was allegedly renting a room at the El Patio Motel on Broadway in West Palm Beach, where he was injecting silicone in patients’ buttocks even though he has no medical license or certifications.

The ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift was awarded the first patent for an antiaging dermal filler technique

The InjectAbility Institute has been granted United States method patent approval for its ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift technique--a technique that uses dermal filler to restores facial volume loss caused by aging. Unlike conventional volume replacement procedures, the ArqueDerma technique utilizes HA fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane to redirect sagging skin toward hollows that have formed, anchoring it in place while stimulating collagen production to stabilize the results.

Cosmetic fillers can destroy your looks: The truth behind botox

They can turn skin blue and lumpy, leave you blind, and experts warn they could be a bigger scandal than faulty breast implants. Mary Catchpole and Marie Adams share their horrifying stories.

Cosmetic face filler timebomb: Doctors call for crackdown over rising toll of women scarred by botched skin treatments

Surgeons have reported a dramatic rise in botched skin filler procedures leaving women with lifelong disfigurement. Exclusive research carried out for the Daily Mail reveals the hidden toll of complications from the treatment, marketed as a non-surgical means to achieve younger-looking skin. Some 70 per cent of Britain’s plastic surgeons have seen patients with problems resulting from temporary skin fillers.

Two out of three surgeons seeing botched filler ops

With the Government’s enquiry into the marketing of cosmetic procedures in full swing, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons today unveils new survey results detailing the staggering rise in problems stemming from non-surgical treatments. The internal poll reveals the number of complications seen in the past year due to dermal filler injections, how many patients needed corrective surgery and identifies the BAAPS’ main concerns regarding the lack of statutory controls over these unregulated procedures.

Facial fillers linked to blindness

The improper use of cosmetic fillers in glabellar or nasolabial fold areas can cause retinal artery occlusion, which is associated with permanent blindness, according to a recent study. Researchers with Seoul National University’s Bundang Hospital, South Korea, reviewed medical records of 12 patients with sudden vision loss after filler injections, Medscape Medical News reports.

Hackney buttock operation woman died after `silicone went into her brain`

An American woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a Hackney dancer in an airport hotel room, then used glue to close the wounds and left when the client went into respiratory distress, witnesses claim. A judge upheld a third-degree murder charge against Padge Gordon after Theresa Gyamfi, a friend of Claudia Aderomiti, the dancer gave evidence about getting silicone injections on February 7 last year to enlarge their buttocks.

Anatomic understanding fuels advances in filler techniques

A growing knowledge of facial anatomy is driving ongoing refinements in filler strategies and techniques, says Allan S. Wirtzer, M.D., a Sherman Oaks, Calif., dermatologist in private practice. "We now realize that the face contains multiple fat compartments, and that a lack of fat in certain compartments contributes more to the appearance of facial aging," Dr. Wirtzer said at the 2012 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference.

Underground buttock injection leads to woman's death

Underground and illegal cosmetic surgery procedures are a major worry for health officials, and a recent case underlines their concern. An investigation by the Mississippi attorney general's office claims that a woman's death was caused by a buttock injection performed by an unlicensed individual named Morris Garner, who also goes by the name Tracey Lynn Garner, according to Garner is biologically male, but lives as a woman.

Isabel Gonzalez left deformed after unlicensed beautician botches vitamin injections in her face

A Florida woman`s dream of looking younger turned into a nightmare recently when she was left deformed after a trip to the day spa. Isabel Gonzalez paid $890 for `facial rejuvenation` injections at Viviana`s Body Secrets Spa in Doral, Florida, but she walked out with her face swollen, itchy and infected. Owner Edna Viviana Ayala has been arrested for practicing medicine without a license.

Health timebomb warning on `completely unregulated` skin filler injections that can be given by anyone who has taken a half-day course

Experts have warned that increasingly popular injectable skin fillers could become the next cosmetic scandal after PIP breast implants. Plastic surgeons warned of a ‘timebomb’, saying fillers are ‘completely unregulated’, with anyone who has completed a half-day course allowed to inject them into patients.

Wales This Week: Warning over risks of cosmetic procedures

From scalpel to syringe, as the demand for more radical cosmetic procedures soars in Wales, so does the supply. But how safe are some of these nips, tucks and jabs? And how much do some of the people delivering potentially dangerous medical procedures really know about what they’re doing?

Ireland: Docs frown on ‘horrific side-effect’ Botox deal

A website offering up to 70 per cent off Botox-style procedures has been forced to drop the deals. axed the offer for dermal fillers after it was warned that it is illegal to advertise prescription medicines to the general public. And Irish Association of Cosmetic Doctors chairman Dr Patrick Treacy said he has been flooded with complaints from patients about treatments by some other companies.

Black Madam to stand trial for illegal butt injections

A Philadelphia woman dubbed "the Black Madam" used silicone from Thailand and Krazy Glue to perform at-home cosmetic surgery that left an exotic dancer with a plump derriere — and potentially deadly complications, the dancer testified Wednesday.

Woman becomes an AMPUTEE after botched butt injections

A woman has been left a multiple amputee following back-alley cosmetic surgery that went horrifically wrong. April Brown suffered life threatening infections after having silicone implants injected into her buttocks. The procedure was carried out by an unlicensed practitioner in Los Angeles, she said, with complications leading to several stints in hospital with agonising infections.