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Is there a link between dairy products and acne?

Is there a link between dairy products and acne?

Acne is the most common skin disease of Western civilization affecting more than 85% of adolescents as well as a significant percentage of adults. Many people believe that the fat content of dairy products is responsible for promoting acne.

Silimed breast implants have CE Certificate suspended by MHRA pending investigation into implant surface contamination

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) jointly with European healthcare product regulators of member states has been informed of the suspension of the CE certificate for all medical devices made by the Brazilian manufacturer Silimed, this includes breast and other body implants.

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

We?re constantly warning of the damaging and ageing effect of the sun?s rays on our skin, but in avoiding sun exposure, could we be doing ourselves more harm than good?

What is your TRUE age?

Would knowing your true biological age make you think more about your diet, lifestyle and how you're ageing?

Are Anti-Ageing Therapies Too Good to Be True?

There has been a lot of talk recently about anti-ageing. We must first look at what exactly is ageing and how can we control it?

Methylisothiazolinone, The Allergen of the Year - Should we be worried about our skincare?

In 2013, the American Contact Dermatitis Society, a group of expert dermatologists specializing in skin allergies named Methylisothiazolinone (MI) as the Allergen of the year.

Response to inaccurate newspaper `facts` about Botulinum Toxin brands

When I read this newspaper article last week, 84% of Botox patients have no idea what`s being injected into face, I was appalled about how badly researched it was and how many plain incorrect `facts` it contains. Firstly it is highly misleading to suggest that the performance of Botox is so different to that of Azzalure and Bocouture.

The importance of addressing diet with liposuction patients

A survey published in the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that 80% of liposuction patients said they were satisfied with the results of their surgery. However, in that same survey, nearly half of those patients said they re-gained weight in subsequent months; not because the procedure didn?t work, but because they didn?t take the necessary steps to maintain their new figure.

Acne trial shows significant improvement using Lustre Pure Light blue light therapy

Acne affects 80% of people at some point in their lives and is the commonest skin condition that people consult their doctor about. In our clinic we conducted a trial using Lustre blue light with patients ranging from 16 to 58.

Why a holiday tan can be bad for your health

The moral of this story is - always wear sun protection to avoid damage to your skin and pre-mature skin aging.

Groundbreaking Botox Research by U.S. Dermatologist Could Change our Understanding of Depression...Forever

A new book by Eric Finzi, MD is making cosmetic practitioners and those involved in mental health research, rethink both the physical anatomy of the face and the relationship with neurological pathways when it comes to emotions, but also the role that botulinum toxins, such as Botox?, can have in affecting our mood and relationships with others.

Home Remedies / DIY mole removal - What you need to know

Home remedies and DIY mole removal - the dangers explained by Dr. Ross Perry.

Florid Rash Caused by Vitamin B12 Injections Administered by Nurse in Beauty Salon?

This is a case report highlighting an unusual presentation of a woman suffering from acne like symptoms potentially associated with high levels of Vitamin B12. The woman presented with a florid, red, spotty and pustular rash over her face, neck and shoulders. Upon taking a history, the woman had recently received 3 weekly injections of vitamin B12, administered privately by a nurse in a local beauty salon without any screening for vitamin B12 deficiency.

Indocyanine (ICG) Green Dye shown to increase effectiveness of laser treatment for leg thread veins

A recent study by German researchers has shown that the addition of indocyanine green (ICG) a medical pigment increased the results achievable with diode laser therapy in the treatment of telangiectatic leg veins, thread veins present in the legs, without incurring any short term to medium term side effects.

Are You Addicted to Carbs?

For a long time, we have waged diet wars against fats believing that eating fat will make us fat. However, evidence now shows that it is in fact sugars and refined carbohydrates that cause us to pile on the pounds.

Breast Augmentation with Macrolane, so called `Lunchtime Boob-Jab`, discontinued by Q-Med

This week Q-Med (a division of Galderma) took the decision to discontinue the indication for use of its hyaluronic acid gel product Macrolane in breast augmentation procedures following concerns over the products interference with mammogram checks for breast cancer.

Lipoabdominoplasty my way - the `lock and glue` tummy tuck

From June 2010 to October 2011, I started an innovative approach combining internal locking stitches, tissue glue and local anaesthetic infusion pumps without the use of drains (tubes left within the abdominal wound to drain excess blood and body fluids) on all my lipoabdominoplasty patients.

Is non-digital breast implant insertion the new gold standard for breast augmentation operations?

A recent paper published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal* examined a digital versus a Keller funnel or no touch technique of insertion and placement of smooth silicone gel breast implants during surgery, and whether the funnel technique, up to that point unproven in reducing bacterial contamination could live up to its claims of being a better technique for reducing potential contamination which could lead to post-operative infection.

Poly Implant Prostheses, PIP Breast Implant Scandal Erupts in National Media

The start of January 2012 saw the health scare and scandal over the French made PIP breast implants literally blow up in the national media and the Houses of Parliament as more and more data, patients and surgeons questioned the exact nature of the threat that the industrial grade components posed and just who was responsible, who should fix it and what could be learnt.

Morgellons: is the mystery condition solved at last?

Morgellons has long been a controversial subject. Sufferers say they experience skin eruptions with bugs, worms, eggs, splinters and fibres invading their skin however, these same sufferers often pass a clean bill of health. A study about the disease has been carried out by Mayo Clinic.

How Long Does Swelling, Bruising, and Numbness Last after Vaser Lipo?

As with any surgical procedure, Vaser Lipo patients will have post-operative swelling, bruising, and numbness. For most, these effects begin to subside after a few weeks, but for some, symptoms can persist for several months, and make patients feel worried.

Merz Aesthetics Announces FDA Approval Of Belotero Balance

Merz Aesthetics have announced FDA approval of BELOTERO balance dermal filler for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.

A guide to choosing the right procedure and clinic.. Part 2: The Procedure

Antonia Mariconda a.k.a The Cosmedic Coach discusses her experience of deciding to undergo Liposuction. In Part 2 she describes her procedure and her time at the clinic.

Why liposuction is not a treatment for obesity

Researchers from the University of Colorado have carried out liposuction trials on women with large amounts of adipose (fat) tissue around their lower abdomen, hips or thighs. After 12 months they discovered the fat had been redistributed to other parts of the body. We talk to expert Dr. Bea Brookes.....

ZYTAZE - Can it really enhance Botulinum Toxin injections?

ZYTAZE markets itself as a medical food that provides nutritional support to enhance the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in the treatment of blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm or cosmetic procedures. But do we really need a food supplement to make Botox more effective?

Does Botox work to treat cold sores?

It was reported on an American news site at the end of 2010 that a team of researchers from the Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery in the United States is currently looking into the use of botulinum toxin type A, namely Botox, for the treatment of cold sores, caused by the virus herpes simplex, which usually appear around the lips causing much embarrassment for the sufferer.

Study Says Botox Causes Muscles to Waste Is this Just Another Scare Story?

Last week saw the pre-publication of a study by researchers at the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in Canada in which questions were raised about the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A). The Canadian study, to be published in The Journal of Biomechanics, found that rabbits injected with the Botox brand of BTX-A experienced muscle weakness in muscles throughout their body, even though areas were far removed from the injection site.

Medical Skin Needling For Asian Skins

Acne is one of the commonest reasons for dermatologic consultations in India. Micro-medical skin-needling is a technique by which multiple puncture wounds are made in the skin to stimulate new skin cells.

Botox Approved to Treat Chronic Migraine

It was announced this week that Botox, botulinum toxin type A has received approval from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine headaches.

Women With PIP Implants Should Have Ultrasound Says BAAPS

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has issued updated advice on Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants in which they urge all women fitted with the devices, now known to be faulty, to undergo an ultrasound scan in the next six months, to determine whether there is any rupture or weakening of the implant.

The Power of Physical Beauty is More than Skin Deep

How attractive you are may seem the kind of superficial issue that few serious scientists would spend time studying. Increasingly, however, it is being seen as a profound question that deserves serious investigation. Indeed, recent findings suggest it could be a linchpin of evolutionary theory.

Are Sunscreens Really All They Are Cracked Up to Be?

The SPF of a sunscreen is a laboratory measure of the effectiveness of sunscreen - the higher the SPF, the more protection a sunscreen offers against UV-B (the ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburn).

Nanoparticle safety in sunscreens questioned yet again

Nanoparticles have started to be used in cosmetics and in particular sunscreen products which contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide used to block UVA1, 2 and UVB, but much controversy reigns over whether they pose health risks in terms of their ability to penetrate cells and tissue when applied to the human body which larger particles could not achieve.

Physicians slam media interpretation of Botox paper

A recent article in The Times newspaper suggested that the findings of a recent paper by Dr David Havas showed women who use Botox are sending out the wrong social signals because their frozen facial muscles make it difficult for them to express the normal range of emotions.

Body Mass Index (BMI) versus waist-to-hip ratio

The most common method of assessing body weight in clinical practice is the body mass index (BMI), however many studies now show that BMI is a poor discriminator of cardiovascular risk at an individual level and should not be used as the sole measure of obesity.

Glory Above Credibility?

In the US, the doctors strive to have work published in the peer-reviewed medical journals, and to have recognition from their colleagues from around the world. This culture is in stark contrast to how the British cosmetic doctors practice.

32 Gauge Needles Are No Better Than 30 Gauge For Botulinum Toxin Injections.

Would the use of a thinner 32-gauge needle for a cosmetic botulinum toxin injection hurt less than the standard 30-gauge needle?