Non-Surgical Aesthetic Treatments

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Non-surgical facelifts: Guide

Non-surgical facelifts: Guide

A non-surgical facelift can refer to procedures such as laser resurfacing and facial injectables which don’t use a knife and don’t require hospitalisation.

A Natural Approach to Aesthetics

When it comes to non-surgical aesthetic treatments, I really believe that the hallmark of a talented, experienced and qualified medical aesthetic professional is a result that is subtle and natural rather than looking ‘done’.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty; What exactly is it?

For those of you who don’t know, a non-surgical Rhinoplasty treatment involves the contouring, reshaping, sculpturing and re-modelling of the nasal framework without surgery, using absorbable and safe hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

Should beauty therapists be injecting dermal fillers & botulinum toxins?

This is not a new debate, not by a long shot, but it is one which never seems to go very far away. As the aesthetic industry has grown, so has the number, and variety, of practitioners now offering injectable facial fillers and botulinum toxins to the public at large. We have raised the debate before about why cosmetic injectables should only be performed by doctors, nurses, dentists and some types of pharmacists.

Are you comfortable in your perfect imperfection!?

On a daily basis, we are faced with air-brushed images of male and female perfection. As a result of this, we are obviously all becoming more critical when we look into the mirror.

GMC Urges Cosmetic Procedure Patients to Question Doctors

People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment, in new advice issued on 1st June by the General Medical Council (GMC).

What patients can expect from any pre-treatment consultation with a medical practitioner

I am a firm believer in the idea that all non-surgical cosmetic procedures should include a one-to-one consultation between the patient and their Aesthetic Practitioner, prior to the day of the procedure.

GMC Issues New Guidance for Doctors Carrying Out Cosmetic Interventions – Industry Responds

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC) to make sure they provide the best possible care for patients. 

How to better understand the cost of cosmetic surgery

We all like a good deal, to feel that we are getting value for money when we buy things. Inevitably, the cost of any cosmetic surgery will also play a role in the decision making process. 

The Secrets of Non-Surgical Anti-Ageing by Dr Patrick Bowler

Everything you ever wanted to know about non-surgical treatments is now online in an easy to read definitive guide, The Secrets of Non-Surgical Anti-Ageing by Dr Patrick Bowler, Medical Director of Courthouse Clinics.

Why appearance is not just skin deep

There is a common misconception that people who choose to have cosmetic surgery are superficially concerned with their appearance but how we view our looks on the outside can have a drastic effect on how we feel on the inside and impact upon our health mentally, psychologically and sometimes even physically.

Is a cosmetic treatment `worth it` - the RealSelf community tries to help you to decide

With 51 million visitors in 2014, RealSelf.com has created the world's largest community of patient-generated, independent reviews of cosmetic treatments. When a visitor posts a review they have the option to choose how 'worth it' the particular treatment was, taking into account the cost of it and the results that they achieved.

The safety of cosmetic procedures comes first say GMC proposals

With new draft guidance hot off the press from the General Medical Council (GMC) the safety of cosmetic surgery procedures is once again the subject of much public debate. Recommending more openness and pre-treatment consideration time, this latest set of proposals looks set to further transform the cosmetic surgery industry across the UK.

Cosmetic Consultations Part 2: Client Suitability for Treatment

In order to provide suitable treatment to your clients, a successful consultation must first take place. Once your client?s expectations have been established and discussed, then it is important to consider your client?s suitability for treatment.

Cosmetic Consultations Part 1: Managing Client Expectations

A successful consultation is the foundation of any aesthetic treatment. In order to achieve client satisfaction, the practitioner must first understand what the client wishes to achieve.

How to choose a laser clinic in our current unregulated market.

Deciding you would like to have a cosmetic procedure done is the easy part. After all, most of us are quite clear and confident as to what we would change if only we had a magic wand. But how confident would you be at choosing a cosmetic clinic?

The Save Face Register Goes Live

The Save Face register will go live online on 26 September at www.saveface.co.uk , featuring a database of practitioners from every corner of the UK, who have been thoroughly checked and visited to ensure they are fit to practice and administer treatments.

CoolSculpting On The London Underground

Skin care and beauty company, Beyond MediSpa have chosen to launch their latest advertising campaign on the stairs, lifts and escalator panels at Knightsbridge Tube Station in Central London. It does raise the questions about the advertising of cosmetic surgery and non invasive procedures.

Why Cosmetic Procedures Can Change your Life

Many people now choosing to undergo cosmetic procedures find that the impact even a small change can have upon their overall outlook on their personal situation is no less than life changing.

Emotional support and consent play an important role in consulting for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments

Whether you call it psychotherapy, counselling or emotional support it all amounts to the same thing - the ability to help the patient explore what is going on for them emotionally with reference to a cosmetic intervention.

Save Face launches to clean up non-surgical cosmetic treatment industry

Save Face Ltd will operate as an independent and impartial scheme to provide accreditation and regulation to those offering non-surgical cosmetic practice.

My favourite non-surgical treatment - Fractional C02 Laser

New technologies are being launched all the time and the challenge for practitioners is to look beyond the marketing and separate the good science from the bad. We aquire aesthetic equipment only after careful research and so far have been very pleased.

TreatmentsYouCanTrust.co.uk joins the debate on Cosmetic Injectables and non-medically qualified people

Sally Taber responds to the CTIA's stance that Aesthetic Therapists are the "best practitioners" for the job when it comes to cosmetic injectables

Cosmetic Surgery Network Consultants A New Home Based Business Opportunity!

Do you want to break into the cosmetic industry? Do you want to work from home, control your own hours and be your own boss? Well it seems the Surgery Network has the solution. Aimed at stay at home Mums and people who want to start a home-based business, network-surgery.com is offering their proven business formula to turn you into an aesthetic surgery expert.

Looking back and forward on a year in the Aesthetic Industry

2010 has been yet another fascinating year in the history of the aesthetic industry. 2011 will undoubtedly bring another year of controversy, scare stories, new products, maybe some consensus regarding VAT (?!), and more madcap news about cosmetic treatments!

A perfect nose for Christmas in your lunch break

Non-surgical nose shaping is a relatively new variation of treatment with a hyaluronic acid filler.

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.

The Club of Seven

My company was the first to register with the TreatmentsYouCanTrust scheme and to date were part of an elite Club of Seven. Only seven companies or practitioners have registered.

VAT and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

Did you know that from 1st October 2010, there will be no restriction on who can operate class 4 lasers and IPL equipment for non-surgical cosmetic treatments? At the same time, VAT will become applicable for non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

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.

First came Teen Tanorexics, now comes the rise of Teen Toxing

Reports in the press this week have highlighted the story of Hannah Burge, daughter of the Real Life or Human Barbie who has become the youngest known person to receive injections of botulinum toxin at the age of 15