The relative ease and ubiquity of injectables — especially compared to surgery — means “having work done” no longer carries the stigma it used to. A couple of years ago, like many thirty something women who live in big cities and spend time on the internet, Caroline, a real estate agent who lives in Los Angeles, got interested in skin care. She’d never cared about the subject before, but suddenly, it seemed to be everywhere. She started following Rio Viera-Newton’s column on the Strategist and began stocking her bathroom cabinets with serums and essences. Eventually, though, Caroline came to a point where...Continue reading
Most people who undergo cosmetic procedures have no more protection than someone buying a toothbrush, according to an independent review which has proposed a range of new curbs on the industry. Nine out of 10 cosmetic procedures are non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers or Botox injections. They can currently be performed by anyone. The market, worth £2.6bn in 2010, is projected to rise to £3.6bn by 2015. The review board, chaired by NHS medical director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, said that they were "surprised" to learn that such treatments are almost entirely unregulated, despite the risk of major and irreversible damage...Continue reading
Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Although Botox is a powerful poison, when used correctly, it has a number of applications. In this article, we will explain how it works, what Botox is used for, and talk about any side effects and dangers.Fast facts on Botox: Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million Botox treatments administered each year.Botox is a neurotoxin derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in...Continue reading
With Botox, you can hide your nerves, shock and just how much you're judging someone Last month, the British Association of Plastic Surgeons revealed that cosmetic surgery is down 40 per cent. But it could be that people are turning towards non-surgical options, such as Botox - it remains the most popular treatment in London-based cosmetic doctor Dr Tijion Esho’s clinic. There is however one surprising group of people turning to botox: professionals who need to hide their emotions. Lawyers, psychiatrists, politicians, stockbrokers, detectives - there are certain people for whom keeping a straight face is paramount. So...Continue reading
VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy Massage is a substantial vocational qualification that will confirm your competence as a beauty massage therapist. This qualification forms part of an apprenticeship framework, however; some of the treatments covered within this qualification are subject to age restrictions in certain regions, where local council special treatment licensing applies. Employers are also mindful of the sensitive nature of the service, and due to this, the availability of apprenticeships in beauty massage may be limited in some cases. For this reason, the...Continue reading
Stretch marks are a form of scarring that appears when the skin has been stretched beyond its capacity and the dermis has consequently been torn. They commonly occur after either dramatic weight gain, weight loss or from pregnancy. What Do They Look Like? Stretch marks tend to appear as long and thin reddish-purple marks to start with, before gradually fading to a silvery-white colour. They usually affect areas where fat is stored but can occur anywhere where the skin is stretched. The most common areas you can find stretch marks are:tummy (abdomen)breastsupper armsbuttocksthighsshoulders (usually in bodybuilders) How Can You Treat Stretch Marks? The best way to treat...Continue reading
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