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How To Provide A Positive Cosmetic Consultation

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Client consultations are an important first step in any cosmetic procedure – whether it be in a cosmetic clinic, doctor’s office, beauty salon or spa. The consultation sets the tone for the client’s whole experience and the level of trust they develop with you, and even influences whether they chose to put their cosmetic needs […]

Psoriasis Associated With Increased Heart Attack Risk


People with psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory disease, may be more likely to experience heart attacks and strokes, according to a recent study which examined data on more than 87,000 Danish adults with mild to severe psoriasis and another 4.2 million people without the condition. The study – which was published in the Journal of the […]

Cosmetics Guru Calls for Beauty Rethink


What do you think characterises a beautiful woman? Jamie Kern Lima – co-founder and CEO of IT Cosmetics – has called on beauty industry leaders to rethink the images of beauty they use to sell their products and services. Kern Lima was honoured with an Achiever Award at the 2017 Cosmetic Executive Women awards ceremony […]

Cosmetic Trends Among Australian Women


A new survey has found that Botox is the most desired non-cosmetic procedure among “aesthetically aware” Australian women. This year’s MyFaceMyBody Global Consumer Insight Report offered in-depth research into cosmetic trends and consumer behaviour in the UK, US and Australia. It found that over 13 percent of Australian women would consider anti-wrinkle injections, and nearly […]

Treating Neck Skin Lines With Hyaluronic Acid Filler

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Hyaluronic acid fillers are emerging as a possible treatment for the rejuvenation of skin beyond just the face. Horizontal skin lines on the neck are among the most obvious signs of ageing. Wrinkling, loss of moisture and thinning of the skin, coupled with a weakening of the neck muscles, result in vertical or horizontal bands […]

Faecal Transplant Could Treat Alopecia


Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has emerged as an effective treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection, but two new case studies indicate that FMT may also benefit people with alopecia areata. FMT is a procedure in which faecal matter is collected from a tested donor, mixed with saline, strained, and placed in a patient to […]

Slug Mucus Inspires Surgical Adhesive

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Mucus secretion from slugs is being developed as an adhesive for wound healing. Researchers from the Department of Bioengineering at London’s Imperial College have found that, when threatened, the Dusky Arion slug secretes a mucus that glues the creature in place, making it harder for predators to remove the slug from a surface. The defensive […]

Oral Drug Could Help Treat Atopic Dermatitis

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A phase 2 trial has shown that the oral drug baricitinib is a more effective treatment than placebo for people with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. Baricitinib, in a class of drugs known as Jak inhibitors, is sold in the European Union under the brand name Olumiant for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, earlier […]

Botanicals Offer Anti-Inflammatory Benefits for Acne


A combination of salicylic acid and botanical extracts may provide anti-inflammatory benefits as a spot treatment for acne. A study recently published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found that the combination treatment can reduce erythema associated with mild acne. Researchers combined an over-the-counter topical gel containing two percent salicylic acid with botanicals known […]

High Demand for Eyelid Surgery

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Eyelid surgery has become a high-demand cosmetic procedure among Asian populations, according to new statistics from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The delicate procedure accounts for more than half of all surgeries in Japan, with over 106,000 blepharoplasties performed there in 2016. Asian countries also accounted for more than one-fifth of the 1.3 […]