NEWS ABOUT COSMETIC MEDICINE AND GOOD HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA AND WORLD-WIDE:
From News.com.au 19th Sept 2013
Blood transfusion beauty treatment kills woman, puts 3 more in hospital
Herald Sun, World News, 12/10/2012
(The Age Newspaper 13/11/2011)
September – October 2011
(The Age Newspaper 11-10-2011)
(The Age Newspaper 16-08-2011)
(The Age June 28 2011)
(The Age July 14 2011)
(The Age July 19 2011)
May – June 2011
(Medical Observer 01 June 2011)
(Herald Sun 26 May 2011)
February – April 2011
(Herald Sun March 24 2011)
Just Outrageous!!! Surely a form of child abuse?!
(The Age – National Times)
(The Sun – UK)
Please beware of unlicensed practitioners and always ask for credentials of your injectors!
A current Affair
Please note that IPL is not a laser. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed-Light therapy where it uses pulsed white light (multiple wavelength of light combined as one) and targets certain areas on the skin surface.
Laser is a light beam that has one specific (single) wavelength. Different wavelengths are used in specific skin conditions.
Please make sure the therapist understands the difference between Laser and IPL. It is also important that the therapist understands how to operate the machine.
ALWAYS ask for a TEST PATCH on your skin.
IPL is NOT SUITABLE FOR ASIAN or darker skin tone (Type III – VI) due to a condition known as
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).
A Current Affair
The Age 29/12/2010
The Age 02/12/2010
THE AGE 28/11/2010
The Australian 26/11/2010
NATURE & HEALTH
THE ANNUAL HIGH TEA PARTY
MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, SYDNEY
AT The Windsor Hotel
17th – 18th July 2010
Anti-aging is also a proud sponsor of this event.
So? What are you waiting for???
Bring a couple of girl friends along and I am looking forward to seeing you there!!!
This is an all day event perfect for a girl’s day out.
Be ready for a day full of pampering, tasting, high tea, fun and action.
Every participant will receive a gorgeous pamper pack to take home.
Green & Black’s Organics
Self Centred Day Spa
High Tea Society
Gwingana Lifestyle Retreat
Sourced from THE AGE
27th MAY 2010
SOURCED FROM J. Proteome Res.
9th June 2010
The Standard (Hong Kong Newspaper)
13th May 2010
30th April 2010
Sourced from Hong Kong Apple Daily
(Sorry there is no English version, the video clip is in Cantonese only)
A Hong Kong Board registered Medical doctor who specializes in Obstetrics and Gynaecology has found himself in deep waters. He is trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (women’s health) with no formal qualifications in Plastic Surgery. On 1st May 2010, he performed a breast augmentation (enlargement) surgery to a 24-year-old female patient in his rooms.
His consulting room is located in a commerical building in Jordan, Kowloon. He stated that after injecting 20 ml of xylocaine, the patient developed generalized seizure soon after he made a 2 cm incision. She developed breathing difficulties and became unconscious. She is now in a medical induced coma and admitted in Intensive care in a critical condition.
Recently, there has been a lot of specialists converted themselves to perform cosmetic surgery. As there are no proper training program or legislation, this has become a booming industry. The standard of these doctors are questionable and I do fear for the safety of vulnerable patients.
This case illustrates several factors which are of great concerns to the general public. Surely, the training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology does not include plastic surgery for breast augmentation. To be performing a breast augmentation in his consultation rooms with questionable sterilization and resuscitation equipments is potentially, a deadly mistake.
In Australia, a registered medical doctor is insured to perform certain procedures based on their qualifications. In order to uphold the standards of all doctors, the AMA and Medical Board Australia work in union with all Specialty Training Colleges.
Please choose a reputable and fully qualified cosmetic practitioner carefully. If you are not sure, please don’t hesitate to inquire about their qualifications.
You have nothing to lose!
Sourced from Today Tonight, Australia
From Herald Sun 29th April 2010
From The Age Life and Style April 2010
From The Age 22/4/2010
A Current Affair – April 2010
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Therapeutic Goods Adminstration Website
Dead Sea Cosmetics – The Age March 2o1o
DIET PILLS – TODAY TONIGHT 22 / 1 / 2010
A Current Affair – 20/1/2010
CHINS UP – 06 /1/2010 Today Tonight
Susan Penhaligon tells of her bad experience with anti-wrinkle injections.
The Age Dec 2009
THE AGE 27-12-2009
Brisbane Times May 2009
Brisbane Times March 2008
The Age February 1, 2009
Cosmetic procedures are becoming more commonplace. Stephanie Bunbury reports on the growing desire for a lift.
February 19, 2009