Interesting Articles

 

NEWS ABOUT COSMETIC MEDICINE AND GOOD HEALTH IN AUSTRALIA AND WORLD-WIDE:

Six surprising things to avoid for younger looking skin

From News.com.au 19th Sept 2013

October 2012

Blood transfusion beauty treatment kills woman, puts 3 more in hospital

Herald Sun, World News, 12/10/2012

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/blood-transfusion-beauty-treatment-kills-woman-puts-3-more-in-hospital/story-fnd134gw-1226494005176

April 2012

(News.com.au)

November 2011

 Dentist giving botox??!!

(The Age Newspaper 13/11/2011) 

September – October 2011

 Eyelash growth prescription?

(The Age Newspaper 11-10-2011)

 
 
 
 

August 2011

(The Age Newspaper 16-08-2011)

July 2011

 Botox fixes Asthma?? 

(The Age June 28 2011)

Anti-Ageing the Eyes

(The Age July 14 2011)
 

Taste for Beauty

(The Age July 19 2011)
 

May – June 2011

 GP banned from Liposuction

(Medical Observer 01 June 2011)

(Herald Sun 26 May 2011)

February – April 2011

(Today Tonight)
(Herald Sun March 24 2011)
Just Outrageous!!!  Surely a form of child abuse?!

(The Age – National Times)

 Big Buttocks: where does our obsession come from? 

(BBC)

(The Sun – UK)
 
(The Australian)
 
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).

 January 2011

A Current Affair

DECEMBER 2010

 

The Age 29/12/2010

 What price beauty?  

 

The Age 02/12/2010

 
 
 

NOVEMBER 2010

THE AGE 28/11/2010
The Australian 26/11/2010

 Wipe Those lines off your face

OCTOBER 2010

NATURE & HEALTH

THE AGE

SEPTEMBER 2010
 
 
TODAY TONIGHT
 
 
 
 
 
A CURRENT AFFAIR
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE AGE
THE ANNUAL HIGH TEA PARTY
 
MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, SYDNEY
 
MELBOURNE
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.
 
Sponsored by: 
 
McGrath Foundation
Lipton tea
Blackmores’
Nair
anti-aging associates
Green & Black’s Organics
Henkell
Mount Franklin’s
Giallano
md formulations
Omnilux
bare essentials
Self Centred Day Spa
VS Sasson
Anthea Crawford
Simon Perele
SkinnyCow
Lastminute.com.au
Pure Via
KMS California
M3
Mind Food
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
April 2010
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 

                   Regulation of Cosmetics (TGA Australia) 
          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
 Brisbane Times 
                      Susan Penhaligon tells of her bad experience with anti-wrinkle injections.
                   “No btx please” Brisbane times (29th Dec 2009)     
 
 
  THE AGE 27-12-2009
 Brisbane Times
                              Cosmetic Enhancements – (15th October 2009)  – Make up Artist   
 Brisbane Times May 2009
                               Better “Btx” – the right way!
 Brisbane Times
                           Kylie Minogue admits to “Btx” use (April 2009) 
Brisbane Times March 2008 
Brisbane Times
The Age

 The Age February 1, 2009
 Cosmetic procedures are becoming more commonplace. Stephanie Bunbury reports on the growing desire for a lift.
 The Age
JILL STARK
August 23, 2009
 
 

KIM CHRISTIAN

July 9, 2009

 
The Age

KEELI CAMBOURNE
February 19, 2009