There are clear physical risks to the profusion of unregulated cosmetic procedures. Photograph: iStock

THE RECENT BOOM IN UNREGULATED COSMETIC PROCEDURES, PARTICULARLY THE USE OF FILLERS, IS WORRYING DERMATOLOGISTS AND PLASTIC SURGEONS, WHO SEE UNDER(...)

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With an increasing number of low-cost cosmetic procedures available on the market, sometimes beauty treatments can take a nasty turn, leaving customer(...)

“I have seen a significant rise in the number of men in their 40s to 60s attending my clinic for Botox in the past three years.” Photograph: iStock

Cosmetic procedures are on the rise in Ireland and people who may have previously eschewed such treatments are now plumping for them on a regular basi(...)

An explosion in places offering cheaper procedures, with non-medical practitioners administering injectables, has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in the volume of patients presenting to A&Es, dermatologists and plastic surgeons with complications of filler injections. Photograph: iStock

With the rise of celebrity culture, social media platforms such as Instagram, and all-round easier access to cosmetic procedures, British and American(...)

An open surgical facelift is still the gold standard for dramatic, lasting results to lift the lower face and neck. Photograph: iStock

Before there was Botox, fillers and a whole host of other cosmetic treatments, there was the surgical facelift, an extremely invasive surgery, with ex(...)