New hair follicle simulation roller South African permanent makeup artists were introduced to the Oron57, an Israeli-designed machine that creates the optical illusion of hair on a bald scalp, on 12 February at an event held at The Private Room in Kyalami, Johannesburg. Read more
Lifting the mask  The treatment of hyperpigmentation can be the most challenging or the most rewarding treatment that you can offer in your aesthetic clinic. Effective treatment of hyperpigmentation takes a long term commitment from your patient and yourself in order to achieve the ultimate results. Read more Beat the burn this summer Sunglasses. Cocktails. Sundresses. Summer is the best time of year as the chill of winter gives way to sunny summer bliss. Regardless of the temperature outside, it is essential to apply sun protection every day of the year, Read more Advanced body contouring workshop Dr Gys du Plessis, Dr Adri Hofmeister and Hamish Mcnair (Syneron clinical training manager) will speak at an advanced body contouring training workshop to be held in Midrand on 23 and 24 February. Read more Peeling particulars Chemical peeling plays an integral role in the provision of remedial skin care and medical aesthetics, writes Karen Ellithorne. Read more
Trending in aesthetics 2015 In 2015 Aesthetic treatment will continue to grow as consumers become more educated and open to ageing intervention. This is thanks to advancements in products, education and more natural looking treatment results. Read more Genop launches Silhouette Soft Genop launches Silhouette SoftPositioned as the latest innovation in non-surgical facelifts, Silhouette Soft was introduced to Gauteng doctors on 7 November by Genop Healthcare at their offices in Midrand. Read more Results with retinol Results with retinolIf you are serious about delivering dramatic results in your skincare clinic or aesthetic practice, retinol is an ingredient that you cannot be without, writes Karen Ellithorne. Read more It was world Psoriasis day on the 29 October 2014 The exact number of people with this chronic condition is unknown, but it is estimated to affect up to about 3% of the world’s population – and approximately 1 to 2 million people in South Africa. All ages may be affected, but it most commonly begins in the teenage and early adult years, before the age of 40. Read more Facial fillers research revealed At an event held on 18 September at Marion on Nicol in Johannesburg, country manager for Allergan International, Morné Steenkamp, revealed the results of the company’s latest research into the public’s attitudes and behaviour towards facial fillers and injectables. Read more New filler launches in SA Pharmaceutical company Galderma has launched its latest dermal filler, Emervel, in South Africa. Read more A Sensitive Issue As our lifestyle is evolving so are the types of skin diseases. The frequency of inflammatory diseases as well as carcinomas, have significantly increased over the past few decades. The complaint by patients of having some sort of sensitivity in their skin has become very common and according to various studies, it can affect up to fifty percent of the adult population. Sensitive skin is also known as reactive or over reactive skin, intolerant skin or irritable skin. It is more commonly reported by women who become very frustrated and knock at many doors to seek help. Read more International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Releases Cosmetic Procedures Statistics NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – More than 23 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2013, according to statistics released today by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the leading international society for aesthetic plastic surgery with more than 2,700 board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon members in 95 countries. Read more Successful MA Convention Well over 40 delegates – a mix of medical doctors and therapists – attended the recent Medical Aesthetics Convention, which ran at Gallagher Convention Centre alongside the Professional Beauty Johannesburg Expo. Read more
The everyday trials of acne A survey conducted by the British Skin Foundation (BSF) reveals that more than half of acne sufferers (57%) have experienced verbal abuse from people they know due to their skin condition. Read more

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New oxygen infusion technology Bio-Therapeutic has launched the BT-Accent Air device in South Africa, positioned as the next generation in oxygen technology. Read more
Rejuvenation, just a few drops away Growth factors (GFs) have been used for quite some time now by various cosmetic doctors and surgeons in order to rejuvenate the skin.  Read more
Adcock Ingram Prescription Division elevates pain education Midrand 09 April, 2015:  In a pioneering move, members of the Prescription Division’s Pain Team have engineered a series of events, across the country, to share experts’ knowledge on pain management. Read more
“PUPPET FACELIFT” One of the newest aesthetic treatments that are taking the industry by storm is the use of suspension sutures, to turn back the hands of time. Read more
Need to look good fuels aesthetic treatment Face-to-face social media is encouraging people to take pictures of themselves, leading to over self-evaluation of appearance. This is driving the desire to look good and in turn impacting the aesthetics industry. Read more
MA Convention comes to Cape Town The Professional Beauty Cape Town Show will host a MA (Medical Aesthetics) Convention on 27 and 28 June at the CTICC. Read more
Sharon Stone partners with Gelderma in global campaign to prove natural looking  results of aesthetics treatments in real life Restylane® fillers and Restylane Skinboosters™ will be put to the test in a unique campaign by Sharon Stone. Read more
Stretchmark’s and Scarring The most important point that I like to convey to my patients is that the sooner they come in for treatment on either stretch marks or scarring the more successful the results will be writes Jacky Shaw, the practice manager at Lambton medical and Aesthetic Centre. Read more
A sunscreen R-evolution Heliocare 360° Oil-free SPF 50, the third product in the Heliocare 360° range, is a light, oil-free gel with a comfortable ‘dry touch’ feel and was designed for people with normal/oily skin and people with acne prone skin. It is ideal for warm, humid climates. Read more
Perfect beauty treatments for modern day mothers Looking for the perfect gift for the mom in your life? You can’t add an extra hour to her day, but you can help her turn back the clock. Read more
The alternative nose job Non-Invasive Rhinoplasty (NIR) is a viable method of correcting nasal imperfections, writes Dr Lionel Jedeikin. Read more
NeoStrata Introduces New SKIN ACTIVE TRIPLE FIRMING NECK CREAM Synergistically Helps Reduce Visible Signs of Ageing in Challenging Neck and Décolletage. Read more
Static ageing In recent years dermal fillers have become more advanced with much longer lasting results writes Karen Ellithorne. Read more
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Boosting the skin The variation of applying different actives on the skin can act as a boosting agent to maintain its functioning, writes Karen Ellithorne. Read more
Industry experts reveal their top cosmetic ingredients for 2015. Read more
Johannesburg Program announced The program for this year’s Medical aesthetics convention, to be held at Gallagher Estate on the 29th and 30th of August has been announced. Read more
Launch of new anti-ageing cosmeceautical SA brand. Our team is proud to announce the launch of the Dr Dermal range of Cosmeceuticals. Read more
Meet the Speaker Medical Aesthetics Convention Cape Town 2016 Introducing Dr Duncan Carmichael  who will be presenting educational lectures and a demonstration at next year’s Cape Town Convention. Read more
Arizona Cosmetic Scientist predicts Cosmeceutical trends for 2016 PCA SKIN products are skin care products, which focus on improving the health of the skin. They use carefully selected ingredients to achieve optimal results. Read more
Medical aesthetics trends for 2016 Karen Ellithorne surveys experts’ opinions on what the medical aesthetics sector has in store for the coming year. Read more