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Author: Liz Tilton


More evidence of harms of sunbed use, particularly for young people

24/03/2016 at 09:51:27 | by Liz Tilton

From BMJ - 6th October 2012

 

Indoor tanning increases risk of the three most common skin cancers

 
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation, either from the sun or from artificial sources, causes skin cancer.
 
Tanning beds have emerged as a prevalent but preventable source of such exposure. Over the past two decades, acquiring a tan through exposure to artificial sources of ultraviolet radiation has become popular among fair skinned people, particularly adolescents and young adults. The use of such tanning devices has been associated with a significantly increased risk of melanoma. Two linked research papers provice further evidence of the harmful effects of indoor tanning.
 

A tax on indoor tanning would reduce demand

 
The use of indoor tanning beds has been established to be a serious risk to human health. In the European Union, Northern Ireland is the latest country to pass legislation that prohibits under 18s from using indoor tanning equipment. Although this will protect children from this risk, more needs to be done if we are to respond to the International Agency for Research on Cancer's suggestion that we need also to "discourage young adults from using indoor tanning equipment."
 
Globally, the incidence of cutaneous melanoma has increased faster than any other common cancer, with an approximate doubling of rates every 10-20 years in countries with predominantly white populations. For instance, in 2008 there were about 70,000 incidences of, and more than 14,000 deaths from, melanoma in the European Union.
 

Cutaneous melanoma attributable to sunbed use:
systematic review and meta-analysis

 
STUDY QUESTION
What is the estimated burden of melanoma resulting from sunbed use in western Europe?

SUMMARY ANSWER
Sunbed use is associated with a significant increase in the risk of melanoma, with risk increasing with number of sessions and if use starts at a young age (<35 years). the cancerous damage associated with sunbed use is substantial and accounted for about 3438 cases annually.
 
WHAT IS KNOWN AND WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS
Previous studies reported an increased risk of cutaneous melanoma associated with sunbed use but no consistent close-response relation. This meta-analysis confirms a doubling of the risk of melanoma when first sunbed use takes place at a younge age, and there was evidence of a close-response relation between amount of sunbed use and risk of melanoma. In Europe an estimated 3438 new cases of melanoma each year are associated with sunbed use.
 

Indoor tanning and non-melanoma skin cancer:
systematic review and meta-analysis

 
STUDY QUESTION 
What is the association between indoor tanning and non-melanoma skin cancer?
 
SUMMARY ANSWER
People who reported ever using a tanning bed had a 67% higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma and a 29% higher risk of basal cell carcinoma.
 
WHAT IS KNOWN AND WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS
Indoor tanning is a known carcinogen for malignant melanoma. Indoor tanning is also associated with non-melanoma skin cancer, especially when exposure occurs early in life.
 



Special Offer on Dermaroller

04/07/2014 at 12:35:19 | by Liz Tilton
SPECIAL OFFER

We are now offering a full face Dermaroller treatment for just
£250 (usual price £350) until August 29th 2014. SAVING £100!!

Dermaroller Therapy can significantly improve the appearance of: Acne scars, open pores, aged and sun damaged skin, facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles and stretch marks. It provides advanced micro-medical skin-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.

Please call us now on 0845 226 1344 to take advantage of this fabulous offer.




Aqualyx - as published in Femail

30/05/2014 at 10:49:15 | by Liz Tilton
As published in Femail 25th May 2014
 

Aqualyx

 
New injection promises to zap fat cells so they 'dissolve' naturally and drain out of the body.
  • Aqualyx is a water solution that's injected into fatty areas
  • One session can treat double chin
  • Stomach area would need a few treatments
  • No downtime, just slight bruising for 48 hours
 
As a body-conscious but time-poor society, more and more Brits are becoming obsessed with quick fixes.
 
From lunchtime lipo to the 'one stitch face lift', an increasing number of treatments that promise results in record time are taking over the cosmetic world. The latest? A fat-fighting injection.
 
Aqualyx is a water solution that is injected into stubborn fat areas around the body.
 
It contains plant polymers, which binds with the cell walls of the fat tissue before rupturing and releasing the fat to be dissolved.
 
The formula liquefies the fat cell which is then eliminated naturally when you urinate over a three-week period.
 
The solution completely destroys the fat cells so they can't grow back and it can be used on your thighs, stomach, knees, chin, buttocks, stomach, back and even your neck.
 
The treatment, which claims to be the only registered fat removal injection on the market, says it has no downtime (other than slight brusing and swelling for 48 hours).
 
'Aqualyx isn't an injection for weight loss; it is used for contouring the body and slimming down those stubborn fat areas. Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, the fat won't grow back either'.
 
Here at Medical Cosmetic we are offering Aqualyx injections.
Please call us on 0845 226 1344 to make an appointment for a consultation to find out more about this treatment.
 



Winter Offers

11/10/2013 at 10:23:49 | by Liz Tilton

Get your skin all sorted for Christmas!


Amazing offers - only until January 31st 2014.

 
Make use of the winter time to replenish and rejuvenate your skin.
 
Full Face Pixel Offer - Just £275 (per treatment)
SAVING £125 (Usual price £400)
 
(Excludes Madonna Lift)
 
A pixel treatment improves skin texture and tone, open pores, smoothes wrinkles and dimishes brown spots. In short, this procedure erases those factors that add years to our appearance, restoring youthful vitality.
 
Pixel Upper Lip Rejuvenation - Only £150 (per treatment)
 
To achieve improvement of lip lines. May possibly required 4 treatments for best results.
Helps reduce that 'cat's bottom' appearance.
 
Please call for more information or to make an appointment.
Tel: 0845 226 1344



Offer on Hyperhidrosis treatment (underarm perspiration)

19/07/2013 at 10:47:11 | by Liz Tilton

Special Offer on Hyperhidrosis treatment
(underarm perspiration / excessive sweating)

 

Feel comfortable for Summer!
(Can last up to a year)

Only £350
(usual price £450) until end of September 2013
 
Please call us now on 0845 226 1344 to make an appointment.



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