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Aesthetics 101 (Part 2): Human Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Pathology: Basic Science for Aesthetics

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This is part 2 of our Aesthetics 101 series.


Human Physiology for Aesthetics
Why do we need to know human physiology?
"Physiology' is the study of the 'functions' of the human body. For easier comprehension, the body is usually categorized using the 'systems' approach again (as in part 1 of our aesthetics 101 series):
Integumentary System (The integumentary system includes hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails.)cardiovascular systemgastrointestinal systemnervous systemrespiratory systemendocrine systemurino-genital systemmusculo-skeletal systemhematological system
You have an overview of what the 'skin' is in part 1, now you will need to know the functions (why, when and how) of the skin. Why is it important? You need to know what is normal before you know what is abnormal. What is the normal PH of the skin? Why are there pigments in the skin and what are their functions? What is the sebaceous gland and it's function?  Physiology is also an important b…

Superdrug first health and beauty chain to offer £99 BOTOX injections in store – but experts urge caution

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(The Sun) - SuperDrug has become the first health and beauty retail chain to offer Botox in UK store. But experts have warned the anti-ageing injects can cause "serious infection or paralysis" in some cases.

The health and beauty retailer today announced the launch of its new Skin Renew Service, which offers customers anti-wrinkle and rejuvenation treatments including Botox and dermal fillers.

Superdrug will only be offering the service to those over 25 who have booked through their customer care line, not to people who walk in from the high street.

It will cost £99 and only be available in selected stores.

Caris Newson, head of Health and Wellbeing at Superdrug, said: "We know from our research among 10,000 customers that feeling confident about how you look is linked to a person’s wellbeing, and that’s different for all of us.

"For some it might mean having their eyebrows threaded or getting their nails done, for others taking new vitamins or getting fitter, or it mig…

French PIP breast implant scandal: an ongoing global health scandal

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(FRANCE 24) - It’s been eight years since the French authorities first drew attention to a French company selling faulty, and potentially dangerous, breast implants.

The implants, manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), were made with cheap, unapproved silicone designed for use in mattresses. Hundreds of thousands of women all over the world were affected – and all are still waiting for compensation.

In 2010, the French medicine and healthcare watchdog Afssaps withdrew the PIP implants from the market, after surgeons reported a higher-than-usual rate of rupture. The same day, Poly Implant Prothèse was placed into compulsory liquidation.
What followed was a drawn-out health scandal that took years to skewer those responsible. Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of PIP was only condemned for fraud six years later. He launched an appeal, which was eventually rejected by France’s highest court in September this year, and he will be serving a sentence of four years in jail and fo…