Month: January 2014

botox and advertising

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares an article that appeared in the Guardian regarding the advertising of botox.

 

The advertising watchdog has launched a crackdown on companies promoting Botox® treatments, banning two campaigns and warning the industry to clean up its act.

 

The Advertising Standards Authority banned internet ad campaigns by health and beauty  clinics Dermaskin and HB Health of Knightsbridge, and is using the rulings to highlight what is expected from advertisers pushing treatments including Botox®.

 

The Independent Healthcare Advisory Service lodged complaints against the claims made online by both companies.

 

The companies variously promoted Botox® as a “revolutionary treatment” that produces “astonishing results”, with the ability to “erase lines” and leave users looking younger.

 

The ASA was critical of the way the companies promoted Botox®, telling them to “stick to the facts”.

 

“It is illegal to advertise a prescription-only medicine, such as Botox®, to the public,” said an ASA spokeswoman. “Our rulings, which apply to ads across media including online, set a clear precedent for the whole health and beauty sector.”

 

Botox® is only available from dentists/doctors on prescription, and under the UK advertising code companies are not allowed to market Botox® promotionally, such as referring to its benefits as a beauty treatment.

 

“Any company referring to Botox® must stick to the facts and avoid any promotional language,” said the spokeswoman. “We’ll be communicating this requirement to the sector and providing help and advice so they get their ads right.”

 

Around four years ago, the ASA launched a major crackdown on airbrushing in TV and magazine ads.

 

 

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botox and celebrities

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog talks about which celebrities have admitted to using botox. I am sure these are just the tip of the iceberg, there are many more that keep quiet about their botox treatments.

 

Nicole Kidman:

 

The aussie actress revealed that she no longer uses the anti-aging injectables after a bad experience. “I didn’t like how my face looked afterwards. Now I don’t use it anymore – I can move my forehead again,” she said.

 

Sharon Osbourne:

 

“I think that Botox® is one of the best things that’s ever been created for cosmetic surgery,” said Sharon on her TV program The Sharon Osbourne Show.

 

Simon Cowell:

 

“To me, Botox® is no more unusual than toothpaste,” said the reality television mogul in Glamour UK.

 

Kim Catrall:

 

“I have a big crease between my eyebrows and I use Botox® to get rid of that, but that’s kind of it. I’m 51 and I think I look my age, but I don’t want to be 20 any more or even 30 or 40,” said the Sex and the City star to the Huffington Post.

 

Kim Kardashian:

 

“I’m totally not against plastic surgery,” said Kim in an interview ABC News Nightline. “I’ve tried Botox® before. That’s the only thing that I’ve done.” The reality starlet even got injected while the cameras were rolling for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but  after having a bad reaction she CLAIMED she wouldn’t keep getting them until she was older.

 

Jennifer Aniston:

 

“People think that I do a lot of injections, but I don’t,” said Jen to InStyle Magazine.“I’m not saying that I haven’t tried it…but I see how it’s a slippery slope.  All that cosmetic stuff looks ridiculous on me.”

 

Courteney Cox:

 

“Sometimes I use Botox®. One time I did too much, though. I feel weird if I can’t move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin. I don’t have a problem with any of that stuff; if it makes you feel better about yourself and it’s done properly, then fine.” said the Friends actress to InStyle magazine.

 

Joan RIvers:

 

In summer of 2012 Joan went on The Today Show and said she was taking a break from Botox®.”Betty White’s bowels move more than my face,” she said. “I couldn’t blow out the candles on my birthday cake.”

 

Cindy CrawFord:

 

“I’ve tried Botox® but it scares me,” said Cindy to Us magazine.

 

Vanessa Williams:

 

“I use it [Botox®] very sparingly. I want to look natural,” said former Miss America winner turned actress to People magazine.

 

Jenny McCarthy:

 

Jenny revealed to People magazine, “I go every two months. My tricks are, I get Botox® in my forehead—I just have my doctor do a little shot there. If you overdo, it looks bad. I believe in just a little bit. It allows you to keep that mobility in your face. It’s a great little secret.”

 

Jennie Garth:

 

“I believe in just a little bit. It allows you to keep that mobility in your face. It’s a great little secret,” said Jennie to People magazine.

 

David Hasselhoff:

 

The Hoff’s rep told E! News that the actor hasn’t had any cosmetic surgery but that he might use a little bit of injectables to stay looking young, ”Maybe a little Botox® here and there.”

 

Janice Dickinson:

 

Janice told ABC News that she gets Botox® injections every six months.

 

Lori Loughlin:

 

“It makes you look like you’ve been on a really nice vacation,” said the Full House actress to Fox News.

 

Lisa Rinna:

 

Not only did Lisa admit to using Botox® in her book, she also tweeted a photo of herself saying, ”Ok for all of you who say I’ve had too much BT [Botox®] this is for you! ” when people were criticizing her for using too much.

 

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botox – the basics

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares a beginners guide to facial aesthetic treatments, such as botox.

 

There are various procedures designed to make the skin look younger without having to go under the knife

 

Botox® is an injection of a toxin which, at small doses, relaxes facial muscles to make wrinkles and lines less obvious

 

Dermal fillers are injected to plump up the skin and flatten wrinkles

 

If you’re considering a procedure, find out what it involves, what the risks are and how much it costs

 

Ask about the qualifications and experience of the person who will be giving it to you

 

 

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