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Save FACE gets Professional Standards Authority accreditation

Save FACE gets Professional Standards Authority accreditation

Save Face is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Consulting Room Wins Safety in Beauty Diamond Award for Best Industry Media Portal

The Consulting Room team are thrilled to have won the award for Best Industry Media Portal 2016, up against competition from Aesthetic Medicine Magazine and the Journal of Aesthetic Nursing.

Silimed breast implants have CE Certificate suspended by MHRA pending investigation into implant surface contamination

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) jointly with European healthcare product regulators of member states has been informed of the suspension of the CE certificate for all medical devices made by the Brazilian manufacturer Silimed, this includes breast and other body implants.

Introducing Consulting Room's Business Hub for Aesthetic Professionals

The Consulting Room has created a new Business Hub within the Members Area of The Consulting Room by aggregating a great many resources with a business theme from past member magazines, our SMART Ideas events, as well as getting input from third party companies and individuals who work in the aesthetics sector.

Industry Mourns The Sad Loss of Pioneering American Cosmetic Dermatologist and `Baron of Botox`, Dr. Fredric Brandt

It has been reported that on 5th April 2015 American Dermatologist, researcher, author and pioneer in the cosmetic use of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers, Dr. Fredric Brandt sadly took his own life at his home in Florida.

Find quality staff for your aesthetic businesses with Cosmetic Recruitment

The Consulting Room is proud to announce the launch of www.cosmetic-recruitment.co.uk, a new website within our existing aesthetic services portfolio, dedicated to providing a simple recruitment process for both employers and candidates looking for a job within the aesthetic industry.

Be SMART in 2015 - Why planning for next year`s success is critical and how we can help

Our SMART IDEAS events in London and Manchester in January provide an ideal opportunity for you to sit down at the beginning of 2015 for a day and learn about some of the latest strategies to grow your business from people who have proven expertise in working in the aesthetic industry.

Consulting Room Editor Wins Journalist of The Year Award

Lorna Jackson, long standing Editor of The Consulting Room is thrilled to have won the Journalist of the Year award at the 2014 MyFaceMyBody Awards held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on Saturday 1st November 2014.

Call for injectable cosmetic fillers to be banned from public exhibitions

Many beauty shows across the UK are guilty of offering members of the public injectable cosmetic fillers. In a bid to put a halt to this unethical practice, the Safety In Beauty Campaign is pledging to spearhead a ban on the practice at as many beauty shows possible around the UK.

BBC Apprentice Winner Dr Leah Totton Opens First London based Dr Leah Clinic

Yesterday I was pleased to attend a launch event for Londonderry native and Apprentice 2013 winner Dr Leah Totton as she officially cut the ribbon on the opening of her first venture into the UK aesthetic marketplace, with a new cosmetic skin clinic in Moorgate, London. This marks the start of her Dr Leah brand of clinics and skincare within the industry.

Discover the latest anti-ageing secret; becoming younger from within!

In my new book, ?Future Proof Your Skin?, I share the secret of why we are not just a ?slave to our genes?, but how we can actively influence them. It is about future proofing your skin and future proofing your entire body and mind, by changing the way you eat.

Cosmedic Coach launches campaign for #safetyinbeauty industry

Beauty writer and personal coach Antonia Mariconda, also known as the Cosmedic Coach launched a campaign for safer practices in the beauty industry. The campaign, safety in beauty, aims to expose unsafe practices and keep the public informed.

National Institute of Aesthetic Research (NIAR) is Launched, Will Look at Breast Implant Safety First

At its Annual Scientific Meeting, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) announced the official launch of the Government-endorsed National Institute of Aesthetic Research, a joint initiative between BAAPS and the Healing Foundation.

Facial Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (FACE) 2013 Review

This year, its 11th year, the Facial Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition was bigger than ever before! As always The Consulting Room? was involved in the agenda format, management and practical running of the FACE 2013 conference on behalf of the organising committee of Dr. Tim Flynn (Consultant Dermatologist, USA) and Mr. Rajiv Grover (Consultant Plastic Surgeon, UK), and the conference owners, FACE Ltd.

The Consulting Room Alternative (Christmas) Aesthetic Industry Awards

Recent months have seen two lots of aesthetic industry awards events, namely the MyFaceMyBody Awards 2012 in November and the most recent Aesthetic Awards 2012-2013 from Cosmetic News Magazine. This is all a bit too serious for us at this time of year though, so we have decided to come up with our own Alternative awards.

Treatment for Facial Palsy is Deemed 'Cosmetic' by the NHS; First-Ever Facial Palsy Charity Launched to Improve Quality of Care

Over 100,000 people in the UK suffer with facial palsy due to myriad causes including cancer, injury, neurological issues, infections, strokes or syndromes. However treatment is unfortunately deemed `cosmetic` by much of the NHS and therefore largely unavailable. The UK`s first-ever charity dedicated to facial paralysis, Facial Palsy UK has launched.

BAAPS Submits Own CAP Code for Advertising Standards in Cosmetic Surgery Industry, Banning Adverts to Under 18s.

At their annual conference, held this year at the Royal College of Physicians in London, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) announced that they have drafted and submitted a new, strict advertising code to the regulator CAP (the Committee of Advertising Practice), which sets out policies for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

The Consulting Room Celebrates Our 9th Birthday!

ce its launch on 9th May 2003, The Consulting Room (and 3 upgrades later) has gone from strength to strength. Way back 9 years ago, we saw that there was a desperate need for an unbiased and informative research tool, available not only for consumers and the press, but also for clinicians themselves in this ever expanding and complex industry; and now, a few more grey hairs and fine lines later, we feel that the journey we, the site and you, the public, the press and our members have taken certainly prove that our vision was indeed correct.

Botox granted cosmetic license for Glabellar Lines, with 50 unit, 100 unit and 200 unit vials available.

Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, were granted a license to promote the product for the treatment of glabellar lines on 30th November 2011. Up until now it has been unlicensed for cosmetic indication.

Merz Aesthetics Announces FDA Approval Of Belotero Balance

Merz Aesthetics have announced FDA approval of BELOTERO balance dermal filler for the correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds.

VAT: Don`t get caught out

The BACD, IHAS and leading businesses in the sector have been working with the accountants BDO LLP to challenge the recent HMRC annoucement to tax cosmetic surgery, but it seems likely that this will need to be challenged in the Courts.

Merz Aesthetics announces FDA approval of Xeomin

Merz Aesthetics announces FDA approval of Xeomin (incobotulinumtxina) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adult patients.

Unique New Industry Cosmetic Training site is launched

Here at the Consulting Room we pride ourselves on our knowledge of all things Aesthetic. We are always designing new concepts to benefit businesses and our latest website is a dedicated training services portal hosting information related to all aspects of training and education www.cosmetictraining.co.uk.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From The Consulting Room

The Consulting Room Team have been frantically working to compile an even better Treatment FAQ and information portal on Which Treatments are available on all things related to cosmetic surgery, non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments, hair loss and cosmetic dentistry, plus our Find a Clinic Directory.

Inaugural BACN Meeting a Success!

The inaugural conference of the BACN was a truly a turning point when aesthetic nurses found their voice and approached the next chapter with renewed confidence.

Inaugural Conference of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) will be holding their inaugural conference on Saturday 11th September 2010 at the Royal College of Physicians.

Women With PIP Implants Should Have Ultrasound Says BAAPS

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has issued updated advice on Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants in which they urge all women fitted with the devices, now known to be faulty, to undergo an ultrasound scan in the next six months, to determine whether there is any rupture or weakening of the implant.

Novabel sales suspended by Merz Aesthetics

Merz Aesthetics has suspended sales of its new flagship facial shaping product, Novabel, amid concerns following reports of a few patients treated with the product in the infra-orbital region who suffered adverse reactions.