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A raising popular Aesthetic treatment is lipolysis injections also known as “fat dissolving injections” but why? Let's find out...
Here's a Doctors guide to everything you need to know about lip fillers... no ‘duck lip’ or ‘trout pouts' here!
What is fat transfer? What are the positives? What are the negatives? Here is everything you need to know according to an expert fat transfer Doctor...
Most Brits have experienced sunburn and one of the most common places for men is on their heads, but does it cause baldness? Let's ask a Dr...
As the popularity of cosmetic procedures continues to rise, so too do the number of complaints and the volume of incidents involving risky practices. Be safe.
Dr Sophie Shooter returned to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and describes her experience on the front line.
From 2019 Instagram and Facebook rules prevent under-18s from seeing posts about cosmetic surgery and a whopping 74% of Brits agree. Do you?
Patients are being lured to so-called black market pirate clinics operated by non-physicians with little training promising guaranteed results that pose serious risks.
Consulting Room is very proud to be highlighted as a go-to place to find cosmetic clinics and practitioners in The Tweakments Guide published by Alice Hart Davis.
International Women’s Day is a much-celebrated worldwide event that highlights the social, economic, cultural achievements and contributions made by women.
The benefits of pelvic floor exercises are well-documented and are recommended to help problems such as stress urinary incontinence and a prolapsed uterus.
Hair loss in women can occur as an isolated health problem or as a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Here is how I diagnose it and how to solve it.
How we diagnose male hair loss and how resolving underlying health problems or stopping medication may actually be enough to reverse the hair loss.
Since the silencing of the guns on 11th November 1918, we remember the fallen, along with the medical professionals who pioneered plastic surgery treatments.
Suffering from hair loss can be a devastating prospect and with up to 50% of both men and women being affected by the age of 50, the issue is a common one.
UK’s leading medical and aesthetic associations launch JCCP register to protect the public from rogue cosmetic practitioners.
Do supplements work or can we get all of the nutrients we need from a well-balanced diet? Let's ask a doctor who specialises in skin supplements...
After 10 years of performing dimple creation in the UK, I never imagined that it would grow to become such a significant part of my practice!
Should beauty therapists be performing injection treatments? This is not a new debate, not by a long shot, but it is one that never seems to go very far away.
The ZO® Skin Health Controlled Depth Peel is an intensive chemical peel that is designed to create, rejuvenate, and correct skin deficiencies.
Having “Followed the Colour Code” to the end with Initial Medical, we take a look at the final colour in the coding system - black.
We continue to “Follow the Colour Code” with blogs from Initial Medical, this time looking at purple...
The Department of Health has proposed to extend the types of providers registered with the CQC they are able to rate following an inspection.
Following Initial Medical’s “Follow the Colour Code” blog series on clinical waste management, we consider the meaning of tiger…
Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Next in Initial Medical’s “Follow the Colour Code” blog series on clinical waste management, we’re seeing red…
As part of Initial Medical’s ‘Follow the Colour Code’ blogs on clinical waste management, here we look at yellow…
Expensive prices certainly don’t guarantee experience and expertise at present, so these are details patients must check out before choosing a surgeon.
Next in Initial Medical’s ‘Follow the Colour Code’ clinical waste blog series, it’s important to be whiter than white…
A series of ‘Follow the Colour Code’ blogs discussing safe and effective waste segregation management and disposal, here we discuss the colour blue.
Save Face is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
A series of blogs as part of its ‘Follow the Colour Code’ campaign’ discussing the colour coding system for waste segregation management and disposal.
The Consulting Room team are thrilled to have won the award for Best Industry Media Portal at the Safety in Beauty Awards.
My clients often ask the question: How long is it safe to have Botox for? So I'm here to answer that, and your Botox for wrinkles questions.
there is a voice that is fighting to protect both the public and trained aesthetic professionals from the untrained `cowboy` injectors.
Are you loathed to throw perfectly good needles and syringes away? Instead of throwing away unused needles, find out how you can recycle them...
The good news for anyone suffering from varicose veins today is that more modern treatments have Improved and evolved.
Check out the Business Hub: A database of guides, videos, articles and audio content to help you run a successful aesthetic business.
In order to provide suitable treatment to your clients, a successful consultation must first take place.
American pioneer in the cosmetic use of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers, Dr. Fredric Brandt sadly took his own life at his home in Florida.
In order to achieve client satisfaction, the practitioner must first understand what the client wishes to achieve.
Google+ is a social networking and identity service. Why is Google+ important if you are in business?
Our SMART Ideas events provide an ideal opportunity for you to sit down and learn about some of the latest strategies to grow your business.
Deciding you would like to have a cosmetic procedure done is the easy part But how confident would you be at choosing a cosmetic clinic?
In this Podcast, Consulting Room Editor Lorna Jackson talks to Emma Davies, Medical Director at Save Face.
www.saveface.co.uk is a database of practitioners, who have been thoroughly checked and visited to ensure they are fit to practice and administer treatments.
Beyond MediSpa have launched their latest advertising campaign but It raises questions about the advertising of cosmetic surgery and non-invasive procedures.
Save Face will operate as an independent and impartial scheme to provide accreditation and regulation to those offering non-surgical cosmetic practices.
A survey published revealed that 80% of liposuction patients said they were satisfied with the results of their surgery.
My nationwide chain of cosmetic treatment centres, turn 15 years old.
The fact that the CQC is 'not fit for purpose' seems finally to have begun to dawn on the government and Department of Health.
Psychologists are asking if mandatory psychological screening for people before cosmetic surgery is needed?
In this Podcast, Consulting Room Editor Lorna Jackson talks to James Bartholomeusz, Global Vice President of Product Development at Syneron Candela.
The MDU, Medical Defence Union has announced some important changes to the provision of medical indemnity for those involved in facial aesthetics
According to a newly published study in the Clinical Plastic Surgery Journal, the arched brow is becoming a thing of the past.
Dentists have been able to call themselves by the title Doctor, but the Advertising Standards Authority disagrees as they believe the title is misleading.
Addiction to cosmetic surgery has been featured heavily in the news, which has meant that cosmetic dentistry addiction has been widely underreported.
Recently the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons called for a ban on cosmetic surgery advertisements.
Surgical treatments such as blepharoplasty can tighten loose eyelid skin but like any surgery can have the risk of complications such as scarring.
The Harley Medical Centre Limited has gone into administration. Where does that leave those of its patients who have been dissatisfied with their treatment?
This is a case report highlighting an unusual presentation of a woman suffering from acne-like symptoms potentially associated with high levels of Vitamin B12.
In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss business strategies within the Cosmetic Industry.
Dr Hilary Jones has joined forces with TreatmentsYouCanTrust.org.uk to launch a new Safer Injectables Campaign against `Botox Cowboys`.
In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the recent FACE 2012 Conference.
In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the recent FACE 2012 Conference.
Sir Bruce Keogh's review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry has been officially launched with a call for evidence.
The practice of promoting the prescription-only medicine of botulinum toxin, Botox?
Aesthetic organisations say that Beauty Therapists don’t have the qualifications and medical skills needed to safely carry out Botox injections.
In this blog I want to discuss how advertising by the clinic may be relevant to a claim in tort against the surgeon.
Sir Bruce Keogh starts his Department of Health review to investigate the whole UK Cosmetic Surgery industry.
In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from The Consulting Room. They discuss some of the big issues surrounding breast implants.
A woman received a refund off her credit card for her burst PIP breast implants - Does this mean refunds for other women affected by this scandal?
Allergan, which manufactures Botox, has won a court order which blocks one of its rivals in the botulinum toxin world, Merz Pharma from selling Xeomin.
3,000 women who were given faulty Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants have sought help from the NHS.
In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the latest developments in the cosmetic industry.
Calls for better regulation of dermal fillers as a disaster similar to the PIP implant situation may become more inevitable as time passes.
Vaser Lipo patients will have post-operative swelling, bruising, and numbness. For most, these effects begin to subside after a few weeks.
A rundown of the first Cosmetic News Aesthetic Awards 2011 from the venue to the night's awards winners.
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the latest developments in the cosmetic industry including the Cosmetic News Awards.
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about Cosmetic Surgery and the Economy.
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the FACE and BODY Conferences.
Plastic Surgeon Dr Chris Inglefield gives us a rundown of his typical day - tummy tucks, septorhinoplasty, breast augmentations and blepharoplasty!
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the use of social media in the cosmetic industry Part 2.
Sally Taber responds to the CTIA's stance that Aesthetic Therapists are the "best practitioners" for the job when it comes to cosmetic injectables.
FDA approval of Xeomin (incobotulinumtxina) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines in adult patients.
Think you understand why people get cosmetic surgery? Well this book may surprise you. Fabulous Faces by Peter A. Adamson, M.D is an informative collection.
When you're looking for an injectable training company, there are three things you really want to know to ensure that you're going to get good value.
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the use of social media in the cosmetic industry.
Its that time of year again - the creme de la creme of the aesthetic industry were making their annual pilgrimage to London for the FACE Conference.
Adrian Richards and Ron Myers from Consulting Room discuss recent events in the UK Cosmetic Industry.
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the science behind liposuction treatments.
The European Standard for Aesthetic Surgery Services (CEN TC403) is suggesting limiting cosmetic injectables to surgeons!
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the science behind radiofrequency treatments.
IHAS announced the Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust to guarantee the independence of the Register and ensure consumer safety remains the propriety.
Adrian Richards and Ron Myers from Consulting Room discuss recent developments in the dermal filler market and new botulinum toxins.
In 2010 over 1.2 million individual sessions were served by www.consultingroom.com, here are the search stats...
It came to the attention of The BACN that some nurses never have been, registered with the NMC. It concerns us that they have not been checked or challenged.
The first part of a 2 episode interview in which Adrian Richards and Ron Myers discuss: how to use Google Places to increase local traffic to your website.
This is the first part of a 2 episode interview in which Adrian Richards and Ron Myers discuss: Their feedback from recent meetings in Barcelona and London.
In this podcast Adrian Richards discusses treating the lower face with Botox with Dr. David Eccleston from Medizen.
I was invited to speak at a recent meeting on the subject of Cosmetic Surgery Trends. The focus of the meeting revolved around the lack of effective regulation.
In this podcast Adrian Richards discusses the issue of VAT with Ron Myers. Some practitioners are under investigation and may be liable for back payments.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about the growing number of professional organisations in the Cosmetic Industry.
A case study investigating the composition of cheap, imported laser products.
Our industrious and ever adaptable Chinese cousins are now trying a new marketing method of reaching their clients in Ireland.
It seems that the Health and Safety Officers around the country are preparing to fill the void left by the Department of Health deregulation.
The inaugural conference of the BACN was truly a turning point when aesthetic nurses found their voices.
I recently attended the Annual Conference of the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics (IAAFA), held at the Royal Society of Medicine.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about the rise in counterfeit Botox and dermal fillers,
Treatments You Can Trust (Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers) launches to the public but BAAPS condemns it as state-sponsored marketing.
During a round of internet searching I discovered a site offering Botox and dermal filler training to non-medical personnel. Is this a good or bad idea?
beauty is not merely in the eye of the beholder, but also a lot of psychology is involved. Dr Raj Persaud discusses the aim for perfection.
The new regulations give a range of powers to CQC inspectors which range from informal chats, enforcement notices, prohibition notices.
In this podcast Adrian Richards asks Ron Myers from Consulting Room about tips that are important to consider prior to starting your aesthetics business.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about the best ways to increase the number of new patients who contact you.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room for the series on Practice Management issues about maximising patient retention.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about the prices he recommends you charge for you Botox and dermal filler treatments.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about remote prescribing, a controversial issue within the Aesthetics industry.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about the thorny issue of legislation within the Aesthetics industry.
In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about how you can maximise the success of your online efforts.
Is government deregulation of Class 3b/4 lasers and IPLs in cosmetic practices a lost opportunity to modify an over-blown, framework into a more effective one?
If you are registered with the CQC under the Care Standards Act 2000 as an independent healthcare provider.
The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) will be holding their inaugural conference on Saturday 11th September 2010 at the Royal College of Physicians.
Ongoing training and education are important to stay ahead in the Cosmetics industry. In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room.
My company was the first to register with the TreatmentsYouCanTrust scheme and to date were part of an elite Club of Seven.
CODE the Association of Dental Practice plan to lobby the IHAS to accept Dental Hygienists to the quality mark registration for cosmetic injectable providers.
Any nurse following a remotely issued direction to administer an injectable cosmetic drug is going against their governing body's advice. All nurses must practice within NMC guidelines.
Treatments You Can Trust - The Nitty Gritty of Online Registration for the IHAS Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers.
IHAS Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers Quality assurance mark aimed at screening and registering doctors, dentists and registered nurses.
Should a Doctor be using a public relations specialist to push their clinic? We ask Dr Ravi Jain...
A Doncaster company is once again offering botulinum toxin training to Beauty Therapists, demonstrating the ridiculous lack of legislation regarding medical aesthetics.
A cancer prevention expert has warned that popular ingredients in skin creams are "the most dangerous cosmetic products on the market", is it true?
Warning letters have been sent to six medical spas based in America and a company in Brazil who market the online sale of the products used for Lipodissolve.
The most common method of assessing body weight in clinical practice is the body mass index (BMI).
The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety has 5,000 members. God Bless America for having doctors willing to work together for patient safety!
Would a beauty salon, even if they are carrying out skin rejuvenation and hair removal with a laser or IPL not need to be registered?!
Health Canada is informing Canadians and Canadian health care professionals that the labelling information of Botox will now include the risk of the toxin.
Would the use of a thinner 32-gauge needle for a cosmetic botulinum toxin injection hurt less than the standard 30-gauge needle?