Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Skincare

28
Oct
2022

Everything You Need to Know About Pregnancy and Skincare

Pregnant women have to give up many things; manicures, hair colour and facials come to mind but there are actually very few limitations on cosmetic skincare!

Clinics: Sell The Transformation, Not The Treatment

09
Sep
2022

Clinics: Sell The Transformation, Not The Treatment

When trying to sell your latest aesthetic treatments, it can be easy to get caught into the trap of selling the device name, and not the benefits.

Why Are Fat Dissolving Injections So Popular?

25
May
2022

Why Are Fat Dissolving Injections So Popular?

A raising popular Aesthetic treatment is lipolysis injections also known as “fat dissolving injections” but why? Let's find out...

Everything You Need to Know About Fat Transfer Procedures

28
Sep
2021

Everything You Need to Know About Fat Transfer Procedures

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...

Does Sun Exposure on the Head Result in Hair Loss?

18
Aug
2021

Does Sun Exposure on the Head Result in Hair Loss?

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...

Dr Sophie Describes Being at the Frontline of COVID-19

11
Feb
2021

Dr Sophie Describes Being at the Frontline of COVID-19

Dr Sophie Shooter returned to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK and describes her experience on the front line.

Cosmetic Surgery Banned for Under 18s on Social Media

01
Oct
2019

Cosmetic Surgery Banned for Under 18s on Social Media

From 2019 Instagram and Facebook rules prevent under-18s from seeing posts about cosmetic surgery and a whopping 74% of Brits agree. Do you?

How Young Is Too Young for Cosmetic Treatments?

17
Aug
2019

How Young Is Too Young for Cosmetic Treatments?

Young people, including myself, feel the constant pressure to look our best and with celebrities setting ridiculously high standards.

ISHRS Launches Awareness Campaign of Black Market Hair Restoration

24
Apr
2019

ISHRS Launches Awareness Campaign of Black Market Hair Restoration

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.

The Tweakments Guide: How to Find the Best Cosmetic Clinic

08
Apr
2019

The Tweakments Guide: How to Find the Best Cosmetic Clinic

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.

Celebrating International Women’s Day From a Female Doctor

08
Mar
2019

Celebrating International Women’s Day From a Female Doctor

International Women’s Day is a much-celebrated worldwide event that highlights the social, economic, cultural achievements and contributions made by women.

The Ultimate Guide to Strengthening Pelvic Floor Muscles

29
Jan
2019

The Ultimate Guide to Strengthening Pelvic Floor Muscles

The benefits of pelvic floor exercises are well-documented and are recommended to help problems such as stress urinary incontinence and a prolapsed uterus.

Diagnosing Female Hair Loss

16
Jan
2019

Diagnosing Female Hair Loss

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.

Diagnosing Male Hair Loss

16
Jan
2019

Diagnosing Male Hair Loss

How we diagnose male hair loss and how resolving underlying health problems or stopping medication may actually be enough to reverse the hair loss.

Lest We Forget: Remembering WWI Plastic Surgery Pioneers

12
Nov
2018

Lest We Forget: Remembering WWI Plastic Surgery Pioneers

Since the silencing of the guns on 11th November 1918, we remember the fallen, along with the medical professionals who pioneered plastic surgery treatments.

Initial Considerations To Make If Hair Loss Is Identified

25
Sep
2018

Initial Considerations To Make If Hair Loss Is Identified

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.

Launch of The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners(JCCP)

07
Mar
2018

Launch of The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners(JCCP)

UK’s leading medical and aesthetic associations launch JCCP register to protect the public from rogue cosmetic practitioners.

Botox Research Could Change our Understanding of Depression

06
Feb
2018

Botox Research Could Change our Understanding of Depression

Mental health research shows that botulinum toxins, such as Botox can have in affecting our mood and relationships with others via neurological pathways.

Which Skin Supplements Really Work?

09
Jan
2018

Which Skin Supplements Really Work?

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...

Dimple Creation Treatments: A Surgeons View

25
Apr
2017

Dimple Creation Treatments: A Surgeons View

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!

Advantages of a Surgical Procedure Under Local Anaesthetic

22
Mar
2017

Advantages of a Surgical Procedure Under Local Anaesthetic

There can be many advantages to undergoing surgical procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eye lift), under local anaesthetic. Let's find out more...

Should Beauty Therapists Be Performing Injection Treatments?

10
Feb
2017

Should Beauty Therapists Be Performing Injection Treatments?

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.

What Is the Best Botox Dose for Wrinkles and Frown Lines?

16
Jan
2017

What Is the Best Botox Dose for Wrinkles and Frown Lines?

What matters when you have your Botulinum toxin (Botox) is the overall number of units that you are given but what is the perfect dose?

Dr. Obagi’s ZO® Skin Health Now Available in the UK

23
Nov
2016

Dr. Obagi’s ZO® Skin Health Now Available in the UK

The ZO® Skin Health Controlled Depth Peel is an intensive chemical peel that is designed to create, rejuvenate, and correct skin deficiencies.

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 8: The Black Code

18
Oct
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 8: The Black Code

Having “Followed the Colour Code” to the end with Initial Medical, we take a look at the final colour in the coding system - black.

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 7: The Purple Code

21
Sep
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 7: The Purple Code

We continue to “Follow the Colour Code” with blogs from Initial Medical, this time looking at purple...

Department of Health Consultation on Expanding CQC Ratings

13
Sep
2016

Department of Health Consultation on Expanding CQC Ratings

The Department of Health has proposed to extend the types of providers registered with the CQC they are able to rate following an inspection.

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 6: The Tiger Code

08
Sep
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 6: The Tiger Code

Following Initial Medical’s “Follow the Colour Code” blog series on clinical waste management, we consider the meaning of tiger…

TYCT Professional Standards Authority Accreditation

02
Sep
2016

TYCT Professional Standards Authority Accreditation

Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 5: The Red Code

23
Aug
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 5: The Red Code

Next in Initial Medical’s “Follow the Colour Code” blog series on clinical waste management, we’re seeing red…

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 4: The Yellow Code

10
Aug
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 4: The Yellow Code

As part of Initial Medical’s ‘Follow the Colour Code’ blogs on clinical waste management, here we look at yellow…

Do Patients and Surgeons Agree on the Best Surgery Results?

08
Aug
2016

Do Patients and Surgeons Agree on the Best Surgery Results?

Expensive prices certainly don’t guarantee experience and expertise at present, so these are details patients must check out before choosing a surgeon.

Laser Eye Surgery Is Not Always the Best for Those Over 40

03
Aug
2016

Laser Eye Surgery Is Not Always the Best for Those Over 40

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons at the London Eye Hospital have been calling for better education for people considering laser eye surgery.

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 3: The White Code

01
Aug
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 3: The White Code

Next in Initial Medical’s ‘Follow the Colour Code’ clinical waste blog series, it’s important to be whiter than white…

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 2: The Blue Code

21
Jul
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 2: The Blue Code

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 Gets Professional Standards Authority Accreditation

18
Jul
2016

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.

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 1: The Orange Code

13
Jul
2016

Do You Know the Clinical Waste Code? Part 1: The Orange Code

A series of blogs as part of its ‘Follow the Colour Code’ campaign’ discussing the colour coding system for waste segregation management and disposal.

Consulting Room Wins Safety in Beauty Diamond Award

06
Jul
2016

Consulting Room Wins Safety in Beauty Diamond Award

The Consulting Room team are thrilled to have won the award for Best Industry Media Portal at the Safety in Beauty Awards.

GMC Urges Cosmetic Procedure Patients to Question Doctors

10
Jun
2016

GMC Urges Cosmetic Procedure Patients to Question Doctors

People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment.

What Can Go Wrong With Dermal Fillers?

26
May
2016

What Can Go Wrong With Dermal Fillers?

As more and more people are treated with dermal fillers more information is also becoming available about potential unwanted effects.

How Long Should I Have Botox to Treat My Wrinkles?

18
May
2016

How Long Should I Have Botox to Treat My Wrinkles?

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.

Should Save Face Regulate the Aesthetics Profession?

21
Mar
2016

Should Save Face Regulate the Aesthetics Profession?

there is a voice that is fighting to protect both the public and trained aesthetic professionals from the untrained `cowboy` injectors.

Give Unused Needles to the Intercare Charity!

19
Jan
2016

Give Unused Needles to the Intercare Charity!

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 Risk of Botox Jabs

05
Jan
2016

The Risk of Botox Jabs

Experts respond to the risk of treatments being delivered without a face-to-face consultation and assessment beforehand by a prescribing medical practitioner.

Varicose Veins - How Modern Treatments Have Evolved

16
Dec
2015

Varicose Veins - How Modern Treatments Have Evolved

The good news for anyone suffering from varicose veins today is that more modern treatments have Improved and evolved.

#IMPLEOTwist-ing All Over The World

17
Nov
2015

#IMPLEOTwist-ing All Over The World

How many surgeons does it take to twist a breast implant? This was the question asked at Europe's biggest aesthetic surgical trade show.

Anti Ageing Effects of Tretinoin Confirmed in a Huge Study

19
Oct
2015

Anti Ageing Effects of Tretinoin Confirmed in a Huge Study

I found that there was a multicentre study of the effects of Tretinoin reported way back in 1991, a randomised double-blind controlled clinical trial.

The Development of Nitrile Gloves in the Medical Industry

22
Sep
2015

The Development of Nitrile Gloves in the Medical Industry

The development of the humble glove has probably been the fastest, the most dramatic and yet the most understated of scientific developments.

Introducing Consulting Room's Business Hub for Aesthetic Professionals

02
Jun
2015

Introducing Consulting Room's Business Hub for Aesthetic Professionals

Check out the Business Hub: A database of guides, videos, articles and audio content to help you run a successful aesthetic business.

Cosmetic Consultations Part 2: Client Treatment Suitability

21
Apr
2015

Cosmetic Consultations Part 2: Client Treatment Suitability

In order to provide suitable treatment to your clients, a successful consultation must first take place.

Industry Mourns the Loss of Pioneering `Baron of Botox`

14
Apr
2015

Industry Mourns the Loss of Pioneering `Baron of Botox`

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.

Cosmetic Consultations Part 1: Managing Client Expectations

25
Mar
2015

Cosmetic Consultations Part 1: Managing Client Expectations

In order to achieve client satisfaction, the practitioner must first understand what the client wishes to achieve.

Find Aesthetic Staff With Cosmetic Recruitment

25
Feb
2015

Find Aesthetic Staff With Cosmetic Recruitment

Cosmetic Recruitment gets you the right candidates for you clinic vacancy without the fuss!

What Is All the Fuss About Google Plus?

08
Jan
2015

What Is All the Fuss About Google Plus?

Google+ is a social networking and identity service. Why is Google+ important if you are in business?

Why Planning for Next Year’s Aaesthic Clinic Success Is Critical

18
Nov
2014

Why Planning for Next Year’s Aaesthic Clinic Success Is Critical

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.

Consulting Room Editor Wins Journalist of The Year Award

05
Nov
2014

Consulting Room Editor Wins Journalist of The Year Award

Consulting Room Editor is thrilled to have won the Journalist of the Year award at the 2014 MyFaceMyBody Awards.

How to Choose a Laser Clinic in Our Unregulated Market.

24
Oct
2014

How to Choose a Laser Clinic in Our Unregulated Market.

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?

The Save Face Register Goes Live

26
Sep
2014

The Save Face Register Goes Live

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.

Help! My Plastic Surgery has Gone Wrong, What Can I do?

04
Sep
2014

Help! My Plastic Surgery has Gone Wrong, What Can I do?

Butt lifts and boob jobs - everyone seems to want them but would you know what to do if your surgery went badly wrong?

Coolsculpting Adverts in the London Underground

07
Aug
2014

Coolsculpting Adverts in the London Underground

Beyond MediSpa have launched their latest advertising campaign but It raises questions about the advertising of cosmetic surgery and non-invasive procedures.

The Rise of Teenage Botox

30
Jun
2014

The Rise of Teenage Botox

The rise of teenagers demanding Botox injections should worry everyone in the industry says Dr Leah Totton, former "Apprentice" winner.

Groupon for Laser Hair Removal? Absolutely NOT!

17
Jun
2014

Groupon for Laser Hair Removal? Absolutely NOT!

WARNING: Daily deal sites like Groupon, Living Social and Wowcher are no good for businesses and customers alike, and here`s why.

Save Face to Clean Up Non-surgical Aesthetic Industry

11
Jun
2014

Save Face to Clean Up Non-surgical Aesthetic Industry

Save Face will operate as an independent and impartial scheme to provide accreditation and regulation to those offering non-surgical cosmetic practices.

RCN Drops Indemnity Cover for Aesthetic Practice

24
Feb
2014

RCN Drops Indemnity Cover for Aesthetic Practice

The Royal College of Nurses (RCN) announced some changes to their medical indemnity scheme for both employed and self-employed nurses.

Department of Health Responds to Keogh Review

14
Feb
2014

Department of Health Responds to Keogh Review

The Department of Health responds to the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, published by Sir Bruce Keogh.

The Importance of Addressing Diet With Liposuction Patients

12
Dec
2013

The Importance of Addressing Diet With Liposuction Patients

A survey published revealed that 80% of liposuction patients said they were satisfied with the results of their surgery.

What a Difference 15 Years Makes in the Aesthetic Industry

15
Oct
2013

What a Difference 15 Years Makes in the Aesthetic Industry

My nationwide chain of cosmetic treatment centres, turn 15 years old.

Botox - The Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment in the World?

18
Sep
2013

Botox - The Most Popular Cosmetic Treatment in the World?

Now Botox for Hair is the latest product to ride on the success of an already well-established brand, but for how much longer?

CQC: Care Quality Commission or Can’t Quite Cope?

25
Jul
2013

CQC: Care Quality Commission or Can’t Quite Cope?

The fact that the CQC is 'not fit for purpose' seems finally to have begun to dawn on the government and Department of Health.

Facial Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (FACE) 2013 Review

10
Jul
2013

Facial Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition (FACE) 2013 Review

This year the FACE was bigger than ever! As always, Consulting Room was involved in the agenda format, management and practical running of the FACE conference.

Diary of a Botox Virgin

28
Jun
2013

Diary of a Botox Virgin

So here I am, 10 years in the aesthetic industry and the wrong side of 35, but I have never popped my Botox cherry... that was until last weekend!

MYA Cosmetic Surgery Advert Banned by Glossy Magazines

17
May
2013

MYA Cosmetic Surgery Advert Banned by Glossy Magazines

MYA Cosmetic surgery advert was refused by a series of online women's magazines who felt that the images of women featured simply weren't perfect enough!

Is Cosmetic Surgery Counselling a Must?

16
May
2013

Is Cosmetic Surgery Counselling a Must?

Psychologists are asking if mandatory psychological screening for people before cosmetic surgery is needed?

Podcast: What Is Sublative Rejuvenation?

01
Mar
2013

Podcast: What Is Sublative Rejuvenation?

In this Podcast, Consulting Room Editor Lorna Jackson talks to James Bartholomeusz, Global Vice President of Product Development at Syneron Candela.

(MDU) Announces It Will Not Cover Non-FDA Dermal Fillers

18
Feb
2013

(MDU) Announces It Will Not Cover Non-FDA Dermal Fillers

The MDU, Medical Defence Union has announced some important changes to the provision of medical indemnity for those involved in facial aesthetics

Royal College of Surgeons’ Guidelines for Consideration

29
Jan
2013

Royal College of Surgeons’ Guidelines for Consideration

The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) has published what it calls 'landmark' professional standards for cosmetic practice.

Are Women Recently Favouring a More Masculine Eyebrow?

24
Jan
2013

Are Women Recently Favouring a More Masculine Eyebrow?

According to a newly published study in the Clinical Plastic Surgery Journal, the arched brow is becoming a thing of the past.

Are Dentists Allowed to Call Themselves Doctors?

22
Jan
2013

Are Dentists Allowed to Call Themselves Doctors?

Dentists have been able to call themselves by the title Doctor, but the Advertising Standards Authority disagrees as they believe the title is misleading.

Smilorexia: The Dangers of Cosmetic Dentistry Addiction

15
Jan
2013

Smilorexia: The Dangers of Cosmetic Dentistry Addiction

Addiction to cosmetic surgery has been featured heavily in the news, which has meant that cosmetic dentistry addiction has been widely underreported.

Are Children Influenced by Cosmetic Surgery Advertisements

11
Jan
2013

Are Children Influenced by Cosmetic Surgery Advertisements

Recently the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons called for a ban on cosmetic surgery advertisements.

Eye Area Rejuvenation With Non-surgical Treatments

03
Jan
2013

Eye Area Rejuvenation With Non-surgical Treatments

Surgical treatments such as blepharoplasty can tighten loose eyelid skin but like any surgery can have the risk of complications such as scarring.

The Case of Harley Medical Group

22
Nov
2012

The Case of Harley Medical Group

The Harley Medical Centre Limited has gone into administration. Where does that leave those of its patients who have been dissatisfied with their treatment?

Can Vitamin b12 Injections Cause Nasty Rashes?

30
Oct
2012

Can Vitamin b12 Injections Cause Nasty Rashes?

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.

Podcast: Cosmetic Business Strategies

23
Oct
2012

Podcast: Cosmetic Business Strategies

In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss business strategies within the Cosmetic Industry.

Campaign to Raise Public Awareness of ‘Botox Cowboys'

19
Oct
2012

Campaign to Raise Public Awareness of ‘Botox Cowboys'

Dr Hilary Jones has joined forces with TreatmentsYouCanTrust.org.uk to launch a new Safer Injectables Campaign against `Botox Cowboys`.

Podcast: FACE Conference 2012 Review - Part 2 of 2

24
Sep
2012

Podcast: FACE Conference 2012 Review - Part 2 of 2

In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the recent FACE 2012 Conference.

Podcast: FACE Conference 2012 Review - Part 1 of 2

18
Sep
2012

Podcast: FACE Conference 2012 Review - Part 1 of 2

In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the recent FACE 2012 Conference.

The Nuts and Bolts of Sir Bruce Keogh’s Call For Evidence

13
Sep
2012

The Nuts and Bolts of Sir Bruce Keogh’s Call For Evidence

Sir Bruce Keogh's review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry has been officially launched with a call for evidence.

Direct Advertising of Botox to the Public Still Prevalent

06
Sep
2012

Direct Advertising of Botox to the Public Still Prevalent

The practice of promoting the prescription-only medicine of botulinum toxin, Botox?

Beauty Therapists and Botox - The Skills for Safe Treatment?

03
Sep
2012

Beauty Therapists and Botox - The Skills for Safe Treatment?

Aesthetic organisations say that Beauty Therapists don’t have the qualifications and medical skills needed to safely carry out Botox injections.

Cosmetic Surgery Litigation - The Impact of Advertising

31
Aug
2012

Cosmetic Surgery Litigation - The Impact of Advertising

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’s Review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry

28
Aug
2012

Sir Bruce Keogh’s Review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry

Sir Bruce Keogh starts his Department of Health review to investigate the whole UK Cosmetic Surgery industry.

Are Insurers a Practical Key to Regulating the Aesthetic Industry?

30
Jul
2012

Are Insurers a Practical Key to Regulating the Aesthetic Industry?

You wouldn't drive a car with no insurance, so will taking away medical indemnity policies for non-medics stop the wave of entry to the injectable marketplace?

Increasing the Effectiveness of Laser Thread Vein Treatment

14
Jun
2012

Increasing the Effectiveness of Laser Thread Vein Treatment

A recent study has shown that the addition of indocyanine green (ICG) a medical pigment increased the results when treating telangiectatic leg veins.

Podcast: PIP Breast Implants - Part 2

01
Jun
2012

Podcast: PIP Breast Implants - Part 2

In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from The Consulting Room. They discuss some of the big issues surrounding breast implants.

The Consulting Room Celebrates Our 9th Birthday!

09
May
2012

The Consulting Room Celebrates Our 9th Birthday!

Since our launch on 9th May 2003, the Consulting Room (and countless upgrades later) has gone from strength to strength!

Is Plastic Surgery Now Just Part of Our Society?

29
Mar
2012

Is Plastic Surgery Now Just Part of Our Society?

Is there some truth in the statement that cosmetic surgery has become an accepted norm in society?

Pip Breast Implant Refunds, Will It Work for Everyone?

15
Mar
2012

Pip Breast Implant Refunds, Will It Work for Everyone?

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 Wins Legal Battle to stop sales of Botox Rival, Xeomin by Merz

12
Mar
2012

Allergan Wins Legal Battle to stop sales of Botox Rival, Xeomin by Merz

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.

Should Botox and Fillers be Sold to the General Public?

05
Mar
2012

Should Botox and Fillers be Sold to the General Public?

Should Botox and Fillers be allowed to be Sold to the General Public from an Exhibition Stand?

NHS Mops up PIP Breast Implant Patients From Private Clinics

20
Feb
2012

NHS Mops up PIP Breast Implant Patients From Private Clinics

3,000 women who were given faulty Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants have sought help from the NHS.

Podcast: PIP Breast Implants - Part 1

06
Feb
2012

Podcast: PIP Breast Implants - Part 1

In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the latest developments in the cosmetic industry.

PIAPA Calls for Better Regulation of Dermal Fillers

01
Feb
2012

PIAPA Calls for Better Regulation of Dermal Fillers

Calls for better regulation of dermal fillers as a disaster similar to the PIP implant situation may become more inevitable as time passes.

Economic Worries Not Affecting Cosmetic Surgery Business

30
Jan
2012

Economic Worries Not Affecting Cosmetic Surgery Business

According to the 2011 statistics released today from BAAPS there has been a 5.8% rise in the number of surgical procedures performed.

Treatments You Can Trust Launches New 7 Point Plan

25
Jan
2012

Treatments You Can Trust Launches New 7 Point Plan

Treatments You Can Trust announced the challenges they have targeted for future development to help improve standards in aesthetics.

Dental Regulator Issues Guidance on Remote Prescribing

16
Dec
2011

Dental Regulator Issues Guidance on Remote Prescribing

The UKs dental regulator, the General Dental Council (GDC), have issued new guidance for registrants on non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

How Will the New VAT Rulings Affect the Cosmetic Industry?

15
Dec
2011

How Will the New VAT Rulings Affect the Cosmetic Industry?

Cosmetic Surgery is to be subjected to a 20% VAT increase but there is ambiguity over the proposed changes.

Vaser Lipo Post Op Swelling, Bruising, and Numbness

13
Dec
2011

Vaser Lipo Post Op Swelling, Bruising, and Numbness

Vaser Lipo patients will have post-operative swelling, bruising, and numbness. For most, these effects begin to subside after a few weeks.

Cosmetic News Awards 2011 - And the Winners Are

12
Dec
2011

Cosmetic News Awards 2011 - And the Winners Are

A rundown of the first Cosmetic News Aesthetic Awards 2011 from the venue to the night's awards winners.

Botox Sales in UK Economic Crisis and The Outlook is Good!

06
Dec
2011

Botox Sales in UK Economic Crisis and The Outlook is Good!

Cosmetic Courses announce that despite the economic gloom delegates have attended Botox training courses in record numbers.

Podcast: The Cosmetic News Awards

30
Nov
2011

Podcast: The Cosmetic News Awards

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the latest developments in the cosmetic industry including the Cosmetic News Awards.

Podcast: Is the Cosmetic Industry Coping With the Economy?

28
Nov
2011

Podcast: Is the Cosmetic Industry Coping With the Economy?

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about Cosmetic Surgery and the Economy.

Podcast: The Face and Body Conferences

09
Nov
2011

Podcast: The Face and Body Conferences

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the FACE and BODY Conferences.

A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon...

25
Oct
2011

A Day in the Life of a Plastic Surgeon...

Plastic Surgeon Dr Chris Inglefield gives us a rundown of his typical day - tummy tucks, septorhinoplasty, breast augmentations and blepharoplasty!

Podcast: The Use of Social Media in the Cosmetic Industry 2

04
Oct
2011

Podcast: The Use of Social Media in the Cosmetic Industry 2

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the use of social media in the cosmetic industry Part 2.

Cosmetic Injectables and Non-medically Qualified People

18
Aug
2011

Cosmetic Injectables and Non-medically Qualified People

Sally Taber responds to the CTIA's stance that Aesthetic Therapists are the "best practitioners" for the job when it comes to cosmetic injectables.

Merz Aesthetics Announces FDA Approval of Xeomin

04
Aug
2011

Merz Aesthetics Announces FDA Approval of Xeomin

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

Skin Analysis and Digital Imaging: Getting Under Your Skin

21
Jul
2011

Skin Analysis and Digital Imaging: Getting Under Your Skin

How do you prove to yourself and clients that what you are recommending to them and treating them with actually works?

New Book Review: Fabulous Faces, From motivation to transformation through facial plastic surgery by Peter Adamson

14
Jul
2011

New Book Review: Fabulous Faces, From motivation to transformation through facial plastic surgery by Peter Adamson

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.

How to Choose the Best Aesthetics Training Company in 3 Steps

07
Jul
2011

How to Choose the Best Aesthetics Training Company in 3 Steps

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.

Podcast: The Use of Social Media in the Cosmetic Industry

05
Jul
2011

Podcast: The Use of Social Media in the Cosmetic Industry

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the use of social media in the cosmetic industry.

FACE Conference and Exhibition 2011 and Aesthetic Industry Summer Ball

29
Jun
2011

FACE Conference and Exhibition 2011 and Aesthetic Industry Summer Ball

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.

“Botox Party” Domain Hawked for Sale

09
May
2011

“Botox Party” Domain Hawked for Sale

The domain BotoxParty.co.uk is on sale but there are of course two major ethical and legal issues to this particular website domain...

Podcast: Update on Developments in the UK Cosmetic Industry

03
May
2011

Podcast: Update on Developments in the UK Cosmetic Industry

Adrian Richards and Ron Myers from Consulting Room discuss recent events in the UK Cosmetic Industry.

Podcast: An Update on Liposuction Treatments

11
Apr
2011

Podcast: An Update on Liposuction Treatments

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the science behind liposuction treatments.

CEN TC403 - Europe Wants to Limit Cosmetic Injectables to Surgeons!

07
Apr
2011

CEN TC403 - Europe Wants to Limit Cosmetic Injectables to Surgeons!

The European Standard for Aesthetic Surgery Services (CEN TC403) is suggesting limiting cosmetic injectables to surgeons!

Cancelation of Non-medic Botox Training

05
Apr
2011

Cancelation of Non-medic Botox Training

A recent visit to The Academy of Cosmetic Training website revealed that the company's own declarations and activities have indeed caused its downfall.

Lipo at Home? I-Sucu Promises to Make Fat Removal Easy

01
Apr
2011

Lipo at Home? I-Sucu Promises to Make Fat Removal Easy

The aesthetic marketplace for home-use devices has grown, now from Korea comes the world's first home-use liposuction kit, called the i-Sucu. Seriously.

Beauty Therapist Who Injects Botox on 8 Year Old Daughter

31
Mar
2011

Beauty Therapist Who Injects Botox on 8 Year Old Daughter

A 34-year-old Beauty Therapist injects her eight-year-old daughter once every three months with botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. Seriously.

Should Botox Be Available in a High Street Superdrug?

23
Mar
2011

Should Botox Be Available in a High Street Superdrug?

Superdrug announced that it would be offering cosmetic treatments including botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections. Is a good idea?

Podcast: An Update on Radio-Frequency Treatments

21
Mar
2011

Podcast: An Update on Radio-Frequency Treatments

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the science behind radiofrequency treatments.

Should Beauty Therapists Be Allowed to Inject Botox?

15
Mar
2011

Should Beauty Therapists Be Allowed to Inject Botox?

Needles at Dawn! Beauty therapists challenge who should and should not be allowed to inject botox and dermal fillers.

Patient Sues Her Plastic Surgeon for 54 Million

14
Mar
2011

Patient Sues Her Plastic Surgeon for 54 Million

Patient sues her Plastic Surgeon for 54 million. The decision can influence significantly the face of healthcare in the UK.

New Members of Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust

04
Mar
2011

New Members of Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust

IHAS announced the Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust to guarantee the independence of the Register and ensure consumer safety remains the propriety.

Can ZYTAZE Enhance Botulinum Toxin Injections?

28
Feb
2011

Can ZYTAZE Enhance Botulinum Toxin Injections?

ZYTAZE markets itself as a medical food that provides nutritional support to enhance the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections. So, does it?

Podcast: Update on the Dermal Filler and Botox UK Market

10
Feb
2011

Podcast: Update on the Dermal Filler and Botox UK Market

Adrian Richards and Ron Myers from Consulting Room discuss recent developments in the dermal filler market and new botulinum toxins.

Allergan Partners With Transform for Juvederm Advertising

08
Feb
2011

Allergan Partners With Transform for Juvederm Advertising

The UK's largest cosmetic surgery group seen advertising alongside Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm ULTRA dermal fillers.

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2010

24
Jan
2011

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2010

In 2010 over 1.2 million individual sessions were served by www.consultingroom.com, here are the search stats...

Bogus Nurses - Some Injectable Providers Not NMC Registered

19
Jan
2011

Bogus Nurses - Some Injectable Providers Not NMC Registered

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.

Is Emervel the Best Dermal Filler in the UK?

14
Jan
2011

Is Emervel the Best Dermal Filler in the UK?

Dermal Fillers can be confusing... Which is best? Is there a difference? What is Emerval? Here are all your questions answered...

Podcast: Developments in the UK Cosmetic Industry - Part 2

17
Dec
2010

Podcast: Developments in the UK Cosmetic Industry - Part 2

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.

Podcast: Developments in the UK Cosmetic Industry - Part 1

15
Dec
2010

Podcast: Developments in the UK Cosmetic Industry - Part 1

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.

Does Botox Cause Muscles to Weaken?

13
Dec
2010

Does Botox Cause Muscles to Weaken?

The Canadian study, to be published in The Journal of Biomechanics, found that rabbits injected with the Botox brand of BTX-A experienced muscle weakness.

Podcast: Lower Face Botox Treatment

07
Dec
2010

Podcast: Lower Face Botox Treatment

In this podcast Adrian Richards discusses treating the lower face with Botox with Dr. David Eccleston from Medizen.

European Standards for Aesthetic & Cosmetic Procedures?

29
Nov
2010

European Standards for Aesthetic & Cosmetic Procedures?

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.

Is It Really Bye Bye Collagen?

25
Nov
2010

Is It Really Bye Bye Collagen?

Allergan has announced that it will discontinue its collagen dermal filler products, So does this really spell the death knell for collagen?

Podcast: VAT Should Aesthetic Clinics Register?

16
Nov
2010

Podcast: VAT Should Aesthetic Clinics Register?

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.

Tips for Getting the Last Bit Out of a Bottle of Azzalure

09
Nov
2010

Tips for Getting the Last Bit Out of a Bottle of Azzalure

Many practitioners are concerned about the amount of wastage when using the Azzalure botulinum toxin vials, as they simply can't get the last drops out!

What is The Natura Lift?

27
Oct
2010

What is The Natura Lift?

The Natura Lift - combines skin health, non-surgical treatments, minimally invasive face, neck and brow lifting, lipomodelling, mini/mid-facelifts.

Local Rules, Risk Assessments and Medical Protocols

21
Oct
2010

Local Rules, Risk Assessments and Medical Protocols

Do I Still Need Local Rules, Risk Assessments and Medical Protocols?

Bright Lights, Big Botox Deals!

15
Oct
2010

Bright Lights, Big Botox Deals!

A medical aesthetic clinic in Manhattan is currently advertising various deals on Botox and has installed neon signs which shine out across the neighbourhood.

Podcast: Which Organisations Should You Join?

13
Oct
2010

Podcast: Which Organisations Should You Join?

In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about the growing number of professional organisations in the Cosmetic Industry.

Chinese Laser HandPiece - A Case Study

11
Oct
2010

Chinese Laser HandPiece - A Case Study

A case study investigating the composition of cheap, imported laser products.

Chinese Laser Exporters Become Language Experts Too!

05
Oct
2010

Chinese Laser Exporters Become Language Experts Too!

Our industrious and ever adaptable Chinese cousins are now trying a new marketing method of reaching their clients in Ireland.

Local Authorities Regulate Non-healthcare Use of Lasers

28
Sep
2010

Local Authorities Regulate Non-healthcare Use of Lasers

It seems that the Health and Safety Officers around the country are preparing to fill the void left by the Department of Health deregulation.

Viva Las IAAFA! A Round-up of This Year’s Meeting.

15
Sep
2010

Viva Las IAAFA! A Round-up of This Year’s Meeting.

I recently attended the Annual Conference of the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics (IAAFA), held at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Podcast: The Risks of Counterfeit Botox and Dermal Fillers

14
Sep
2010

Podcast: The Risks of Counterfeit Botox and Dermal Fillers

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 Launches to Public: BAAPS Condemns

13
Sep
2010

Treatments You Can Trust Launches to Public: BAAPS Condemns

Treatments You Can Trust (Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers) launches to the public but BAAPS condemns it as state-sponsored marketing.

Beware of Cheap Botox Deals!

10
Sep
2010

Beware of Cheap Botox Deals!

A new site offering special one-day-only offers. The Deal of the Day was promoting an offer of 80 instead of 220 for skin injections in 2 areas of the face.

Should You Trust Beauty Journalists?

03
Sep
2010

Should You Trust Beauty Journalists?

90% of the journalists did not know what cosmeceuticals were, did not get the importance of them or indeed had no understanding of what constitutes good skin!

Botox Training For Non-Medics Surely Not in the UK?!

31
Aug
2010

Botox Training For Non-Medics Surely Not in the UK?!

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?

Cash for Gold... Now There’s Botox for Gold!

19
Aug
2010

Cash for Gold... Now There’s Botox for Gold!

In a bizarre move, one clinic is offering to trade unwanted gold and jewellery in exchange for cash for beauty treatments such as Botox!

When It Comes to Looks - Should You Aim for Perfection?

17
Aug
2010

When It Comes to Looks - Should You Aim for Perfection?

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.

Podcast: Setting up Your Business

09
Aug
2010

Podcast: Setting up Your Business

In this podcast Adrian Richards asks Ron Myers from Consulting Room about tips that are important to consider prior to starting your aesthetics business.

Podcast: How to Increase the Number of Enquiries

09
Aug
2010

Podcast: How to Increase the Number of Enquiries

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.

Podcast: Maximise Your Patient Retention Rate

09
Aug
2010

Podcast: Maximise Your Patient Retention Rate

In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room for the series on Practice Management issues about maximising patient retention.

Podcast: What Price to Charge for Your Treatments

09
Aug
2010

Podcast: What Price to Charge for Your Treatments

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.

Podcast: How Does Legislation Affect You

06
Aug
2010

Podcast: How Does Legislation Affect You

In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about the thorny issue of legislation within the Aesthetics industry.

Podcast: How to Market Your Business Online

06
Aug
2010

Podcast: How to Market Your Business Online

In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about how you can maximise the success of your online efforts.

Ugly Face of Dermal Fillers Angers Aesthetic Industry

06
Aug
2010

Ugly Face of Dermal Fillers Angers Aesthetic Industry

The final episode of the Channel 4 series The Ugly Face of Beauty, saw them take a look at the unregulated world of dermal fillers.

Deregulation of Lasers: A Suppliers View

04
Aug
2010

Deregulation of Lasers: A Suppliers View

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?

CQC Re-Registration Period Coming to an End!

29
Jul
2010

CQC Re-Registration Period Coming to an End!

If you are registered with the CQC under the Care Standards Act 2000 as an independent healthcare provider.

Podcast: Recommended Training Courses and Reading Materials

19
Jul
2010

Podcast: Recommended Training Courses and Reading Materials

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.

Novabel Sales Suspended by Merz Aesthetics

30
Jun
2010

Novabel Sales Suspended by Merz Aesthetics

Merz Aesthetics has suspended sales of Novabel amid concerns following reports of a few patients who suffered adverse reactions.

The Club of Seven

24
Jun
2010

The Club of Seven

My company was the first to register with the TreatmentsYouCanTrust scheme and to date were part of an elite Club of Seven.

NMC Cracks Down on Nurse Who Faked Botox Prescriptions

22
Jun
2010

NMC Cracks Down on Nurse Who Faked Botox Prescriptions

Louise Whiteman has received an official warning from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for falsifying notes to get Botox for her beauty clinic.

CODE Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers

14
Jun
2010

CODE Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers

CODE the Association of Dental Practice plan to lobby the IHAS to accept Dental Hygienists to the quality mark registration for cosmetic injectable providers.

Legal Guidelines For Nurses Using Remote Prescribing Services

08
Jun
2010

Legal Guidelines For Nurses Using Remote Prescribing Services

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.

The Nitty Gritty of Online Registration for the IHAS Register

20
May
2010

The Nitty Gritty of Online Registration for the IHAS Register

Treatments You Can Trust - The Nitty Gritty of Online Registration for the IHAS Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers.

IHAS Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers

05
May
2010

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 I Hire a Public Relations Specialist for My Clinic??

26
Apr
2010

Should I Hire a Public Relations Specialist for My Clinic??

Should a Doctor be using a public relations specialist to push their clinic? We ask Dr Ravi Jain...

The Mad, Mad World of Medical Aesthetics

22
Apr
2010

The Mad, Mad World of Medical Aesthetics

A Doncaster company is once again offering botulinum toxin training to Beauty Therapists, demonstrating the ridiculous lack of legislation.

Do Anti-Ageing Creams Increase The Risk of Skin Cancer?

22
Apr
2010

Do Anti-Ageing Creams Increase The Risk of Skin Cancer?

A cancer prevention expert has warned that popular ingredients in skin creams are "the most dangerous cosmetic products on the market", is it true?

FDA Slams Lipodissolve Clinics for Misleading Consumers

22
Apr
2010

FDA Slams Lipodissolve Clinics for Misleading Consumers

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.

Do Botox Users Send Out the Wrong Social Signals?

15
Apr
2010

Do Botox Users Send Out the Wrong Social Signals?

Are Botox users sending out wrong social signals because of their frozen facial muscles making it difficult for them to express the normal range of emotions?

Body Mass Index (BMI) Versus Waist-To-Hip Ratio

07
Apr
2010

Body Mass Index (BMI) Versus Waist-To-Hip Ratio

Many studies now show that BMI is a poor discriminator of cardiovascular risk at an individual level and should not be used as the sole measure of obesity.

Doctors to Come Off GMC Register and Retrain as Beauty Therapists?

18
Feb
2010

Doctors to Come Off GMC Register and Retrain as Beauty Therapists?

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?!

Is the Canadian Government Going Overboard With Botox?

10
Feb
2010

Is the Canadian Government Going Overboard With Botox?

Health Canada is informing Canadians and Canadian health care professionals that the labelling information of Botox will now include the risk of the toxin.

132 Gauge Needles Are No Better Than 30 Gauge for Botox

02
Feb
2010

132 Gauge Needles Are No Better Than 30 Gauge for Botox

Would the use of a thinner 32-gauge needle for a cosmetic botulinum toxin injection hurt less than the standard 30-gauge needle?

Are Anti-ageing Therapies Too Good To Be True?

26
Jan
2010

Are Anti-ageing Therapies Too Good To Be True?

DHEA has long been touted as an anti-ageing therapy, but an endocrinologist found no evidence that taking DHEA reverses the effects of ageing.