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.

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.

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...

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Podcast: Debunking the Myths of Self-Regulation

17
Oct
2014

Podcast: Debunking the Myths of Self-Regulation

In this Podcast, Consulting Room Editor Lorna Jackson talks to Emma Davies, Medical Director at Save Face.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

British Association of Cosmetic Nurses Meeting a Success!

17
Sep
2010

British Association of Cosmetic Nurses Meeting a Success!

The inaugural conference of the BACN was truly a turning point when aesthetic nurses found their voices.

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,

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?

CQC Inspectors - The New `Health Traffic` Wardens

11
Aug
2010

CQC Inspectors - The New `Health Traffic` Wardens

The new regulations give a range of powers to CQC inspectors which range from informal chats, enforcement notices, prohibition notices.

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: Remote Prescribing - Is It Allowed?

09
Aug
2010

Podcast: Remote Prescribing - Is It Allowed?

In this podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room about remote prescribing, a controversial issue within the Aesthetics industry.

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.

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.

Inaugural Conference of The BACN

28
Jul
2010

Inaugural Conference of The 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

07
Apr
2010

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

The most common method of assessing body weight in clinical practice is the body mass index (BMI).

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?