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So how do you reach out to men when it comes to advertising facial fillers and other cosmetic injectables?
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!
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.
A raising popular Aesthetic treatment is lipolysis injections also known as “fat dissolving injections” but why? Let's find out...
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...
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?
Young people, including myself, feel the constant pressure to look our best and with celebrities setting ridiculously high standards.
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.
Mental health research shows that botulinum toxins, such as Botox can have in affecting our mood and relationships with others via neurological pathways.
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!
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? This is not a new debate, not by a long shot, but it is one that never seems to go very far away.
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?
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.
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons at the London Eye Hospital have been calling for better education for people considering laser eye surgery.
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.
People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment.
As more and more people are treated with dermal fillers more information is also becoming available about potential unwanted effects.
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...
Experts respond to the risk of treatments being delivered without a face-to-face consultation and assessment beforehand by a prescribing medical practitioner.
The good news for anyone suffering from varicose veins today is that more modern treatments have Improved and evolved.
How many surgeons does it take to twist a breast implant? This was the question asked at Europe's biggest aesthetic surgical trade show.
Independent research conducted on 250 men with visible scars reveals that a third of them do feel the need to alter their behaviour when first meeting people.
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.
Silimed breast implants have CE Certificate suspended by MHRA pending investigation into implant surface contamination.
The development of the humble glove has probably been the fastest, the most dramatic and yet the most understated of scientific developments.
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.
Medical negligence claims have risen. There are many different reasons for making a claim - some cases are more surprising, even shocking, than others.
Cosmetic Recruitment gets you the right candidates for you clinic vacancy without the fuss!
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.
Consulting Room Editor is thrilled to have won the Journalist of the Year award at the 2014 MyFaceMyBody Awards.
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?
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.
Butt lifts and boob jobs - everyone seems to want them but would you know what to do if your surgery went badly wrong?
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 teenagers demanding Botox injections should worry everyone in the industry says Dr Leah Totton, former "Apprentice" winner.
WARNING: Daily deal sites like Groupon, Living Social and Wowcher are no good for businesses and customers alike, and here`s why.
Save Face will operate as an independent and impartial scheme to provide accreditation and regulation to those offering non-surgical cosmetic practices.
The General Dental Council (GDC), the UK regulator body for the dental profession, has again been cracking down on illegal tooth whitening operations.
The Royal College of Nurses (RCN) announced some changes to their medical indemnity scheme for both employed and self-employed nurses.
The Department of Health responds to the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, published by Sir Bruce Keogh.
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.
Now Botox for Hair is the latest product to ride on the success of an already well-established brand, but for how much longer?
Guidelines for England and Wales from NICE now recommend laser and heat treatments for varicose veins over surgery.
The fact that the CQC is 'not fit for purpose' seems finally to have begun to dawn on the government and Department of Health.
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.
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 was refused by a series of online women's magazines who felt that the images of women featured simply weren't perfect enough!
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
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) has published what it calls 'landmark' professional standards for cosmetic practice.
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.
introducing a new and radically different bra design, utilising plastic surgeons` own multi-dimensional, anatomical measurements for breast surgery.
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?
The Government and Trading Standards must step up and deal with the illegal practice of teeth whitening following a new European Directive.
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`.
The risks and dangers of travelling abroad for cosmetic surgery - What you need to know.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has lobbied for strict controls on advertising for cosmetic surgery.
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.
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?
Here is everything you need to consider when you are going to get cosmetic surgery...
The General Medical Council (GMC) will issue new rules to its members that Doctors must see a patient face-to-face before issuing a prescription for botox
Some training companies are openly targeting and promoting training courses in prescription-only botulinum toxins (Botox) and dermal fillers direct Podiatrists.
Are the new 'posh Brazillian implants' the answer to breast enhancement?
A recent study has shown that the addition of indocyanine green (ICG) a medical pigment increased the results when treating telangiectatic leg veins.
In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from The Consulting Room. They discuss some of the big issues surrounding breast implants.
Since our launch on 9th May 2003, the Consulting Room (and countless upgrades later) has gone from strength to strength!
How antioxidants, flavonoids and carotenoids can impact on skin ageing phytonutrients (Also known as phytochemical) Literally means a nutrient from a plant.
Social Media giants Facebook has long been censoring photographs containing breastfeeding images. How does this relate to cosmetic surgery?
Is there some truth in the statement that cosmetic surgery has become an accepted norm in society?
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?
Is non-digital breast implant insertion the new gold standard for breast augmentation operations?
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.
The role of any great surgeon is far more than just a medic or even artiste; the best Consultant Surgeons are great Counsellors too.
Should Botox and Fillers be allowed to be Sold to the General Public from an Exhibition Stand?
A frequently asked question has been: Are Nagor breast implants as good as Allergan because Allergan have FDA Approval whilst Nagor have a CE Mark instead?
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.
Breast implants which are at the centre of a current scandal and health scare due to the use of industrial-grade silicone by the manufacturers.
Calls for better regulation of dermal fillers as a disaster similar to the PIP implant situation may become more inevitable as time passes.
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 announced the challenges they have targeted for future development to help improve standards in aesthetics.
Accidents resulting from cosmetic lasers are steadily increasing year in and year out. What can you do?
The UKs dental regulator, the General Dental Council (GDC), have issued new guidance for registrants on non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic Surgery is to be subjected to a 20% VAT increase but there is ambiguity over the proposed changes.
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.
Cosmetic Courses announce that despite the economic gloom delegates have attended Botox training courses in record numbers.
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!
The Cosmedic Coach discusses her experience of deciding to undergo Liposuction. How do you decide what Clinic / Treatment is right for you?
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of Consulting Room about the use of social media in the cosmetic industry Part 2.
New technologies are being launched all the time and the challenge for practitioners is to look beyond the marketing and separate the good science from the bad.
I was introduced to Bio-Alcamid™ in late 2003 as a potential treatment for my patients with HIV-related facial wasting...
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.
How do you prove to yourself and clients that what you are recommending to them and treating them with actually works?
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.
Last week we were dumbfounded by the announcement of My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw championed by the human Barbie.
According to an article in the French magazine Anti-Age, the French High Authority of Health (HAS) has recently prohibited different lipolysis procedures.
Group Botox party offers: Bring your friends and 100% of their own treatment for free...
The domain BotoxParty.co.uk is on sale but there are of course two major ethical and legal issues to this particular website domain...
Adrian Richards and Ron Myers from Consulting Room discuss recent events in the UK Cosmetic Industry.
The European Standard for Aesthetic Surgery Services (CEN TC403) is suggesting limiting cosmetic injectables to surgeons!
A recent visit to The Academy of Cosmetic Training website revealed that the company's own declarations and activities have indeed caused its downfall.
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.
A 34-year-old Beauty Therapist injects her eight-year-old daughter once every three months with botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. Seriously.
Superdrug announced that it would be offering cosmetic treatments including botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections. Is a good idea?
Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from Consulting Room. They discuss the science behind radiofrequency treatments.
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. The decision can influence significantly the face of healthcare in the UK.
IHAS announced the Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust to guarantee the independence of the Register and ensure consumer safety remains the propriety.
ZYTAZE markets itself as a medical food that provides nutritional support to enhance the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections. So, does it?
Adrian Richards and Ron Myers from Consulting Room discuss recent developments in the dermal filler market and new botulinum toxins.
The UK's largest cosmetic surgery group seen advertising alongside Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm ULTRA dermal fillers.
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.
Dermal Fillers can be confusing... Which is best? Is there a difference? What is Emerval? Here are all your questions answered...
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.
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.
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.
Allergan has announced that it will discontinue its collagen dermal filler products, So does this really spell the death knell for collagen?
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT for short) is a treatment for skin cancers and skin pre-cancers. How does this work?
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.
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!
The Natura Lift - combines skin health, non-surgical treatments, minimally invasive face, neck and brow lifting, lipomodelling, mini/mid-facelifts.
Do I Still Need Local Rules, Risk Assessments and Medical Protocols?
A medical aesthetic clinic in Manhattan is currently advertising various deals on Botox and has installed neon signs which shine out across the neighbourhood.
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.
I recently attended the Annual Conference of the International Academy of Advanced Facial Aesthetics (IAAFA), held at the Royal Society of Medicine.
Treatments You Can Trust (Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers) launches to the public but BAAPS condemns it as state-sponsored marketing.
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.
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!
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?
An advert for an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) highlighted that clinics and salons can now offer IPL hair removal without the red tape of regulation.
In a bizarre move, one clinic is offering to trade unwanted gold and jewellery in exchange for cash for beauty treatments such as Botox!
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 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.
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.
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.
We know that aesthetic improvements can be helpful in improving well-being. However, the improvement in appearance bolsters self-esteem and self-confidence.
Merz Aesthetics has suspended sales of Novabel amid concerns following reports of a few patients who suffered adverse reactions.
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.
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.
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?
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.
We see TV adverts relating to healthy eating, various diet plans or fitness but how long until we see advertisements for obesity or bariatric surgery.
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?
DHEA has long been touted as an anti-ageing therapy, but an endocrinologist found no evidence that taking DHEA reverses the effects of ageing.