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Lorna was Editor of Consulting Room (www.consultingroom.com), the UK's largest aesthetic information website, from 2003 to 2021. She is an industry commentator on several different areas related to the aesthetic and cosmetic surgery industry; collating and evaluating clinical data, news and statistics and writing a magazine, blogs and feature articles for Consulting Room and various consumer and trade publications, including Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetic News and Aesthetic Dentistry Today. Lorna regularly attends key conferences and educational events for the industry and has close contact with many of the suppliers who manufacture and distribute products and devices utilised in aesthetic medicine. Lorna also liaises with the press and members of the media researching cosmetic surgery, with the aim of educating and raising awareness amongst the public.
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 Department of Health has proposed to extend the types of providers registered with the CQC they are able to rate following an inspection.
Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Save Face is delighted to announce its successful accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
The Consulting Room team are thrilled to have won the award for Best Industry Media Portal at the Safety in Beauty Awards.
Patient fraud and non-payment scams and looks at some tips to help you to avoid or mitigate the risk of your business suffering from financial loss.
The development of the humble glove has probably been the fastest, the most dramatic and yet the most understated of scientific developments.
We have all seen the power of social media and how this platform has spread into all aspects of our everyday lives and activities.
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.
Safeguarding your business, reputation and your customers by navigating past the regulatory crocodiles and being wary of the sales sharks.
An interview with Emma Davies, Medical Director at the Save Face Register of Accredited Non-Surgical Cosmetic Providers.
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.
The use of botulinum toxins for treating hyperhidrosis is subject to statutory regulation.
The campaign, safety in beauty, aims to expose unsafe practices and keep the public informed.
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.
We to Emma Davies, Clinical Director at Save Face, the newly launched self-regulatory accreditation scheme for non-surgical cosmetic treatment providers.
Cosmetic professionals are under increasing pressure to understand and adhere to clinical waste regulations.
The battle lines are drawn in the fight over who should be administering dermal fillers to the public.
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.
Increasingly the concept of storing and managing data, from photos and videos through to spreadsheets and databases is being enabled through hosted (or cloud) servers.
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.
The way the world is now using mobile devices is re-shaping how individuals find the information that they want.
On 15th May 2013, the governance board of the Treatments You Can Trust Register of Cosmetic Injectable Providers assembled a panel of experts at the House of Lords for a meeting to discuss the ways to take the agenda forward on dermal fillers.
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!
It is a question that has divided plastic surgeons. Should they offer free consultations or not?
Advancements in cosmetic surgery, as well as a demand for an increase in people seeking plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments.
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.
Addiction to cosmetic surgery has been featured heavily in the news, which has meant that cosmetic dentistry addiction has been widely underreported.
The Department of Health published details of responses to the call for evidence, designed to include experiences and views from both the industry and patients.
The Government and Trading Standards must step up and deal with the illegal practice of teeth whitening following a new European Directive.
Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance by the GMC.
Treatment for facial palsy is deemed ‘cosmetic’ by the NHS; First-ever facial palsy Charity launched to improve quality of care.
Dr Hilary Jones has joined forces with TreatmentsYouCanTrust.org.uk to launch a new Safer Injectables Campaign against `Botox Cowboys`.
Is Electrolysis a CQC 'regulated activity'? The answer is No.
Sir Bruce Keogh's review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry has been officially launched with a call for evidence.
Sir Bruce Keogh starts his Department of Health review to investigate the whole UK Cosmetic Surgery industry.
A recent study has shown that the addition of indocyanine green (ICG) a medical pigment increased the results when treating telangiectatic leg veins.
Since our launch on 9th May 2003, the Consulting Room (and countless upgrades later) has gone from strength to strength!
This week Q-Med (a division of Galderma) took the decision to discontinue the indication for use of its hyaluronic acid gel product Macrolane in breast augmentation procedures following concerns over the products interference with mammogram checks for breast cancer.
Healthcare professionals are looking for a way to reach out to their patients/clients and social media seems like a great medium in which to do this. But it is?
Silimed breast implants have CE Certificate suspended by MHRA pending investigation into implant surface contamination.
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.
Choosing the correct dose for a particular patient is not as straightforward as your Botox course tutor might have you think.
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.
According to the 2011 statistics released today from BAAPS there has been a 5.8% rise in the number of surgical procedures performed.
Aquamid is learning following the PIP breast implant scandal and has launched a formal patient safety register specifically for their product.
The long-awaited report following the review into the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England, led by Sir Bruce Keogh.
Is non-digital breast implant insertion the new gold standard for breast augmentation operations?
Group Botox party offers: Bring your friends and 100% of their own treatment for free...
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.
IHAS announced the Governance Group for Treatments You Can Trust to guarantee the independence of the Register and ensure consumer safety remains the propriety.
The UK's largest cosmetic surgery group seen advertising alongside Allergan, the makers of Botox and Juvederm ULTRA dermal fillers.
Has cosmetic surgery changed your life and looks? Then why not enter Britain's first-ever beauty pageant open only to women who've had cosmetic surgery?
In 2010 over 1.2 million individual sessions were served by www.consultingroom.com, here are the search stats...
Allergan has announced that it will discontinue its collagen dermal filler products, So does this really spell the death knell for collagen?
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!
Treatments You Can Trust (Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers) launches to the public but BAAPS condemns it as state-sponsored marketing.
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.
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.