Lorna Jackson
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Lorna has been the Editor of Consulting Room (www.consultingroom.com), the UK's largest aesthetic information website, since 2003. She is an industry commentator on a number of 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 press and members of the media researching cosmetic surgery, with the aim of educating and raising awareness amongst the public.

Should You Change Your Skincare Routine in Winter?

10
Jan
2020

Should You Change Your Skincare Routine in Winter?

Is they key to avoiding dry skin and cracked lips as simple as a change in skincare?

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.

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.

Cosmetic Adverts and Love Island Reality TV, a Toxic Mix?

09
Aug
2018

Cosmetic Adverts and Love Island Reality TV, a Toxic Mix?

Recently we have seen a backlash in the media against the TV show Love Island for its portrayal of modern beauty ideals which increases body image pressures.

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.

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.

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.

Looking for a Laser Clinic in Wales? What You Need to Know

20
Oct
2016

Looking for a Laser Clinic in Wales? What You Need to Know

if you live in Wales, the Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales has made it a lot easier to protect yourself from unscrupulous cosmetic cowboys.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Selfies Don’t Tell the ‘Tooth’ About Your Smile

21
Apr
2016

Selfies Don’t Tell the ‘Tooth’ About Your Smile

Selfies - Love them or hate them they are here to stay and they may be responsible for a 30% rise in teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry!

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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!

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 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.

Sir Bruce Keogh Cosmetic Interventions Review: Call For Evidence Responses

09
Jan
2013

Sir Bruce Keogh Cosmetic Interventions Review: Call For Evidence Responses

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 Consulting Room Alternative Aesthetic Industry Awards

19
Dec
2012

The Consulting Room Alternative Aesthetic Industry Awards

Recently we have seen lots of aesthetic awards events. This is all a bit too serious for us, so we have decided to come up with our own Alternative awards!

Is Botox the Answer to Migraines and Headaches?

15
Nov
2012

Is Botox the Answer to Migraines and Headaches?

Chronic migraines are believed to affect 1.6% of the UK adult population and can be debilitating for the individual adults who have chronic migraines.

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`.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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...

LASIK at Home - Can You Cure Your Bad Eyesight at Home?

20
Apr
2011

LASIK at Home - Can You Cure Your Bad Eyesight at Home?

Sick of wearing glasses or contact lenses but can't afford expensive laser eye surgery in a clinic? Well, it seems that one company might have the answer.

Why Buying Cosmetic Surgery on Credit Cards Is the New Trend

14
Apr
2011

Why Buying Cosmetic Surgery on Credit Cards Is the New Trend

It seems credit cards are coming to the rescue more and more often for cosmetic treatments nowadays.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Cheap Botox - How Low Can It Go?

03
Feb
2011

Cheap Botox - How Low Can It Go?

A dentist-led clinic in Wales is offering Botox for £40 but this clinic is breaking so many rules of advertising it is beyond shocking!

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...

Does Botox Work to Treat Cold Sores?

21
Jan
2011

Does Botox Work to Treat Cold Sores?

Cold sores are pesky nuisances that pop up when you least expect them and definitely don't want them to. Could Botox be the answer to banish them permanently?

Get the Instant Facelift This Party Season!?

20
Dec
2010

Get the Instant Facelift This Party Season!?

There's no time for any nips and tucks this late in the day, what are you going to do? Well, one company thinks that they have the solution!

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?

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!

Teen-Toxing - Does Mummy Really Know Best?

19
Oct
2010

Teen-Toxing - Does Mummy Really Know Best?

A 41-year-old woman in Texas says, "I give my little girls Botox to make them beautiful" and buys and injects her 11 and 12-year-old daughters!

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.

And the Winner is... Cosmetic Surgery Gifting

30
Sep
2010

And the Winner is... Cosmetic Surgery Gifting

Fancy winning a Face Lift or a Tummy Tuck? One Harley Street clinic is causing controversy by giving away surgery.

Everything You Need to Know About Tickle Lipo

20
Sep
2010

Everything You Need to Know About Tickle Lipo

Tickle Lipo is the new, much talked about procedure in the world of liposuction for body contouring and fat removal.

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.

Cheap Botox - At $20 a Vial, No Wonder Some Are Tempted!

24
Aug
2010

Cheap Botox - At $20 a Vial, No Wonder Some Are Tempted!

We look at the growing market targeting Western Europe for sales of generic cosmetic injectable products at a fraction of the mainstream prices.

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!

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.

The Ugly Face of Beauty

16
Jul
2010

The Ugly Face of Beauty

Channel 4's new series this week focuses on The Ugly Face of Beauty. the series takes a look at the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK.

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.

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.

Are Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Safe?

27
May
2010

Are Nanoparticles in Sunscreen Safe?

Nanoparticles are used in cosmetics and in particular sunscreen products. What are they? Are they safe? Should you be worried?

Thought You’d Seen It All, Along Comes the Va-J-J Visor!

14
May
2010

Thought You’d Seen It All, Along Comes the Va-J-J Visor!

Marketed as "the world's first vaginal shield for safer hair removal and tanning protection", the Va-j-j Visor is here!

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Back Again Soon.. But Can You Tell?

29
Apr
2010

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow Back Again Soon.. But Can You Tell?

Can you really tell if someone has had a hair transplant operation?

Moob Over Cellulite!

22
Apr
2010

Moob Over Cellulite!

The man-boob, is now driving many men, both those with a medical condition, and those with excess fat in the chest to their nearest clinic in search of a cure

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.

Credit Crunch Solutions... How About Botox Banking?

25
Mar
2010

Credit Crunch Solutions... How About Botox Banking?

Whilst we are encouraged to save pennies in our Piggy Banks, a clinic in America is encouraging its clients to save their hard-earned cash in a virtual Botox Bank.

Firstly Teen Tanorexics, Now Comes the Rise of Teen Toxing

05
Mar
2010

Firstly Teen Tanorexics, Now Comes the Rise of Teen Toxing

Hannah Burge has become the youngest known person to receive botox at the age of 15 whilst on holiday in Spain, with her mother Sarah’s full consent.