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Lorna was the 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 press and members of the media researching cosmetic surgery, with the aim of educating and raising awareness amongst the public.
So how do you reach out to men when it comes to advertising facial fillers and other cosmetic injectables?
Once you are going ahead with cosmetic surgery you should prepare yourself to get the best result from the procedure and to avoid any possible complications.
Is they key to avoiding dry skin and cracked lips as simple as a change in skincare?
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.
Since the silencing of the guns on 11th November 1918, we remember the fallen, along with the medical professionals who pioneered plastic surgery treatments.
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.
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.
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.
The ZO® Skin Health Controlled Depth Peel is an intensive chemical peel that is designed to create, rejuvenate, and correct skin deficiencies.
if you live in Wales, the Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales has made it a lot easier to protect yourself from unscrupulous cosmetic cowboys.
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.
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons at the London Eye Hospital have been calling for better education for people considering laser eye surgery.
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.
People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment.
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!
Experts respond to the risk of treatments being delivered without a face-to-face consultation and assessment beforehand by a prescribing medical practitioner.
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.
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.
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.
miraDry is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat.
More products and devices are coming to market that can address issues and concerns in the female genital area.
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.
I said goodbye to dry, cracked heels in just a week with Neostrata Problem Dry Skin Cream!
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.
Apprentice 2013 winner Dr Leah Totton as she officially cut the ribbon on the opening of her first UK clinic.
I came across a new book called Weight Loss Surgery; The Real Skinny by an American Weight Loss Surgeon, Nick Nicholson M.D. and an author, B.A. Blackwood.
Now Botox for Hair is the latest product to ride on the success of an already well-established brand, but for how much longer?
The OCEAN Breast Enlargement procedure is 100% British-made and only available on these shores, let's find out all about it...
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!
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.
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.
Dr Martin Kinsella has become the first clinician, through his re-enhance Skin and Body Clinic in Hale, to offer intravenous vitamin drips to combat fatigue and improve health and well being.
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.
The Government and Trading Standards must step up and deal with the illegal practice of teeth whitening following a new European Directive.
Dr Hilary Jones has joined forces with TreatmentsYouCanTrust.org.uk to launch a new Safer Injectables Campaign against `Botox Cowboys`.
Here are the dangers of seeking dermal filler treatments via un-medically qualified Beauty Therapists as compared to medically trained Doctors and Nurses.
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.
Sir Bruce Keogh starts his Department of Health review to investigate the whole UK Cosmetic Surgery industry.
The price for fewer and reduced wrinkles seems to be getting cheaper and cheaper with cut-price retailer Aldi now adding an anti-ageing cream at just GBP4.99!
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.
As the now well known saying goes ...men are from Mars and women are from Venus, how products are targeted and marketed differently to men and women.
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!
Wouldn't it be great to have the perfect Beyonce-style tush for those summer holidays on the beach and those party nights?
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.
3,000 women who were given faulty Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants have sought help from the NHS.
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.
According to the 2011 statistics released today from BAAPS there has been a 5.8% rise in the number of surgical procedures performed.
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...
It seems credit cards are coming to the rescue more and more often for cosmetic treatments nowadays.
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?
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?
Football and boobs: His playbook for her breast implants` book launches with a contest to win breast augmentation surgery!
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...
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?
Did you know that your local hairdresser could administer the injections if they’ve been on the right course? Seriously!
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.
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!
British and American dermatologists and cosmetic practitioners have treated severe cases of acne. Yet controversies abound linking it to serious bowel diseases.
A medical aesthetic clinic in Manhattan is currently advertising various deals on Botox and has installed neon signs which shine out across the neighbourhood.
Fancy winning a Face Lift or a Tummy Tuck? One Harley Street clinic is causing controversy by giving away surgery.
Tickle Lipo is the new, much talked about procedure in the world of liposuction for body contouring and fat removal.
Treatments You Can Trust (Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers) launches to the public but BAAPS condemns it as state-sponsored marketing.
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!
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.
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.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has issued updated advice on Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants.
Merz Aesthetics has suspended sales of Novabel amid concerns following reports of a few patients who suffered adverse reactions.
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.
Nanoparticles are used in cosmetics and in particular sunscreen products. What are they? Are they safe? Should you be worried?
Marketed as "the world's first vaginal shield for safer hair removal and tanning protection", the Va-j-j Visor is here!
Can you really tell if someone has had a hair transplant operation?
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
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.
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.