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Following over 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry - including roles in sales and marketing, sales management and business development, I was fortunate enough to be involved in the launch of Botox® and M.D. Forté® glycolic peels into the UK marketplace in 1994. This introduced me to the fascinating world of the cosmetic industry and the very early days of the non-surgical medical aesthetic market.
Since launching my own consultancy business with my business partner, Martyn Roe, in 2002 I have been involved in helping to set up many new concepts focusing on the aesthetic market place including exhibitions, websites, a distribution company and a cosmetic clinic.
I love the different challenges that I've faced in working in this industry and have also been fortunate to have been asked to speak at many different industry forums and write articles on a wide range of business topics related to the cosmetic market alongside meeting some truly fascinating people who work in our business.
There are very big differences between the quality and ethics of suppliers, clinics and associated businesses involved in our market and the challenge that we all face is to accurately represent and market our different concepts in an ethical way whilst maintaining profitability. I hope, in some small way, that Consulting Room's different activities can help to promote and develop the best aspects of our business to help maintain a long term positive profile and growth in our industry segment.
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Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) affects an estimated 1 ? 2% of the population. Here is a quick guide to some of the treatments currently available to axillary hyperhidrosis sufferers, including an introduction to an exciting new option known as miraDry that has recently entered the UK market.
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?
Should Botox and Fillers be allowed to be Sold to the General Public from an Exhibition Stand?
Like many in the industry, I tend to keep an eye on deal website Groupon with a mixture of fascination and suspicion.
Treatments You Can Trust announced the challenges they have targeted for future development to help improve standards in aesthetics.
According to an article in the French magazine Anti-Age, the French High Authority of Health (HAS) has recently prohibited different lipolysis procedures.
Needles at Dawn! Beauty therapists challenge who should and should not be allowed to inject botox and dermal fillers.
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.
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.
There are times when breast augmentation or enlargement surgery with silicone gel implants just doesn't go to plan; so what do you need to be aware of?
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.
Allergan, manufacturers of Dermal Filler Juvderm Ultra, are inviting people via their US website to tell them what they really want on Valentines Day.
Parents want their children to grow up with a positive and healthy self-image so beware of the impact of advertising.
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.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by the UK distributor of a new product called the Kush aimed at women with larger breasts who sleep on their side. Does it work?
Would you be happy to be gifted Botox for Valentine's day? Experts wouldn't be as it's actually illegal to advertise Botox in the UK!