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Understanding Pregnancy and Skincare

Dr Galyna Selezneva shares information about skincare do’s and don’ts for perinatal patients

Many women understandably want to carry on with their skincare and aesthetic treatment plans whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.

08 November 2021

© Dr Galyna Selezneva

Choosing a Device for Your Clinic

Business consultant Vanessa Bird explains the best way to navigate through the process of selecting a new device.

12 November 2021

© Vanessa Bird

Understanding Pregnancy and Skincare

Dr Galyna Selezneva shares information about skincare do’s and don’ts for perinatal patients

Many women understandably want to carry on with their skincare and aesthetic treatment plans whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.

08 November 2021

© Dr Galyna Selezneva

CCR 2021: Aesthetics Reunited!

Celebrating our first in-person event since 2020, Aesthetics reflects on the biggest CCR to date!

The long-awaited return of the biggest UK aesthetics event finally took place on October 14 and 15 at the ExCeL London for CCR.

03 November 2021

© Ellie Holden

Managing Dark Circles in SOC

Dr Stephen Humble discusses the aetiology and management of dark circles in skin of colour patients

25 October 2021

© Dr Stephen Humble

Treating the Breast

Mr Taimur Shoaib introduces the modern approaches to breast augmentation surgery

22 October 2021

©Mr Taimur Shoaib

Chartered accountant Jonathan Bardolph advises on the changes to taxation and how this may affect your business

For aesthetic practitioners in business (whether it be as a sole trader, partnership, or limited company) you will soon be moving away from calculating tax annually to a quarterly submission and payment system. 

13 October 2021

© Jonathan Bardolph

Get the recognition you deserve at the most prestigious awards ceremony in aesthetics!

The Aesthetics Awards brings together the very best in medical aesthetics and is open to those new and established to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Winning an Aesthetics Award, or even being named a finalist, is a significant acknowledgement of your efforts in the field. It can help you raise your profile and expand your marketing and PR prospects while presenting the perfect opportunity to be recognised by fellow professionals, peers and customers as the best in medical aesthetics.

12 October 2021

©Shannon Kilgariff

Dr Xavier Goodarzian outlines the common complications caused by chemical peels and advises on how to avoid them

Chemical peels have been in use for decades and their formulas and applications have dramatically improved over the years.This has led to products that are much safer and cause fewer side effects. While peels can be a wonderful way of improving skin quality and reducing sun damage, pigmentation, acne, acne scarring and wrinkles, they are powerful tools and like any aesthetic treatment they have the potential to cause complications.

13 September 2021

© Dr Xavier Goodarzian

Acting Editor Shannon Kilgariff provides her top tips for writing a successful Aesthetics Awards application

Known as the ‘Oscars of Aesthetics’ the Aesthetics Awards are a celebration like no other in our field. It’s not only a spectacular opportunity to get dressed up and network with 800 peers in the field of aesthetic medicine, but it’s also a way to celebrate a year of hard-earned achievements. 

10 September 2021

© Shannon Kilgariff

This September sees us celebrate the 25th anniversary of Restylane

Restylane paved the way for a generation of aesthetic injectables, as the first non-animal-based HA filler to be approved by the US FDA for cosmetic injection in 2003.

10 September 2021

© Galderma 

Profile Correction: Profiloplasty revisited

This masterclass is a must for any clinician wishing to be able to comprehensively offer full facial sculpting for their patients. Professor Khanna has developed strategies, concepts and techniques to enable the most optimum results possible from the forehead to the nose, lips, chin and submental region, in a seamless fashion.

9 September 2021

© Bob Khanna 

Derma Institute

Derma Institute is an award-winning training academy that strives for excellence in training on non-surgical, non-invasive facial treatments, such as BOTOX® and Dermal Filler.

9 September 2021

© Derma Institute

New aesthetic clinic to open on Harley Street

Aesthetic clinic Neo Health will open in Harley Street, London, in November.

27 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

VIVACY launches survey on aesthetics

Aesthetic product manufacturer Laboratories VIVACY UK has launched a survey to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the aesthetic industry.

19 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Revision Skincare now available at GetHarley

Skincare brand Revision Skincare has partnered with skincare platform GetHarley.

The range uses peptides to combat visible signs of ageing and formulates all of its products with prebiotic technology to help the skin’s microbiome, explains Revision Skincare.

19 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

In the life of Dr Uliana Gout

The BCAM president gives us an insight into her everyday life.

28 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Dr Arthur Swift to speak at CCR

World renowned plastic surgeon Dr Arthur Swift will be a keynote speaker for Canadian dermal filler manufacturer Prollenium as it launches Revanesse to the UK at CCR on October 14 and 15.

23 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

SkinCeuticals to hold virtual training events

Professional skincare and antioxidant company SkinCeuticals will hold its first medical training event on September 6.

The event, named the Aesthetic Injectables and Skin Health, will review the indications and limitations of the commonly used injectables in aesthetic medicine, outline the benefits of integrating medical grade skincare with injectables and discuss key features in developing an individual approach within the safe treatment parameters. 

11 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

JCCP announces collaboration with CPSA for registrants

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has announced a new educational and training framework in collaboration with the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA).

06 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

The ISAPS World Congress is just over a month away!

From now until Wednesday, August 11th, delegates can register as an Early Bird and receive a special discounted price.

In order to promote our Early Bird special, please find attached the flyer containing all of the latest updates on the event, what to expect at the congress, and how to register as an Early Bird for a reduced fee.

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Top-Q dermal filler sold with false CE mark

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has revealed that models of Top-Q dermal filler are being sold with a falsely applied CE Mark.

06 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

New video game for dermatologists launches

Medical video game creator Level Ex has launched a new game aimed at dermatologists.

04 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

CCR announces Galderma as headline sponsor

Pharmaceutical company Galderma will be the headline sponsor at CCR in October.

28 June 2021

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DEKA webinar on demand

Last month laser manufacturer DEKA held an exclusive webinar on the Aesthetics website, which is now available to watch on demand. The webinar will be available on demand for the next two weeks, and you can access it here

02 August 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Lynton introduces business programme

Laser and IPL manufacturer Lynton has introduced a programme to help practitioners launch a new device into their clinic.

26 July 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Healthxchange to supply Intraline products

Aesthetic supplier Healthxchange has partnered with aesthetic company Intraline to supply its line of lifting and rejuvenating PDO threads as well as the brand’s dermal fillers.

22 July 2021

© Aesthetics journal

APPG recommends dermal fillers become prescription only

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing (APPG) has published its final report into botulinum toxin, dermal fillers and other aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments today.

22 July 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Transform Hospital Group supports LGBTQ+ community

Healthcare provider Transform Hospital Group has created a team of LGBTQ+ ambassadors to undergo training with the LGBT Foundation.

19 July 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Cynosure celebrates 30-year anniversary

Laser manufacturer Cynosure celebrates 30 years this July with a month-long celebration.

12 July 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Link between visible light and skin ageing shown

Healthcare brand Higher Nature has supported the launch of a new study in support of their new skincare range Digital Defence on visible light (VIS) and skin ageing.

07 July 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Alumier Foundation contributes to education

The Alumier Foundation by skincare brand AlumierMD has donated $70,000 USD to the Nhlengelo Primary School in South Africa.

30 June 2021

© Aesthetics journal

First ready-to-use toxin to launch

Pharmaceutical company Galderma has confirmed the first ready-to-use liquid neuromodulator has completed its European decentralised trial in Europe.

22 June 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Spark Talks 2021 entries open

Spark by Allergan Aesthetics has launched Spark Talks 2021, a platform for healthcare professionals to discuss topics with colleagues.

09 June 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Crown Aesthetics appoints new head in UK and Ireland

Aesthetic manufacturer Crown Aesthetics has appointed Reena Sandhu as Head of Aesthetics, Marketing and Operations in the UK and Ireland.

07 June 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Aesthetics Awards: The Winners

After a tough year, the Aesthetics team were delighted to finally host the Aesthetics Awards on May 28 and celebrate everything the specialty has achieved in the last 12 months.

01 June 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Cynosure opens new centre

Laser manufacturer Cynosure has opened a new experience centre located in Chiswick, London.

27 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

New online enquiry system launches

Digital agency Blow Media has introduced BlowBot, a new online enquiry system.

26 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

BACN reaches 1,000 members

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) has reached the milestone of 1,000 members.

24 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Aesthetic specialty to come together to celebrate the Aesthetics Awards

Preparations for the long-awaited ‘Oscars of aesthetics’ taking place as a digital ceremony on May 28 are in full swing, with clinics, practitioners and aesthetic companies all over the UK and Ireland coming together to celebrate.

20 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

New initiative to support clinics post-lockdown

UK Laser manufacturer Laser Lipo has launched a new initiative called ‘Bounce Back Britain’ offering affordable post-lockdown prices on Strawberry Laser technology.

07 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Industry associations celebrate under-18 cosmetic fillers law

Industry associations have voiced their support of the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill which passed its third reading in the House of Lords on April 28.

06 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Statistics reveal US $9 billion spend on surgery in 2020

US-based aesthetic training organisation The Aesthetic Society has released its annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2020, revealing that Americans spent more than nine billion dollars on plastic surgery.

05 May 2021

© Aesthetics journal

TikTok & Snapchat for healthcare marketing

How to use new social media platforms to grow your online presence among patients. 

© Medico Digital

Improving conversion rate

How to maximise enquiries from your healthcare-focused landing page…

© Medico Digital 

BAS to hold vein treatment masterclass

The British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS) is hosting a one-hour webinar on March 30 at 6:30pm GMT, focussing on patient satisfaction and increasing engagement within the microsclerotherapy patient journey.

22 March 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Aesthetics to host free webinar on non-thermal lasers

Aesthetics is hosting a free online webinar on non-thermal lasers in partnership with Erchonia Lasers Ltd on April 1 at 2pm GMT.

19 March 2021

© Aesthetics journal

JCCP calls for better industry regulation

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has released a 10-point plan designed to create a more regulated, monitored and safer environment of practise for non-surgical aesthetics and hair restoration.

19 March 2021

© Aesthetics journal

The Aesthetics Accountant releases new VAT pack

The Aesthetics Accountant has converted it’s digital masterclasses into a new digital pack to help aesthetic practitioners understand the VAT exemption ruling and guide them through the myths and opinions in the industry.

16 March 2021

© Aesthetics journal

guidance on dermal fillers and COVID-19

ACE Group releases guidance on dermal fillers and COVID-19

The Aesthetic Complications Expert (ACE) Group World has released new guidance on dermal filler delayed onset reactions following COVID-19 infection and vaccination.

10 March 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Dr Tapan Patel to host Cutera webinar

Dr Tapan Patel to host Cutera webinar

Aesthetic technology manufacturer Cutera will hold an exclusive webinar on the Aesthetics website hosted by aesthetic practitioner Dr Tapan Patel.

04 March 2021

© Aesthetics journal

New non-surgical labiaplasty method launches

New non-surgical labiaplasty method launches

Aesthetic distributor Novus Medical has introduced a new treatment protocol for non-surgical labiaplasty using its APTOS threads.

05 March 2021

© Aesthetics journal

non surgical rhinoplasty

Acquisition Aesthetics launches masterclass in non-surgical rhinoplasty

Aesthetic training provider Acquisition Aesthetics is launching the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Masterclass with aesthetic practitioner and trainer Dr Yusra Al- Mukhtar.

22 February 2021

© Aesthetics journal

Celluma Light Therapy to present exclusive LED webinar

LED device manufacturer Celluma Light Therapy will present a webinar exclusively on the Aesthetics website, discussing everything you need to know about light emitting diode (LED) devices.

28 January 2021

© Aesthetics journal

1:1 Training in Injectable Treatments

The best way to learn will always be by treating a patient under the direct supervision of a fully qualified aesthetics practitioner.

10 February 2021

© Harley Academy 

International complications group launches

A new not-for-profit organisation called the Complications in Medical Aesthetics Collaborative (CMAC) has been formed to support practitioners worldwide in diagnosing and managing complications in medical aesthetics.

20 January 2021

© Aesthetics journal

A Day in the Life of a Vaccinator

With calls for aesthetic practitioners to volunteer to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme, nurse prescriber Julie Redmond shares her experience to inspire others.

20 January 2021

© Aesthetics Journal

Study indicates that vascular occlusion less likely with cannulas

A study conducted by the Department of Dermatology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, has suggested that cannulas are less likely to cause a vascular occlusion than needles when injecting filler.

13 January 2021

© Aesthetics journal

SPON: How Dr Amiee Vyas quadrupled her income through lockdown

Many practitioners have closed their doors once again and are having to adapt and find ways to earn extra income whilst restrictions are in place. Get Harley spoke to Dr Amiee Vyas about how she ensures her business can withstand lockdown and benefit from virtual connection.

17 November 2020

© Aesthetics journal

Managing complications eLearning with Harley Academy

Managing Complications eLearning with Harley Academy

Complications are a possibility with any medical procedure, and aesthetic injectable treatments are no exception. Build your confidence as an injector on Harley Academy’s eLearning course: Preventing & Managing Dermal Filler Complications. On this self-paced online course, you will learn a methodical approach to dermal filler complications through real case studies.

Allergan Spark

Allergan Spark have updated their Knowledge Hub

Allergan Spark has recently updated their Spark Knowledge Hub to provide access to a collection of ever-expanding aesthetic, educational content offering a wealth of real-time business and clinical support. Created to support the next generation of aesthetics professionals, their online resources include access to Spark Talks Events, Harley Academy Webinars and a new Social Media Toolkit. 

Acquisition Aesthetics

New Level 7 Diploma launched!

Acquisition Aesthetics are very excited to have launched their new Level 7 Diploma, presenting a huge opportunity for at-home learning and career progression. They’re also introducing a plethora of online courses, including their much-requested Complications Masterclass. Aestheticians can also keep up to date with them on social media where they will be releasing a number of educational resources.


Surge in practitioners searching for training courses

According to new data collected by insurance company PolicyBee there has been a surge in online searches for aesthetic training courses over the last 12 months.

5 November 2020

© Aesthetics journal

JCCP clarifies stance on clinic closures for England lockdown

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has released new guidance stating that clinics should not remain open following the recent second wave lockdown announcement in England.

03 November 2020

© Aesthetics journal

Understanding the New COVID-19 Job Support Scheme

Understanding the New COVID-19 Job Support Scheme

Employment associate Catherine Hawkes provides advice for business owners on the new job support scheme

28 October 2020

© Aesthetics journal

Toxin image from Aesthetics

Botulinum toxin market set to experience large growth

According to a report published by Fortune Business Insights, the botulinum toxin market will reach US $8,309 million by 2026, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate of 8%.

26 October 2020

© Aesthetics journal

Filler demonstration at CCR 2019 event

MPs support Bill to make injection of toxin and fillers for cosmetic purposes in children illegal

MPs have voted in favour of the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill 2019-21 today following its second reading at the House of Commons. The Bill will now move to the committee stage where clauses may be added and it will be considered by MPs in the House of Commons line-by-line.

16 October 2020

© Aesthetics journal

British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)

BCAM LEADING the UK Aesthetic Medicine community with its record-breaking Inaugural Conference 2020!

The leading experts of the UK Aesthetic Medicine specialty convened online last week for the 2020
British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) first “Virtual Conference.” The first UK organisation
of its kind to attempt such an event, leading speakers explored the latest innovations, techniques
and best practice in this burgeoning field of medicine, including complications management, body and weight, women’s health, skin of colour and COVID-19.

21 September 2020

© British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM)

Allergan Aesthetics logo

Allergan Aesthetics and Skinbetter Science Announce The DREAM Initiative™ To Advance Health Equity and Diversity in Aesthetics

Global pharmaceutical company Allergan Aesthetics and skincare company Skinbetter Science have collaborated to launch a new initiative to improve diversity in the aesthetic industry.

14 September 2020

© Abbive News Center

Acquisition Aesthetics introduces Level 7 diploma

Level 7 diploma introduced by Acquisition Aesthetics

Training provider Acquisition Aesthetics is now offering a Level 7 Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, having been approved by awarding organisation OTHM Qualifications.

18 September 2020

© Aesthetics Journal

Tatler's Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide 2020 is here!

CCR’s Official Press Ambassador, Francesca White has announced the publication of the 2020 guide! This fantastic guide has been designed to eliminate the guesswork and introduce you to Tatler’s top 40 doctors.

9 September 2020

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September 7th marks lift-off for private practices!

From Monday 7 September, London based private providers are set to be removed from an NHS contract, kickstarting them back into business!

26 August 2020

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There's a brand new device that will do the crunches for you

Cutera has developed a muscle stimulation device which replicates the equivilent of 54,000 crunches in just 45 minutes.

20 August 2020



AEO, AEV and ESSA secure go-date for exhibitions

A combined group of members from the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), led by the associations, has today secured the long-awaited go-date for the exhibitions industry for the 1st October 2020.

7 August 2020

© Association of Event Organisers

Customers turn to home procedures this lockdown

Lockdown has led the British public to do their own filler, here’s what aesthetic practitioner’s Emma Coleman, Dr Aiofe Turner, Dr Kishan Raichura and Dr Euan Mackinnon has to say about it.

15 July 2020

© Metro

The BCAM has announced it's plans to launch Student Membership

The British College of Aesthetics Medicine (BCAM) is planning to introduce a special membership option for medical and dental students.

28 October 2019

© The BCAM

Coming out of lockdown

A guidance document, sponsored by Merz Aesthetics, for the reopening of clinics has been published. The fact sheet is a consensus review created after serveral UK and Ireland key opinions leaders in aesthetics medicine took part in a round table discussion. 

11 June 2020

© The PMFA

Marketing strategy

Now is the time to master your marketing

Many clinics are expecting a huge influx of returning patients in July, so now is the time to maximise your marketing efforts says Nafisa Mughal who suggests you should be looking at your marketing strategy now more than ever!

15 June 2020

© Aesthetic Dentistry Today


The British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS) has responded to concerns around re-opening clinics after coronavirus by pulling together one high quality virtual event with everything a practitioner needs to steer their clinic out of lockdown, the easy way. Packed with expert speakers and invaluable downloadable resources such as templates and checklists, this professionally presented webinar will help clinic owners and managers hit the ground running and gain a competitive edge. It could save countless hours of reading, research and planning.

Saturday 20 June 2020 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM BST (GMT+1)

© British Association of Sclerotherapists

Independent practitioner today

Video consultations are starting to soar

The Coronavirus spread has led to a surge in demand for digital consultations in specialist healthcare. Independent Practitioner Today traces the trend being experienced by the Trustedoctor platform.

11 May 2020

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Allergan applauds fundamental change in China’s business environment​

After the launch of China’s new Foreign Investment Law, multinational pharmaceutical company Allergan found that local governments have been more open, transparent and efficient during the company’s cooperation with them, which made investing in China more easy and smooth, said Wang Wei, area VP of Allergan Aesthetics JAPAC.

26 May 2020


Managing a Clinic Post COVID-19

Managing a Clinic Post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare, social and financial systems. Not only will this leave a mark on history, but will also play an influential role in setting new working and social norms. In the field of medical aesthetics, new measures must be taken to ensure maximum protection to both practitioners and the general public when lockdown measures are eased, despite being a low risk form of medicine with regards to viral transmission.

14 May 2020

© Aesthetics journal


JCCP Statement on ‘Navigating the Challenges Raised Regarding Returning to Work Safely’

Last week the JCCP released a document ‘Preparing Your Place of Work: Covid-19 & Return to Practice’.  This guidance document was produced to assist aesthetic practitioners to map and commence preparations to deliver effective treatments as safely as possible within the context of a carefully prepared practice environment and in such a manner that would seriously minimise risks of contracting Covid-19 for patients, practitioners and their employees.

20 May 2020


COVID-19: How the plastic surgery specialty is responding

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” So, what happens when there is no work? We present viewpoints from various plastic surgeons faced with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The members of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum represent their opinions and seek a constructive way forward by working together, and planning for the future. Additionally, we are delighted to include contributions from a legal and financial perspective. The implications for those who work in the public and private sectors will be of enormous magnitude.

13 May 2020

© PMFA Journal

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