Digital agency Web Marketing Clinic instigated an engaging debate on ‘age-gating’ on Instagram this week, asking if clinics should set a minimum age requirement for their Instagram page.
The third Aesthetic Business Conference (ABC) created and hosted by Hamilton Fraser is set to take place on September 28 at the Royal College of Physicians.
On May 4 Dr Selena Langdon, aesthetic practitioner and representative of industry group Keep Medical Aesthetics Medical (KMAM), and the founder of the Safety in Beauty campaign, Antonia Mariconda, met with prime minister Theresa May.
Aesthetic permanent makeup artist Tracie Giles has launched the IndelibeLiner range of devices and pigments alongside a training course.
Aesthetic medical professionals have voiced their concern following the launch of a facial dissection course designed to offer training to beauty therapists. Cosmetic Couture, a company that offers aesthetic training to beauty therapists, ran the two-day course in December, which aimed to raise the safety standards of those participating in aesthetic training and increase the anatomical knowledge of practitioners. An external anatomist who provides anatomy teaching through cadaver dissection performed the dissection. Following the release of Cosmetic Couture’s promotional video on YouTube, which has since been removed, aesthetic professionals voiced concerns with beauty therapists receiving training using a cadaver and subsequently offering injectable treatments.
Home House in London was the venue for The Medical and Aesthetic Training Academy (MATA) launch on June 5.
Filming is underway for a video that aims to raise consumer awareness of safety within the aesthetics industry. Aesthetic practitioner, Dr Vincent Wong, has been developing the film, entitled 'Confidence is Conscienceless', to highlight the importance of seeking a fully qualified practitioner, and aiming to dispel myths surrounding cosmetic treatments.
The Safety In Beauty campaign, headed up by beauty journalist Antonia Mariconda, has achieved its first major coup, with CRS Media agreeing to ban injectable cosmetic treatments from this year's Anti-Ageing Show. In light of the Keogh Review and a growing concern for consumer safety, the Safety In Beauty campaign has pledged to work as closely as possible with national show and exhibition organisers to ban the practice of needle treatments at consumer shows. In the first year of The Anti-Ageing Show, two exhibitors were offering injectable treatments to visitors, but after lengthy discussions with Mariconda and the Safety In Beauty team, the organisers have agreed to ban the practice from the 2014 exhibition.