Dermal Clinic Launch, Edinburgh

Jackie Partridge and her team celebrated the opening of their new clinic in Edinburgh.

Partridge started Dermal Clinic in 2007 as a mobile practitioner and, together with husband Jarrod, opened her first clinic just under three years ago. The business has since gone from strength to strength and last month the team unveiled its new larger premises, as well as the fact it has become the first approved and registered Save Face clinic in Scotland. It has taken eight months to transform the building from a damp and unloved office space into a beautiful new seven-room clinic. 100 people attended the launch event and had a chance to look at the treatment rooms, minor operation room and consultation rooms. Partridge has also expanded the team with one of the newest members being consultant vascular surgeon Mr Zahid Raza

Out and about

Antonia Mariconda, Build A Beauty Blog Workshop, The Soho Hotel, London

Antonia Mariconda launched her social media training consultancy last month at The Soho Hotel with her first three- hour workshop: “Build A Beauty Blog”. The sell-out event was attended by 50 delegates and saw presentations by Mariconda and guest speakers including PR Jenny Pabila and marketing expert Mark Bugg. Mariconda will be running a series of social media, branding workshops and masterclasses in 2015. Her next event “Twitter for Success” takes places on November 1, 2014, from 10am to 1pm at The Soho Hotel. 

CCR Expo, Olympia, London

London’s Olympia played host to the second Clinical Cosmetic and Reconstructive (CCR) Expo last month. This year’s event heralded a new age of  collaboration between the surgical and non-surgical arenas, as the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons announced that its annual scientific meeting would be taking place alongside the 2015 expo, on October 8-9. The event saw more than 150 exhibitors showcasing their products and treatments while the conference and workshop programme covered a range of topics from facial rejuvenation, the “natural” breast and new reconstructive techniques, to discussions on cultural and societal beauty ideals, ethics in female genital surgery, and the latest in non-surgical technology. Trainee surgeons also traded suture and injection tips while learning from international experts in the Surgical Training Dome in association with PLASTA. AM