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Church House, London

In September, the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) held its annual conference at Church House in Westminster, covering a range of topics, including innovations in the industry, alongside important aesthetic advances.

BCAM’s new president, Dr Catherine Fairris welcomed attendees before guest of honour and founder of botulinum toxin for cosmetic release, Dr Jean Carruthers kicked off the injectables agenda with a fascinating talk titled: ‘Knowledge Review and Fresh Perspectives in Facial Aesthetics’. Dr Carruthers shared her own story of realising the cosmetic potential of botulinum toxin, along with delivering details of innovations in facial aesthetics and offering attendees a live Q&A.

BCAM trustee Dr Sophie Shotter said, “We have been headlined by the strongest pioneer of science in aesthetics in the world, so it has been a true privilege to have Dr Carruthers join us.”

Dr Jean Carruthers, who was presented with an honorary membership to BCAM, added “I was honoured to be invited to share my work and clinical experience with the membership of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. The meeting agenda and general meeting organization were absolutely superb. The keen attendance at the meeting and the quality of the questions asked of the speakers showed that the membership truly treasures this exceptional educational experience.”


Aesthetic manufacturer Crown Aesthetics hosted its Autumn Symposium on October 1 During the morning session, there were live demonstrations on models using the SkinPen Precision device to highlight the correct depths and details about the indications. Plastic surgeons Sherina Balaratnam and Andy Williams (photographed) were the guest speakers with other talks including marketing and education support available to customers, best practice for clinic growth and the science behind the clinical data, studies and efficacy of results.

Reena Sandhu, head of marketing & operations UK at SkinPen UK said the event was an “overwhelming success” with record numbers of virtual attendees.

“The main highlight was the announcement of our newly approved indications for Stretch Marks, Surgical Scars and Enlarged pores,” Sanhu added. “We had international medical doctors fly in from Europe and industry-leading clinics in the audience. We are already working on the next Symposium, which will be in mid-2023.”

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