esthechoc – a daily chocolate supplement that slows down ageing, is an amazing anti-oxidant and is only 38 kcal!! Now at Cosmedic.

Martyn King

Martyn King

Dr Martyn King is a GMC registered doctor, owner and Director of Cosmedic Skin Clinic, Director of Salon Direct, a Member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, Board member of the British Association of Sclerotherapists, Chair of the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, Chair of the Clinical Board of Save Face, Medical Director of Cosmedic Pharmacy, Medical Director of 3D-lipolite, Clinical Director for Dr Leah Clinics and on the editorial panel for Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Martyn King is also a regular conference speaker at BCAM, BACN, BAS, FACE, CCR, Aesthetic Medicine and Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition and publishes in several well-known journals, magazines and television.

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Sharon King

Aesthetic Medicine Live, 2017

13th March 2017 at 6:45 pm

AML 2017 was once again a fantastic conference, well done to Vicky Eldridge for putting it all together. Sharon and I had a great time, fantastic seeing good friends and colleagues, very well organised, some very impressive speakers and great for networking with such a friendly atmosphere. Sharon and I chaired an excellent session but hats off to Constance Campion and Emma Davies for their courtroom scene reenactment. These legal people really do make us sit up and think, justify every action we do and always act with honesty, integrity and professionalism. I look forward to next year at AML!!!

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Sharon King

IMCAS, Paris, January 2017

12th February 2017 at 6:49 pm

IMCAS, Paris, January 2017

Sharon and I have been attending this conference for the last few years in Paris. Some interesting lectures and good to see what new products, techniques and treatments are available throughout Europe. I think the highlight for Sharon was the Louis Vuitton shop on Champs-Élysées‎. Once again, thanks to Schuco for making this possible!

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Sharon King

Aesthetic Medicine Live, 2017.

12th February 2017 at 6:02 pm

A quick thank you to the organisers of Aesthetic Medicine Live which Sharon and I both really enjoyed attending this year. Some great speakers, very well organised, really good to catch up with so many old friends and colleagues and some of our favourite exhibitors. Sharon and I Chaired the Aesthetic Tips and Tricks session in the main conference room on the Saturday and I also did a presentation on the treatment of pigmentation with Succinic Acid for Hyalual on the Cosmedic Pharmacy stand (well done to Iain for a very impressive stand this year!). Can’t leave out the Gala Dinner on the Saturday night where we stayed up dancing until late and I won the award for Best Dancer! Thanks again Vicky, David and Mark and would be our pleasure to Chair a session next year for you!



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16th July 2016 at 12:58 pm

Staying Safe In The Sun A very informative article that Dr Martyn King contributed to in the July 2016 Edition of Aesthetic Journal, highlighting the importance of using a broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) sun protection, all year round and with regular application. Can anyone spot our receptionist on there?

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BAS Conference 2016

31st May 2016 at 8:09 pm

This was a great conference and a huge success for the British Association of Sclerotherapists. Some very good lectures and demonstrations, excellent for networking and educational as well as fun!

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A Combined Effort

31st May 2016 at 7:51 pm

A nice little article that I contributed to in Aesthetics, April 2016. Many of our patients come to clinic asking about a specific treatment, although often there are different options and starting with lifting and volumising, improving skin quality and then brightening and smoothing the skin to give the 10 years younger look!

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Treating Bingo Wings

14th May 2016 at 8:16 pm

Treating Bingo Wings May 2016: Bingo wings are very common and in one survey 3 out of 4 women reported that this is the area they liked least about their body! Read my article from Aesthetics Journal on different treatments available. These are very popular treatments at Cosmedic Skin Clinic, why not book a free consultation to see what we can do for you?

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Sharon King

Aesthetic Medicine Live 2016

8th February 2016 at 9:35 am

Aesthetic Medicine Live 2016: Even better than last year – great programme, great speakers, great venue, great exhibitors and a fantastic night out on the Saturday. It was really good to catch up with so many friends and colleagues, the conference had such a great vibe and we even ended up buying a couple of new devices for our clinic. Cosmedic Pharmacy was also very busy and attracted many new customers so a special thank you to Kelly and Nikita. Sharon and I Chaired the session on Volumisation and there was some excellent speakers and presentations and some good debate. Looking forward to next year…

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Sharon King

Aesthetic Medicine Live 2016

3rd February 2016 at 12:32 pm

Volumisation AM Live 2016Looking forward to Aesthetic Medicine Live 2016

Will be great to catch up with friends and colleagues, see all the latest treatments and technologies, listen to some great speakers and especially looking forward to the Jazz evening.

Martyn King
Sharon King

IMCAS 2016

3rd February 2016 at 11:30 am

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IMCAS World Congress 2016, some great lectures, some excellent speakers, really good to catch up with friends and colleagues and some fantastic hospitality.

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Black and Blue

16th January 2016 at 6:30 pm

Black and Blue 1 Black and Blue 2 Black and Blue 3The latest guidelines for the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group on the Management of Bruising.

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Sharon King

The Management of Delayed Onset Nodules

24th October 2015 at 7:34 pm

DONs 1 DONs 2 DONs 3 DONs 4 DONs 5I believe this is the finest work produced by the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group. The management of nodules, lumps, granulomas or biofilms as a result of injectable treatments is problematic and there is very little information on how to deal with them and such varied opinions! Finally, the ACE Group have taken all the best evidence and advice and formulated into a simple spreadsheet for all practitioners. Feel free to email me ( if you wish to receive the PDF document.

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Harmony in Facial Balance and Risk Management of Aesthetic Complications, Galderma, 20th October 2015.

24th October 2015 at 7:28 pm

Galderma Oct 2015Dr Martyn King’s lecture on Management of Aesthetic Complications was very well received and had extremely positive feedback. Looking forward to taking the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group further and publishing all the latest peer reviewed, evidence based guidelines and creating the ACE Group website as well as looking at running regional meetings specifically on management of complications. The group is not for profit and has the ethos that no-one should be doing a procedure if they are unable to deal with the immediate consequences if something goes wrong!

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Sharon King

SkinCeuticals Preview Evening

16th September 2015 at 12:26 pm

Metacell Renewal B3Martyn & Sharon are both excited about the new SkinCeuticals product launch, Metacell Renewal B3, ideal “prejuvenation” for the younger patient. Wine and nibbles and a catch up with fellow skin care experts. Metacell Renewal B3 contains 5% niacinamide and is a comprehensive daily moisturiser that improves the skin’s natural barrier, increases cell turnover, reduces discolouration and redness and hydrates without feeling tacky.

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Sharon King

25th April 2015, Aesthetic Medicine Conference

4th July 2015 at 1:37 pm

Aesthetic Medicine 2015Dr Martyn King presented slides on the management of complications and then chaired a questions and answers panel debate. Extremely well received and some very good questions from the floor, it is obvious that there is a role for the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group and that peer-reviewed, evidence based guidelines are essential in what is essentially a very poorly regulated industry.

Panel included Sharon King, Stephen Bassett, Patrick Treacey, Helena Collier and Mandy Luckman.

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7-8th March 2015, Aesthetic Conference and Expo

4th July 2015 at 1:30 pm

A very busy year at ACE 2015 with Dr Martyn King on the speaker panel for the initial lecture on “The role of fat in aesthetics” with the session chaired by friend and colleague, Mr Taimur Shoaib and Mr Adrian Richards. A very good turn out and very educational. Followed by a lecture on the Sunday by Dr Martyn King on the subject of “The benefits of a multi-platform approach when dealing with different body indications”. As well as this, we were pleased to join Cosmedic Pharmacy at their booth and to catch up with all of our friends and colleagues. Looking forward to next year!

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January 2015, Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, Infection

4th July 2015 at 1:17 pm

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The management of infection is the latest guideline that has been produced for the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group by Dr Martyn King and Emma Davies (Vice Chair of the Aesthetic Complications and Clinical Director of Save Face). A peer reviewed consensus document informing practitioners on recommended antibiotic treatment regimes for aesthetics.

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Sharon King

22nd January 2015

4th July 2015 at 1:11 pm

A very nice and very appreciated tweet from Dr Leah Totton!

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March 2015, Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, Herpes

4th July 2015 at 1:09 pm

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The next guidelines written for the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group by Dr Martyn King on Herpetic infections in aesthetic treatments. The document covers incidence, signs and symptoms, how to minimise the risk, treatment and prophylaxis in the at risk groups.

Read the full article by clicking on the link below:


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Sharon King

January 2014 – The 3D-lipolite Clinical Study

4th July 2015 at 12:47 pm

3D-LipoliteDr Martyn King and Sharon King RN NIP of Cosmedic Skin Clinic complete their clinical study;

A study to investigate the effectiveness of combining medical technology, prescription diet, lifestyle changes and biometric monitoring to achieve optimum weight loss and body image

This study has been peer reviewed and published in Prime Journal.

Please click the link below to read the full study:


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Sharon King

November 2013, The Full Works, 3D-lipolite feature in Professional Beauty

4th July 2015 at 12:40 pm

Dr Martyn King and Sharon King feature in an article for Professional Beauty on the upcoming 3D-lipolite program with preliminary trial results.

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8-9th March 2015, ACE Question Time Panel with Peter Sissons

4th July 2015 at 12:32 pm

Question Time ACE 2014Live question time panel debate, chaired by Peter Sissons at the Aesthetic Conference and Expo. Expert panel included:

Dr Martyn King

Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen

Dr Leah Totton

Dr Mike Comins

Dr Tracy Mountford

Sharon Bennett

Mr Dalvi Humzah

Martyn King

July 2014, Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, Tyndall Effect

4th July 2015 at 12:28 pm

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The Tyndall effect is named after the Irish Physicist, John Tyndall (1820-1893), who first described the feature. “The phenomenon in which light is scattered by particles of matter in its path. It enables a beam of light to become visible by illuminating dust particles, etc.” However in aesthetic medicine it is used to describe the bluish appearance that may be seen if a hyaluronic acid filler has been injected too superficially into the skin. This article produced for the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group by Dr Martyn King outlines what it is, how to avoid it and how to treat it.

Read the full article by clicking the link below:

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December 2013, Treatment Spotlight – Another dimension to body shaping

4th July 2015 at 12:21 pm

Another Dimension To Body ShapingAesthetic New article, December 2013, Dr Martyn King

While many clinics run a successful business model based purely on facial rejuvenation, many more are expanding their services to tap into one of the most rapidly expanding areas of aesthetic medicine – body shaping. However, every person is different and has different needs, for some it is overall circumference reduction, for other it is small pockets of fat and for some it may just be cellulite. That is why it is important to have more than one technology to treat these – by combining cryolipolysis, cavitation, radiofrequency and vacuum rolling, you can be certain to get the very best results!

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November 2014, Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, Necrosis

4th July 2015 at 12:15 pm

AeNecrosis-1sthetic Complications Expert Group guidelines on the Management of Necrosis

Perhaps one of the most important documents produced by the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group due to the devastating outcomes associated with necrosis.

Necrosis can occur when a blood vessel is obstructed or occluded by the injection of dermal filler leading to tissue death and ulceration and subsequent scarring. Identifying this complication as it occurs and then immediate management can prevent any catastrophic outcomes. Fortunately it is a very rare complication, but having a good knowledge of anatomy and a good injection technique and working within your own competency levels are always advisable as well as ensuring that you have all the necessary skills and drugs to deal with a potential complication as it happens.

Read the full article by clicking the link below:

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December 2014, Injectable Delivery Systems

4th July 2015 at 12:05 pm

Dr Martyn King and Sharon King RN NIP conducted trial work with the Artiste assisted injection device for the administration of dermal fillers. By using the device they found that pain scores were improved and aesthetic outcomes and duration of treatment were the same as using a manual technique. They have used the device in their own practice and for training sessions. In this article, Dr Martyn King discusses his views on assisted injection devices and key advantages compared to other systems.

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January 2014, Combining cavitation with diet and exercise

4th July 2015 at 11:58 am

Beach FitFollowing the launch of the 3D-lipolite program, Dr Martyn King wrote an article for Aesthetics Journal outlining the benefit of combining diet and exercise to non-surgical fat reduction treatments. The 3D-lipolite program is tailored to each individual based on the Basal Metabolic Rate and body shape. Significant weight loss was achieved as well as improvements in well being, blood pressure and general health.

The 3D-lipolite program is available at Cosmedic Skin Clinic.

The article can be read by clicking on the link below:


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June 2014, The Big Freeze, Expert panel discussion on cryolipolysis with Dr Martyn King

4th July 2015 at 11:38 am

The Big Freeze-1 The Big Freeze-2 The Big Freeze-3 The Big Freeze-4Cryolipolysis is one of the latest technologies in aesthetic medicine and ideal for removing stubborn pockets of fat and for body contouring. It freezes adipose tissue to about -5 degrees to cause permanent damage to the fat cell and subsequent removal by the body but without causing harm to surrounding skin and tissue. It is very safe, very effective, very affordable and there is no downtime although results are not instant. Dr Martyn King has written articles and lectured at several conferences on cryolipolysis and body contouring and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in its treatments. The panel discussion included Dr Martyn King, Dr Johanna Ward, Dr Darren McKeow, Dr Jacques-Andre David and Barbara Freytag.

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June 2014, Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, Ptosis

4th July 2015 at 11:34 am


The most common cause of ptosis in aesthetic medicine is due to the inadvertent injection of botulinum toxin into an incorrect area or over-dosing leading to muscle weakness and a subsequent drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow. These guidelines advise on risk factors for ptosis, how to avoid this complication and what to do in the event a ptosis occurs. Martyn is particularly impressed with the sketch of an eye that he did on page 4 of the article.

Please click the link below to see the full document.

ACE Group – Ptosis

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Sharon King

July 2014, Medical Advisory Board, Aqtis Medical

4th July 2015 at 10:17 am

Ellanse July 2014-1Ellanse July 2014-2Dr Martyn King and Sharon King RN NIP talk to Aesthetic Medicine about Ellanse and the Aqtis Medical Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is an international panel of experts who produce guidelines and expert knowledge on Ellanse including treatment guidelines, injection techniques, safety, results, collagen stimulation and mixing with lidocaine. Martyn and Sharon have produced expert documents for treating cheeks, lateral brow, sub-malar region and temporal hollows.

The Medical Advisory Board consists of Martyn King & Sharon King (UK), Pierre Nicolau (France), Luca Piovano (Italy), Francisco Falcao de Melo (Dubai), Alida Harb Raide (Riyadh), Audun Henrikson (Norway), Alessandra Camporese (Italy), Tiago Baptista-Fernades (Portugal) and Helder Silvestre (Portugal).