We are very excited to announce a new website for Cosmedic Online will be live very soon!!

Martyn King

Dr Martyn King

Dr Martyn King is a GMC registered doctor and the Director of Cosmedic Skin Clinic, a highly successful, award winning private aesthetic clinic as well as Cosmedic Online, Cosmedic Pharmacy and the ACE Group. He is a recognised expert in the field of cosmetic medicine, national and international accredited trainer and he has published multiple articles in leading aesthetic journals.  He is a respected conference speaker and demonstrator with experience at FACE, IMCAS, AMWC, CCR, ACE, Aesthetic Medicine Live, BCAM, BACN, JAN and BAS.  He is the Chair of the Aesthetics Complications Expert Group, a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, Board member for the British Association of Sclerotherapists and Vice Chair of the Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners. He is the Key Opinion Leader and Brand Ambassador for several leading companies and undertakes training, workshops, seminars and studies on their behalf. He has completed a Masters Degree with Distinction in non-surgical aesthetic practice and won the Outstanding Achievement award in the Aesthetic Awards in 2019.

Dr Martyn King is passionate about raising standards within the industry, promoting best practice and treating all patients with honesty and integrity.

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Time For Reform

15th September 2022 at 5:56 pm

Time For Reform: Dr Martyn King, Vice Chair of the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioner provides guidance on what the new reforms hold for our industry!

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Dr Martyn King, PMFA Journal.

21st March 2021 at 2:52 pm

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Delayed Onset Nodules and COVID-19

18th March 2021 at 10:09 pm


Dr Martyn King was very pleased to speak at the British College of Aesthetic Medicine panel discussion on Delayed Onset Nodules today. He presented evidence-based treatments for the management of inflammatory and non-inflammatory nodules that can arise as a result of dermal filler treatments, including mitigating the risk, first, second and third line treatments and specific guidance for COVID-19 infections and vaccinations. Dr Martyn King has produced specific guidelines for the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group which states dermal fillers should not be administered for 2 weeks before or 3 weeks after receiving COVID-19 vaccination.

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine is now in its 20th year and provides membership, education, resources and support for its members. Dr Martyn King commented “It was great to be involved in such an important webinar with such high-profile and respected speakers including Dr Patrick Treacey, Dr John Curran, Dr Beatriz Molina, Dr Uliana Gout and Dr Andrew Winter as well as a special mention to Dr Catherine Fairris for hosting the session so effectively and all the Admin team that make the BCAM work so well. It would be great to catch up and see these great people in person soon!”

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Relife Webinar, 25th February 2021.

19th February 2021 at 6:20 pm

Aesthetic practitioners can join a free webinar to learn about the Definisse range of threads, fillers and peels by RELIFE.

The webinar will take place on February 25 at 6pm GMT, and RELIFE explains that practitioners can gain two CPD points for listening to the session live.

The two-hour session will feature talks from aesthetic practitioners Dr Vincent Wong, Dr Martyn King and Dr Simon Zokaie, as well as aesthetic nurse prescriber Jackie Knight and consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon Mr Dalvi Humzah.

Zoe Phillips, senior brand manager for RELIFE in the UK, said, “This webinar will provide an excellent opportunity for aesthetic practitioners to learn about the anatomy of the skin, review differences between peel programs, thread and filler products and how these can work in combination. They will also learn how to analyse the face in a three dimensional way.”

Register at ukrelifemasterclass.com

Dr Martyn King, Cosmedic Skin Clinic, will be discussing the benefits and advantages of the Definisse thread range.

#cosmedic_clinic #threadlifts #threads #relife #menarini #aestheticsjournal #pmfa

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Sharon King

Aesthetic Medicine Online January 2021

20th January 2021 at 6:13 pm

Dr Martyn King and Sharon King are excited to be presenting a webinar on complications at the Aesthetic Medicine Online conference on Tuesday 26th January 2021, along with Co-Director of ACE Group, Linda Mather.

They will be discussing updates to the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, infection control in aesthetic practice in light of SARS-CoV-2, delayed soft tissue swellings relating to COVID-19 infection and the vaccination, and a brief overview of vascular complications and the current problem with the lack of availability of hyaluronidase.

The whole agenda can be viewed here.


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Sharon King

Covid-19 Statement

28th March 2020 at 2:39 pm

Following Government advice, Cosmedic Skin Clinic has closed its doors during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Martyn and Sharon have offered their services to the NHS in helping front line staff and providing primary care to patients in need during this difficult time. Although everyone should be following social isolation, we are still able to offer remote consultations and advice on skin care and our online shop remains fully operational. We have had no issues from our suppliers and Royal Mail have been collecting as normal (although they cannot guarantee Next Day delivery).

We would like to wish all of our patients, clients and customers and their friends and families our very best and sincere wishes and our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Stay safe, follow the advice and we will see you when we return to normality!

Visit Cosmedic Online

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Aesthetic Medicine North, 29th June 2019

28th June 2019 at 8:38 am

Dr Martyn King is excited to be lecturing at the Aesthetic Medicine conference in Manchester tomorrow and Chairing a speaker panel on the management of complications.

Dr Martyn King is the Chair of the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, which is the largest non-surgical aesthetic membership organisation within the UK, boasting nearly 3000 members and since launching the Emergency Helpline at the start of the year, has already received over 170 calls and provided emergency advice and support.

The ACE Group will soon be launching their new website and offering e-learning modules and an associate membership.


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Sharon King

Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine

18th October 2018 at 5:55 pm

Martyn and Sharon are both really pleased to have obtained their Postgraduate Diplomas in Aesthetic Medicine.

Both already having over 15 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine and investing thousands of pounds and hundreds of hours in further post graduate training and education to further improve the safety and effectiveness of the treatments and the care that they offer to their patients. This includes Sharon’s additional nurse prescribing qualification, their post graduate certificates in non surgical aesthetic practice, post graduate diplomas in non surgical aesthetic practice and study towards their Masters Degree. We also invest in training and education for all of our clinic staff.


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Body sculpting and fat treatment article, Dr Martyn King

3rd October 2018 at 8:39 pm

Great article from some very experienced practitioners and Dr Martyn King outlines the ideal treatments for body sculpting and treating the stomach in particular using energy based devices (cryolipolysis, ultrasound cavitation, radiofrequency, vacuum rolling and lymphatic drainage). Cosmedic Skin Clinic has invested in the latest and most effective treatments for this and are seeing some amazing results. We also now offer 3rd generation deoxycholate injections (fat dissolving injections) to complement these treatments even further and also minor surgical procedures to instantly eradicate cellulite. Why not book a free consultation?

Special Feature_Treating the Stomach_October_2018

cavitation, radiofrequency
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Sharon King

SkinCeuticals Master Physician, 15-16th June 2018.

20th June 2018 at 1:51 pm

What an amazing 2 days at the Burgenstock resort in Switzerland for the SkinCeuticals Master Physician program. A great agenda with some excellent speakers and good to catch up with friends and colleagues. Such a great company with excellent, advanced skin care products backed by science.


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Sharon King

Real Housewives of Cheshire

20th June 2018 at 9:54 am

It was great to have our own Real Housewife of Chesire, Tanya Bardsley, visit Cosmedic Skin Clinic yesterday for treatment. She is such a nice person in ‘real’ life, looking forward to seeing her again at our clinic.

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Sharon King

Lord Sugar

16th May 2018 at 4:24 pm

What a fantastic evening last night on board Lady A, Lord Sugar’s super yacht. He was such good company and so glad to have the opportunity to spend so much time talking to him! The yacht, the crew were all amazing and good to see Leah Totton , Emma Rothery and Roy Cowley (Thanks for the lift home in the Rolls!!!).

An evening of canapes, champagne, a tour of the yacht and best of all, the company of Lord Sugar, he is such an inspiring man, down to earth and really made us feel welcome. Thank you so much for the invite and hope he liked the chocolates!!

Lord Sugar, Martyn & Sharon
Lord Sugar’s super yacht

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The Aesthetic Practitioners Emergency Kit

10th May 2018 at 9:19 am

Dr Martyn King’s guidelines on what the aesthetic practitioner should keep in their emergency kit for the immediate management of complications, published in the international journal, Journal of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology.

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Management of complications

10th May 2018 at 9:15 am

As the Chairperson of the Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, Dr Martyn King has given guidance to practitioners on the importance of managing and reporting complications in a special feature in Aesthetics Journal, April 2018.

Adopting a Complications Process – April 2018

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PDO Thread Lifting, The PMFA Journal, April/May 2018

6th April 2018 at 7:43 pm

Read our article in the PMFA journal on top-tips for practitioners carrying out PDO thread treatments.

Dr Martyn King is the lead trainer for a couple of companies on PDO threads and performs hundreds of these treatments in clinic on his own patients. This is one of his favourite treatments and he loves the instant lifting effect and patients absolutely love their results. The treatment takes about 30 minutes to perform, minimal discomfort and results lasting for over 12 months.

Book a free consultation to see if this treatment would be suitable for you!

Dr Martyn King PDO Threads PMFA 2018



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Sharon King

ACE Conference 2018

3rd April 2018 at 7:50 pm

Martyn and Sharon attracting a huge crowd last year at the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition.

Looking forward to this year and seeing so many of our friends and colleagues within the industry.

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Sharon King

Becoming a Key Opinion Leader

7th February 2018 at 10:49 am

Here’s our latest article published in Aesthetics and a few take home points:

For patients:

(1) Check that your practitioner is actually who they say they are, you can check this out by looking on the General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC) or Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) websites (for nurses, you should ask them for their PIN number to check registration). There are lots of practitioners outing there who are masquerading as something they are not – this is illegal and should be reported to the Police who will take this very seriously! There are even a few who may have once been a registered practitioner but no longer hold a license to practice.

(2) There is no such thing as a Cosmetic Surgeon, it’s an unrecognised title by the GMC, if a doctor is proclaiming to be one, look them up on the GMC register to see if they do have any surgical experience and if so, in what specialism.

For practitioners:

(1) If you attend a training event, do not assume you will automatically receive a certificate of competence, this must be demonstrated at an appropriate safe level.

(2) Before believing everything that is said by a practitioner, why not check out how much they are being paid for saying it, this information can be found on the ABPI website.

(3) Just because you are very active on social media does not make you a KOL, if you buy lots of product from a particular company, you may be a Key Account but not a KOL. If you have to ask a company to be their KOL, you probably don’t deserve to be one!


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Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Conference 2018

25th January 2018 at 10:05 am

Really enjoyable conference yesterday, Journal of Aesthetic Nursing with their “2020 Vision – Looking ahead to the future of aesthetics”.

Some excellent speakers and interesting topics and good seeing friends and colleagues.



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Mail on Sunday, December 31st 2017.

16th January 2018 at 5:58 pm

Nice to get a mention in the National Press – Further warnings to the general public to see a registered medical professional if considering an aesthetic treatment as things can and do go wrong!

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Aesthetic Medicine Live 2018

6th December 2017 at 11:10 am

Already looking forward to Aesthetic Medicine Live at London Olympia 17-18 March next year!

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Recommendations for volume augmentation and rejuvenation of the face and hands with the new generation polycaprolactone-based collagen stimulator (Ellansé®).

6th December 2017 at 11:06 am

Dr Martyn King is delighted to have been involved in the expert consensus paper on the use of Ellanse to rejuvenate the face and hands along with international leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists, a great paper!

Recommendations for volume augmentation and rejuvenation of the face and hands with the new generation polycaprolactone-based collagen stimulator (Ellansé®).


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Sharon King

Winner at the Aesthetic Awards 2017

6th December 2017 at 11:02 am

The ACE Group are delighted to have won the Aesthetic Awards 2017 Professional Initiative of the Year and would like to thank the board, the consensus group and all members in supporting us and voting for us to make this happen.

Although the ACE Group was established in 2010 and have been working away in the background, producing evidence-based, peer reviewed and internationally published guidelines, the website and membership has only been available for just over 12 months and in this short period of time, we currently have over 1,000 practitioners subscribed to the ACE Group making it the largest non-surgical aesthetic group in the UK. The forum has been an invaluable source of information for members and there are daily posts with members sharing information on the management of complications. At the moment, all the guidelines are being re-written and updated with the latest information and the board are working on producing e-learning modules and rolling out a national workshop.

Dr Martyn King is the Chair of the ACE Group and Sharon King a founder member.

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Aesthetic Conference and Exhibition 2017

6th November 2017 at 3:13 pm

Just looking at the dates for the conference next year and spotted myself demonstrating some PDO threads on their home page! Didn’t realise I had such a large audience!

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Combined hand rejuvenation therapy protocol: Dermal fillers for volumisation and injectable products for skin quality improvement (Redermalisation)

20th August 2017 at 6:53 pm

Dr Martyn King demonstrates a combined approach for total hand rejuvenation using the Hyalual portfolio of products to volumise the hands using Xela Rederm 2.2% and then improve the quality of the skin and pigmentation using Xela Rederm 1.1%. Dr Martyn King explains the science behind redermalisation and a video demonstration of the procedure.

Monaco, 15-17th September.

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Sharon King

Fire & Ice Resurfacing System

27th July 2017 at 8:46 pm

Check out our latest addition, the ultimate peel and resurfacing system as favoured by a host of A List Celebrities! Fire & Ice

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Sharon King

In Profile: The Kings

27th July 2017 at 8:19 pm

Featured Practitioners, Dr Martyn King & Sharon King RN NIP “IN FOCUS” in the Aesthetics Journal.Aesthetics-Sept-2017-InProfile

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BAS Conference, 18th May 2017

6th July 2017 at 1:57 pm

British Association of Sclerotherapists – Annual Conference

Date: 18th May 2017

Venue: Dorney Lake Conference Centre, Eton.


Dr Jean-Francois Uhl ,Vascular surgeon and Research Director, UNESCO Chair of Digital Anatomy, Paris, fascinated an audience of vascular surgeons and aesthetic doctors and nurses as he led them on an enlightening journey through the venous system, at the British Association of Sclerotherapists Conference on 18th May 2017. His enthusiasm for his subject was engaging, as he drew on an exceptional knowledge of leg vein anatomy and showed 3D images that were a revelation.

Delegates learnt from Mr Sudip Ray, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, about a new procedure for closing the main vein in the leg that causes varicose veins (usually either the great saphenous vein GSV or the small saphenous vein SSV or both), and discussed what can be achieved with this new ‘super glue’ treatment

Dr Martyn King, Aesthetic Physician and Chairperson, Aesthetic Complications Expert Group, explored new technologies that help find even the most elusive veins, including Accuvein, Veinlite and Venography and the new iPhone and Android Apps. Delegates tried out Accuvein at Q Technology’s exhibition stand.

There was much interest in the talk by Mr Philip Coleridge Smith (Consultant Vascular Surgeon, President of the BAS) on Sclerotherapy for ankles, feet, hands, arms, chest, and face. Many practitioners had questions about the effectiveness and risks of these treatments, and Philip’s experience was illuminating.

After lunch the audience had the opportunity to observe first hand two of the most experienced microsclerotherapists in the country (Julie Halford RGN and Claire Judge RGN) demonstrating their technique and sharing tips to an interested and receptive audience. One delegate commented that the opportunity to observe ‘experts at work’ was invaluable, and that she picked up lots of skilled information and tips.

In a parallel session Mr Coleridge Smith demonstrated foam sclerotherapy treatment using ultrasound, which generated considerable interest from practitioners

Dr Martyn King gave an overview of how he himself has marketed his growing and highly successful aesthetic clinic, Cosmedic Skin Clinic. “The biggest mistake in marketing “, he said, “is forgetting to do an

ything!! Being too busy is not an excuse”. As well as sharing top tips for branding, advertising and promotion, he emphasised the importance of excellent customer service and making clients feel valued. “It costs far less to retain a customer than to gain a new one” he said.

The superb venue, Dorney Lake Conference Centre, was praised by all. Delegates loved the view over the Eton Rowing Lake, where the Olympic rowing events were held in 2012, and the rain held off just long enough to lunch outside on the balcony overlooking the lake. Several eights were being put through their punishing paces during the afternoon, making a relaxing diversion!

BAS CPD certificates are accepted by GMC and NMC as evidence for appraisal and revalidation.

Quotes from  delegates:

“Excellent meeting. Great location, accessible to airport. My practice will change on the back of meeting content.” Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Belfast

“Really enjoyable collegial meeting” Consultant Vascular Surgeon, St James’ Hospital Dublin

“Very informative content, high quality speakers, good mixture of content for both medical + nursing staff.  Superb venue.” Aesthetic Nurse


The event was sponsored by STD Pharmaceuticals, Credenhill and Daylong, Q Medical Technologies, BSN Medical and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance.

About the BAS:

The British Association of Sclerotherapists is a non-profit organisation whose members include vascular surgeons, physicians and nurses, and aesthetic doctors and nurses, represented and supported by the BAS Board, a body of experts whose role is to establish consensus on best practice and inform and educate members and the public. Conferences are held every 1 – 2 years, as well as regional workshop

s from time to time. The informative website offers advice for patients and practitioners

Thank you also to PMFA for an excellent write up of the BAS Conference!


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V Soft Lift training at the Royal Society of Medicine

3rd July 2017 at 4:48 pm

V Soft Lift PDO Training at the Royal Society of Medicine on 2nd July 2017. A really excellent day, some great treatments, some great practitioners and a great product for non-surgical lifting of the jowls and neck. Good to see Hassan again as a fellow trainer and special thanks to Manesh for the journey home!

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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!