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Staying safe when having cosmetic procedures

How to stay safe when having cosmetic procedures

Cosmetic procedures such as Botox and Dermal Filler treatments are become much more popular than ever before.  As qualified Nurses and Advanced Aesthetic Practitioners we are seeing more and more examplies of poor practice and botched procedures. In particular there has been a massive increase in the number of beauticians offering treatments, often at very reduced prices. These practitioners have no medical training and are unable to manage complications, they often offer treatments after just one days training. Our advice is to research your practitioner, choose them not on price but on whether they are an experienced health care professional. Here are some tips to ensure you stay safe:

Choosing the practitioner
  • Always choose a health care professional; a Registered Nurse, Doctor or Dentist and ensure that they have completed appropriate training in the procedure to be undertaken and have insurance
  • Ask to see a copy of their qualifications and insurance
  • Ensure that you have had a thorough consultation which assesses your needs and takes your medical history into account
  • Make sure that you have adaquate information about the procedure and are given time to make your decision
  • Ask to look at their before and after pictures
  • Does the practitioner offer a review appointment?
Questions to ask at your consultation
  • What is the treatment, procedure or product?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the risks associated with the treatment and are there any side effects?
  • Are there an alternative treatments available?
  • What results can I expect and how long will they last?
  • How many treatments will I need to acheive the desired effect?
  • Is there any downtime? What will I look like like immediately after the treatment?
  • Is the practitioner able to treat any complications?
  • Is the procedure painful? How is pain minimised?
  • What happens if I am not happy with the treatment?
  • Is there any aftercare I need to adhere to?
  • What is the cost and what are the payment terms?
Stay safe
  • Don't proceed with the treatment if you do not feel comfortable with the practitioner
  • Don't proceed if you do not understand the information provided
  • Take your time to consider your options and make your decision
  • Ask the practitioner to show you the product in it's unopened packaging before the treatment
  • Make a note of the practitioners name and the name of the product for future reference
  • Do not have treatments in an environment which is not clean or seems inappropriate or at a party or exhibition