BBC news reported on 6th November that “Minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers are ‘very safe’ when carried out by trained professionals, say researchers”.

A key point raised by the report was the fact that it has become increasingly easy for anyone to offer minor cosmetic procedures without thorough regulation.

Personally we are delighted the report has recognised that minor cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers are ‘very safe’ when carried out by trained professionals. At A&A Aesthetic clinic,  we provide non-surgical treatments. Each and every one of our medical practitioners has advanced training and  experience in aesthetic medicine. It is encouraging that GMC has confirmed that new training standards for non-surgical cosmetic procedures are being developed to make sure that no one is given fillers or Botox by someone who isn’t qualified.

It may be useful when considering cosmetic treatments to follow the following basic guidelines:

  1. Thoroughly research your Practitioner/Clinic
  2. Enquire regarding the safety and efficacy of the products they are proposing to use, and whether they are (U.S.) FDA approved.
  3. Ask to see the practitioners their qualifications and CQC approval date.
  4. Avoid being incentivised by ‘bargains’ or cut price deals.

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