England’s Department of Health aims to ensure the public is fully informed about the importance of seeking professional advice regarding fillers, Botox and cosmetic surgery.
According to Save Face, which runs a government-recognised national register of accredited aesthetic practitioners, the number of complaints about these minimally invasive procedures has more than doubled in the last three years, to over 600 cases.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers, popular with young women keen to emulate their favourite reality stars, made up almost 70% of the corrective work and almost half of the procedures that result in complaints were carried out be beauticians who were improperly trained.
Unlike Botox which is a prescription medicine and can only be prescribed by a medical professional with the necessary qualifications, dermal fillers can be administered by non-medics and there is no regulation in regard to the aesthetic training that they have to undergo before treating clients.
Although these types of injectable treatments are deemed ‘non-surgical’ or ‘minimally invasive’, they can result in serious complications. One recent case was of a woman whose lip filler had been injected into the artery by mistake which could have resulted in tissue necrosis and irreversible damage.
The Department of Health has stated: “We are currently exploring options to strengthen regulation of cosmetic procedures and improve the safety through better training, robust qualifications for practitioners, and better information so that people can make informed decisions about their care.”
At our aesthetics training courses at Youth Doctors, we ensure that not only are you trained in producing the optimal finished results for your patients, but we also ensure that you are able to deal with any complications that could arise.
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