Dr Martyn King of Cosmedic Skin Clinic is the Chair of the Save Face Expert Advisory Board
Face up to the truth
Currently the industry is almost entirely unregulated and unaccountable yet it makes up to £3 billion a year – 70% of which is generated from non-surgical treatments such as botulinum toxin, dermal fillers and facial peels.
Every year thousands of patients suffer at the hands of untrained practitioners masquerading as trained professionals. The truth is, without proper training, the results of any non-surgical cosmetic intervention can be disastrous.
The government has recognised the risks to the consumer and has responded to The Keogh Review, which made a clear recommendation for an independent register, a recommendation that the government have declined to action. Without an independent register of practitioners and procedures the consumer will remain vulnerable. Save Face have risen to the challenge and have launched a centralised register that enables the consumer to search, compare and rate Save Face Accredited practitioners and premises with the peace of mind of knowing that they have all been individually assessed on-site against a stringent set of standards by a Save Face Clinical Assessor.
Thinking of having a treatment?
Selecting a safe practitioner can be extremely challenging. In an industry that is inadequately regulated and unaccountable many people are only influenced by price – or they are pressured into having treatments with time limited deals and discounts that can ultimately leave them feeling regretful and disappointed. When choosing to have a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, selecting the right practitioner is vital!
At Cosmedic Skin Clinic, all of our practitioners and therapists are highly qualified, expertly trained, very professional, extremely knowledgeable and completely ethical. They will be able to answer any of your questions and address any of your concerns before undergoing any treatment.
Important points you should consider before going ahead with a treatment:
Specific information relating to each treatment such as, what it is, what it is used for, how long it will last and what the side effects or associated risks of the treatments could be.
How to ensure that a practitioner is appropriately qualified.
What to expect during a consultation, how the treatment will be administered and what results you can expect.
What questions you should ask to ensure you are fully informed before deciding to go ahead.
What questions to ask to ensure you are being treated in a safe environment.
When NOT to go ahead with non-surgical cosmetic treatment.