According to a recent article in the Telegraph newspaper, one in eight people who have had Botox or Dermal Fillers have trusted friends or acquaintances to administer the treatment. Perhaps more worryingly, one in twenty have resorted to performing the injections on themselves. Would you take the risk?
The results of this poll come ahead of a wide-scale review of the industry and Government is expected to respond within weeks to make significant changes to policy. Concerns over “cosmetic cowboys” have encouraged Ministers to make a commitment to a robust regulation of the industry, with patients’ safety at its core.
A Government charter is due to be launched which states that all injectables, including Botox and Dermal Fillers, should only be carried out by Doctors, Dermatologists and Nurse Prescribers within a registered clinic setting that meets all approved standards.
An independent review led by Britain’s most senior Doctor, Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, called for tougher controls and said that certain injectable products such as Botox and Dermal Fillers should be available on prescription only. If this regulation is brought into place, only qualified medical staff (like those at Good Skin Days) will be legally allowed to administer the products.
At Good Skin Days, we are passionate about patient care. Our £2.3 million clinic is registered by our regulating body, the Care Quality Commission. Our treating staff are all fully qualified to safely administer all injectables, including Botox and Dermal Fillers. We put ourselves forward for this rigorous testing so that our patients feel that they are in safe hands every time they step through our doors.
If you would like to find out more about the treatments available at our clinic; including Botox and Dermal Fillers, why not call us on 01943 882010 or email us at: email@example.com.