We do not have legislation in the UK to prevent non-medical professionals from delivering injectable cosmetic treatments. Although the consensus is that injectable treatments should only be performed by a qualified and experienced medical professional, it does not mean that this is always the case.
How do you know that the person at the other end of the needle hasn’t just completed an on-line beginner’s course and you’re their first customer?
The 2016 Health Education reports were published on standardisation and regulation of the provision of cosmetic treatments, but these statements offered guidelines instead of legal requirements. So, there is still nothing to stop non-medical professionals setting up a cosmetic aesthetics business, in fact the equipment they use has had to go through more testing than they have. However, that said there are a growing number of copycat treatment machines on the market so it is always advisable to stick with the known brands such as PLEXR and avoid possible cheap imitations.
Medical professionals such as Doctors, Dentists and Nurses have learnt how to safely use needles and cannulas and importantly have also been taught how to deal with problems should they arise.
Dr Hill’s clinic clearly displays her certificates and training. This and 27 years medical experience enable her to deal with any eventuality. Being skilled and well practised in the use of needles and cannulas ensures that any procedure is associated with little if any bruising and more importantly is not traumatic to the client.
Dr Camilla Hill has recently completed an advanced anatomy course to further ensure that her techniques are as safe as possible.
It’s not just the level of training that you should investigate when choosing your practitioner but also the question of insurance and to what level.
Dr Camilla Hill is covered fully by Hamilton Fraser.