A major benefit of aesthetic treatments is that they achieve cosmetic improvements without the need for invasive surgery, but it is still important to choose a clinic with care.
As with anything that involves your health and wellbeing you should always check the credentials of your practitioner – and be happy with the environment you are being treated in.
While cosmetic treatments are non-invasive they do often involve a product being applied underneath the surface of the skin.
Injections are used in fillers, while treatments such as Plexr and Dermaroller also need to be sterile.
In addition, as a patient, you need to be 100 per cent happy that a genuine, approved product is being used.
With a huge rise in the popularity of cosmetic treatments and a wider range of practitioners offering them, the Government has even indicated that it wants to raise awareness of the need to choose a certified practitioner carefully.
What are the concerns?
The Government campaign will focus on the need to have clear professional advice before deciding on a cosmetic treatment. The aim is to cut back on problems where procedures ‘go wrong’ or where there is a gap in licensing laws that affects standards.
There is a further problem where people are seeking less expensive treatment abroad without being fully aware of what is involved or who will perform the cosmetic treatment.
There have been numerous stories published about unlicensed practitioners being caught out and lip fillers being incorrectly applied causing swelling and deformity.
Rather than being deterred from pursuing the appearance that they want through cosmetic treatments, people just need to be aware of what to expect and what to look for.
How can I find a reputable aesthetic clinician?
A professional, reputable aesthetic clinician will display their credentials both online and in their clinic. They will also operate from clean and modern premises using sterile equipment and known brands.
Many clinics offering cosmetic treatments will employ medical professionals, in fact for some treatments the presence of a medical professional is required by law.
It makes sense: why would you take a chance of complications when you could choose a registered practitioner?
Saving a few pounds is certainly not worth the risk to your health. Doctors and nurses are trained in the accurate use of needles and understand any risks. They also know why a sterile environment is so important.
There are a number of organisations that can provide information about accredited aesthetic doctors including the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM). Recommendations are also a good way to begin your search – just remember to check that treatments are carried out by a medical professional.
Play it safe when choosing cosmetic treatments
Having previously worked as a GP and a medical consultant for Bupa, Doctor Camilla Hill has more than 27 years of medical experience.
All clients will deal with Dr Hill directly and can rest assured they will have any cosmetic treatments clearly explained to them.
Working from a state-of-the-art, sterile clinic in Bentley, Worcestershire, Dr Camilla Hill offers cosmetic treatments for men and women of all ages. With glowing five-star reviews standing testament to her expertise you can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Dr Camilla Hill.
If there is an aspect of your appearance that you are not happy with contact Dr Camilla Hill to find out how she could help.