Are High Street retailers offering aesthetic treatments safe?

Are High Street retailers offering aesthetic treatments safe?

With the news of Superdrug offering Botox and dermal filler treatments hitting the headlines, concern has been raised about the safety of aesthetic procedures and the standards set for them.

At Cosmetic Courses we are passionate about leading a safe example in aesthetics. We want both our delegates and models to be informed and educated to ensure they make the right decisions when it comes to treatments.

It’s important when you choose your aesthetic practitioner and clinic to think of the following:

  1. “Is my practitioner medically qualified and currently registered?”

    The aesthetic industry has just begun a register available to the public for practitioners completing higher qualifications (Level 7); this is still in the works though! That doesn’t mean you can’t do your own investigating, you can search the registration for nurses, dentists and doctors online, this will show you if they are currently registered. You can then ask the practitioner where they completed their training and what training they underwent for aesthetics including what level and how many patients they have treated so far. By asking these questions you are ensuring you know your practitioner and they are safe! We recommend you only have injectables done by medical professionals in case of complications and to ensure the upmost safety of your procedure.

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  2. “Will they offer a consultation?”

    Before you treatment it is important you go for a face to face consultation. This will allow you to meet your practitioner, ask any questions you may have, share what you want to achieve and discuss your issues whilst also being able to seek advice from the practitioner. They should also offer you a cooling off period, this is when they give you some time to think after the consultation before booking in.

  3. “Is the clinic clean?”

    When you go for you consultation, get a real feel for the clinic. Is it clinical? Is their visible health and safety precautions in order, are all the consumables stored correctly and clinically and does the clinic look clean!

  4. “Do they have any examples of their work?”

    Even before you make your initial contact with the practitioner find examples of their work either from social media or their website. A good artist likes to show of their work, the same goes for a good practitioner. Real life examples of what they have achieved on their own patients, not celebrity faces who they have not done treatment for but are using as an example. If you can find them, call up and ask where you can find them!

  5. “What products do they use?”

    Ask your practitioner what products they will be using, the longevity of the products and if they have examples of their work using the product. Do your own research about the products being used, search them on the internet to find out more information and read reviews!

Staying informed will help you stay safe!

Cosmetic Courses is an internationally recognised training provider teaching medical professionals in aesthetics. To aid our training we require models to receive non-surgical aesthetic treatments for a substantially reduced price. Although our prices are reduced that does not mean our standards are. Cosmetic Courses models still receive the same undivided attention as they would from a private clinic with their safety at the forefront of what we do.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Cosmetic Courses model please contact the team on 01844 390110 or [email protected]

 

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