How to Safely get a Non-Surgical Beauty Treatment

If you’re considering a non-surgical beauty treatment, a new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing may make you think twice. The result of a year-long inquiry, the report found that there had been a worrying rise in beauty therapists paying for short, self-accredited training courses, leaving customers at risk of serious complications.

With an apparent lack of regulation in the industry, it’s important how to know what to look for when considering a non-surgical cosmetic treatment.

Boasting four decades of experience in health and beauty, Founder and Director of London’s EF MEDISPA Esther Fieldgrass is today recognised as a pioneer in the aesthetics industry, with her opinions sought by her peers and leading journalists. She is regularly invited to guest at conferences and forums on beauty and fashion and continually assists major international skincare and equipment manufacturers on their product development, personally overseeing the introduction of all new equipment and treatments within EF MEDISPA clinics.

“As a highly regulated Medical spa our doctors and medical team take the use of toxins and HA fillers very seriously. We would welcome regulations that would require only qualified medically trained persons to be allowed to practice injectables. This should be extended to the insurance companies not insuring non-medical personnel to inject and  stopping training schemes for non-qualified medical personal to be trained.”

When considering a non-surgical beauty treatment, Esther would advise:

1. Thoroughly research the medical credentials of your chosen practitioner. If they are a doctor, are they GMC registered?

2. Check to see if they are registered with credible associations. For example BCAN for nurses, BCAM for cosmetic doctors and BAAPS for cosmetic surgeons.

3. Find out how long your practitioner has been doing non-surgical treatments and ask to see before and after pictures.

4. What sort of insurance does your practitioner have? Ask to see copies of certification.

5. Avoid having non-surgical injectable beauty treatments with beauty therapists, visit a medical practitioner who will understand facial anatomy and who will know how to react if something goes wrong.

6. For non-surgical treatment like peels and laser make sure your therapist is NVQ Level 4 qualified.

7. Treatments should be carried out in a clinic – not someone’s kitchen!

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