Make sure you know who is treating you with anti wrinkle injectables and that they are properly trained in the procedure.
Last week in the news –
Only trained doctors, nurses and dentists should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox, say surgeons.
Currently people such as beauticians with no medical training can administer anti-wrinkle Botox injections, even though it is a potent neurotoxin.
The government has been assessing whether tougher laws are needed.
NHS medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, has been conducting a review into the cosmetic industry and will report back to government in March.
“We have serious concerns that not all those who offer cosmetic procedures are adequately qualified, or that patients are getting accurate information prior to treatment. We hope these standards will feed into the ongoing review of the industry led by the NHS medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, and improve quality of care for patients going forward.”
RCS president, Prof Norman Williams
There are various procedures designed to make the skin look younger without having to go under the knife
Botox is an injection of a toxin which, at small doses, relaxes facial muscles to make wrinkles and lines less obvious
Dermal fillers are injected to plump up the skin and flatten wrinkles
If you’re considering a procedure, find out what it involves, what the risks are and how much it costs
Ask about the qualifications and experience of the person who will be giving it to you