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Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales
Based in Swindon

Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
South West and Wales 2023, based in Swindon

Safety and Cosmetic Injectables – What you need to know today

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Over the last few years, safety and cosmetic injectables both I and many of my professional aesthetic peers have observed a significant rise in harmful complications from various aesthetic procedures. Many of these complications can be attributed to treatments by inadequately qualified and insufficiently trained practitioners.

 

In addition, we are also seeing gross misrepresentation of the benefits of certain aesthetic treatments, particularly on social media and other online platforms. At the heart of the problem is a serious lack of independent information and advice for the public and the simple fact that this is an area that requires regulation. On that note, we’ve been adding more and more information to our Website’s blog posts and videos on our YouTube channel to help educate people about how to reduce the risks when buying aesthetic treatments. I’ll be looking at some weekly bite size chunks of information that highlight some of the most important points that many people miss when considering a provider of safety and cosmetic injectables treatments. The first point I’d like to consider relates specifically to some of the points you may consider about the question: How do I know whether my injector is properly trained?

A few practitioners in the UK collaborate with specialist manufacturers of cosmetic injectables to provide advanced training courses. They may speak at both national and international conferences focused on cosmetic injectables.

These opportunities are only offered to the very best practitioners who have mastered the art of delivering advanced cosmetic treatments and who also want to train their peers.

This can be useful to consider when comparing clinics as it provides a “seal of approval” outside of the practitioner’s own claims of being experienced or an expert in injectables.

A Glance at the Current Landscape

The aesthetics industry has seen rapid growth, and while there are many skilled and dedicated practitioners, there are also those who venture into this field without adequate training. Presently, there’s no legal mandate for those offering Botox or fillers to possess formally recognised qualifications. A one-day course certificate of attendance issued by the dozens of commercial providers of training in injectables can sometimes be the only evidence of “training” that anyone has.

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Medical Aesthetics Training

A Personal Perspective on Training

From the dawn of my nursing career, I’ve devoted thousands of hours to training and mastering the intricacies of aesthetic medicine. It’s more than just a profession; it’s an art, one that’s refined over time with rigorous practice and education.

Some practitioners that you meet will only ever have been on basic Botox and Filler courses that don’t cover advanced techniques that may be required for treating certain areas of the face.

Using combinations of Botox and Fillers on the whole of the face for a “non-surgical facelift”. This procedure, often required for people who want to correct more advanced signs of ageing, should only be performed by injectable specialists who have undergone extensive training. Even then, there is a certain artistry to achieving subtle, natural results that only the very best practitioners can master. This is why you should insist on seeing their actual results by asking to view before and after photographs of their patients.
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The Gold Standard of Qualifications

Although not legally required yet, there are extensive courses and recognised diplomas available. A Level 7 (Master Level) in Injectables for Aesthetic Medicine is highly regarded in the industry. It’s essential for practitioners seeking a full-time career to ensure they deliver treatments both safely and effectively. Medical practitioners must demonstrate continuous learning in their specialism. The best ones attend ongoing advanced training on new injection techniques and managing complications. Additionally, they build collaborative learning networks with advanced injectors both in the UK and abroad.

A few practitioners in the UK collaborate with specialist manufacturers of cosmetic injectables to provide advanced training courses. They may speak at both national and international conferences focused on cosmetic injectables.

These opportunities are only offered to the very best practitioners who have mastered the art of delivering advanced cosmetic treatments and who also want to train their peers.

This can be useful to consider when comparing clinics as it provides a “seal of approval” outside of the practitioner’s own claims of being experienced or an expert in injectables.

Anna Medical Candid founder and lead practitioner

” I invite you for a no-obligation consultation to discuss YOUR concerns and goals. We will also talk about various treatment options and how they can improve your condition, boost your confidence and sense of well-being.” 

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