Dermal filler treatment in Liverpool, Merseyside and Cheshire
Sir Bruce Keogh (NHS Medical Director) has requested a review into cosmetic surgery, which calls for beauty therapists and doctors to achieve a formal qualification to allow them to administer facial injectable procedures. This has been ‘cautiously received’ by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk). Their view is that specialised training and experience is necessary, therefore these procedures should only be undertaken by medical professionals to avoid complications and potential danger to the patient.
As per consultant plastic surgeon and BAAPS President Rajiv Grover; “Non-surgical does not mean non-medical. Treatment with dermal fillers have clear benefits but also risks – it is not just about who can wield a syringe but who will have the capabilities deal with any possible complications. We agree that specialised training is required and certainly more extensive than the many widely-promoted weekend courses currently available, but aesthetic injectables should only ever be provided by medical professionals. It is known that dermal fillers have a physiological (‘biological’) effect on skin – such as stimulating the production of collagen, and many of them also contain local anaesthetic.
Dermal fillers are injectable products such as Restylane and Perlane, which are commonly used to target wrinkles and used to smooth or ‘rejuvenate’ the skin. There are many such products available, some of which provide temporary effects or permanent effects.
BAAPS members revealed that: “A shocking 69% of surgeons saw patients suffering complications from just temporary fillers, while nearly half (49%) of surgeons saw problems with semi- or permanent fillers. Out of those patients who suffered problems with permanent substances, nearly nine out of ten (84%) required corrective surgery or were deemed untreatable due to the damage caused.”
“Not only should those administering these procedures be capable of handling possible complications – which can range from bruising or swelling to necrosis, which is when the skin ‘dies’ – but, perhaps more importantly, be able to properly assess and select patients. People seeking aesthetic treatments may present with medical or even psychological issues, and experienced medical professionals are able to explore their histories and expectations to ensure the most satisfactory outcome. We call on the Government to regulate who is able to perform these procedures – and in the absence of tight controls, we urge manufacturers to adhere to a ‘Moral Charter’ whereby they agree to only distribute their products to medical professionals.”
Liverpool Cosmetic Clinic supports the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and only provides fully qualified clinicians to administer any injectable filler treatments.
You will receive a consultation to assess your needs and to ensure that any proposed treatment is safe for you and your individual needs. We can offer consultations in Liverpool and Cheshire for your convenience.
If you are considering any type of dermal filler treatment or would like honest advice on skin rejuvenation, call Melissa today for friendly advice on 07793 738456.
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