I’m so pleased about the findings of the Keogh report into standards for provision of cosmetic treatments. It will mean the public are much better protected from unqualified practitioners, both for surgical and non surgical treatments. All practitioners will need to be properly qualified to administer treatments, and have a medical background. Putting dermal fillers on a prescription only basis will mean that someone can’t just buy a filler and put it in someone’s face without knowing what they’re doing. It also recommends that consumers of all private health services (including non surgical cosmetics procedures) should have recourse to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, further increasing the protection of the public. I look forward to these measures being finalised soon, and an end to dodgy botox parties.
And just so you know, I’m a qualified nurse practitioner and independent nurse prescriber, now with eighteen years experience both within the NHS and private practice. I’ve run my own clinic since 2010, having previously worked for one of the biggest chains of aesthetics clinics in the country. I’m properly qualified to administer a wide range of non surgical cosmetic treatments, and encourage new clients to come for a free consultation and then go away and think about what they want done, so there is never any pressure to go ahead with something you’re not sure of. If you want to find out more you’re welcome to contact me for a free, confidential, no-obligation chat.