Plans to make anti-ageing treatments much safer are being given the green light by a new Government backed scheme.
The introduction of a new register of responsible practitioners has been set up to protect anyone opting for anti-ageing treatment, otherwise known as Botox or Dermal Fillers.
According to IHAS more unqualified providers are offering the procedure without having the correct training putting patients at immediate risk of infection and disfigurement.
Now, The Treatments You can Trust online directory hopes to minimise injury from injectable cosmetic treatments giving patients piece of mind when making the decision to have Botox.
Andy Randall, Managing Director, sk:n clinics, says of the IHAS Register of Injectable Cosmetic Providers;
"As the largest and leading provider of non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the UK, with 10% of the UK’s dermatologists working for us and 36 clinics nationwide, sk:n is completely committed to providing a safe and professional service to its clients,” says Andy Randall, Managing Director, sk:n. “Unfortunately, there are many ‘rogue’ injectable practitioners who do not operate under the same strict medical qualifications, ethics and safety policies as we do, which is harming the reputation of the industry. For this reason, we have been actively calling for a regulation scheme of this kind for some time and are delighted to be the one of the first large clinic groups in the country to achieve the Quality Assurance Mark. At last the public will be able to vet their injectables provider with confidence and we hope this will spell the end of incompetent, unqualified practitioners.”
Over the past year there has been a significant increase in the amount of people opting for anti-ageing treatments such as Botox with around one million patients using this form of treatment.
According to IHAS people who are not properly trained are dangerous and pose a great risk to the patient, with many salons offering Botox administered by unqualified beauty therapists.
Eventually IHAS would like to anyone offering the anti-ageing treatment registered on the list and urges any member of the public considering such a procedure to consult the list before choosing a clinic.
Admittedly the list will not see a complete end to rogue practitioners but could be a good start to making the treatments much safer and more reliable.
Notes to Editors: About sk:n clinics: Established in 1990, sk:n has 20 years of experience and has carried out over 3 million treatments on more than 300,000 clients. sk:n is the UK's leading provider of affordable and innovative laser and rejuvenation treatments, including laser hair removal, injectable treatments, botox and acne treatments. Each of its 36 clinics nationwide is registered with the Care Quality Commission and each highly-trained team is headed up by an expert medical director. 10% of all UK dermatologists work for or with sk:n.
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