As fans and followers of Clinetix will know, our Clinical Directors, Simon and Emma, work tirelessly to drive up standards within the aesthetic medicine industry. As industry-leading practitioners, patient safety is absolutely paramount to Clinetix, which is one of the reasons we welcome the #makebeautysafe campaign launched by BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology), which highlights the dangers of unqualified practitioners administering injectables, without the means to deal with any complications should they arise. BABTAC are petitioning the government to make the unregulated beauty industry safer for consumers. Read on to find out more…
Click here for more details on BABTAC’s petition.
Undoubtedly, the lack of regulation within this industry is profoundly alarming, especially given the consequences to people’s lives that can result from unqualified practitioners administering injectable and other advanced treatments.
The Clinetix viewpoint has always been “if you can’t prescribe emergency medicines, you shouldn’t inject dermal fillers”.
Clinetix Clinical Director, Dr Emma Ravichandran BDS.MFDS. considers patient safety to be paramount and advises consumers to consider aesthetic medicine as a specialist area of medicine. She adds “Practitioners must have an underpinning knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology and the medical devices used to administer injectables as well as being skilled in a variety of different techniques to allow them to deliver the best treatment outcomes.”
In this video, Dr Emma explains the factors and training required to put patient safety first…
It is crucially important when putting your trust in a clinic or practitioner that you feel you are in safe hands, you are not put under any pressure or obligation at consultation stage and that you are comfortable asking any and all pre-treatment questions you have (and are reassured by the answers given by the clinician). Here are some questions worth asking if you are considering getting injectable treatments for the first time and are searching the market for a reputable clinic:
- Is the clinic run by a medical lead?
- Is the clinic regulated?
- Are your injectable practitioners medically trained?
- What qualifications do they have?
- Do they offer an initial consultation and treatment plan before deciding to go ahead?
- What is your post-treatment after care?
- Do they offer post-treatment reviews?
- Does the clinic offer a 24-hour helpline in case of emergencies?
It is also worth checking out whether the clinics you are looking into publish customer reviews as well as asking for advice or recommendations from friends or relatives – which is a great way to independently check how happy patients were with their actual results. We do acknowledge, however, that this can be a tricky subject to raise with friends or family as you may have noticed subtle changes in them – you may have noticed they look more fresh-faced and youthful- but they won’t always want to admit to having had any work done!
As a medical practice, Clinetix practitioners place the ultimate benefits to patients – improving confidence and self-esteem – at the heart of all our professional and clinical decisions. Optimising patient safety and outcomes is what we do!
Clinetix is regulated by Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) and our practitioners are registered with the standards authorities according to their professional medical training. All our injectable treatments are administered only by doctors, dentists and registered nurses who are experts in delivering ‘aesthetic medicine you can trust’.
If you have any questions on treatments you are considering, you can always ask our expert team, here at Clinetix. They are always happy to help with any specific questions you may have regarding medical aesthetic treatments or skin care.