Calling for Tighter Regulations

You Get What You Pay For ...
if only it were true!

Ladies and gents, isn't it a great feeling to know that if we want to enhance our aesthetic features,there is not much that stands in our way. A wealth of cosmetic clinics,treatments & practitioners to choose from. No long waiting lists and easy payment plans just in case our cash isn't over flowing.

Wow it almost gives us the sense of being like one of those independent charlies angels type women.

The shoes on my feet - I bought em!

The rocks I'm wearing- I bought em!

My very smooth forehead - I bought it.....and the life threatening allergic reaction suffered as a result of the diluted form of botulinum toxin ..was included (bargain).

There are some things we get in the aesthetics industry which we certainly wouldn't pay for. Facial necrosis or disfigurement, extreme allergic reactions, physical and psychological trauma and suffering to name but a few!

Cosmetic surgery is a booming industry and often not much thought goes into what happens if it all goes horribly wrong. Injectables such as botox and restylane,considered as non-invasive treatments are now a common part of many of our beauty regimes. Whilst cosmetic surgeries such as breast augmentations, tummy tucks and liposuction are becoming increasingly popular with people having no qualms about going ahead with them.

Until there are tighter regulations within the industry we just have to make sure we do our homework like good little boys and girls! Why?? There are still clinics in the UK that are allowing unqualified employees to prescribe botox. There are Breast Augmentations that go horribly wrong if the pockets are not deep enough for the implants. All good reasons why we need to thoroughly check the experience of all practitioners and surgeons beforehand.

Whatever we do, we must not let the "hard sell" tactics of some clinics, to allow us to make hasty decisions. This could result in cowboy clinicians carrying out our treatments. Remember it is always better to sleep on it. Take the little time it requires to check their credentials and always go for a couple of consultations at least with different clinics before making a decision.

If a cosmetic doctor or surgeon is registered with the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) or the British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) it means they are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and have the appropriate qualifications and insurance.

Hey, who's saying cosmetic enhancements/surgeries are all doomed to go horribly wrong. In the right hands and proper environments they can be extremely successful and result in very happy customers! All that is required is a little background research on our behalf and to quote L'Oreal

We're worth it

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