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The risk of unregistered surgeons… would you?

Laughter lines can give you character or a complex. If you are part of the latter crew you will probably have already considered a bit of tweaking to help you look younger. If you have, you are not alone. There has been an astonishing surge in the demand for Anti-Wrinkle Injections and other ant-wrinkle treatments. According to consumer analyst Mintel, ‘over one million non-surgical procedures were performed in the UK last year’.

Would you run the risk of having botox® with an unregistered surgeon if the price was still competitive?

The government are backing a register that should result in putting a stop to rogue, unregistered practitioners offering anti-wrinkle injections; treatments – but would this make you think twice?

Over one million non-surgical procedures were performed in the UK last year.

Mintel

In light of this, the UK Department of Health are forking out £200,000 to back a register which will list clinics and beauty parlours where botox® and other anti-ageing procedures have been declared safe to use. At present, there is no protocol on who administers these treatments.

So I put it to you, would you risk botox® at a place that wasn’t on the accepted list? Do you think being registered would allow clinics to charge more?

Would it necessarily increase the risk of cheaper ‘rogue’ botox® places? Have you already done the deed and think the list is unnecessary?

What is your philosophy with anti-wrinkle treatments? Do you think it’s a good or bad idea and is the register promoting surgery and cosmetic procedures?

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Last Updated: March 1, 2016

Published On: March 1, 2016

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