Injectable aesthetic treatments have never been more popular, thanks to a combination of factors, not least the meteoric rise of social media and reality TV stars. But as demand for Botox and Dermal Fillers grows, so does the number of unregulated injectors providing them. Botox is classified as a prescription-only drug, so there are clear rules and regulations about who can prescribe and administer it. However, that isn’t the case with dermal fillers, which are not covered by any UK laws. This means that almost anybody can acquire and inject them – often with horrific consequences. Complications include sepsis, rotting tissue, blood clots, scarring and even blindness.
In a bid to raise awareness, crack down on rogue injectors – and make the aesthetics industry safer and more accountable – last month The Sun’s Fabulous brand launched the ‘Had Our Fill’ campaign. It’s calling for fillers to be made illegal for under-18s; a crackdown on social media sites selling fillers; and a Government-backed central register for practitioners with accredited qualifications. All of which Courthouse Clinics fully supports.
Only expert, experienced, fully qualified Doctors or Advanced Nurse Prescribers administer our Botox and Dermal Fillers – and only after a personalised consultation to ensure suitability. All of our injectable treatments take place in our hygienic clinic environment, and we are registered with the Care Quality Commission – so you can be sure your face is in the safest of hands.
Importantly, we realise that every face is different. And to ensure the best possible results, we always offer a personal consultation, before creating a bespoke treatment plan that’s designed specifically for each patient’s needs.
A false economy
It’s human nature to want to look our best – and we all love a bargain. But cheap Botox and Dermal Fillers can cost you dear, if they’re injected by someone with no medical qualifications, training or insurance. Another important factor to consider? Choose a rogue injector, and there’s no guarantee you’re even getting real filler. Instead of hyaluronic acid, some fake fillers have been found to contain anything from super glue to beef gelatine.
So don’t be tempted by cheap prices on social media ads, low-cost Internet offers, or boozy ‘Botox parties’. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. And with dermal fillers, it’s vital to remember that you’re not just paying for the product itself. You’re also paying for your injector’s qualifications, knowledge, experience and expertise.
If you’re considering injectables, don’t take any risks. Put your face in safe hands and choose Courthouse Clinics, for treatments performed by registered medical professionals, using genuine products from reputable suppliers.