A woman was was rushed to hospital with lips that looked like ‘raw sausages’ after she was given dermal filler treatment in her own home.
The young mum could neither ear nor drink properly after the botched procedure and cited poor hygiene and infection control protocols and lack of a consent procedure as key issues.
She has become increasingly concerned at the increasing number of incidents that illustrate how easy it is to fall foul of bogus practitioners.
She suggests that figures show that most complaints about treatments are related to poor treatment and poorly trained individuals who have no clinical skills to carry out the procedure.
With the number of Brits seeking factual aesthetics rising, she claims this trend is an alarming one.
‘Our statistics indicate that four in five complaints made result in substandard treatments being carried out by inadequately trained individuals who have no medical qualifications and are clearly unskilled and inexperienced at addressing complications.’
With their wrinkle-smoothing properties, cosmetic treatment is almost always considered to be elective in nature.
Prior to any treatment, clinicians should always obtain valid and informed consent, which means you only give consent after the practitioner has provided you with information on the material risks, benefits and alternatives to treatment.
The treating practitioner should also manage your expectations as to what can be achieved through treatment, and how long the effects can be expected to last.