A new safety check is available to patients looking to tweak their looks with injectable cosmetic treatments.
You can now verify the safety of your chosen clinician before undergoing the procedure, thanks to a new health register.
Those of us looking to turn back the years by having cosmetic procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers, should always seek reassurance that those offering such treatments are approved and safe to practise.
You should always check:
- Who treats you
- Where you are treated
- With what substance.
Put simply, the recommendation is ABC — Always Background Check!
And, the good news is that this is now possible. You can search for a doctor, dentist or registered nurse practising injectable cosmetic treatments by looking online to see if they are signed up to a register that’s vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care — an independent statutory body that’s accountable to Parliament.
The Treatments You Can Trust register has been accredited under the Accredited Registers programme and anyone on it will be able to display the Accredited Register quality mark, a sign that means they meet the Professional Standards Authority’s robust standards.
Sally Taber, director of Treatments You Can Trust, says: ‘The quality mark will give extra peace of mind for anyone looking for a doctor, dentist or registered nurse, letting them know that anyone who holds the Quality Mark is committed to high standards.
‘Treatments You Can Trust is pleased to offer the quality mark to doctors, dentists or registered nurses providing injectable cosmetic treatments that meet the far reaching standards of our register, as approved by the Professional Standards Authority.’
Harry Cayton, chief executive of the Professional Standards Authority says: ‘We are very pleased to accredit the Treatments You Can Trust register of doctors, dentists and registered nurses.
‘Bringing doctors, dentists and registered nurses providing injectable cosmetic treatments into a broad framework of assurance is good for patients, service users and the public and is the best way to promote quality.’
He adds: ‘The programme offers enhanced consumer protection to anyone looking for health and social care services, and gives doctors, dentists and registered nurses providing injectable cosmetic treatments the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to good practice.’