Mary Munro gives her top tips on finding the right person for beauty treatments
Should I choose a medical professional for injectable treatments?
Aesthetics has become a fast growing, unregulated industry with many horror stories in the press. It’s never the amazing success stories that’s get the airtime is it?
In my eyes a good aesthetic result is one that is undetectable, one that makes YOU feel amazing without drawing unwanted attention to yourself.
Just looking at some of the young influencers on social media – it’s enough to make you say “no way”, to injectables. Your eye is automatically trained to see something beautiful and you instantly know if it is off. Its all to do with the laws of Phi – a mathematical concept that many beautiful things in the universe are naturally in balance with.
I’m not saying that anyone without a degree in something medical won’t do a good and safe job and abide by these natural laws of beauty, but they are often swayed to follow the trends of the here and now, and not all, but a lot, won’t give you the support you are entitled to.
‘In my eyes a good aesthetic result is one that is undetectable, one that makes YOU feel amazing’
You need to get to know them. Have they got qualifications that state they can do the treatment? And do they have the right medical support if something goes wrong?
It’s scary to think that these “horror’ stories and botched jobs by untrained and uncertified practioners – of which some “claim they are a medical practioner” could have been avoided if the right questions had been asked.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Remember these dermal filler and toxin injections are a medical procedure despite being one associated with the beauty industry and should be done by a medical practioner in case anything should go wrong.
CONSULTATION IS KEY
You should be offered a consultation prior to having a treatment. You should not feel rushed, be long enough for you to ask all your questions, you should feel confident and really reassured. Remember, you don’t have to have a treatment the same day and don’t be pressurised into something that doesn’t sit right with you.
This is what makes me me! As a nurse I have an ultimate duty of care to you, you are not my customer – you are my patient. I’m here to support you pre-treatment, and post – even years later if needed.