Currently there is very little regulation in place to control who can perform cosmetic treatments such as Botox and dermal filler injections in the UK. Even though these treatments require the use of needles and can carry a risk of side effects, they are not considered medical. Anyone can start their own cosmetic clinic in London and start offering these treatments, even if they don’t have any special training or a medical qualification. The person who is about to administer your Botox or cosmetic treatment might therefore be a complete beginner with no special understanding of health or hygiene.
However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t find a reputable cosmetic clinic in London where you will be treated by an experienced person who has a medical qualification. For example, at the Dermadoc clinic the treatments will always be performed by a doctor, so you can be sure that you are getting the highest quality care and advice. Our doctors all have plenty of experience with cosmetic treatments like Botox, in addition to their medical training, which enables them to produce the best possible results. Being treated by someone who knows what they are doing can make a big difference to the results that are achieved, especially when it comes to treatments such as dermal fillers that need to be carefully targeted and personalised to your features. Having a doctor perform the treatment will also ensure that the highest standards of hygiene and safety are being followed, which will minimise the risk of problems such as infections.
It is important to choose your cosmetic clinic in London carefully. The clinic should be open about the background and experience of the people who work there. Make sure that you know who will be performing the treatment and feel free to ask about their experience before you have the treatment. All reputable practitioners will be willing to answer these kinds of questions. If you don’t feel happy about the clinic or comfortable with the person who is about to treat you, it is best to go somewhere else.