Why you should only have fillers done by a Doctor / Nurse and not a Beauty Therapist

  • DOCTOR / NURSE (the qualified)
  • Have received training & examination over several years in the structures being injected
  • Are able to discuss health, medication and contraindications to adequately inform about benefits and risks
  • Are trained in sterile techniques to ensure no risk of infection
  • Are trained in injecting techniques and are experienced in injecting material into people
  • Are trained to deal with rare but potentially life threatening Anaphylaxis reaction
  • Are able to recognise the occurrence of skin necrosis and treat accordingly
  • Can administer Hyaluronidase an enzyme antidote to dissolve unwanted filler
  • Are trained to recognise infections and are able to instigate appropriate treatment
  • Are familiar with disposal of blood stained waste and cleanliness to avoid cross contamination
  • Are aware of the need to report any adverse incident to the Medicines Healthcare Regulators MHRA
  • Have a regulatory body who regulates their activity and can discipline them if required
  • Are required by their regulatory bodies to be insured
  • Practice with the full support of the companies that manufacture dermal fillers
  • DOCTOR / NURSE (the qualified)
  • VS
  • Are able to discuss health, medication and contraindications to adequately inform about benefits and risks
  • Are trained in sterile techniques to ensure no risk of infection
  • Are trained in injecting techniques and are experienced in injecting material into people
  • Are trained to deal with rare but potentially life threatening Anaphylaxis reaction
  • Are able to recognise the occurrence of skin necrosis and treat accordingly
  • Can administer Hyaluronidase an enzyme antidote to dissolve unwanted filler
  • Are trained to recognise infections and are able to instigate appropriate treatment
  • Are familiar with disposal of blood stained waste and cleanliness to avoid cross contamination
  • Are aware of the need to report any adverse incident to the Medicines Healthcare Regulators MHRA
  • Have a regulatory body who regulates their activity and can discipline them if required
  • Are required by their regulatory bodies to be insured
  • Practice with the full support of the companies that manufacture dermal fillers
  • BEAUTY THERAPISTS (the unqualified)
  • Receive training on a one / two day course, with only an hour of that time physically holding a needle
  • Have no background in medicine and unable to appropriately discuss medical issues
  • Are required to learn this technique in a one day course
  • Are presented with a syringe and needle for the first time on a training course
  • Are not trained to deal with any allergic reactions or able to give any appropriate response
  • Would be unable to recognise an area of skin death nor have any means for treating it
  • Can not administer an antidote to reverse / correct any unwanted filler
  • Are not trained or qualified to make a diagnosis of infection and have no means to treat
  • Have no previous experience of disposal of blood stained waste
  • Would not want to report any adverse incident as it would draw attention to their activities
  • Have no regulatory body so they can practice as they please
  • Are not required by anyone to be insured
  • Are not approved by manufacturers of dermal fillers to perform filler treatments in the UK

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