Your guide to FDA approved cosmetic Injections and dermal fillers
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injections are the most common FDA approved injections. Botox can be used to treat the face to temporarily relax the muscles and smooth out deep facial wrinkles around the brows, eyes, mouth and cheeks, or to treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) of the hands and feet. Botox is an affordable treatment of a few tiny injections and should only be by administered by a medical professional.
Restylane is a popular cosmetic dermal filler for lip augmentation and cheek augmentation. The dermal filler can also smooth out fine lines and wrinkles but is particularly good at eliminating skin deep facial wrinkles that cannot be treated by other means.
Juvéderm filler treatments offer long-lasting results for a natural look. The dermal filler is used to enhance and revive facial wrinkles using a high concentration of hyaluronic acid. Juvéderm can smooth out deep facial wrinkles and creases, and restore lip volume.
Voluma is an injectable gel dermal filler to plump cheeks that have sunken over time. The gel dermal filler has instant, high optimal results that last for about two years. While primarily used on older patients as an anti-ageing treatment, Voluma is popular with younger patients with flat cheeks.
The Sculptra aesthetic stimulates, sculpts and reinforces your skin’s natural collagen production for a more natural and youthful-looking appearance; a non-surgical alternative to a face-lift. Sculptra works best over time, a gradual and subtle process.
Like Scupltra, Radiesse stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. Radiesse is highly effective in restoring lost volume in the face. The dermal filler is also good to treat depressed scars in the face or hands.
Kybella is the first and only non-surgical treatment to reduce a double chin. The FDA approved injection contours the chin by destroying excess fat cells in the chin and overall improving the profile.
10 Oct / 2016
Patient check list revealed for cosmetic procedures including facelift surgery
The General Medical Council have revealed a new check list advising patients before agreeing to undergo cosmetic procedures, such as facelift surgery.
According to the Mirror newspaper’s health expert, the crackdown is designed to ensure potential facelift surgery patients are informed and educated on the risks and complications as well as the rewards of undergoing invasive aesthetic procedures.
In the online news article, Dr. Miriam Stoppard says the news comes as a welcome relief, after years of unregulated and uncontrolled procedures – such as facelift surgery – taking place, leaving many patients feeling disappointed by the results.
Dr. Stoppard highlights within the new advisory guidelines recently released by the GMC, a check list is included to take along to a consultation with a chosen plastic surgeon. The guide is designed to help facelift surgery patients, as well as those seeking other forms of facial rejuvenation surgery, to receive ‘safe, high quality cosmetic care.’
Some of the things the guide says patients should keep in mind when initially meeting and choosing a plastic surgeon in London include consent, openness, safety, costs, information and time. Are patients being given enough information before facelift surgery? Where will the procedure be undertaken, and how much will it cost once all the fees have been attached to the treatment?
These questions and more can now be answered if patients take this new seven point system along to a consultation, something Mr. Jag Chana believes is a positive step in improving safety for patients.
“When considering procedures such as facelift surgery it’s vital patients are aware of the long-term as well as short-term implications of undergoing cosmetic surgery. There are risks and complications associated with all forms of aesthetic treatment, including the fact that the patient may not see the desired result,” explains the London-based plastic surgeon.
“It’s also important for patients to be aware of the costs, as well as the experience of the surgeon performing the facelift surgery. Do you know how long they have been operating, or how much experience they have in your specific type of facial rejuvenation procedure? Use your consultation to ask the important questions and get to know your plastic surgeon.”
Mr. Chana concludes saying patients have the right to expect a high standard of care and honest, impartial advice before committing to any form of cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation procedure such as facelift surgery.
“Don’t feel rushed or pressured; if you feel a salesperson or surgeon is being pushy simply walk away. Clear information and knowledge is absolutely the key to entering cosmetic surgery safely.”
The new GMC advice is designed to remind patients what they should expect from a cosmetic doctor or surgeon carrying out procedures in England. For more information on facelift surgery or any anti-ageing rejuvenation procedures please contact Mr. Jag Chana’s clinic. You can find the email and telephone information via the contact us page.
Be safe and be informed.
10 Sep / 2016
Is this new facial rejuvenation treatment better than surgery?
A new facial rejuvenation treatment has popped up on the radar of several clinics recently, and is proving so popular some recognisable faces are signing up to try it. But can non-surgical facelifts ever rival the results of a traditional surgical alternative?
The Daily Mail reported this week that self-proclaimed ‘selfie queen’ Karen Danczuk visited a clinic to undergo the 90-minute non-invasive facelift, which uses high intensity focused ultrasound to lift and firm the skin of the face. The social media personality was photographed undergoing the treatment, making sure she made the pages of the UKs popular newspaper.
The facial rejuvenation treatment aims to rejuvenate the face without invasive techniques, and post-treatment Karen told reporters she had enjoyed the experience. The long term results of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as HIFU may take a while to be seen, and Karen said she had been given a full aftercare plan to make the most of her aesthetic treatment.
Proving popular with younger patients, skin tightening and volumising treatments are in the news on a weekly basis now. The effectiveness of this type of aesthetic treatment really remains to be seen, however it’s often suggested that injectable anti-ageing treatment, such as dermal filler and muscle relaxing injections, often provide patients with a much more noticeable result, in a much quicker time.
Like all non-surgical facial rejuvenation options available, there are pros and cons associated with non-surgical facelifts, and there is no substitute for a surgical procedure, if that is what you require. Non-invasive options – which may also include skin peels and dermal fillers – are often useful in regards to treating lines and wrinkles, but cannot ultimately rebuild the underlying muscle structure, or remove excess skin in the case of extensive ageing.
For lost volume, Mr, Chana often recommends minimally invasive treatments such as fat transfer. This allows for natural volume to be restored to areas where it may have been lost due to ageing or weight loss, like the cheeks.
Things to remember:
- Facelift surgery is an invasive form of anti-ageing treatment, and unlike non-surgical facial rejuvenation options, you will require recovery time.
- This means downtime, away from work family duties and everyday activities; at least for a week or two.
- Surgery is not to be undertaken lightly – there are many factors to consider. Booking a consultation will help you make a decision either way.
- Whilst non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments in London may seem like a more affordable, safe option, they do not offer the same level of results that come with facelift surgery.
- It should be emphasised that facelift surgery is the gold standard for facial rejuvenation and no other treatment can match the degree of improvement and the longevity of results.
- There are still complications and risks associated with non-invasive treatments for facial ageing although these risks can be well controlled and managed.
Are you interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation treatment in London?
Booking a consultation with Mr. Jag Chana is a great way to discover more about the procedures and anti-ageing treatments available. Your needs should be tailored to as an individual, so avoid making any decisions until you’ve sought expert advice and considered all of the options made available to you before booking any treatment or surgery.
06 Sep / 2016
Are you considering travelling abroad rather than having facelift surgery in London?
Whether you have just started to look into the idea of having facelift surgery in London, or you’re about to book your first consultation, it’s likely you will have questions regarding your safety, health and wellbeing.
This month it was revealed that Spain is now becoming one of the hottest spots in Europe for cosmetic tourism, according to aesthetic newspaper The Harley Street Journal. The strength of the pound against the euro means cosmetic surgery in Spain currently represents better ‘value’ than ever for UK patients, reports the publication.
One of the most commonly asked questions is why facial rejuvenation surgery in London and the UK costs more than surgery in Spain, and what the benefits are in regards to choosing the surgeon based in the UK. It’s a fair question – let’s delve straight in.
Of course, cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast enhancement, rhinoplasty, and facelift surgery in London are offered all over the world, and many countries – in particularly European countries such as Poland – offer cosmetic treatment at what appears to be a fraction of the cost compared to the UK.
Tempting to many, especially when sold as ‘cosmetic holidays’ by sales reps, you may think combining surgery with a relaxing break as you recover sounds ideal – but there is significant risk associated with the trend we surgeons call cosmetic tourism.
Granted, in the UK the costs of undergoing cosmetic surgery are higher than most European destinations – but this is for good reason. Whilst there are many high-quality cosmetic surgeons across the world, the United Kingdom without question is one of the most well-regulated and trusted cosmetic providers.
The price of your surgery not only includes the expertise of a highly-skilled plastic surgeon, but the expertly trained staff that look after you before, during and after your surgery as well as the first-class hospital or clinic you’re treated in. London has some of the most reputable private hospitals with experienced facelift surgeons who are BAAPS accredited ( British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons ).
You really do get what you pay for, so choosing a procedure, clinic or surgeon on price (whether that’s in the UK or abroad) is not recommended. Seek out a patient-recommended surgeon, and if they specialise in your area of concern (e.g. the face, breasts, etc) even better. You’re not just paying for facelift surgery while you are in London; you’re investing in a highly-skilled plastic surgeon and a full care treatment package.
Booking a cosmetic procedure online may seem like a great idea, especially if the price seems right, but if a bargain seems too good to be true it usually is. Clinics have a responsibility to offer ALL patients an informed and safe service, and this includes a full consultation prior to undergoing any form of cosmetic facial rejuvenation treatment, including traditional facelift surgery.
But what do you really know about the clinic, or the surgeon operating on you? Flying out for surgery is daunting enough, but if you arrive at your destination and find the facilities to be less than inspiring you may have doubts.
In the UK our hospitals and clinics are subject to rigorous inspection and regulation, making them as safe and accommodating as possible. In the unlikely but possible event of complications, a team is on hand to help you, which is something you cannot be certain of abroad.
Patients often complain they cannot understand their care team or surgeon, and in some cases are not given the opportunity to meet with their elected practitioner prior to surgery. In the UK you will always meet your surgeon – initially during consultation, and again before your treatment takes place. More consultations can/may be required which can also be accommodated.
Traditional facelift surgery has come a long way in the last few years, thanks to the rapid advancement of cosmetic treatments. Not only can a traditional facelift offer you tighter, more youthful-looking skin and a regenerated appearance, but choosing a specific type of facelift allows you to target a problem area that’s specific to your facial characteristics.
The traditional facelift targets the muscle and tissue on the face, jawline and neck to give an overall rejuvenated appearance. It is the most intensive surgical procedure, but it also elicits the most dramatic and long-term results. Ideal for older candidates who feel they have a lot of excess skin or wrinkling on the face to be addressed.
Alternatively, a mini facelift or short scar facelift may be more suitable – again your consultation provides the prime opportunity to discuss all of your anti-ageing facial rejuvenation options with an experienced facelift surgeon in London that truly understands your needs and how each form of facelift surgery may benefit you.
There are risks associated with cosmetic surgery – wherever you choose to have it – which should be carefully considered prior to surgery. In the UK, post-operatively you will be assessed and may likely be asked to come in for check-ups, to see how your recovery is progressing. The results of your surgery can be evaluated and you can ask any questions you may have about the recovery process. This cannot be guaranteed if opting for cosmetic surgery abroad.
If you suffer complications as a result of your surgery abroad it can be tricky to seek medical assistance, and any further care you require is likely to cost you more than the initial medical costs. Once you’re back at home it’s also difficult to make a complaint should you be unhappy, as the regulation of this industry in countries across the world is vastly different.
Here in the UK, we have various health regulatory bodies and commissions you can go to with concerns or complaints regarding your care or those who treated you. You can visit the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website for more information; they are the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.
Choosing facelift surgery in London or abroad
- Ultimately it’s a personal decision made by each patients choosing elective cosmetic treatment, but with exception standards of care, world-class plastic surgeons, and individualised treatment plans based on detailed consultations, it’s highly recommended seeking cosmetic surgery in the UK.
- Don’t let price be a factor in your decision to undergo surgical procedure – you get what you pay for.
- Facial rejuvenation surgery isn’t a holiday – a sunshine break to recover in may seem ideal, but your aftercare post-surgery is extremely important.
- Do your research and make an informed decision before committing to undergoing cosmetic surgery. You should meet a surgeon, not a sales rep!
- Research the qualifications of your chosen experienced facelift surgeon, as well as the hospital or clinic, and make sure you have a full understanding of the chosen procedure you wish to undergo.
If you’d like more information about Mr. Jag Chana or the cosmetic and aesthetic treatments and procedures he offers – including breast enlargement, nose reshaping surgery, rhinoplasty, or facelift surgery in London – book a consultation today.
Your consultation is your main opportunity to speak face to face with experienced facelift surgeon Mr. Chana, who will be performing your procedure. During your consultation, you will be reminded of the risks, potential side-effects and any special pre or post-procedure measures you should take. All of this is incredibly important information, and should not be missed, so take notes if you wish.
Above anything else, this is the prime opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about your treatment – voice any concerns or worries you might have, tell him about any existing conditions you have that might affect your treatment and ask for clarity on anything you don’t understand.
21 May / 2016
Australia next to introduce better safety standards for facelift patients
After the GMC announced stricter regulations were to be brought in to force in the UK to ensure the safety of patients, Australia has now been prompted to do the same for facelift surgery patients.
According to reports from Australia’s news networks, following on from the rule changes in Great Britain, announced in April, our friends across the water will now introduce improved safety standards to better protect patients choosing to undergo facial rejuvenation procedures, including facelift surgery and anti-ageing treatments.
For a long time, Australia’s cosmetic surgery industry has only been lightly regulated, with many surgeons and doctors performing procedures such as facelift surgery out of their training or remit. The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery welcomes Medical Board’s new guidelines for cosmetic medical and surgical procedures.
The new guidelines are designed to ensure potential facelift patients are well informed prior to their facial rejuvenation surgery, and the ACCS has taken an active role in the development of the new guidelines, which aim to improve patient safety and informed consent. ACCS president Dr. Ron Bezic said that the new guidelines were “a win for patients.”
“Our College was the first to establish a code of practice. Many of the provisions of that code are also now reflected in the new guidelines,” he said in the official press statement. “Patients will benefit particularly from the improved informed consent provisions. Cosmetic medicine and surgery are almost always self-referred, and there is a greater need for the stronger informed consent guidelines announced today by the Medical Board of Australia.”
Dr Bezic noted that “there was still work to be done”, noting that in order to achieve the strongest regulatory framework “a multidimensional approach must be adopted.”
The guidelines, which take effect from 1 October 2016, provide for cooling off periods for major procedures and under 18s, mandatory pre-treatment consultations, better price transparency and improved post-operative care protocols
“It’s great to see that other nations are realising the importance of safety and stricter regulations with the aesthetic and cosmetic surgery industry,” says Mr. Jag Chana, an expert in facelift surgery in London.
“When it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures, patients should be aware of who is performing their treatment, as well as that surgeon’s medical qualifications and background.”
Making an informed decision about facelift surgery
- Anyone considering facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift surgery in London should do their homework prior to agreeing to treatment with their elective surgeon.
- Ensure your surgeon is properly trained in facelift surgery (or your chosen procedure) and can prove they have performed the facial rejuvenation procedure before, successfully.
- Where did the surgeon train? How long has he/she been operating? Do they maintain their training by taking advanced courses to hone their skills? Are they a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons or a part time facial surgeon who spends most of their time as an ENT surgeon or Dental Surgeon ?
- Ask about the recovery process, and don’t forget to educate yourself on the risks and complications associated with facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift surgery.
Contact the clinic for more information about choosing a cosmetic surgeon for facelift surgery in London, and remember to ask questions before deciding to have cosmetic surgery, so you make an informed decision.
01 May / 2016
In the news this week, former pop star Michelle Heaton revealed she had chosen to undergo dermal filler treatment in order to restore her youthful looks, after undergoing menopause early.
The personal trainer – who was sadly forced to undergo a double mastectomy and hysterectomy following her breast cancer diagnosis – told a newspaper she had turned to dermal fillers to improve the lack of volume in her face as a result of treatment.
Dermal filler treatment to improve skin laxity and volume loss
Michelle, who has just been announced as the face of dermal filler brand Perfectha, was diagnosed with a mutated BRCA2 gene in 2012. The 36-year-old has explained she chose dermal fillers to restore her looks after going through the early menopause.
The mum-of-two recently had facial fillers in her under-eye area, cheeks, nose-to-mouth lines and jawline. Michelle was happy with the results, and claims the results were so natural and subtle that friends and family were unaware she’d undergone cosmetic treatments, simply telling her she looked ‘healthy and happy.’
Whilst Michelle chose to undergo facial rejuvenation treatment to improve lost volume in her face, patients also turn to non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments to reduce lines and wrinkles, and improve plumpness and firmness to the face.
There are many reasons for men and women to consider anti-ageing facial rejuvenation treatments, whether that be to appear more youthful by reducing facial creases, such as crows feet, or to improve hollow-looking areas of the face which may be lacking natural volume. For that reason, facial rejuvenation treatments – such as dermal fillers and volumiser injections – are popular options as they’re versatile and can be used as standalone treatments or as part of a wider facial rejuvenation plan.
Dermal filler treatment offers natural and impressive anti-ageing results for patients seeking subtle yet notable changes in the skin surface. Dermal filler treatment and volumising injectables are regularly written about in the news, with many beauty editors agreeing the non-invasive treatments to reduce signs of facial ageing are impressive.
As Michelle Heaton revealed in her latest interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, they can also have a dramatic effect on an individual’s self-esteem, making them a reliable way to rejuvenate the skin and improve the appearance.
Facial rejuvenation treatments in Hertfordshire
Mr. Jag Chana is an anti-ageing expert offering dermal filler treatment in Hertfordshire for patients looking to improve the appearance of the face in combination with, or instead of, procedures such as facelift surgery. Volume loss in the mid and lower face is a common concern, alongside ageing lines and wrinkles, so non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments offer reliable and long-lasting results patients usually find rewarding.
Non-surgical in nature, dermal filler treatment is fairly quick and requires no recovery time. As with all anti-ageing cosmetic treatments there are risks and complications to consider, so it’s important to do your research before committing to treatment, and choose an expert with a wealth of knowledge of what facial fillers and volumisers may be able to offer you as an individual. Treatments are tailored to specific needs and goals, and top up treatments every 12-18 months will be required to maintain the result should you wish to.
For more information about non-surgical anti-ageing treatments in Hertfordshire book a consultation. Mr. Chana also offers a full range of surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, which may be more suitable if dermal filler treatment is unsuitable or likely to be ineffective.
Last week saw the introduction of new safety guidelines from the Royal College of Surgeons and the GMC which will be rolled out nationwide as of June 2016. The Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery come as part of a crackdown on cowboy surgeons, and aim to offer patients undergoing cosmetic anti-ageing procedures – such as facelift surgery – and body reshaping surgery a better all-round service.
Undergo facelift surgery in Hertfordshire safely
With much discussion since the 2013 PIP scandal on how best to protect potential patients, the new safety guidelines are designed to ensure patients undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures, such as facelift surgery, are choosing the best surgeon for their chosen facial rejuvenation treatment.
Well received by the industry on Tuesday 12th April, the Royal Collage of Surgeon’s new Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery are intended to improve patient safety and standards in the industry, by ordering that only surgeons with the appropriate training and experience should undertake cosmetic surgery, as well as the ethics and behaviour expected of them. This includes facelift surgery in Herfordshire.
The new Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery will underpin the new system of certification. The Royal College of Surgeons is setting out new professional standards for surgeons and is calling on the government to legislate to protect patients.
By adhering to the RCS’s new standards, cosmetic surgeons will ensure that the needs of individual patients are at the centre of the consultation discussion, and that they are fully informed about the potential risks and likely outcome of the procedure. This is something Mr. Jag Chana already practices, as one of the leading facelift specialists in Hertfordshire.
Welcoming the new Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery, anti-ageing surgery and facelift surgery expert Mr. Chana believes high standards of patient care – before, during and after facelift surgery – are the key to long-term satisfaction.
“There’s no doubt the cosmetic surgery industry is booming, but under current laws any surgeon can perform cosmetic surgery in the private sector,” explains Mr. Chana.
“In an already confusing environment for patients, this can make it challenging for those seeking detailed anti-ageing procedures – such as facelift surgery – to identify a highly-trained surgeon from those who should not be offering such treatment. These new regulations are designed to help patients make the right decision when it comes to choosing an expert and undergoing procedures such as facelift surgery in Hertfordshire.”
Under the new rules, surgeons found to be offering below-par standards or working outside of their remit could face being struck off. As well as cosmetic surgery procedures such as facelifts, the guidelines will also extend to doctors and surgeons offering non-surgical anti-ageing treatments, including muscle relaxing injections including Botox, as well as dermal filler injections.
Mr. Stephen Cannon, vice president of the RCS said in an official statement:
“Our message to surgeons and doctors working in the cosmetic surgery industry is simple: if you are not working to the surgical standards we have set out and published today, you should not be treating patients at all. We, and the regulators, will do everything within our powers to protect patients and stop unscrupulous individuals from practising.”
What else do the guidelines set out to benefit facelift surgery patients?
As well as stopping individuals from practising procedures outside of their training, the RCS is also calling for clearer advertising and a non-negotiable ‘cooling off period’ to allow patients time to reflect before going ahead with facelift surgery.
Promotional tactics and offers (such as ‘buy one get one free’ and time-sensitive deals) should not be used to draw in patients, and doctors and surgeons should not misrepresent the services and procedures they offer. It’s also imperative patients are given honest and insightful advice regarding the surgery/treatment as well as the risks and complications associated with undergoing it.
Considerations should also be given to the vulnerabilities and psychological needs or concerns of the patient. Surgeons should seek expert assessment if this is deemed necessary, particularly for procedures which alter the face, such as blepharoplasty or facelift surgery.
For more information on undergoing facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift surgery safely, book a consultation with Mr. Chana.
15 Apr / 2016
According to a new market report published titled ‘Global Market Study on Facial Rejuvenation: Early onset of Ageing and Rising Adoption of minimally Invasive Procedures to Drive the Market, the global facial rejuvenation market is due to expand by almost five per cent by 2021.
Why are facial rejuvenation procedures on the rise?
- Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures continue to dominate the aesthetics industry
- Injectable anti-ageing treatments such as muscle relaxing injections reportedly the most popular
- Accessibility and high patient satisfaction rates contribute to rising popularity of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments
The report by Persistence Market Research, published in April, suggests non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures will continue to rise in popularity as patients seek to prevent lines and wrinkles from forming, or treat them in the early stages of development. Non-surgical anti-ageing treatments included in this report include muscle relaxing injections such as Botox, dermal fillers and chemical skin peels.
By product type, facial rejuvenation products containing botulinum (such as muscle relaxing injections) are expected to remain the largest segment and the long-term effectiveness of the treatment, as well as the wide availability, is expected to contribute to the growing popularity. Perhaps unsurprisingly the second most popular treatment choice is dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid.
With more minimally invasive non-surgical anti-ageing facial rejuvenation procedures available in the UK than ever, the rise in popularity forecast is understandable, Mr. Jag Chana believes. Patients are more aware of the ageing process at a younger age for a variety of reasons. Most notably, a rise in social media apps demanding a ‘picture perfect’ appearance and a heightened sense of self-awareness, as well as popular culture which continues to be dominated by celebrities.
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures continue to grow globally in popularity as access to anti-ageing treatments is easier, as well them being more affordable than surgical alternatives. On top of this, a growing awareness about more pioneering and less painful procedures, such as muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers, and a rising demand for long-lasting results and shorter treatment times means more cosmetic experts are now offering facial rejuvenation procedures.
Choosing a facial rejuvenation expert in Hertfordshire
With the ever increasing demand for non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, choosing an expert to undergo treatment with can be confusing. With numerous cosmetic experts offering variations of these non-invasive treatments, the key to undergoing safe facial rejuvenation procedures lies in finding a practitioner that specialises in the face.
Mr. Jag Chana offers facial rejuvenation treatments in Hertfordshire, and provides an excellent standard of care for patients seeking non-surgical alternatives to anti-ageing surgery, including facelift and eye lid rejuvenation surgery.
A deep understanding of the upper and underlying facial structure – including the muscles and tissues which can be treated using non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments – is imperative for long-lasting and impressive results. With the injectables market set to increase over the next five years, it’s perhaps fateful timing that the Royal College of Surgeons and the GMC have released new guidelines to improve patient safety when undergoing non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments.
Aiming to ensure patients are only treated by relevant experts and receive an honest service, the new rules – coming into force in June for private clinics and the NHS – make it clear that patients must not be rushed into having surgery or anti-ageing facial rejuvenation treatments. This includes not using promotional tactics such as two-for-one offers, and doctors or surgeons found to be breaking these rules risk being struck off the medical register indefinitely.
More information on injectable anti-ageing treatments can be found via the treatment pages. For safety advice, including how to undergo facial rejuvenation procedures safely or choosing an expert for treatment, book a consultation with Mr. Jag Chana.