There are an overwhelming amount of cases of malpractice and substandard treatment in the ‘non-surgical’ industry and it is the lack of regulation and the high demand that appears to be at the route of the problem.
There is no requirement for an individual to register with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for non-surgical treatments, and therefore anyone with an ounce of training can become a cosmetic treatment practitioner and perform non-surgical treatments.
These non-surgical treatments include practices that are less invasive than surgery but which nonetheless carry a risk of injury:
Botulinum toxin/Botox: is a muscle paralysis agent used to relax facial muscles and to reduce lines and wrinkles. Occasionally Botox injections cause some drooping of the eyelid or a raising of the eyebrow, and require corrective treatment.
Dermal fillers: another way of ironing out facial wrinkles. This procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid or collagen into the skin. It is generally regarded as safe but reported complications include numbness, lumps and bumps, movement, swelling, inflammation and infection.
Chemical peels: designed to reduce the appearance of facial lines and to improve the texture of the skin, by removing the outer layer of the epidermis to allow a new layer of fresh cells to grow back. Effects are usually mild but there is a risk of permanent pigmentation (lightening or darkening of the skin) and of infection.
Laser treatment: can be used to remove unwanted facial or bodily hair and/or to reduce scars and blemishes (laser skin resurfacing). As with all laser treatment there is a risk of burns, pigmentation and scarring.
We can help you…
If you have undergone and treatment that has gone wrong or been administered incorrectly, making a claim for compensation may be possible. It will be both stressful and emotional and at Abacus we understand that and we can help you.
Our personal and sympathetic approach allows us to give you straightforward advice, tailored to your individual circumstances.
You can call, email or meet to discuss your experience in confidence and we will explain how we can move forward together in making things right for you again.
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