You can’t have failed to notice the almost constant drip of news articles highlighting poorly administered cosmetic procedures, in particular Botox and fillers. These are often illustrated by truly horrific pictures of disfigured faces, usually belonging to people who tried to save a relatively small amount of money by choosing the cheapest option. In fact, the UK press reported only last month that a rogue practitioner was administering Botox (which, let us not forget, is a toxin) in a car park in his lunch hour.
This is just one of the reasons that we have always insisted that these injectable treatments are carried out by doctors with the assistance of a nurse and why we and our industry colleagues welcome the new GMC guidelines.
James Bird, our Medical Director, together with other leading industry figures, recently spoke to The Times about these recent welcome changes. You can read the whole article here.