There’s a continuing rise in the demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures (such as Botox and dermal fillers) and this has led to a worrying increase in people administering these types of treatment at incredibly low prices. Whilst this might at first sound like good news, the reality is far from it……
The expense involved in using high-quality products, providing excellent service and meeting the necessary safety requirements is significant, so in order to meet these costs, quality practitioners have to set their prices accordingly.
The companies which manufacture products for cosmetic use (we use Merz) have invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in developing, researching and providing evidence of their products’ safety and effectiveness, and they will also continue to invest in further research and development. The cost of this investment is reflected in its price…
Responsible practitioners (like our own Zoe and Allysun) will invest heavily in training and ongoing education in order to expertly deliver treatments safely and effectively. The overheads of providing a safe environment to perform these procedures can be extremely costly.
When you meet with a properly-qualified, responsible practitioner they will invest time in your consultation and assessment to ensure that you receive the correct treatment for your individual needs. Once you’ve decided to go ahead with treatment, they’ll also provide you with quality service and aftercare which will include a follow-up consultation to ensure that you’re happy and feel your treatment has been successful.
All non-surgical cosmetic practitioners will have insurance and also registration and revalidation with regulatory bodies such as the General Dental Council which is responsible for regulating medical professionals.
In order to provide “cheap” non-surgical treatments, some practitioners are unlikely to invest in any of the above as the cost of provision needs to be minimal for them to make a profit. Practitioners who don’t invest in research, training, the environment they work in, care standards or protection in case things go wrong, are an accident waiting to happen. Without the necessary safeguards in place, side-effects and complications are far more likely to occur…
All patients when researching and receiving these cosmetic treatments, should expect to be treated with respect, be kept fully-informed;,and to be given time, care and attention throughout the entire experience. And they should always select a qualified and established practitioner who has built up a good reputation over time.
Remember don’t just settle for the cheapest treatments. Expect and demand better!
To find out how we can help you achieve a more youthful, vital look, book a free consultation with Rachel on 01782 205 003