The cosmetic world is in disarray in regards to the recent Keogh Report, and a big worry from professionals is coming from the lack of guidelines with non-invasive treatments for things like dermal fillers and Botox.
The recent Channel 4 show, How Not to Get Old, shows the worries surrounding this. Medically trained former psychiatric nurse Jim McGrath, who runs courses for temporary dermal fillers in the UK, was interviewed for the show voicing some rather controversial views. Jim believes that dermal fillers don’thave to be carried out by just medical professionals, but can also be done by beauticians as long as they are trained correctly and certified.
Jim is also part of a minority of professionals believing that medical professionals are wasting their credentials when working in the area of non-invasive cosmetic treatments, and believes they are only involved because of the profitable business opportunities that it brings them.
Experts within the aesthetics community are worried about the repercussions within the industry and are concerned that a mentality like Jim’s will spread disregard for the well-being of cosmetic patients, leading to untold misery for those undergoing non-invasive cosmetic procedures.