5 reasons to avoid cheap and easy cosmetic procedures

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With so much misleading information on the internet, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that cosmetic treatments are something every man and his dog can carry out at home. We take a look at why it’s important to choose your practitioner carefully before going under the needle, and how to avoid botched cosmetic procedures.

With so much misleading information on the internet, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that cosmetic treatments are something every man and his dog can carry out at home. We take a look at why it’s important to choose your practitioner carefully before going under the needle, and how to avoid botched cosmetic procedures.

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1) You don’t know your skin as well as you think you do

If you’ve ever been tempted to buy one of the many DIY cosmetic treatments that are currently flooding the internet, you’re not alone.

For many people, Google has become their most trustworthy doctor. Plenty of people are now turning to search engines to research and buy home-use devices for procedures such as microdermabrasion – without getting advice from a licensed practitioner first.

The results can be ugly. While there are some decent home-use kits out there, there are plenty of terrible ones too, and it can be difficult to tell the difference.

The real danger lies in the fact that there’s no way of knowing how your skin will react to a DIY cosmetic kit. While you may think you understand what’s suitable for your skin type, the truth is you’ll never know your skin as well as a qualified practitioner will.

1) You don’t know your skin as well as you think you do

If you’ve ever been tempted to buy one of the many DIY cosmetic treatments that are currently flooding the internet, you’re not alone.

For many people, Google has become their most trustworthy doctor. Plenty of people are now turning to search engines to research and buy home-use devices for procedures such as microdermabrasion – without getting advice from a licensed practitioner first.

The results can be ugly. While there are some decent home-use kits out there, there are plenty of terrible ones too, and it can be difficult to tell the difference.

The real danger lies in the fact that there’s no way of knowing how your skin will react to a DIY cosmetic kit. While you may think you understand what’s suitable for your skin type, the truth is you’ll never know your skin as well as a qualified practitioner will.

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2) You pay for what you get

There’s a reason why cosmetic treatments have a high price tag. Performing them to a good standard is a skill that only trained practitioners should be trusted with.

Unfortunately, the cosmetic industry in the UK is largely unregulated, which means just about anyone can legally provide injectable treatments. This lack of regulation has led to a rise in rouge and unqualified practitioners who profit from popular demand.

At the end of the day, these kinds of procedures are like anything else: there’s generally a reason the cheaper options are cheaper. Either the practitioner isn’t medically trained or they’re using budget, unsafe products. Whichever it is, the patient will be the one who pays the price.

Remember: if a price sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

2) You pay for what you get

There’s a reason why cosmetic treatments have a high price tag. Performing them to a good standard is a skill that only trained practitioners should be trusted with.

Unfortunately, the cosmetic industry in the UK is largely unregulated, which means just about anyone can legally provide injectable treatments. This lack of regulation has led to a rise in rouge and unqualified practitioners who profit from popular demand.

At the end of the day, these kinds of procedures are like anything else: there’s generally a reason the cheaper options are cheaper. Either the practitioner isn’t medically trained or they’re using budget, unsafe products. Whichever it is, the patient will be the one who pays the price.

Remember: if a price sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

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3) You’ll end up paying more to repair the damage

From misshapen dermal fillers to swollen lips, the results of a cosmetic procedure gone-wrong can be disastrous.

Save Face, a government-approved register of accredited practitioners, has reported a huge rise in botched cosmetic procedures over the last few years. What’s more, the organisation said it receives hundreds of reports from accredited practitioners who perform corrective work on patients suffering from someone else’s dodgy work.

This proves a very important point: it’s best to fork out more to begin with than pay double to repair the damage. Your wallet – and your face – will thank you for it!

3) You’ll end up paying more to repair the damage

From misshapen dermal fillers to swollen lips, the results of a cosmetic procedure gone-wrong can be disastrous.

Save Face, a government-approved register of accredited practitioners, has reported a huge rise in botched cosmetic procedures over the last few years. What’s more, the organisation said it receives hundreds of reports from accredited practitioners who perform corrective work on patients suffering from someone else’s dodgy work.

This proves a very important point: it’s best to fork out more to begin with than pay double to repair the damage. Your wallet – and your face – will thank you for it!

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4) You could even be scarred for life

Sometimes the side effects from a botched cosmetic treatment aren’t so easy to cover up.

One of the biggest risks with poorly executed injections is necrosis – a form of cell injury that results in the premature death of cells and can lead to permanent scarring.

Then there’s the horror story of 2013, where a patient was left with permanent nerve damage after letting an unqualified practitioner inject toxic, unpurified beef gelatin into her face – in his kitchen.

These are extreme examples, but they paint a grim picture of what can go wrong if you don’t choose your clinic carefully. To quote the Bible, your body is a temple and deserves to be treated with the utmost care and respect.

4) You could even be scarred for life

Sometimes the side effects from a botched cosmetic treatment aren’t so easy to cover up.

One of the biggest risks with poorly executed injections is necrosis – a form of cell injury that results in the premature death of cells and can lead to permanent scarring.

Then there’s the horror story of 2013, where a patient was left with permanent nerve damage after letting an unqualified practitioner inject toxic, unpurified beef gelatin into her face – in his kitchen.

These are extreme examples, but they paint a grim picture of what can go wrong if you don’t choose your clinic carefully. To quote the Bible, your body is a temple and deserves to be treated with the utmost care and respect.

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5) You won’t regret paying more

The bottom line is, seeking out a qualified, reputable and registered practitioner will be worth every penny. Knowing that you’re in safe hands from the beginning will ease any pre-treatment nerves, and you’ll come away from the clinic feeling and looking amazing.

At Arch Aesthetics we offer a complimentary consultation at no extra cost, which gives you the opportunity to ask questions and clear up any worries you might have about your treatment.

Many of our procedures also come with after-care packages which help shorten your recovery time and alleviate any discomfort that may occur when you leave the clinic.

5) You won’t regret paying more

The bottom line is, seeking out a qualified, reputable and registered practitioner will be worth every penny. Knowing that you’re in safe hands from the beginning will ease any pre-treatment nerves, and you’ll come away from the clinic feeling and looking amazing.

At Arch Aesthetics we offer a complimentary consultation at no extra cost, which gives you the opportunity to ask questions and clear up any worries you might have about your treatment.

Many of our procedures also come with after-care packages which help shorten your recovery time and alleviate any discomfort that may occur when you leave the clinic.

So how do you choose a practitioner?

You should think of purchasing cosmetic treatments in the same way you’d think about purchasing a car. Surely you’d want to know as much as possible about a car before you hand over your hard-earned cash, and it should the same with cosmetic procedures.

Is the practitioner Save Face registered? How long have they been doing this for? What are the side effects of the treatment you want? The more questions you ask, the better.

At Arch Aesthetics, we’ve been independently assessed against a robust set of standards in order to be certified as Save Face accredited. This means that we’re recognised as a qualified practitioner with specialist training and insurance in every treatment we offer, and that we only use licensed products sourced from reputable suppliers. You really couldn’t be in better hands.

For more information about what it means to be a Save Face registered clinic, click here. To find out more about our practice, view our full list of treatments or to book a consultation, please visit our website.

So how do you choose a practitioner?

You should think of purchasing cosmetic treatments in the same way you’d think about purchasing a car. Surely you’d want to know as much as possible about a car before you hand over your hard-earned cash, and it should the same with cosmetic procedures.

Is the practitioner Save Face registered? How long have they been doing this for? What are the side effects of the treatment you want? The more questions you ask, the better.

At Arch Aesthetics, we’ve been independently assessed against a robust set of standards in order to be certified as Save Face accredited. This means that we’re recognised as a qualified practitioner with specialist training and insurance in every treatment we offer, and that we only use licensed products sourced from reputable suppliers. You really couldn’t be in better hands.

For more information about what it means to be a Save Face registered clinic, click here. To find out more about our practice, view our full list of treatments or to book a consultation, please visit our website.

2019-04-14T23:04:05+01:00

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