As qualified and highly trained practitioners, the team at River Aesthetics work hard to bring patients the very latest cutting-edge technologies alongside award-winning signature treatments to create natural-looking results. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for all non-surgical cosmetic practices.
The UK is the only country in the world where you don’t need to be medically qualified to offer and carry out aesthetic treatments like botulinum toxin and fillers. This means, as it stands, anyone can buy the equipment and products, take a short course, and start delivering treatments to patients. Those training courses can be one or two days long, which is truly terrifying for the experts in this this industry.
The industry is starting to recognise this concerning gap in regulation, but there is still work to be done.
It’s important for patients to do their homework before any cosmetic treatment, that’s why The Care Quality Commission was set up; to ensure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care; putting you in the safest possible hands.
It’s important as a regulated and trusted provider that we give our patients the facts, ensuring they have the information they need, to understand the risks, alongside the key benefits that a thread lift can provide. It’s clear that as a team we have a true passion for aesthetic medicine and strive to work with the industry to control and regulate best practice, resulting in the best results for patients.
In summary, it’s important to do your research, and only put your trust in a regulated and trusted practitioner. If you’re wondering where to start, The Care Quality Commission is an independent regulator of health and social care in England. They inspect and regulate a range of healthcare clinics in England that offer services like IVF, cosmetic surgery and advice or treatment to help with family planning or losing weight. You can find out more about the Care Quality Commission here.
All medical treatments come with risks, but these risks are significantly reduced in experienced medical hands.
You only get one face – keep it safe!
Every patient is different, so it’s critical that your chosen practitioner acknowledges this, listens to what you’re trying to achieve. Do you want to add volume, or do you want to reposition the tissue, or do you need both?
Get in contact with the experts. Call 01202 024060.