A recent investigation by BBC 5 Live uncovered a bogus nurse who was administering non-surgical treatments to people and leaving them with unsightly blemishes, lumps and bumps. With non-surgical treatments growing in popularity and seen as a preference for reversing the signs of ageing rather than undergoing more invasive surgical treatments, how do you know that the person who is administering your treatment is qualified to do so?
Wrinkle reduction treatments such as Botox® are prescription only medications, meaning only a qualified doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner can prescribe this type of treatment. The title of nurse practitioner is also protected by law (although this doesn’t stop people from bogusly claiming to be a nurse and then administering treatments). With the rise in availability of prescription only medication via the internet there is only one way to be safe, check that the care is provided by qualified individuals. You can search the list of registered doctors on the General Medical Council (GMC) website and nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) website.
It’s also worth checking that the clinic you attend is registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
At Linia all of our practitioners are qualified and our premises are registered with the CQC to give you piece of mind that hygiene and professional standards are met.
Click here to find out about non-surgical treatments offered by Linia or call 0800 170 71 71 to book a free consultation to discuss treatments suitable for you.