Why You Should Always Visit a Aesthetic Doctor

Why You Should Always Visit a Doctor for Your Aesthetic Treatments

We know it takes time to decide to undergo an aesthetic treatment. And rightly so it’s not like choosing what color gel nails to have! But if you’ve decided you’d like a tweak, please make sure your face is in safe hands. Not many know this, but the UK is one of few countries where treatments like Botox, lip filler and threads can be carried out by ANYONE.


Literally anyone. We’ve known bank workers train as injectors over a weekend. There are no minimum education or training standards. If you’re 18 or over, you can visit aesthetic doctor and set up an appointment.

The biggest mistake people make in the aesthetic enhancement process is choosing the wrong person to administer treatment. Too often, patients choose low cost over high quality, and they end up paying the price in their results. Botched lip augmentations and bad cheek fillers are littered throughout the media and across Instagram, usually the product of rushed budget operations outside of a clinical environment.

The availability of fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, chemical peels, laser hair removal etc, in beauty salons, nail technicians and hairdressers, has fuelled the misconception that non-surgical aesthetic treatments are akin to getting your nails or lashes done. Rather than the reality, which is that these are medical treatments.

Whilst this has led to incredible growth within the aesthetics industry – it’s great that women feel empowered to have these treatments – due to this complete lack of regulation, there is an increasing and very serious public health issue brewing.

The consequences of this are pretty dire. There is an abundance of poorly trained injectors using inferior, often unlicensed products, and conducting treatments in inappropriate surroundings. And the crazy thing is, there are no rules or laws to stop this…except if your practitioner is a medic. When unqualified people perform aesthetic enhancements, there are several reasons things go wrong. Aside from obvious lack of training, experience and medical knowledge, they don’t have an understanding of the holistic nature of aesthetic treatments – that is, the way the entire structure of the face must be taken into account even when working on a single feature. They might take a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, overlooking the fact that each patient has a unique history and set of needs that calls for bespoke treatment.

Medical professionals are held to a different set of standards than the hairdressers, bank clerks, retail assistants or handy men* who train to become aesthetic practitioners.

So how can you avoid these mistakes and achieve the results you’re after? The key lies in selecting an experienced cosmetic doctor operating in a clinical setting to carry out your treatment. The best doctors will always tailor treatments to each patient to ensure that natural-looking results are achieved. In that same vein, capable cosmetic doctors know what will look best on a specific patient. They do not try to copy and paste Angelina Jolie’s lips onto someone else; rather, they create a look that satisfies the patient’s desires while working with their features.

Aesthetic enhancements can be confidence-boosting and rejuvenating, but they must be administered by experienced cosmetic physicians in order to ensure safety and quality. To learn more about how bespoke treatment leads to beautiful, natural-looking results, book a consultation with Dr Nishel Patel at Skinesse.co