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Protecting Yourself Before Undergoing Cosmetic Treatment

Protecting Yourself Before Undergoing Cosmetic Treatment
October 12
19:02 2015

Safety in Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is flourishing as every year women spend plenty of money on out-of-home cosmetic treatments. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than $12 billion was spent on surgical and non-surgical procedures in the U.S. in 2013. But as the number of women looking to invest in their beauty is on the rise, so are safety concerns.

“More and more cases of patients and consumers being left with adverse effects from unsafe treatments and providers are emerging,” said Antonia Mariconda, U.K.-based cosmetic coach and founder of the Safety in Beauty Campaign.

Part of Mariconda’s campaign is to educate women who are seeking cosmetic enhancement on what to look out for, while also having them share their negative experiences. One area Mariconda emphasized a concern in was with individuals who are providing cosmetic dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injections to customers.Protecting-Yourself-Before-Undergoing-Cosmetic-Treatment

According to ASAPS, injectables, such as Botox®, used to reduce wrinkles in the face, have remained the most sought after non-invasive cosmetic procedure amongst women.

Mariconda explained that many people are completing “one-day courses” to learn how to apply the injections but overall lack any medical qualifications. These providers are often unaware of the side effects that can occur and how to deal with them.

There are also cases of untrained use of cosmetic devices such as lasers, skin tightening machines and even teeth whiteners. The main message Mariconda hopes to send to consumers is the importance of researching a provider’s training and qualifications.

“Research, research, research. I cannot emphasize this enough,” said Mariconda. “Ask questions, ask to see training certificates and satisfy yourself that you as a person have indemnified yourself in the best possible way against every possibility of things going wrong.”

Mariconda encourages everyone not to be afraid to ask as many questions as needed and simply walk away if you feel uncomfortable with the person providing the services. There is a list of four requirements Mariconda recommends to check off before deciding to undergo a treatment. This includes checking for the person’s training, reputation, qualifications and insurance.

Protecting Yourself Before Undergoing Cosmetic Treatment

Protecting Yourself Before Undergoing Cosmetic Treatment

“I wonder how many people run through this essential checklist before allowing their face and bodies to be tampered with by such people,” said Mariconda. “Ask yourself, is your face in safe hands?”


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  1. Barnypok January 08, 12:34

    Great article!

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