The Importance of Checking Aesthetics Practitioner Credentials

Aesthetic Treatment Complaints Save Face Report

A new report has highlighted the risks of having treatment by non-medical aesthetic practitioners. 

Data from Save Face showed that 83% of their complaints were following treatment carried out by non-medical practitioners.

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    What’s more, 31% of the complainants said that they did not know what qualifications or training their practitioner had undertaken.

    In 8 out of the 939 complaints received, it was found that the practitioners were masquerading as healthcare professionals.

    None of the complaints related to treatments carried out in a clinic.  33% were in a domestic setting (the practitioner’s home).  26% were in a beauty salon, 17% by a mobile practitioner, 11% at a treatment ‘party’, 9% by a hair salon and 4% at a training venue or conference.

    Save Face comments on the findings of its report:

    “Treatments carried out by laypeople or unaccountable practitioners often means there is no redress for patients when things go wrong”

    Save Face outlined the risks of having treatment with non-medical personnel:

    • Not accountable to a statutory register
    • Often untraceable
    • Often uninsured

    For further information, see the full report at

    Medically-Qualified Aesthetic Practitioners

    At SkinViva’s Manchester Clinic

    SkinViva was established in 2008 and has an excellent reputation for offering high quality skin treatments in the North West. It is primarily based at its own dedicated skin treatments clinic, based in Manchester. All Aesthetic Practitioners have:

    • Medical qualifications as doctors or dentists
    • Additional training in aesthetics
    • Proven skill and experience

    The team of clinicians is selected by SkinViva founder and Clinical Director, Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP, who personally takes charge of the team’s ongoing professional development and training, ensuring that the company remains at the forefront of safe and effective aesthetic treatment practice.

    Find out more About Skinviva.

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    Their team offer free consultations at their main clinic in Manchester.

    A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is arranged with an experienced aesthetic clinician. The same individual would carry out treatment and this can normally be done at the same appointment if required.

    For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with an Aesthetic Clinician, please call 0161 865 1141, email

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