What Stops People from Having Cosmetic Treatments

A new study has shown that only half of those who consider having comsetic surgery procedures actually go through with it. 

Research into women’s attitudes about cosmetic surgery and non-surgical procedures such as facial injectables or liposuction was commissioned by CCR Expo (Clinical + Cosmetic + Reconstructive) and conducted by independent survey company OnePoll.

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    500 women were asked a series of questions about their attitudes to having procedures.

    • 38% said that they had considered cosmetic surgery procedures
    • 18% had actually had a procedure

    For those who had not gone ahead with a cosmetic or non surgical procedure, cost was the primary factor quoted.

    However, following that, other factors quoted were (in order of priority)

    • ‘horror stories about botched treatment in the media’
    • fear of results looking ‘unnatural’
    • not knowing which practitioners are qualified to perform the procedures

    Within the research, younger women tended to be more in favour of having cosmetic procedures and least aware or concerned about regulation.

    Safe Cosmetic Treatments

    Certainly there is uncertainty in the market fuelled by media exposure of treatments gone wrong and unnatural results.

    The media has also highlighted the extent to which non-surgical procedures is an unregulated market and consumers are right to be cautious about making the right decision and choosing an appropriate practitioner.

    For non-surgical treatments, there is no minimum requirement for qualifications or licensing required to carry out treatment. Botox must be prescribed by a suitably trained and qualified medical professional (e.g. doctor or dentist), but can be injected by anybody. Fillers are not subject to prescription.

    However, there are some excellent medically trained practitioners who have undertaken specific training in cosmetic treatment procedures.

    Non-Surgical Treatments North West

    SkinViva have been providing cosmetic treatments such as Botox and Dermal fillers in the North West since 2008. Their team of aesthetic clinicians are highly trained and experienced and many also work as trainers themselves for those wishing to develop skills.

    Treatment prices at SkinViva compare competitively with dermal fillers from £199 and Botox from £180.

    Botox and Fillers, Manchester

    SkinViva offer free consultations at their main clinic in Manchester and also at an extensive choice of conveniently located locations across the North West, including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Stockport and Bury. A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is arranged with an experienced aesthetic doctor or dentist, who would be able to carry out treatment at the same appointment if required.

    For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with a cosmetic doctor or dentist, please call 0161 865 1141, email contact@skinviva.com.

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