Safety in Aesthetics – Part 2: Ensuring Product Safety


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by | Apr 30, 2024

Welcome back to the second part of our Safety in Aesthetics series. In this instalment, we’ll delve deeper into the importance of ensuring product safety and professionalism when undergoing aesthetic treatments. From verifying the product supply chain to understanding the risks associated with trending aesthetic treatments, here’s what you need to know to prioritise your safety.

Verify Product Supply Chain

Before undergoing any aesthetic treatment, it’s crucial to ensure that the products used are sourced from reputable suppliers and manufacturers. Counterfeit or substandard products pose significant risks to your health and safety. Choose clinics that prioritise product safety and transparency, sourcing their products from trusted suppliers within the UK.

Beware of Trending Products

While it’s tempting to try the latest aesthetic trends, not all products are worth the risk. Some trending products lack sufficient research or carry significant risks that outweigh the potential benefits. Let’s explore three such products:

Lemon Bottle Fat Dissolving Injections:

Lemon Bottle fat dissolving injections have gained popularity as a non-surgical method for reducing localised fat deposits. This treatment involves injecting a solution directly into stubborn fat pockets, causing them to dissolve and be eliminated by the body. While the promise of quick fat reduction may be enticing, it’s essential to understand the potential risks involved. Improper administration of fat-dissolving injections can lead to complications such as uneven results, skin irregularities, infection, and tissue damage. Additionally, the long-term safety and efficacy of this treatment have not been thoroughly established, making it a risky choice for those seeking fat reduction solutions.

Vitamin B12 Injections:

Vitamin B12 injections have gained popularity as a way to boost energy levels, improve mood, and aid in weight loss. While vitamin B12 is essential for various bodily functions, including energy metabolism and nerve function, excessive supplementation can have adverse effects. High doses of vitamin B12 can cause side effects such as acne, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and digestive issues. Moreover, vitamin B12 injections may not actually be necessary (or effective) for most individuals with adequate dietary intake or normal vitamin B12 levels. Unfortunately, you will likely just be wasting your money. 

Kenalog Hay Fever Injections:

Kenalog injections, containing the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide, are sometimes used off-label to treat hay fever symptoms such as nasal congestion and inflammation. However, these injections carry significant risks and are not recommended for routine use. Prolonged or excessive use of corticosteroid injections can suppress the immune system, increase the risk of infections, and cause systemic side effects such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Furthermore, corticosteroid injections should only be administered by trained medical professionals in appropriate clinical settings, which many clinics unfortunately are not medically trained.

Ensure Professionalism

Finally, ensure that the individuals providing aesthetic treatments are medically trained professionals with the expertise to deliver safe and effective care. Avoid practitioners who lack proper training or qualifications, as they may not have the necessary skills to perform treatments safely. At Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic, our practitioners are highly trained and experienced in aesthetic medicine, ensuring professionalism and quality care.

Prioritise Your Product Safety with Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic

At Nichola Maasdorp No4 Clinic, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and product safety, ensuring that you receive safe, effective treatments tailored to your unique needs. We always ensure to have the highest quality products, made in the UK and do not purchase counterfeit, cheap products.

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