Save Face – so what?
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Save Face – so what?

If you’ve had a look through my website you will have noticed I mentioned that both my clinic in Kings Hill and I are Save Face accredited. But what you may not know is why you, as a potential patient, should care about that.

After the PIP breast implant scandal hit the press in 2010 the government started to look at how something like this could have possibly happened. The Keogh report was commissioned which looked at safety within the cosmetic surgical sector and the cosmetic medicine sector. Some of what has gone on, and still does go on, is quite frankly terrifying – black market Botox injections being done by your local hairdresser, permanent silicone fillers being injected for £80 by ‘aestheticians’ who have no idea how to deal with the consequences if something goes wrong.

The Keogh report made several recommendations but unfortunately implementing them is easier said than done. A committee formed of professionals from all interested sectors is working towards implementation, but this could take many many years.
searching-clinics-onlineAs consumers you are all very vulnerable to cowboy practitioners, and what Save Face is doing is providing you with a ‘go to’ point where you can find practitioners (Doctors, Nurses and Dentists) who have been inspected thoroughly so you can be assured they are safe places. The inspection covers everything from my personal insurance, to my commitment to continuing my education in this sector, to the cleanliness and infection control policies of my clinic.

So my top tips for staying safe:

  • Make sure you know who is injecting you – you would be astonished how few people actually ask me if I’m a doctor. If it involves injecting things you should not be letting anyone who is not medically qualified do this.
  • Ask them what product you are being injected with – after filler injections I give my patients a ‘treatment passport’ that gives them full details of their treatment with me.
  • Check out the Save Face website – search for an accredited practitioner near you. You can be assured that anyone listed on this website has reached rigorous standards.
  • Trust your instinct – if it doesn’t feel right just walk away, think about it and book another appointment if you decide to go ahead.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.

Awards

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2017

Businesswoman of the Year

Businesswoman of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2017

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Runner-Up, Customer Service

Kent Women in Business 2016

Finalist, Best Clinic South

Finalist, Best Clinic South

My Face My Body 2015

Start-Up Business of the Year

Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Women in Business 2015

Professional Achievement Award

Professional Achievement Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award

Kent Women in Business 2015

Bronze

Bronze

Kent Health and Beauty Awards 2015

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Winner, Start-Up Business of the Year

Kent Independent Traders Awards 2015

Winner, Growth Award 2017

Winner, Growth Award 2017

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

Runner-Up, Small Business of the Year

IBAK 2017

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

Runner-Up, Service Excellence

IBAK 2017

Finalist, Best New Clinic

Finalist, Best New Clinic

My Face, My Body Awards 2015

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Finalist, Diamond Awards

Safety in Beauty 2016

Brands We Use

aqualyx
botox
cellenis
Clinisept+
coolsculpting
exuviance
gardasil
Heliocare
intravita
Jane Iredale
juvederm
Kenalog
LED Mask
lumigan
Microneedling Pen
neostrata
Nouveau Lashes
obagi
Intravita PDO Threads
profhilo
profhilo
prolon
pronokal
radiesse
rrs
silhouette soft
skin tech
specialist pharmacy
teosyal
thermavein
Venus Concept
visia
Viviscal Professional