Corrective procedures to fix poor aesthetic treatments on the rise

More than three-quarters of aesthetic practitioners in the UK have had to correct the work of another practitioner.

A study by medical aesthetics exhibition CCR Expo (Clinical + Cosmetic + Reconstructive) consulted 102 aesthetic medicine professionals including doctors, dermatologists and nurse, and found that 77% have performed a corrective treatment in the past year.

The majority of participants blamed a lack of research on the part of the client or patient for poor procedures that need correcting. 74% said they feel too few people ask to see someone’s qualifications and examples of previous work before undertaking a treatment.

84% said a bigger part of the problem is the untrained people providing advanced treatments who are able to do so because of a lack of industry regulation.

“The boom in demand for non-surgical procedures, when combined with such lax checking by consumers and a lack of regulation, is leaving the door open for unqualified people,” says Alison Willis, division director of CCR Expo. “The end-result being that the industry’s true, highly trained professionals are all too frequently having to pick up the pieces and step in and correct others' poor work.”