Beware the Dangers of Discounted Cosmetic Treatment

Clare McLoughlin
By Clare McLoughlin

Clare McLoughlin is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and advanced procedure aesthetic nurse and trainer with more than 16 years’ experience.


I’m sure you’ve all seen emails with non-surgical aesthetic procedures offered at bargain-basement prices and heard whispers from individuals with dramatic pout ‘enhancements’ about salons that offer one syringe shared between two people.

As a nurse, these stories make me feel quite ill, as there is no way that a responsible and medically trained professional would agree to administer treatments in this way.

Even if you change the needle during a ‘syringe share’, there is still a risk of cross-contamination from one patient to another, putting the patients at unnecessary risk just to save a little money.

For some people, dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections are perceived to be on the same level (and at the same price-point) as a handbag or pair of shoes from a High Street shop, as a quick and risk free ‘fix’ that is comparable to having nail extensions or colouring your hair.

This just isn’t the case. Non-surgical aesthetic procedures involve the application, or injection, of chemical solutions. Done incorrectly, or without due care and attention in a clean and hygienic environment, non-surgical aesthetic treatments can have unwanted results, from unsightly lumps and bumps to bruising and potential infection.

Sharing lip filler syringes
 dangers from discounted aesthetic procedures

All non-surgical aesthetic treatments have a small risk associated with them, but under the expert care of a medical professional, the risk of potential side effects occurring tends to be lower, and in the unlikely event that something unexpected does go wrong, at least in the safe hands of a medical professional you can rest assured that your wellbeing is of utmost concern to your practitioner.

At my clinic, we believe in responsible treatments and put patient safety and wellbeing at the very heart of everything we do. We don’t promote deals and discounts – we charge a responsible and fair price for our treatments,like many similar reputable clinics up and down the country.

We insist on a pre-treatment consultation with every patient, and ensure that everyone has the time and information necessary to make an informed decision about whether a treatment is right for them.

If you, or someone you know, is tempted by the ‘too good to be true’ price of a non-surgical aesthetic treatment, please think twice before booking an appointment; make sure your skin is in the safe and experienced hands of a medical professional so that you are #SafeNotSorry – it’s just not worth the risk!

If you want to read more, the experts at Consulting Room really know what they're talking about and have put together some dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections treatment FAQs just for you. 

If you have more questions, you can use the dermal filler questions and wrinkle relaxing injections questions feature to talk to our panel of trained medical experts. 

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Thanks to Clare who founded Appearance Based Medicine in 2004, driven by a desire to provide advanced facial rejuvenation solutions and aesthetic treatments to patients in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and the surrounding areas. 

People choose Appearance Based Medicine because of the top-quality and personable service that they receive, and always leave the clinic with a welcome boost to both their inner confidence and outer radiance. 

Check out how Clare can help you!

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