As another summer of Love Island draws to a close, one subject has remained a hot topic of conversation for viewers and the general public. The controversy and backlash certain contestants have received due to their cosmetic surgery, Botox®, and lip fillers have been predominantly negative, and the media attention has been frenzied over the past few weeks.
While the press attention has been highly critical of both the industry and the young women who indulge in cosmetic treatments, it’s essential to distinguish the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fillers.
So, while Love Island 2021 may be over, the demand for these treatments remains as high as ever. It can be difficult for individuals interested in undergoing aesthetic treatments to determine where to get lip fillers and other injectable treatments. Undertaking adequate research to find a qualified clinician is essential, which we’ll touch on further in this post.
The Love Island effect
Since becoming a British cultural phenomenon a few years ago, Love Island and its contestants have been a significant topic of discussion each summer. Coupled with the increasing numbers of celebrities with lip fillers showcasing their results on social media, this has resulted in the demand for cosmetic procedures rising by up to 250 percent in recent months.
It’s worth noting that the media seems to have an unhealthy obsession with slandering young women for taking ownership of their bodies and regaining control over the ageing process. While the rising interest in treatments due to publicity is generally positive news for aesthetics clinics, the negative backlash is unfairly criticising a large portion of an industry filled with highly qualified medical professionals. The gap between quality and questionable aesthetic clinics is a large one. Still, thanks to tightening restrictions surrounding regulations, individuals seeking treatment are doing more thorough research into the background and credentials of their chosen clinic.
Good vs. bad fillers
Lip fillers in the UK can be expensive, which is why many consumers turn to under-qualified practitioners or even online black market do-it-yourself options. There are many dangerous health risks associated with these cheap alternatives to professional filler treatments — none of which are worth the money saved in the process.
Improper injection techniques can lead to excessive swelling, bruising, and lumps and severe long-term side effects such as the death of skin cells or the puncture of a blood vessel, which can cause blockages that restrict blood supply to tissues. It’s also likely that inexperienced injectors will not take the necessary precautions to maintain hygiene standards and properly sterilise the syringes they use, increasing the chance of reactions and infections.
However, when qualified medical professionals properly inject fillers, patients can enjoy subtly flattering results. Cosmetic procedures undertaken in the appropriate environment can help you achieve natural, beautiful results that enhance your appearance and reduce ageing signs.
Choosing the right clinic
Since there are currently no strict regulations on who can administer filler treatments, it’s crucial to do your research before booking in with a clinic. Your practitioner should be a trained medical professional, such as a doctor, dentist, or nurse, with extensive knowledge of the head and neck anatomy. As an injectable procedure, there are understandably several risks involved in the various filler treatments. You must be able to trust that your clinician not only understands these risks but can manage all eventualities and safely deliver the treatment they have offered.
Medical professionals are trained to handle needles safely, understand the intricate anatomy of the human body, and effectively assess a person’s health to determine their suitability for treatment. These are skills obtained even before undergoing aesthetics training, which is why these individuals should be the only people trusted to administer aesthetic treatments.
When searching for an aesthetician, appropriate questions to ask include:
- What is your professional background?
- Do you have any testimonials?
- Can you provide any before or after pictures from past clients?
- Do you provide an aftercare service?
Ultimately, an initial consultation will give you a solid idea of your practitioner and their credentials. Your aesthetician should take the time to answer all of your questions clearly and professionally and also be on hand to address any concerns or apprehensions you have about the process.
Where to book
At Acquisition Aesthetics, our acclaimed faculty work with medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, and nurses. Providing award-winning training courses for botox and fillers, we offer the highest quality injectables training available on the market. Models are a fundamental part of our training philosophy, and we’re delighted to provide our model patients the opportunity to benefit from our internationally renowned treatments at a reduced cost. By booking with us, you can expect a quality of service that is on par with the best aesthetics clinics in London and elsewhere in the UK — at a fraction of the price.
All treatments are undertaken by a trained medical professional with extensive knowledge of intricate head and neck anatomy. Each step of the process is overseen by an expert member of our aesthetics faculty.
If you’re interested in lip fillers or any of our other available treatments, get in touch to find out more about becoming a model at our gold-standard training academy. Call us on 0203 514 8757 or email email@example.com to speak to a member of the team.