PIP scandal prompts call for tighter regulation on other cosmetic procedures

21 January 2012

As news of the PIP Implant scandal broke just before Christmas, it became the catalyst for a broader discussion on the need for tighter regulations on both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

At the top of this broader agenda is the discussion surrounding dermal fillers, a largely unregulated industry in the UK. To give some perspective, just six dermal fillers are regulated for use in the USA, yet here there are over 100 on the market.

At the Wilson Clinic we treat dermal fillers as we do all of our other procedures, which are conducted as a medical procedures, carried out by specially trained medical professionals in a clinical environment using medical grade products. We use Restylane™ and Juvederm™ both one of the six products licensed for use in America and in the UK and both have been in use for a number of years and subjected to rigourous clinical trials. As with all of the products we use, we pride ourselves on care and quality, and our team conducts thorough research before offering products to our patients.

Problems with dermal fillers can arise when administered in an inadequate environment by unqualifed staff .  There is no legislation on who can inject dermal fillers so before having the treatment, ask to see training certificates and insurance certificates, and if in doubt seek further opinions before making a commitment.   If you are considering dermal fillers, or are currently using them, The Wilson Clinic strongly recommends using a medical professional who offer transparency and traceablilty of their products. We offer both, so if you have any questions, or would like to book an initial consultation, call our Patient Care Manager on 0800 112 3393 or email her on elaine.bailey@surreyplasticsurgeryservices.com

We have a range of clinics in location across Surrey enabling you to find a time and place to suit your lifestyle. To find out more on the dermal fillers we use, click here to visit our Dermal Filler webpage.

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The Wilson Clinic
Geoffrey Ross Wilson FRCS FRCS(Plast)
Ashtead Hospital
The Warren
KT21 2SB

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