Who’s Your Doctor or Nurse?
Cosmetic injectable treatments are amongst the safest medical treatments available. Anti-wrinkle injections are often referred to as the safest drug in medicine today. And they need to be – after all we are not trying to treat medical conditions where the result of treatment warrants an element of risk or side effects.
Having said that side effects can and do rarely occur. Generally these are temporary and mild and limited to some swelling or bruising, or to a poor result. However more serious side effects can occur in extremely rare occasions.
For this reason these treatments are classifies as S4 drugs in Australia, which means that they are provided to patients under the authority and supervision of a qualified doctor or prescribing nurse. There are only two Prescribing Cosmetic Nurses in Australia. Obviously ideally the doctor should be experienced in these treatments and know how to manage any complication that may arise, and should be available or on site to see any patient.
Unfortunately there are an increasing number of clinics and salons offering cosmetic injectables where the prescribing doctor has little or no experience in these drugs or managing their side effects, or lives and works at some distance, sometimes in another State, and therefore is totally unable to offer any direct assistance in the event of an emergency.
Increasing there is a growing trend for businesses (non-medical) which offer Cosmetic Injectable procedures including: Hairdressing salons, Beauty Salons, Nail Technicians, Tanning Salons etc … and the list goes on. You must keep in mind that Cosmetic Injectable treatments are a medical procedure and should be performed in a sterile and professional environment.
Here at Envisage Clinic we offer all procedures in our professional medical practice. We always have the right equipment and tools needed to give you not only the best quality treatments but the best service in a friendly clean environment. All injectors are very experienced and thoroughly trained and are directly supervised by Dr Christopher Leat.
Questions you should ask before choosing your Clinician?
What qualifications do you have?
What experience and training have you had?
Who is your prescribing doctor if they are a nurse and am I able to see him or her?
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