The General Medical Council have been in the news recently pushing for new guidance to allow patients a ‘cooling off period’ before they have any Cosmetics Surgery. Medics are also being asked to ensure that they give patients all the risks as well as the positives to the procedure they require.
The General Medical Council (GMC) is now consulting with the public and doctors about this and other proposals to make cosmetic procedures safer.
Professor Terence Stephenson, GMC chairman, said: “Cosmetic practice is a huge and expanding area of medicine and patients, some of whom are vulnerable, do need to be better protected.
The GMC’s consultation will run until September and will be available on the GMC’s website. The final guidance is expected to be published in early 2016
This consultation from the GMC is surely a positive step in the right direction and will ultimately protect patients safety within the industry.
So please, whenever you book any treatment if it is a surgical or a non-surgical procedure think about it properly. Whether it is laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser vein removal, derma roller or peels it is very important that you know everything involved in that procedure. Ensure that the person you are talking to gives you a thorough consultation which gives all the positives PLUS the risks. Ensure that the treatment you think you require is actually the correct treatment for you and your skin, and will it get you the results you desire. You need to know all the information surrounding that treatment and understand your aftercare. Make sure that the person carrying out the procedure is qualified in that treatment, and all your questions have been answered fully.