Is Your Face in Safe Hands?

Is Your Face in Safe Hands?

March 15, 2021
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At SKYN®, not only do we want to ensure you amazing results, we want you to be safe, not sorry. (and avoid being a candidate for the next episode of ‘Botched’.)

Would you let a toddler cut your hair? What about a backyard tattoo? No? Neither.

When you choose to undergo a cosmetic procedure you are placing your trust and your appearance in the hands of your practitioner. What should you look out for? What are the consequences of making the wrong choice? We are here to empower you with the facts to make educated and informed decision.

Did you know that non-surgical Cosmetic Treatments like wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers may be medical in nature but can be administered by anyone, anywhere? Terrifying isn’t it.

At SKYN® we are genuinely concerned about our clients results and as such we only use accredited Doctors. This means you can feel safe in the fact that if you visit our clinic, you will only be treated by medical professionals, who have the skills and knowledge to deliver the safest and most effective treatment outcomes.

Should I see a professional?

Thinking of getting a chemical peel? How about dermal fillers or wrinkle relaxers? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, there’s a high chance that you’d still say no if you were offered these treatments by your hairdresser, beauty therapist or tattoo artist. Or would you?

Due to the regulations surrounding non-surgical cosmetic procedures, unfortunately the line between who should and who shouldn’t be carrying them out is incredibly blurry. You certainly don’t have to look hard to find people offering discounted or package treatments, even some from the ‘comfort’ of your own home. But what’s the difference between these guys and the professionals? Anyone can call themselves a ‘cosmetic’ or ‘aesthetic’ practitioner.

Know the terms

  • Cosmetic dermatology – a subspecialty in the field of dermatology, an area of medicine that specialises in the treatment of the hair, skin and nails. Unlike medical and surgical dermatology, which concentrate on the treatment of disease with medication or surgery, cosmetic dermatologists treat these areas of the body in order to improve the way they look.
  • Dermatologists must be on a specialist register, however, there is no specialist register for those dermatologists who practice cosmetic medicine.
  • Cosmetic doctor/physician – not a recognised title but describes the practitioner as a qualified doctor who specialises in cosmetic medicine.
  • Cosmetic/aesthetic nurse – a registered nurse who specialises in cosmetic medicine
  • Prescribing pharmacist – These are different from dispensing pharmacists. The government has recently approved prescribing pharmacists as appropriate providers of prescription medications. They may work independently and are regulated to do so by their professional body.
  • Cosmetic practitioner without ‘nurse’, ‘doctor’, ’physician’ or ‘dentist’ in the title – this term could be applied to anyone, with any background, who offers non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

It is not against the law for anyone to administer these treatments, but unless they are doctors, nurses, dentists or prescribing pharmacists, they must do so under the direct supervision of an appropriate provider.

Our Talent

Our Talent accreditations and memberships are as follows (but not limited to)

  • ACAM (Australiasian College of Aesthetic Medicine)
  • Laser Safety Officers Accreditation (licensed to use medical grade laser)
  • RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)
  • CPCA (Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia)
  • Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine

Don’t take chances, by using SKYN® you can be assured your face is in safe hands.