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Dr Rekha Tailor discusses how to make the most of your clinic’s reception team and how its members can help provide overall business success.
Dr Mehvish Khan discusses the impact cosmetic interventions can have on young patients and advises ethical treatment approaches
In order to improve outcomes, the process of patient selection within the cosmetic industry has received considerable attention from surgeons, psychologists and policy makers. Indeed, as increasing numbers of people are seeking cosmetic procedures it is crucial to ensure that patients are appropriately assessed for their suitability for surgery. Pre-operative screening to identify patients at risk of poor post-operative outcomes is now considered a crucial part of the surgeon’s role in providing appropriate care and treatment. In recognition of the importance of patient selection, we have developed a brief, user-friendly screening tool designed for routine use with cosmetic surgery patients. The tool has been designed to identify psychological factors which are likely to increase the risk of a poor psychological outcome. The tool should be used in addition to a thorough pre-operative consultation and as part of a pathway which includes onward referral where necessary.
Independent accreditation body Save Face has confirmed that it has launched a series of training events to help aesthetic practitioners more easily recognise and diagnose body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
In August last year high street retailer Superdrug announced that it would be offering a Skin Renew Service featuring botulinum toxin and filler treatments to customers in its London Strand store.