Manufacturer Clinical Health Technologies has conducted a study to establish what skin preps were being used by aesthetic practitioners across the UK.
A total of 200 practitioners were contacted who offer botulinum toxin and dermal filler services. 42% were found to be using antimicrobial solution Clinisept+, which is manufactured by Clinical Health Technologies, while 35% used alcohol, 9% used chlorhexidine and 14% used ‘something else’. The products used by the 14% included baby wipes, micellar water, tea tree oil, rose water and witch hazel.
Ross Walker, director of Clinical Health Technologies, said, “We are delighted that Clinisept+ is now the UK’s leading skin prep amongst injectable practitioners, but the industry still has a long way to go in terms of adopting best practice to maximise patient safety. We are going to increase our efforts to educate practitioners on the importance of using an effective skin prep before injectable procedures. We will be repeating the research next year and hopefully will record fewer practitioners that are not providing basic levels of antimicrobial protection.”