A survey conducted by Glowday, a marketplace where potential patients can find, review and book medically-qualified practitioners for non-surgical aesthetic treatments, found that 38% of 2,000 respondents were unsure how safe aesthetic treatments were and 34% thought that treatments were too dangerous.
In addition, 47% of people said that they did not know what to look out for when searching for a qualified practitioner.
Glowday CEO, Hannah Russell, believes these statistics are concerning due to the lack of regulation in the UK, causing many patients to turn to underqualified practitioners.
She commented, “Current industry standard allows for almost anyone to be able to injet fillers into someone else without consequence and sadly, the real victims are the individuals, who, as a result, may end up with botched procedures. These are individuals who are already likely to be vulnerable both financially and emotionally. Glowday hopes to give all consumers a safety net to give customers a one-stop shop that’s a trusted and reliable source, we only allow doctors, nurses and dentists to list.”