Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Minimum Qualifications for Botox, Fillers Practitioners

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As featured on Yahoo! News 14th April

Interim Statement – Standards Review

An interim statement on the long-awaited review of plastic surgery standards has suggested changes in industry regulation to ensure that anyone performing cosmetic treatments is “competent and accountable” which means “…getting either a qualification to perform and supervise aesthetic treatments, or a qualification to perform aesthetic treatments under the jurisdiction of a qualified clinical professional.”

Dr Barbara Kubicka MD, CIME/ICAM, MBCAM is a fully qualified doctor, registered with the GMC and with additional qualifications in aesthetic treatments from the world-renowned College de International de Medicine Esthetique in Paris.

She has many years’ experience in the industry and founded her own company, Clinicbe® in 2012. She welcomes the prospect of tighter regulation for the industry. Dr Kubicka explains:

“Any improvement in the regulation of our industry is to be welcomed. While these treatments offer numerous benefits to the patients, the medical nature of such treatment and importance of safety throughout should not be underestimated.

Over the years I have unfortunately met a few patients who have had poor results from unqualified practitioners. The results range from disappointing to disastrous.

Fillers and botox should never be thought of as simple beauty treatments; they are medical in every sense and should in my view only be administered by qualified doctors who have also gained specific qualifications in aesthetic medicine and substantial experience in a supervised setting before practising on their own.”

Keogh Review

The long-awaited review of plastic surgery standards is led by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh and is intended to ensure better and more consistent standards for patients. The full results of review are expected at the end of April.

Non-surgical treatments, including dermal fillers and laser treatments account for 90% of the UK cosmetic intervention sector, yet this sector is relatively unregulated compared to the cosmetic surgery side; so at present unlicensed and unqualified staff including beauticians and even hairdressers can carry out a range of injectable or laser treatments.

Dr Barbara Kubicka, Clinicbe

Dr Barbara Kubicka has already demonstrated the value of dedicated training in her own career in cosmetic and medical skincare treatments. After medical qualifications and specialist post-graduate studies, she practised in a variety of highly reputable clinics before set up her own independent practice in 2011, single-handedly building up the business and establishing the Clinicbe® brand in 2012.

Clinicbe®’s range of cosmetic and medical skincare treatments includes popular anti-wrinkle injections and fillers as well as mesotherapy and dermaroller. The clinic is also known for innovative treatments such as PRP (plasma rich therapy), PDT (photo dynamic therapy) and exclusive treatments include “Eyedealise”, “Neck and Jawline Programme” and the “Triple Synergy Hair System” for men and women who are suffering from hair loss.

Clinicbe® has a holistic approach to skincare, going beyond the immediate concerns of its patients to understand and treat the person as a whole. Dr Kubicka’s extensive range of cosmetic and medical skincare treatments is complemented by dietary advice and lifestyle/wellbeing services from fashion consultancy to counselling, fitness training and sports medicine.

Clinicbe® is based in Belgravia, Knightsbridge, London. For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please call 0207 125 0521, email info@clinicbe.com or see the website for further information and contact details https://www.clinicbe.com.