The popularity of cosmetic treatments has exploded in recent years. Fueled by the beauty routines of our favorite celebrities and the daily exposure to social media influencers, cosmetic clinics are now found in nearly every high street in the United Kindom.

The average spend per head has already reached £73 with predictions for this to rise to £487 in just 5 years time. It’s clear that this health and beauty trend isn’t going anywhere soon.

The risk involved with these procedures has always been the limiting factor holding growth back.

Unlike most health and beauty treatments in the past, these cosmetic procedures can lead to a whole range of problems such as redness, swelling, bruising and itching.

It’s crucial that this risk is fully understood before you step foot in your local cosmetic clinic.

In this article, we will be discussing some of the most common risks you can face with cosmetic treatment in the United Kindom. Our goal is to help better inform people about this risk allowing people to better protect themselves.


What Are Cosmetic Treatments?

There is a wide range of cosmetic treatments available in the United Kindom. Whether it is botox treatment, derma fillers or micro-pigmentation all have the same goal, to provide antiaging properties to the end customer.

Cosmetic treatments help to provide people with a great boost to their self-esteem by improving their aesthetics.

What Risk Is Involved With Cosmetic Treatments?

Cosmetic treatments involve a number of risks to both the clinic itself the end client. Most commonly this will be in the form of itching and swelling but in certain cases, it may lead to symptoms such as vision problems, weak muscles and even breathing problems.

This is why it’s extremely important that you are aware of these risks before booking your appointment.

The Different Types of Cosmetic Treatment Risk

The umbrella term of cosmetics holds a wide variety of treatments under one roof. In the following section of the article, we will be taken you through each of these treatments and the risks involved.

Botox Treatment

Made famous for its popularity among A-list superstars, botox has recently taken the UK’s market by storm. Botox comes in injection form and is designed to relax the muscles in your face to help smooth out wrinkles and lines.

Common risks involved with botox include headaches, flu-like symptoms and a frozen look as in you are not being able to use your muscles.

Dermal Filler Treatment

Face and lip fillers otherwise referred to as derma fillers are a combination of substances that are injected into your face to help reduce lines and wrinkles. Derma fillers are often injected into lips to create a more plump appearance.

Common risks for derma fillers include infections, a lumpy appearance under the skin which may require surgery and the fillers moving away from the intended area.

Micro-Pigmentation Treatment

Most commonly known as permanent make-up, micro-pigmentation is a cosmetic treatment that helps to create a long-lasting eyeliner, lipliner or eyebrow definition.

A permanent market can also create an illusion of hair for people who suffer from hair loss. The risks involved with micro-pigmentation include a skin reaction, granulomas and scaring around the site of the treatment.

Chemical Peel Treatment

A chemical peel is a form of treatment that aims to remove dead skin cells to help stimulate new growth. There are 3 main types of chemical peel treatments which include superficial, medium and deep.

Superficial and medium are temporary and need to be repeated where deep is much riskier and the treatment is permanent. Risks for the treatments include darkening of the skin, cold sores and scarring.

Laser Treatment

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the UK. This involves using a powerful laser or intense light to help remove unwanted hair.

The light source destroys the hair follicles and prevents the hair from growing back. Whilst there is no evidence that this treatment can cause skin cancer, there are still risks involved. These risks include rashes and a sensitive area of skin.  

Managing This Cosmetic Treatment Risk

To help minimise the risk of all these cosmetic treatments it’s crucial that you pick a fully qualified clinic that has completed a comprehensive training course.

The NHS has created a very helpful guide to help you when choosing who will do your cosmetic procedure. It’s crucial that you check that the clinic is insurance with a suitable policy.

This should include Medical Malpractice Insurance which covers the event of compensation costs as a result of malpractice.

Cosmetic Treatment Riks Summary

To summarise all the points we have discussed in this article, cosmetic treatments are extremely safe and have been tried and tested for many years.

This being said, there are always going to be risks involved with any cosmetic treatment. Make sure you understand this risk and do the relevant checks before you proceed.

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