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Some cosmetic procedures, such as Botox injections, don’t involve surgery but this doesn’t mean they’re without risk. It’s important to use a reputable practitioner who is properly qualified or a clinic such as Venustas. 

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures involve products (such as Botox) or techniques that make the skin look smoother, or make marks on the skin look less obvious. There are also procedures to change the way teeth look, such as making them whiter or straighter.

If you’re considering a procedure, and you want to find out what it involves, what the risks are and how much it costs, you can call us for a no obligation consultation. Ask about our qualifications and experience of the person(s) who will be treating you, and check the Treatments You Can Trust (TYCT) register, which is backed by the Department of Health, even if you choose not to use us you need to see if the provider is appropriately qualified.

You can read the whole of this page, or click on these links to go straight to the relevant information:

What non-surgical treatments are there?

Where can I get a non-surgical procedure done safely?

How can I find out whether the provider is safe?

What are the risks of non-surgical procedures?

Do I need to see a doctor before I can get Botox?

What if I feel unwell after a procedure?

 What non-surgical treatments are there?

There are various procedures available, including:

·         Muscle paralysis, such as injections of botulinum toxin (Botox) to relax facial muscles and make lines and wrinkles less obvious

·         dermal fillers, injected into wrinkles or creases to fill them out

·         chemical peels, which use chemicals to remove the outer layer of skin cells

·         microdermabrasion, which uses fine crystals and a vacuum to remove dead skin cells

·         Nurses must be registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council. Louise Sledmore-Hyde is a State Registered Nurse of 25yrs + and Venustas only use qualified nurses for any of our prescribed treatments.


Where can I get a non-surgical procedure done safely?

Procedures such as teeth whitening can be safely carried out by venustas clinic. You can find more information about our teeth whitening by clicking here.

Our cosmetic injectable treatments (such as Botox) are only carried out by an appropriately trained registered nurse in a clinical environment. They shouldn’t be carried out by beauty therapists who lack the necessary clinical background.


 How can I find out whether the provider is safe?

Providers of cosmetic treatments that do not involve surgery don’t have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is the independent regulator for health services in England.

The CQC advises that you can be at risk of harm from procedures if they’re not carried out correctly. It’s important to research the procedure, the provider and the person who will be carrying it out.