What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, commonly referred to as face and lip fillers, are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that are injected into various parts of the face. Primarily used to fill lines and wrinkles, they can also add volume to areas such as the lips or cheeks, for desired cosmetic outcomes.
The ever-growing ageing population, coupled with the influence of the media and fashion industries, has facilitated a growing demand for anti-ageing beauty treatments such as dermal fillers. The perception and use of dermal fillers have undergone a significant shift. These aesthetic enhancements, once thought to be exclusive to older generations, are now becoming increasingly popular among younger adults, making them widely available all across the UK.
What types of Dermal fillers are there?
There is a wide range of dermal filler substances available. These fillers can be temporary or longer-lasting, and their viscosity may also differ. Certain semi-permanent fillers like Radiesse, Sculptra, and Ellanse, not only fill out lines and wrinkles, but also stimulate the body’s collagen production, offering results that typically last for over a year.
On the other hand, temporary fillers like Juvéderm, Belotero, and Restylane, which are made of hyaluronic acid, are the most popular and widely used cosmetic treatments in the industry.
Why do practitioners and aesthetic nurses need insurance for Dermal Filler treatments?
Practitioners who perform dermal filler treatments need insurance for several reasons. Cosmetic procedures can have unexpected complications or adverse reactions, potentially leading to legal claims for compensation. Even a minor mishap or allergic reaction can result in costly legal battles.
If a patient believes they are entitled to compensation, they will typically target the clinic or practice where they received the treatment. Both independent aesthetics practitioners who provide services in clients’ homes, and freelancers who operate within larger practices face similar risks.
In the event of anything happening to a patient whilst receiving treatment, you want to make sure that not only you as a practitioner is covered, but if you own a business, that your business is covered with an appropriate Business Insurance policy such as Public Liability Cover, Products Liability Cover, Salon and Surgery Insurance.