BBC – The Truth About Cosmetic Treatments With Dr Michael Mosely
In this two-part series, presenters Michael Mosley and Mehreen Baig are going on a science-driven investigation exploring the brave new world of cosmetic enhancement. They’ll look at whether these procedures actually do what they claim; how safe they are in what is a largely unregulated industry; and whether just because science has reached a point that it promises the face and body we want is it actually a good idea for our physical and mental health?
The first programme which airs tonight at 8pm on BBC1 looks at the latest cosmetic treatment trends for the face. Dermal fillers are now incredibly popular and practitioners offering them are popping up everywhere. Most patients have no complications with these dissolvable synthetic hyaluronic acid filler treatments. However, Michael discovers that Government approved register Save Face are seeing a dramatic increase in problem cases and over 80% of the complaints they receive are about procedures carried out by non-medics; a lack of regulation means that anyone can inject fillers, training is not mandatory and a significant amount of practitioners do not have to have insurance.