RGN, RSCN, NIP, Msc
• Saskia is a highly recognised and qualified aesthetics practitioner, well respected in the industry
• Fully qualified and registered senior nurse since 1992.
• Head of aesthetics clinic at The Spire, Manchester.
• Teacher & Trainer of aesthetics for Q-Med (Dermal Filler)
• Founder member of British Associations of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)
• A member of the advisory board for Allergan (originators of Botox©)
• Regular columnist in Spire Ask the Expert & Glossy magazines
• Member of Nursing & Midwifery Council
• Royal College of Nursing Member
As a recognised specialist the field in aesthetics Saskia Leathley offers a range of treatments at various clinics, all defying the ageing process.
In one of our professional and relaxing clinics we invite you to express your needs in the strictest of confidence and discreetness. On your first visit you will be assessed for the suitability of any treatment, all options will be fully explained and all your questions answered.
With a main aim to achieve fabulous results and help you feel great about yourself our priority is you, our client.
Choosing your cosmetic practitioner : Questions that should be asked
Making the right choice for you
Here is a checklist of things to look out for when identifying a suitable practitioner and clinic for your treatment.
Check that the practitioner is medically qualified and specialist trained.
The practitioner must be medically qualified, e.g. register nurse, doctor, dentist or surgeon. She/he should have had specialist training in the treatment technique proposed for you. Certificates providing qualification and training details may be displayed in the clinic. You should certainly ask for detail of their professional indemnity insurance.
Check that the practitioner belongs to a professional association.
The practitioner should be a member of an appropriate professional body. Contact the appropriate association to check their registration should you have any doubts.
Check the clinic facilities.
Ask to see the treatment room and make sure it affords you privacy and is spotlessly clean.
Check that the clinic offers a full pre-treatment consultation
Reputable practitioners will offer you a consultation prior to treatment to discuss your requirements and expectations and to find out more about your medical history. You too should have the opportunity to ask lots of questions. There should be a 'cooling off' period for you to consider the treatment fully and whether it is right for you. Resist being impetuous.
Final checks during treatment
Ask to practitioner to open the sealed sterilised pack, containing the syringe and needle for your treatment, in front of you for you to see. You need to be sure that the syringe and needle to be used are sterile and are unlikely to have been exposed to contamination prior to your treatment.
Ask the practitioner for a post-treatment advice sheet and telephone number to call in the event of a post treatment complication.
Questions for you and the pracitioner to ask
- Ask for written information about the treatment options offered to you and find out whether the treatment is safe, with low risk of allergic reactions, permanent or semi permanent.
- Ask about what forms of pain relief are available and which form is most appropriate for your treatment.
- Ask about possible side -effects, allergic reactions and post treatment complications.
- Ask yourself if you feel comfortable with the practitioner. Do you feel confident about being treated? Does she/he understand your needs?
- Ask about treatment and follow up aftercare - whom to contact if there is a problem and if written information is provided about what to expect after treatment and what you can and cannot do.
- Ask how long the effects of the treatment are meant to last. Ideally you are looking for a non-permanent treatment. Permanent treatments may contain synthetic substances which may lead to ridges and bumps forming under the skin, making it feel hard and not very natural.
- Expect the practitioner to ask you questions about your medical history, for example, if you have any allergies, or if you are pregnant, or breast feeding.
- A good practitioner will also discuss your treatment needs and expectations with you. Some treatments may required several visits you achieve the desired results.
- The practitioner should also discuss treatment costs with you. Before commencing treatment you should have a good idea of the expected treatment results and what it is going to cost you.