Be Cautious about IV Vitamin Infusions


According to the Daily Mail, doctors are peddling £150 'pointless' vitamin drips in clinics that are made to look like beauty spas.

There are strong discussions in the medical aesthetic community about medics and laypersons who offer IV vitamin infusions. I have been asked why I don’t offer them in Juno Aesthetics and here are some of the reasons why:

Intravenous access is no joke!

Putting a substance into your body via your veins give your heart, brain and lungs a massive exposure of a substance you could have a severe reaction to. To do this outside of a hospital means that if there was an issue, you would be unlikely to get the emergency help you needed.

Medical not Wellbeing

I’m not convinced there are benefits to people who are well and healthy. The evidence to say it works is on people who are malnourished and/or have vitamin absorption problems. Then the drips are treatments for a disease or disorder which is clearly medical. Otherwise they are worthless and you are putting yourself at needless risk.

If you have a suspected deficiency in vitamins/minerals, go to your family doctor and request blood tests.

10 Reasons why I will not be using "No Needle" Devices


You might have seen on social media injectors offering “no needle” lip filler treatments.

Here are 10 reasons why I will not be considering this device for my dermal filler treatments:

  1. Firstly, if something sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is!

  2. This is not new technology and was originally used for livestock vaccinations.

  3. This procedure might be needle free, but it certainly is not pain free.

  4. There is nowhere near the accuracy of using a needle that requires a precise technique.

  5. The machine uses immense pressure to push a viscous product like HA deeper into the tissues.

  6. There is almost always significant bruising that is so severe it takes the average person 3-6 weeks to recover from.

  7. The device cannot be sterilised so there is a risk of cross infection.

  8. The filler is not used from the syringe it was sold in which also increases a risk of infection.

  9. There is no control over the speed the product is delivered into your tissues so I cannot monitor you for the risk of a blocked artery.

  10. There is still a risk of a blocked artery because the pressure that is takes to “push” through the tissues of the lips could also penetrate a capillary, vein or artery.

Don’t get caught up on social media contagion. At Juno Aesthetics, I take time to consider the evidence base behind each product, treatment and the way it is administered. There are of course risks that are inescapable but we do not expose you to needless risks to keep up with the crowd!

Hello Magazine writes about Lip Fillers!

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It’s great to see a publication as well as NHS Choices endorse the professional standards register Save Face (which I am part of!) The take home message for me is:

“While cosmetic surgery is regulated in this country, certain non-surgical procedures are not subject to any controls. At present, filler is not licensed, which means anyone can administer it. In other words, a beauty therapist, hairdresser or other layperson."

You no longer have to rely on advertising, which does not differentiate between properly trained experts and the unskilled and unqualified. With Save Face you are guaranteed a safe treatment, in a safe place, with a safe practitioner. “