Quinn Clinics Doctor Issues Expert Advice on Dermal Fillers

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Quinn Clinics founder Dr John Quinn has had a 3-page article published in industry magazine, Aesthetics. The feature on ‘Filler Complications’ provides valuable training for those working in cosmetic treatments as well as a useful insight for patients.

Dr John Quinn MB, BCH, BAO, BACD

Dr John Quinn MB, BCH, BAO, BACD

My personal view is that dermal filler procedures should be done in a regulated healthcare setting, ideally a Care Quality Commission regulated clinic.

Quinn Clinics’ founder and aesthetic physician, Dr John Quinn, has had a 3-page feature published in Aesthetics Magazine September 2014 in the ‘Clinical Focus’ section which is reserved for the most experienced practitioners to share their knowledge and best practice recommendations.

The article covers the potentially sensitive issue of dermal filler complications in an honest and comprehensive manner. While this information is directed at fellow non-surgical treatment practitioners, the advice in the article offers a valuable insight for any client or patient looking to have treatment, giving them an understanding of the steps that a good practitioner should be taking to minimise the risk of complication.

Dr Quinn explains:

“Complications are, unfortunately, inherent to any medical procedure. When they occur in the NHS, there is a degree of understanding amongst patients and medical professionals. In the private sector where cosmetic medicine exists, complications are less accepted and there is a propensity for the incident to become a story in a daily newspaper.”

“With so much of our education being sponsored by drug companies, complications have previously been glossed over and many of us have personal experience of insufficient or no support at all in the event of a poor outcome.”

“There are some simple steps that a practitioner can take to reduce the risk of complications.”

The article details important preventative methods such as hand washing, sterile packs, ‘no touch’ techniques, use of multiple needles or cannulas per procedure, skin cleansing and slow injections.

After treatment, Dr Quinn’s patients are asked to apply alcohol gel to their hands, avoid rubbing their face and ideally not wear makeup, failing which, choose brand new makeup to avoid infection.

These simple steps are advised to reduce the risk of complications, yet in an unregulated market, there is no minimum standard to protect patients or clients seeking treatment.

With valuable advice for all patients having facial dermal filler injections or any other skin treatments, Dr Quinn continues:

“My personal view is that dermal filler procedures should be done in a regulated healthcare setting, ideally a Care Quality Commission regulated clinic.”

Quinn Clinics founder Dr John Quinn has extensive experience and qualifications within the cosmetic treatments industry and is an Allergan-accredited trainer as well as a non-surgical treatments doctor. He has over 9 years’ experience in cosmetic medicine and is a full member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine with a Post-graduate diploma in Clinical Dermatology at Queen Mary University, London.

Both of Quinn Clinics two clinic locations (based in Bristol and Greenwich), are fully registered with the CQC and have passed all inspections to date. This voluntary registration reassures their patients that the clinic seeks to uphold high standards of clinical excellence at all times.

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