For several years, at Ciao Bella Aesthetics, we have been long-term advocates for better safety and education within the non-surgical cosmetic industry. As it is currently unregulated, we are witnessing an increasing number of clinics being opened by under-qualified technicians. Recent news reports have brought this to our attention again, so we wanted to give our existing clients and potential new clients some tips about how they can recognise professional beauty clinics in Bristol from the amateurs.
If an organisation in any industry has been operating for several years, in our case, since 2010, it is a good indication that they are professional, reliable and experienced within their profession. Although new clinics will always enter the marketplace, it is always wise to check what levels of training the practitioners and nurses have received and what industry experience they have gained. Of course, most start-ups are legitimate, but it always pays to do your research.
Awards and Registrations
On a personal level, receiving awards is always of great excitement and indicates that others in your profession have recognised your efforts. Our Clinical Director, Alex Henderson, is an award-winning nurse and Harley Street Cosmetic Injectable Trainer. She has also been shortlisted in the Safety and Beauty Awards for Best Cosmetic Nurse in the UK, an outstanding achievement.
As a clinic, we won several awards in the last twelve months. These include:
- The 2020/21 South West England Prestige Awards, Aesthetics Clinic of the Year
- The Lux Life Health Beauty & Wellness Awards for the Best Educational, Non-Surgical Treatment Provider South West England 2021
- The GHP Outstanding Excellence Awards, Bristol’s Most Outstanding Clinic 2021
Ciao Bella are also registered with the Care Quality Commission, which does all it can to implement some form of regulation in the industry, ensuring that we comply with their standards on various points, including safety, consent and dealing with complaints. All our members of staff are Independent Prescribers and can be found on the NMC Register.
Genuine testimonials are also an excellent indication of the service levels that you can expect to receive at a clinic or anywhere else. In our case, we have numerous recent testimonials on our website, with our clients happy to advocate and support the treatments that we offer. We have a tremendously loyal client base and will feel that this is testimony to the quality and levels of service we provide. We are fortunate enough that our clients are happy to tell others, as we firmly believe that word of mouth is the best form of advertising.
A professional company, such as Ciao Bella, will always be entirely open and transparent. Amateurs or those that may be unethical are likely to hide behind the company name and remain faceless on their website. On our website, we are transparent, and you can see all of our experienced team members’ faces and a short bio. We aim to give you some level of reassurance and peace of mind that you are dealing with a real person. As we mentioned above, we are registered with the CQC, so we always meet and surpass their standards.
If you would like to know more about our treatments or anything contained in this article, don’t hesitate to contact us.