Here at Safety in Beauty, we enjoy celebrating the wonderful array of finalists that make it through to the much contested final stages of shortlisting for The Safety In Beauty Diamond Awards. The Awards created in 2014, were designed to celebrate the cosmetic, aesthetic, and beauty specialists that go the extra mile for their customers and their industry. Jan Birch, a finalist who is an aesthetic nurse has made it into her local newspaper, where she is being celebrated for her hardworking and dedicated approach to patient safety and safe ethos of cosmetic treatments and medicine, welldone to Jan Birch, and indeed to all of the finalists whether you are in the press or not, we admire your work!
The published in April in the Warrington Guardian reads:
A LYMM woman has been shortlisted for Cosmetic Nurse of the Year in The Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards 2018.
Jan Clinton Birch, managing director of Blemish Clinic in Edenfield, is a consultant nurse and leading authority in the field of aesthetic medicine, dermatology and clinical research.
Blemish Clinic is reporting a big increase in the number of people – especially young women – seeking help at the clinic after common aesthetic procedures have gone wrong with over 40 corrective cases last year compared to 15 the year befor
Jan says there is an urgent need for regulation as she is seeing more and more complications of this nature which are causing extreme distress and mental anguish.
She believes a ‘duty of care’ is too often missing in the cosmetic industry.
The consultant nurse believes that the solution needs to include regulation, licensing, and improved foundation and educational pathways including ethics and good practice.
Jan said: “I’m obviously delighted to have been shortlisted for the Safety in Beauty Awards and most people who know me will know how strongly I feel that there is a need for a much tighter regulation of the aesthetic industry.
“It is incomprehensible to me that it is possible to train for just a day or two and then be able to administer Botox and practice without any supervision and underpinning knowledge of aesthetic medicine but that’s exactly the situation we have at the moment.”
Jan also points to the mental health issues that badly administered cosmetic procedures can lead to.
Jan’s clinic aims to take a holistic approach to supporting her patients – for example Blemish Clinic has access to psychologists and counsellors for patients who may benefit from having someone to talk to.
The winners of the Safety in Beauty Diamond Awards will be announced on July 7 at an awards event at London’s Montcalm Hotel”
Photo credit and article courtesy of The Warrington Guardian