The Times - Dr Mervyn Patterson

Dr Mervyn Patterson discusses the importance of safe injectable procedures being performed in regulated clinics in The Times Raconteur Supplement.

Cosmetic specialist Dr Mervyn Patterson adds:

"I often treat women with complications from non-surgical treatment and believe they are much more common then people realise. If filler cuts off the blood supply to an area, the skin can start to die. Anyone can have a complication, but not everyone can recognise and treat it. That's why choosing the right practitioner really matters."

Dr Patterson says not all treatments are equal.

"Many are unproven and ridiculously over-hyped. Don't rush to have the latest wonder treatment. If it works, it will still be around, better and safer, in a year or more."

The Times supplement extract
The Times supplement extract