BeautyTracker app aims to cut botched surgery numbers

9-Jun-2015

App was created by Irwin Mitchell law firm and Safety in Beauty

A new app has launched that aims to help people undergoing cosmetic surgery track their procedures – and hold companies to account if things go wrong.

Users can schedule and keep track of procedures

Users can schedule and keep track of procedures

The BeautyTracker app, created by law firm Irwin Mitchell, was designed in collaboration with the ongoing Safety in Beauty campaign, founded by cosmetic coach Antonia Mariconda.

The app allows patients to keep a log of their treatments, details of the clinics that performed them and to source links to independent sources of help if their treatment is unsatisfactory.

Antonia Mariconda, Cosmedic Coach and Founder of the Safety in Beauty campaign, said: "Irwin Mitchell have been incredibly supportive to the Safety in Beauty campaign. The creation of BeautyTracker is revolutionary and pioneering, and as the first app of its kind launched in the UK, I am pleased to fully support this tool dedicated to empowering and protect the consumer."

Mandy Luckman, a Partner and Specialist Cosmetic Surgery Lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, added: ““Our specialist cosmetic team has seen a remarkable rise in enquiries from individuals that have sustained significant and sometimes permanent damage, following negligent cosmetic procedures. There are several patterns emerging in that patients have often not been properly warned of the risks to their health before undergoing their treatment.

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“I wanted to create this app to allow everyone who is thinking about or having a cosmetic procedure to be able to track their journey from booking the initial appointment, researching the treatment type and recording the outcome. It has been designed for patients and clinicians to keep a diary of treatments, appointments and check-ups as well as provide vital information about the procedure the patients will be having and also advice if the result is not what was expected.”