Stricter regulation on non-surgical treatments on the way
Today’s announcement of a major review into the cosmetic surgery industry could mean tougher regulation for practitioners offering non-surgical treatments in future.
The Department of Health has launched the review in order to shine a spotlight on the cosmetic and non-surgical aesthetics industries between now and March.
The review is a response to the PIP breast implants scandal which engulfed the industry last year – and represents a concerted attempt to clean up the aesthetics industry as a whole.
He has set up a review committee to help gather opinions on how best to improve the safety of patients, and will present these findings to the Government early next year.
The committee will discuss:
- The regulation of products used in treatments
- The delivery of information and advice to patients
- Patient care both during and after treatment
- How best to verify the skills and qualifications of practitioners
- How patients are treated in the event of something going wrong
The non-surgical industry as it stands requires only basic safety checks and injectables can be legally injected by anyone, as long as they have a prescription from a medical professional.
Some may question why these regulations have been so lax for so long. But the review at least represents a step in the right direction towards improving safety and outcomes for patients.
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