Only trained doctors, nurses and dentists should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox®, say surgeons.
Currently people such as beauticians with no medical training can administer anti-wrinkle Botox® injections, even though it is a potent neurotoxin.
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) wants to put an end to “Botox® parties” and rogue traders.
The government has been assessing whether tougher laws are needed.
NHS medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, has been conducting a review into the cosmetic industry and will report back to government in March.
We have serious concerns that not all those who offer cosmetic procedures are adequately qualified, or that patients are getting accurate information prior to treatment”
The RCS makes several recommendations, including a proviso that anyone planning to have a cosmetic procedure should have a thorough psychological assessment beforehand.
Only those who have medically recognised qualifications and training and should carry out cosmetic procedures, such as breast surgery, liposuction and Botox® treatment, and in a registered clinic with resuscitation equipment on hand in the event of an emergency, it recommends.
Because of the lack of regulation, it is difficult to gauge the scale of the issue. Most cosmetic procedures are carried out privately, rather than on the NHS.
Estimates suggest that in 2011, there were 669,711 surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures carried out in the UK. BAAPS own figures show 43,172 surgical procedures were carried out by BAAPS members in 2011.
According to the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service (IHAS), about 200,000 anti-wrinkle injections, which includes Botox® and dermal fillers, are carried out in the UK each year.
Dr Harry Singh (Dentist) has been carrying out facial aesthetics since 2002 and undertakes botox in Hertfordshire and dermal fillers in Hertfordshire. He also trains other dentists in facial aesthetics.
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