Injectable Regulations Set to Improve Patient Safety

After years of criticism about lack of regulation in the non-surgical treatments market, we’re delighted to see that the government will be bringing in a licensing scheme to better protect those who choose to have treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.

The plans were announced on the government’s own website, which proclaimed:

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    “Government to crack down on unregulated cosmetic procedures”

    At SkinViva, we really welcome moves to create a formal regulation of injectable treatments in order to better protect patients and clients. Many people would naturally assume that practitioners would need some form of training, qualification or registration in order to carry out injectable procedures, yet that is not the case. There are no legal requirements for carrying out dermal fillers or even performing Botox wrinkle relaxing injections – a prescription-only medication. All too often, patients are left disappointed and seeking corrective treatment when things go wrong and the original provider is unable or unwilling to help.

    The government’s press release explains:

    “Although the majority of the aesthetics industry shows good practice when it comes to patient safety, this step will ensure consistent standards and protect individuals from those without licences, including from the potentially harmful physical and mental impacts of poorly performed cosmetic procedures.

    “It is the latest move by the government to safeguard those who access non-surgical cosmetic treatments and follows on from new legislation making it illegal to administer such treatments to under 18s, and banning adverts on all forms of media including social media, influencer advertising and traditional advertising for cosmetic procedures which target under 18s.”

    Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said:

    “While most of those in the aesthetics industry follow good practice when it comes to patient safety, far too many people have been left emotionally and physically scarred after botched cosmetic procedures.

    “I am committed to protecting patient safety by making it an offence for someone to perform these cosmetic procedures without a licence.

    “We’re doing all we can to protect patients from potential harm, but I urge anyone considering a cosmetic procedure to take the time to think about the impact on both their physical and mental health and ensure they are using a reputable, safe and qualified practitioner.”

    It is expected to include standards not only for practitioners but also for the premises in which non-surgical treatments are carried out, including hygiene and safety, as the government website states:

    “The licensing scheme will introduce consistent standards that individuals carrying out non-surgical cosmetic procedures will have to meet, as well as hygiene and safety standards for premises.”

    Read the full story at Government to crack down on unregulated cosmetic procedures.

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    SkinViva Manchester

    SkinViva was established in 2008 and has an excellent reputation for offering high quality skin treatments in the North West.

    Their team of Aesthetic Clinicians offer the latest anti-ageing treatments including dermal fillers, lip filler and BOTOX anti-ageing treatment at their clinic in Manchester. A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is free of charge. We allow generous appointment times so that treatment and this can normally be done at the same appointment if required.

    SkinViva now also offer a range of SkinCare treatments with our SkinCare Specialist, including advanced facials, chemical peels, microneedling, mesotherapy, dermaplaning and radiofrequency – everything you could wish for to achieve the healthy, glowing skin you’ll be proud of.

    For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with an aesthetic clinician, please call 0161 865 1141, email

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