Petition for Safer Aesthetic Medicine

Proposal In Favour Of Medical Practitioners Only

A petition has been started on the UK Government and Parliament website entitled

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    “Aesthetic medicine treatments only to be performed by Doctors, Nurses & Dentists”

    The petition explains:

    “Everyday we are hearing horror stories involving inexperienced and unqualified people administering medical treatments such as botox, derma fillers etc.

    “There is a need to regulate the aesthetic medicine industry finally.”

    The petition will run for a total 6 months and has a deadline of 8th July 2018.

    As an official UK Government and Parliament petition, it requires a minimum number of signatures for further action to be taken:

    • 10,000 signatures – the government will respond to the petition
    • 100,000 signatures – the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament

    Sign the Petition

    If you would like to support this petition, it can be found at:

    Who Can Carry Out Aesthetic Treatments?

    SkinViva-Website-Main-slider-doctorsShockingly, there are no legal restrictions at all on administering cosmetic injections at present.

    Many clients would simply assume that someone carrying out injections had a medical background and suitable qualifications and training, but no training or professional qualifications are required at all for injecting BOTOX® or dermal filler.

    BOTOX® is a prescription-only medicine, which means that people injecting BOTOX® should work with a qualified prescriber in order to get a prescription for each patient, but media reports have revealed that some are managing to circumvent this law too.

    Dermal fillers are not prescription-only, so any unqualified persons may purchase and inject.

    Who Carries Out Aesthetic Treatments at SkinViva?

    SkinViva’s policy is very clear and clients should be reassured:

    • All Aesthetic Clinicians are fully qualified Doctors or Dentists
    • All are full registered with their respective professional bodies (GMC/GDC)
    • All have carried out extra training in aesthetic treatments
    • All are personally selected and vetted by Dr Tim Pearce
    • All have built up extensive experience of carrying out aesthetic treatments before working for SkinViva
    • Most also work with SkinViva Training, sharing their skills and teaching cosmetic inejctions to new practitioners (who MUST have a medical background in order to train)

    More Information

    Aesthetic Clinicians

    SkinViva Manchester

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

    Their team offer free consultations at their main clinic in Manchester.

    A consultation is always required prior to any cosmetic treatment and this is arranged with an experienced aesthetic medical professional.  The same individual would carry out treatment and this can normally be done at the same appointment if required.

    For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation with a cosmetic doctor or dentist, please call 0161 865 1141, email

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