Beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing 

Fighting for… Better standards, safety and quality assurance of beauty aesthetics

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  • Clear definition and recognition of the sector, supported by a comprehensive government survey to provide reliable industry data
  • A level playing field, academic progression and access to accredited qualifications and standards for practitioners.
  • Mandatory licensing of aesthetics clinics offering specified aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic procedures to ensure minimum standards for premises, hygiene and infection control.
  • Recognition of the robust qualifications and training available within the beauty and aesthetic industries, an agreed framework for Continual Professional Development and for them to be a requirement for both licensing and salon insurance.
  • Legislation to raise the minimum age for all aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
  • Restrictions on advertising short-course training in a way which could mislead people to believe this would be sufficient for them to start offering treatments.
  • Dermal fillers to be classified as Prescription Only Medicine (POM)
  • Introduce a mandatory 48-hour cooling-off period for aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
  • Mandatory training on handling complications and emergencies, refreshed annually, for all aesthetics practitioners.

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