Lawmakers have recommended that recipients of Botox and fillers Psychological pre-screening should be required prior to a procedure, cautioning that there is a “complete absence” in the regulation of non surgical beauty treatment Dangerous and must end.
It said the demand for such treatments has “exploded” in recent years, with the UK government failing to regulate the sector, putting patients at risk of serious harm.
It read: “There is a complete lack of standards legal framework around these remedies, which has put consumers at risk and undermined the industry’s potential for growth”, adding that the existing regulation is “fragmented, vague and is old”.
The report made 17 recommendations, including making fillers a prescription-only form and introducing mandatory training for all physicians.
Social media has also been blamed for increasing the demand for treatment and curbing misleading advertisements.
“It’s like the Wild West,” said investigation co-chair and Labor MP Carolyn Harris.
“We have people selling training courses that are not worth the paper they are written on. We have businessmen who are destroying the prestige of the industry by doing totally unqualified practices and we have victims who are injured for life. “
Patient Safety Minister Nadine Dorries will review the report, but industry insiders are worried it doesn’t go far enough.
Ashton Collins, director of Save Face, a national register of accredited physicians providing non-surgical cosmetic treatments, told independent: “Improving public safety is embedded within our accreditation model and we support any measure that would provide a safer landscape for members of the public undergoing non-surgical cosmetic interventions.
“However, we do not think that some of the recommendations outlined within this report go far enough to address the underlying issues that leave so many people in vulnerable hands.
“Our accreditation standards are strong and exceed those required by the Business Standards Authority as we recognize the increased level of risks that exist within this market.
“Therefore, we cannot support any plan that is ‘inclusive for all providers’ because one size fits all will not deliver the necessary safeguards to ensure that those operating in the region The breadth of different providers is competent and safe to practice.”
The promotional group reported in January 2020 that Complaints over bad cosmetics have doubled In the last year.
Collins told BBC: “Dermal fillers are extremely dangerous and unfortunately there is no law that dictates who can or cannot have them.”