Today, we are pleased to share that the Government has announced its plans to introduce a licensing scheme in law to finally regulate aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox and fillers.
This was a central recommendation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing’s inquiry into the subject last year.
Co-Chairs of the APPG, Carolyn Harris MP and Judith Cummins MP, welcomed the announcement, saying:
“We are thrilled to see the Government has accepted our recommendation to introduce a national licensing framework in law for non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
The APPG on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing’s year-long investigation found that the regulation of these treatments remains fragmented, obscure and out of date, meaning anyone can carry out any treatment, anywhere, with next to no restrictions on what qualifications they must have to do so.This has left consumers at risk and undermined the industry’s ability to develop.
A licensing framework set in law is an important step in the right direction, however this must be underpinned by mandated national minimum standards for practitioner training.
Maintaining the status quo is not an option. We urge the Government to accept our report’s recommendations in full and look forward to working with them to better protect consumers and support the industry”.