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Do the Government’s proposals for tighter regulation of non-surgical cosmetic procedures go far enough?

Press Release from BrightNewMe The Government has today issued its response to the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, which was undertaken by Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director of the NHS, in 2013. The review was highly critical of the lack of regulation in the industry for procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers. Hale-based Dr Sarah Norman, specialist aesthetic practitioner at the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, and BrightNewMe clinic in Altrincham, feels that the Government response addresses some issues, but doesn’t go far enough. Dr Norman notes “There are certainly some sensible proposals, which responsible medical practitioners […]

‘What YOU Should Know About Cosmetic Intervention’ by Marie Claire

Three cheers for Marie Claire just launching an excellent campaign on the risks of non-surgical cosmetic procedures in untrained hands. They summarise the issues in this well written article, stating, “We Think Women Need To Be Empowered To Make Good Choices”. Read their article here where you can also sign their petition.

Approved Dermal Filler Brands

There are hundreds of Dermal Filler brands used in the UK – ensure your practitioner only uses FDA approved Dermal Fillers eg Juvederm. Any doctors who use unapproved fillers are not covered by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) after 1 April 2013. The MDU chose the USA’s FDA list in the absence of any available UK/ European regulation.

Regulation of The Cosmetic Industry

The 2nd reading of The Cosmetic Surgery Bill 2013 is to be heard in The House of Commons tomorrow. I have asked Mr Graham Brady MP for his support. Please comment here or on my Facebook post if you agree that regulation is much needed for Botox & Dermal Fillers.

Latest news on the Cosmetic Surgery Bill

  The second reading of The Cosmetic Surgery (Minimum Standards) Bill 2012-13 was deferred from last week but is now expected to be heard in The House of Commons on 1 March 2013 bit.ly/X7Wkr5 Regulation is much needed as current standards in the aesthetics industry are often woefully inadequate. For example, dermal fillers are not registered as medical devices and can be administered by anyone with little or no training. Please lobby your MP to ask him/ her to support this bill next month, or add your comments here for me to pass on.