Department of Health calls for regulation of cosmetic procedures
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The review in part was in relation to the use of procedures such as as Dermal fillers, botox and laser treatments. The report concludes that injectable anti wrinkle treatments are a crisis waiting to happen. Sir Bruce Keogh the Medical Director of the NHS said: "We were very surprised to discover that non surgical interventions which can have major and irreversible effects on health and well-being are almost entirely unregulated. In fact, a person having a non surgical cosmetic intervention has no more protection and redress than someone buying a ballpoint pen or toothbrush."
The report recommends that in future these should only be available on prescription and that the individuals using them should be fully qualified. The report further recommends that patients should also be better informed by surgeons about the risks and potential benefits of a treatment, and there should be an insurance scheme to pay compensation when treatments go wrong. The Department of Health will announce a series of controls on the industry later this summer and I will keep you updated when these are published.
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