Dermal Fillers Report Recommends More Regulation | SkinViva Training

Dermal Fillers in the News – Report Recommends Tighter Regulation

Non-surgical cosmetic treatments have been in the headlines recently, as a new report has called for better regulation of the industry.

In particular, dermal fillers have come under scrutiny.

Facial fillers are a highly popular and effective treatment, with uses including:

  • Filling lines and creases for an anti-ageing effect
  • Adding volume to the lips for a fuller ‘pout’
  • Smoothing out scars
  • Adding profile to the cheekbones or chin

However, at present, there is no regulation of the dermal fillers industry. There are hundreds of types of fillers available in the UK and no requirements for training on those that inject them.

Keogh Report into Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England

The final report on non-surgical treatments was issued this week. The committee led by Sir Bruce Keogh have fully investigated the industry guidelines, practices and patient experiences to come up with a series of recommendations to protect patients better.

  • making fillers a prescription medication
  • requiring fillers to be injected only by trained and qualified staff
  • making fillers a prescription-only medicine
  • classing fillers as a medical device

Cosmetic interventions are a growing business in the UK and expected to rise over 50% in the 10 years from 2010 to 2015. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, Botox® or the use of laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) account for nine out of ten procedures and 75% of the market value.

SkinViva Training Academy Manchester

SkinViva Training Ltd offer a range of professional training courses for cosmetic and medical skin treatments.

Courses are directed at suitably qualified and registered medical professionals who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures.

The SkinViva Training team upholds high standards of clinical training providing a combination of fully-supervised practical experience together with essential theory. SkinViva Training provides high quality, value-for-money courses at all levels from entry to advanced; preparing candidates to deliver safe, effective non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Popular courses include training in Botox, dermal fillers, injectable lip enhancement and anaesthetics.

For further information, to discuss which course is right for you, to enquire about availability or to book a training course please call 0161 850 2491, email

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