Resistance to Self-Regulation of Treatments | SkinViva Training

Resistance to Self-Regulation of Aesthetic Treatments

question markBotox & Fillers – Survey Results

A survey of non-surgical cosmetic treatment clinics in the UK has showed a resistance to the idea of self-regulation for the industry.

  • 67% of respondents thought that a voluntary, self-regulation scheme would not be the answer to monitoring standards in the sector
  • 22% were unsure
  • 11% were positive about self-regulation, saying it was “a start” to much needed regulation

The poll was conducted by Consulting Room, a leading UK aesthetics website.

Who Should Regulate?

With the idea of self-regulation not inspiring those working in the industry, respondents were asked who should be responsible for regulating the practices and people working in cosmetic treatments.

  • 41% suggested a government body e.g. CQC (Care Quality Commission)
  • 23% suggested a medical regulator e.g. GMC (General Medical Council)
  • 12% suggested a not-for-profit organisation

It remains to be seen exactly who will regulate the industry and how, but in an industry without proper governance, the investigations, reports and discussions are certainly positive indications of a move forward, the ultimate objective of which is to provide better protection for those clients choosing to have treatment.

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