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Kyle Files Exposes Need for Facial Aesthetics Regulations

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Lots of our delegates have been discussing the recent Jeremy Kyle programme which looked into the cosmetic injections industry.

While Jeremy openly admitted having regular BOTOX® himself, The Kyle Files 8th April 2019, ITV, raised a number of concerns about the safety of procedures carried out quite legally by practitioners who had no medical training.

He also visited a training academy, saying:

“It’s not compulsory to do these courses but many of the more responsible practitioners do.

“Training is also unregulated so the quality can vary massively.”

The training academy visited offered training for beauticians as well as medics. Jeremy explained why training non-medics such as beauticians is controversial:

“These injections can have dangerous consequences and non-medics don’t have a professional body to regulate what they do.”

He continued:

“…there’s no industry standard to adhere to. So can non-medics such as beauticians really learn enough to keep people safe?”

The problem, as Kyle explained, is that there is currently no regulation and no governing body to protect patients.

Department of Health Statement on Regulation

The Kyle Files contacted the Department of Health to comment on their programme.

They replied they were

‘concerned about the growth of risky cosmetic procedures being delivered by poorly regulated practitioners’

and acknowledged the danger of

‘cosmetic procedures becoming like going to the hairdressers’

but stated that the

‘risks associated with a procedure going wrong are so much worse’.

The Department of Health said they were exploring options to ‘strengthen regulation and improve safety through better training, robust qualifications and better information so people can make informed decisions about their care.

Kyle Files Conclusion

The programme didn’t warn against having cosmetic injections per se, acknowledging how popular the treatments are. However, it raised awareness of the dangers client should be aware of – including the ‘too-cheap’ deals advertised on social media and risks of imported products as well as unqualified and untrained practitioners.

The message for patients was not to assume a level of qualification or expertise while the market remains unregulated – to be cautious and careful in choosing a good provider for cosmetic injections.

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SkinViva Training Manchester

SkinViva Training is one of the UK’s premier training schools for cosmetic injections. The company only offer training for medical professionals who meet their entry criteria which includes degree-level medical qualifications, working in a clinical role with proficiency in injections/cannula and membership of a regulatory body .

The company offers a range of professional training courses for cosmetic and medical skin treatments. See list of forthcoming training course dates.

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