People who administer Botox or fillers in the UK will now need to be licensed, following an “unacceptable increase” in reports of failed cosmetic procedures. From eyelid drooping caused by botox to lip fillers that lead to clogged blood vessels, stories of botched treatments are becoming more and more common. The new regulations are designed to protect the public from potentially dangerous treatments. The government has stated that anyone administering Botox or fillers must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
This means that they must have the necessary qualifications and experience to carry out the treatments safely and effectively. The CQC will also be responsible for monitoring and inspecting clinics and salons that offer Botox and fillers. They will be able to take action against any practitioners who are not meeting the required standards. This could include suspending or revoking their license. The new regulations are a welcome step forward for those who are considering having Botox or fillers. It means that they can be confident that they are receiving treatment from a qualified and experienced practitioner.
It also means that they can be sure that the clinic or salon they are visiting is safe and hygienic. If you are considering having Botox or fillers, it is important to do your research. Make sure you find out whether the practitioner is registered with the CQC and check their qualifications and experience. You should also ask to see before and after photos of previous clients, so you can get an idea of what results you can expect. It is also important to remember that Botox and fillers are medical procedures, so there is always a risk of side effects. Make sure you discuss any potential risks with your practitioner before going ahead with treatment.