VTCT wholeheartedly supports the calls for greater safety for consumers wanting non-surgical aesthetic procedures. This follows the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing calling for a government-mandated requirement on practitioners of non-surgical aesthetics to hold a regulated qualification.
VTCT has already started delivery of the first in our suite of fully regulated clinical aesthetic qualifications. The VTCT Level 7 Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Treatments is an OFQUAL regulated diploma for both dermal filler and botulinum toxin and is fully endorsed by the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). It mirrors the All-Party Parliamentary Group’s demand for safe practices through rigorous training and assessment to ensure practitioners hold appropriate skills and competencies.
This comes after the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing concluded their year-long inquiry into Botox, fillers and similar aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The inquiry raised major concerns surrounding the rising popularity of these treatments and the lack of legal requirements regulating the industry.
Carina Fagan, Chief Academic Officer of VTCT said, “VTCT fully support this report by the APPG on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing. The proposed recommendations reflect our position of raising standards and encompassing the needs of our industries. It is in the best interest of both consumers and practitioners to ensure that the industry is safe for all through robust training and qualifications.”
Currently, the drive for regulation within non-surgical aesthetics has led to under-18’s being prohibited from receiving Botox (botulinum toxin injections) or fillers in the UK. However, the majority of the industry still remains unregulated, posing an ongoing risk to consumers.