Earlier this month Health Education England published two reports aimed at improving training in the aesthetics industry for treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser hair removal.
Th reports set out ‘qualification requirements’ for those practitioners that carry out these treatments regardless of any previous training they might have had or their career background. This has been recommended after much discussion with key industry figures to ensure practitioners carry out the treatments safely and ensure patient safety is paramount. The Department of Health will be pushing this forward.
HEE is responding to the lack of legal restrictions and qualification requirements on who carries out these treatments, and the absence of accredited training academies. They state only GMC registered practitioners may administer permanent fillers- which are a medical device and don’t need prescription. Botox should only be prescribed by doctors, dentists, nurses and nurse prescribers and pharmacists.
At MATA Courses, we are set apart from other aesthetic training academies as our qualifications and courses are created around these guidelines, and with an emphasis on practical training with patient safety first.