Laserase Bolton, the region’s leading laser and skin health centre, has welcomed news that the Government is looking to make it illegal for people without appropriate training to perform non-surgical procedures, but is disappointed that the Government is not planning to go further and make dermal fillers prescription only.
Despite a review into cosmetic procedures by the Medical Director of NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh, recommending that there should be new legislation to classify fillers as prescription only medicines, it is reported that the Government is not planning to take action on this.
Julie Kershaw, Clinic Manager at Laserase Bolton, said: “It is good to hear that new rules will make it illegal for people without training to perform non-surgical procedures. However, we are disappointed that the Government has decided not to go further and make it a requirement for medical professionals to prescribe dermal fillers.
“Although we welcome the measures the Government is taking to make cosmetic procedures safer, including proposals to review training for dermal fillers and Botox injections, we would have liked them to have done more and to have reclassified fillers as medicines, to help better protect patients.”
At Laserase Bolton, all practitioners are qualified doctors and nurses who have over 10 years’ experience.