New register for non-surgical cosmetic treatments backed by leading beauty industry bodies

New register for non-surgical cosmetic treatments backed by leading beauty industry bodies

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners launched a not-for-profit voluntary register for practitioners of non-surgical cosmetic treatments last week at a House of Lords reception attended by the NHF, BABTAC, industry bodies and awarding organisations VTCT, iTEC and CIBTAC.

The procedures covered by the JCCP register include the injection of Botox and similar anti-wrinkle injectables, dermal fillers, chemical peels/skin rejuvenation, laser treatments and hair restoration surgery. Practitioners will need to meet stringent standards including qualifications, safety, insurance, premises and complaints handling.

As well as a range of medical industry bodies such as the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the British College of Aesthetic medicine, the register is backed by the leading beauty industry bodies including BABTAC and the NHF.

The aim of the register is to make finding safe and experienced practitioners easy for members of the public.  Cosmetic interventions, including surgical, are already a multi-billion-pound industry and yet non-surgical procedures remain largely unregulated.

Caroline Larissey who represents the beauty industry on the JCCP Board said, ‘this is a step forward as it recognises the expertise of many aesthetic practitioners within the beauty industry.  We are all keen to see the public being protected from rogue practitioners, and for everyone to be working to the same high standards whether they are operating in medical settings or within the beauty industry.”

Professor David Sines, chair of the JCCP said, ‘the register delivers a new system of voluntary regulation to assist in the promotion of patient safety and public protection within the rapidly developing area of aesthetic treatments.  I am most grateful for the time and support given by so many practitioners and stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to assist us.’