JCCP clarifies position on orphan and adjunctive treatments

02 Jan 2020

The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has released a statement clarifying its stance on practitioners offering treatments that currently fall outside the remit of the body.

The JCCP has published standards for five core modalities in non-surgical aesthetics, which include hair restoration surgery, injectable toxins, dermal fillers, lasers and light, and skin rejuvenation (microneedling and chemical peels).

These are called ‘orphan’ treatments by the Council; however, there are many treatments commonly offered in clinics that the JCCP does not have current guidelines on. These include platelet-rich plasma and threads, which the JCCP has defined as ‘adjunctive treatments’.

The JCCP stated, “It is important to understand that these treatments are not currently recognised by the JCCP or Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA) as ‘registered modalities’ and as such the Council has not set or adopted benchmark standards of proficiency for these treatments and is unable endorse evidence of practitioner competence to perform them safely or effectively.”

The JCCP added, “While we do not ask registrants to refrain from offering treatments, we do of course expect that all registered members apply their professional standards and ethical responsibility to uphold client/patient safety and public protection at all times, irrespective of the status of the procedure.” 

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