It was recently announced on social media that reality star and model Katie Price is currently training to administer injectables, including botulinum toxin.
The Medical and Aesthetic Training Academy (MATA) has launched two new postgraduate level qualifications on injectables named the ‘Certificate in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies’ and the ‘Diploma in Clinical Aesthetic Injectable Therapies’.
PCR test provider and aesthetic practice chain VIVO Clinic has launched a travel information portal to assist with international trips to and from the UK.
A survey conducted by Glowday, a marketplace where potential patients can find, review and book medically-qualified practitioners for non-surgical aesthetic treatments, found that 38% of 2,000 respondents were unsure how safe aesthetic treatments were and 34% thought that treatments were too dangerous.
Midlands cosmetic surgeon Dalvi Humzah is calling on the Government to reinstate The National Breast Implant Registry (UKBIR).
The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has announced a new educational and training framework in collaboration with the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority (CPSA).
Some of the UK’s most eminent plastic surgeons have called for the government back IHAS Cosmetic Injectables Register scheme to be scrapped amid concerns that it does not have patient safety at its heart, describing it as little better than ‘state-sponsored marketing of cosmetic treatments’.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has welcomed the Government’s review into the PIP scandal and agrees with its recommendations that more stringent criteria should be required into monitoring medical devices. The BAAPS has also reiterated its previous calls for a compulsory implant register, mandatory safety audits for all practitioners and mystery shopping-type surveillance.
The Joint Council of Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has appointed new technology partners to assist with data collection.
Aesthetic practitioner Dr Michael Aicken has released a statement confirming his support for training beauty therapists and other non-medical professionals in aesthetic injectables but Aesthetics Clinical Advisory Board members have disagreed with his views.