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Since deregulation of lasers and IPLs in England in October 2010, the pilot scheme operated by most London Boroughs to implement licensing of establishments providing “special treatments” (such as massage, electrolysis, laser and intense light source therapy) under local legislation has been extended to a number of other cities in England and some provincial boroughs. The licensing process involves the issue of a “Special Treatments Licence” by the local council and inspection by Environmental Health. In London, the IHAS Essential Standards have generally been adopted and local councils have issued ‘Schedules of Requirements’ or ‘Code of Practice Conditions’ based on the...

A Public Consultation was run from 27th February to 4th May 2015 on a new draft European Standard dealing with non-surgical aesthetic treatments. The title of the Standard will be: “EN 16844 Aesthetic medicine services—Non-surgical medical procedures”. The Standard has been in development for the past four years by CEN TC CH403, the European Committee on Standardisation. The scope of the Standard includes treatments such as injectables (botulinum toxin and fillers), chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, skin rejuvenation / hair reduction and so on. This was the third Public Consultation that has been held by CEN on aesthetic treatments over the...

A stakeholder consultation was held between 9th December 2014 and 9th January 2015 to get views from individuals working within the industry on proposed qualification requirements for cosmetic procedures. From documentation circulated to stakeholders by HEE, it is clear that the intention is to introduce standards governing educational requirements for specified cosmetic procedures. The educational requirements will follow the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which has replaced the National Qualification Framework (NQF). Although the HEE call for evidence identified a wide range of treatments that needed to be included in the review of qualifications (amongst others: body piercing, branding, derma rolling,...