Government to introduce new licensing scheme as part of unregulated cosmetic procedure crackdown

The government is asking people and businesses their views on how to make non-surgical cosmetic procedures safer amid a spate of complaints about ‘botched’ treatments.

The move represents the government’s first ever consultation on these so-called aesthetic procedures and will be used to introduce a new licensing scheme for practitioners and businesses around England.

Under the proposed arrangements (which will be overseen by local authorities), professionals will need to be licensed to perform specific procedures, along with the premise they are working out of.

It could also include age limits and restrictions for certain treatments that are deemed high-risk – this could encompass procedures that require filler to be injected into intimate parts of the body.

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