Last month the government cosmetic review was released on April 24th and for the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) this was good news, as most of the review is in line with the association’s recommendations.

Above all else, the review stated that the current lack of regulation for non-surgical and surgical beauty treatments is ‘an accident waiting to happen’. Treatments such as fillers, Botox injections and laser hair removal are pointed out as having the same level of regulation as toothbrushes and ball point pens.

So what are the big changes that this review will result in for the beauty therapy industry? BABTAC thinks that one certain change is an increased level of required training for anyone providing treatments in the beauty industry, something the association has been pushing for. For everyone currently trading within the industry BABTAC also expect there to be a need to train further to be brought up to standard, and while this is a cost for every business, they feel it’s worth it to provide the public with a better and safer standard of service.

Of course this is what BABTAC expect as a result of the review, but there are a few recommendations made in the review separate from this.

• Legislation to classify fillers as prescription only
• Formal qualifications for anyone injecting Botox of fillers
• A register for anyone performing non-surgical and surgical cosmetic intervention
• Compulsory insurance in case anything should go wrong with procedures such as Botox or filler injections.

These recommendations will make it much safer for anyone who receives surgical and non-surgical treatments from beauticians, improving the industry’s standards and making it an even better industry to get into. Beauty 4 Less is in full support of any changes that make the industry safer, and everyone in the industry should follow.