ACPB IN THE SUNDAY TIMES

The Association of Cosmetic Practitioners Britain has been mentioned in the Sunday Times in Scotland for its work to help increase public safety and for representing non-medics in the aesthetics industry. Under the rather dramatic headline: “Amateur cosmetic surgery can kill, says Scots doctor, Darren McKeown” the story says patients are at risk from “botched”…

COSMETIC NURSES ORGANISATION TARGETS NON-MEDICS

The largest professional association for nurses carrying out cosmetic treatments in the UK has updated its code of conduct saying that regulated healthcare professionals should not train or prescribe for “Beauty Therapists/Lay people” in injectable cosmetic treatment such as dermal fillers and Botulinum Toxins. The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation…

DERMAL FILLERS, MAY 2020 AND THE MHRA

There is still a little confusion over plans for dermal fillers and whether they will be classed as a prescription only medicine. They WILL NOT in the near future. The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) has confirmed that it has no plans to make dermal fillers prescription only. This statement follows a certain…

IS THE ACPB THE ANSWER?

Pete Richardson looks at a thorny problem for medics – and suggests there may be a simple answer. Social media lit up over the weekend with a debate about how medics should respond to calls for help from non-medics in aesthetics. Dr Tim Pearce raised the issue and posed a range of questions following a…

FAKE FILLERS – WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND AVOID

As with any best-selling expensive product there are people looking to cash in on the market and sell rip-off versions. But one cheap deal may cost you your reputation, livelihood and risk the life of someone you treat. So, don’t risk it and only ever buy reputable products you can see are real. But what…