Set up regulatory body to stop beauticians from carrying out teeth whitening & injections.
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UK Government needs to take action and start to regulate Beauty Industry.
People working in cosmetic industry continue to carry out:
1. teeth whitening in spite of the fact that it is only legal (in UK) to do it by a dentist. Beauticians are harming their clients dentition, causing chemical burns to their gums as they are unable to assess the suitability of the case for the treatment. Subsequently the profession is faced with trying to salvage the damages. What's worse General Dental Council cannot do anything as there's no legal umbrella over beauticians and nobody can enforce anything because they are not regulated.
2. anti wrinkles and dermal fillers procedures involving skin injections with (often) prescription medication. Who prescribes it for them? How do they store it? How do they dispose sharps? Patients get bruised and there's a high risk of causing blindness due to lack of proper medical education. There are also people coming from abroad for a few days to do cosmetic injections and disappear to their countries, leaving medical profession to "pick up the pieces" of failed treatments. What are they injecting? Are the products licensed in UK? Institutions like Health Improvement Scotland or CQC cannot do anything as beauticians are not regulated by law.
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