Following the presentation of Keogh Review Report in 2013, Health Education England (HEE) published two reports with the aim of standardising and regulating the aesthetic training for the practitioners who perform non-surgical cosmetic treatments and hair restoration surgery.
The report was commissioned by Department of Health which set out the requirements of qualifications for the practitioners who perform non-surgical cosmetic treatments. These requirements ensure that these practitioners should be properly trained in the administration, use and application of the procedures and products that are used in these cosmetic procedures thereby ensuring the safety of the patients.
The part one of the report present the qualification requirements while the second part of the report present the comprehensive qualification requirements that are required for performing the non-surgical cosmetic treatments as well as hair restoration surgery.
For your guidance, here is a brief summary of the HEE’s guidelines for the delivery of non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as botulinum toxins and dermal fillers. Currently, the requirements of HEE are the best known practice guidelines but yet they do not present any statute regulations.
Background of HEE guidelines
The HEE guidelines are developed in response to the current landscape of cosmetic treatments industry:
The major modalities encompassed by HEE requirements
The HEE requirements cover up five major modalities which include;
Key Points of HEE requirements (Part 1 and 2)
These requirements are applicable on all practitioners regardless of their previous training and professional qualifications.
It is required that all groups should:
Recognition of prior education and learning: Practitioners who have already undergone or completed the requirements of training should apply to an accredited cosmetic training institute to acquire formal recognition of their training. However, very short duration courses such as 1-2 days training will NOT fit the criteria of Recognition of prior learning and education.
General Key Points of Part 2
Guidelines for the cosmetic training courses
General Key Points of Part 1 & 2
These requirements for the cosmetic courses have been a step forward towards the regulation of the cosmetic industry and will help to develop a regulations framework.