More Regulation Needed In Cosmetic Industry

Beauty treatments are viewed by many as a low risk lowcost alternative to going under the surgeon’s knife to undergo plastic surgery. Treatments such as botox injections teeth whitening and face peels all available at high street beauty salons are increasing in popularity.

Market research carried out by Mintel show around 600000 people underwent this type of treatment in 2007 which is more than double the number of people who had similar treatments in 2005.

Increased Risk As Cosmetic Industry Grows

As the industry continues to enjoy a boom I think it’s crucial that we question whether there is enough regulation in place to safeguard the consumer. Those who opt for plastic surgery while subjecting themselves to what will likely be a more invasive procedure are at least protected in so far as the professional(s) carrying out the procedure must be registered with the Healthcare Commission.

I would welcome a similar watchdog for the beauty industry because as it stands currently there are no restrictions or checks on who can practise. Botox for example can be administered by anyone into the human body and yet can cause severe bruising disfigurement and temporary paralysis.

Compensation Can Be Pursued If Treatment Causes Injury

Recently I have represented clients pursuing compensation due to personal injury caused by a variety of different beauty procedures. These include issues arising from infections and reactions from nail extensions poorly administered tattoo removal procedures burns from hair removal procedures and painful reactions to hair and eyebrow dye in both hairdressers and beauty salons.

If you have been injured as a result of a cosmetic treatment please contact us today to discuss your claim free of charge with a specialist Cosmetic Injuries Solicitor.

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