In recent years, non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers has surged across the UK. Whilst these treatments offer individuals the opportunity to enhance their appearance without undergoing invasive surgery, they still come with risks. 

In response to these growing concerns, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has taken proactive steps to address the issue of saftey and accountability within the beauty industry. One of the main concerns arising from this was whether practitioners have appropriate insurance cover in place. Presently, the UK aesthetic industry is unregulated and there is no requirement to have insurance cover in place. 

The allurement of these procedures and the desire for a 'quick fix' has seen an influx of beauty practitioners offering treatment for Botox and fillers. However, alongside the growth of this industry, it has led to an increase in individuals offering the treatments who do not possess the relevant qualifications and skill. This has led to an increase in adverse reactions and 'botched' procedures potentially costing more than the original treatment to put it right. This has raised serious concerns about patient safety and the need for regulatory measures to be implemented to avoid the unqualified, and potentially uninsured, offering such treatments. 

APIL has addressed the importance of these issues and placed emphasis ont he significance of the practitioners having appropriate insurance cover in place to protect both themselves and that of their client, particularly in the event of any complications. Holding the relevant insurance cover would not only serve to protect the practitioners in the eent of a claim being made against them but it would also serve as a good indicator to the consumer as to their professionalism and accountability within the industry. 

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The Goverment has suggested an amendment to the Health and Care Act 2022 which would give the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care the power to bring into force a licensing scheme in England for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Under the proposed scheme, both the practitioner, and the premises where the treatment is taking place, would need to be licensed. A Bill has been proposed for debate on 15th March 2024, which would ultimately require practitioners to have insurance cover in place. 

APIL encourages individuals to be vigilant when choosing a clinic or practitioner for these type of beauty treatments. They are encouraging individuals to do their research before committing to a treatment by questionning the practitioner about their qualifications, experience, and whether they have insurance cover in place. Treatments getting promoted at reduced rates should immediately ring alarm bells. Be mindful, that you are not only paying for the treatment itself, but the skill of the practitioner injecting your face. 

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How can Tilly Bailey & Irvine help?

Tilly Bailey & Irvine has been consulted in relation to various 'botched' procedures and we have recently seen an increase in enquiries as a result of the number of unregulated treatments. We have also been successful in a number of claims as a result of reaction to hair dye due to the failure to perform a patch test. 

If you have suffered an injury during a beauty treatment or hairdressing treatment, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. If you wish to speak to a solicitor, please contact us on 0333 2543935 or complete our online enquiry form.

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