Manchester-Based SkinViva Welcome New Regulations for Cosmetic Treatments While Announcing New Training School

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The final report into the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England makes far-reaching recommendations for controls surrounding the cosmetic treatments industry by implementing minimum qualifications for practitioners. SkinViva, who are opening a new Non-Surgical Treatment Training School based in the North West of England, welcome the news and believe that it will improve standards of practice and patient care.

Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP

Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP

Our business is built on excellent aesthetic results matched with high standards of patient care and our new training school is being established to share our knowledge, skills and techniques with other medical professionals.

A new report into the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England was issued in April, ending months of speculation and clearly calling for better regulation of the industry.

The recommendations include specific controls around the use of dermal fillers - requiring them to be injected only by trained and qualified staff, as well as making fillers a prescription-only medicine and classing them as a medical device.

SkinViva are an established provider of non-surgical treatments with a soon-to-open training school for practitioners based in the North West. They welcome the news.

Clinical Director Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP explained: “As the report highlights, the cosmetic interventions industry is growing fast and on course to be worth £3.6 billion per annum by 2015, 9 out of 10 treatments being non-surgical. With this volume of treatment, having stringent regulations in place is essential to protect patients and we are very pleased to read the recommendations.”

“Our business is built on excellent aesthetic results matched with high standards of patient care and our new training school is being established to share our knowledge, skills and techniques with other medical professionals – doctors, dentists and nurses. Above all, we are emphasising safety, teaching delegates techniques that minimise the risk of any side effects while maximising the visual result. We also include vital training on managing any problems which although very rare, can be serious and need appropriate intervention. This is a crucial element of training that unbelievably, many training courses do not even cover.”

“We are delighted to see fillers become prescription only medicine covered by the EU Medical Devices Directive; this can only be good for the industry and the patient. Bringing in proper accredited qualifications for practitioners will eradicate the current risks of potentially unqualified persons injecting filler, thereby raising standards. The final piece of the jigsaw is the suggestion of a governing body in place to register all non-surgical practitioners, oversee and manage the industry and those working within it and provide an avenue for redress for patients where needed.”

“We don’t know yet when the recommendations will become law, but recent media coverage of this report means that patients are already better informed about the importance of choosing the right practitioner.”

SkinViva offer a range of popular cosmetic skin treatments including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, skin peels, dermaroller micro-needling and top brand skin creams as well as treatment for hyperhidrosis and thread veins.

All treatments are carried out by qualified Clinicians with over 10 years’ shared experience and the team is led by fully qualified doctor and Clinical Director, Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP.

The company offer an extensive network of over 85 clinics located across the North West in a choice of convenient locations including Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and home town Manchester. They are shortly opening a brand new clinic in central Manchester with the latest equipment and beautifully appointed treatment rooms to meet the demand of their growing patient-base.

Their Skinviva Training School is a specialist, professionally-led clinical training company based in Manchester delivering training in non-surgical cosmetic treatments to Doctors, Nurses and Dentists who wish to learn and develop in delivering these procedures. The first course is scheduled for June.

For further information, to arrange a confidential consultation or to enquire about training courses, please call 0161 865 1141, email info(at)skinviva(dot)com.

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