I was quite astounded when I read that you do not need to be medically trained to administer these types of procedure
(PRWEB) February 07, 2013
Leading Manchester dentist Tariq Drabu, the owner of Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester has spoken out calling for the better regulation of non surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. Tariq Drabu was speaking in response to a report published last week on 29 January from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The report entitled "Professional Standards for Cosmetic Practice" state that surgeons should provide cosmetic surgery and only doctors, dentists and nurses who have undertaken appropriate training should provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Currently certain cosmetic treatments can be administered by anyone, anywhere with no medical training. The report can be found at here at the Royal College of Surgeons website. It's findings were widely published in the news and print media last week. You can see the article here from the Independent.
Commenting on the report and its findings Tariq Drabu said "Regrettably for some people nonsurgical cosmetic treatment is not seen as a medical procedure. This has led to events such as Botox parties where non-qualified non-trained members of the public can inject other members of the public with a drug and a chemical with no regulation, license or inspection. This is a situation that has to be stopped and cannot continue for safety of the public. This is not about cost and any arguments that are put forward to advance that are missing the point. This is simply about public safety."
Tariq Drabu continued by saying "If you are working in an unregulated environment where you do not have to worry about hygiene, safety, inspections and regulations you will be able to provide this procedure at a cheap cost. There are no issues of training or continuing professional development or education involved. In this way you are putting your health at risk and those people who administer these treatments they are a danger to the public and must be stopped. I am not saying that doctors and dentists provide these treatments cheaper. However at least you know that you will be treated in a safe, clean, hygienic environment to the highest standards by a professional whose job is to put your safety above all else. I support the position that only trained doctors, dentists and nurses should provide nonsurgical cosmetic treatments."
Tariq Drabu and his team at Langley Dental Practice, Middleton, Manchester have been offering treatments such wrinkle smoothing and dermal fillers for almost 10 years with excellent results. Currently non-surgical procedures such as laser treatments or injectables can be administered by people with no healthcare qualifications whatsoever. Commenting on this Tariq Drabu said "I was quite astounded when I read that you do not need to be medically trained to administer these types of procedure. Regulation of these procedures is important and I hope that the government will act swiftly and decisively."