26 June, 2011

New Guideline for Aesthetic Surgeries

We read a lot of news lately regarding several cosmetic surgeries performed on their customers ended up with some kind of complications. Most of the cosmetic surgeries were carried out at private clinics or beauty salons mostly done by unqualified doctors and beauticians. Some of the services offered in beauty salons include cosmetic surgery, Botulinum toxin (botox), injectable fillers and laser surgery.

Thus, I lauded the effort by the Health Ministry to come up with a new set of guidelines for aesthetic practitioners which is expected to be released by the end of this year to prevent surgeries performed by unqualified doctors and beauticians.

The public should be made aware that beauticians working at beauty salons can only deals with beauty treatments such as facial and massage. Only qualified aesthetic practitioners can carry out any procedures that involved a jab or surgery.

Through the guidelines, practitioners must undergo a special syllabus which will qualify them as aesthetic medical practitioners.

Read HERE for more news about the proposed guideline.

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