Dermalogica highlight cosmetic procedure licensing concerns

Dermalogica's General Manager Mark Hermann and Angela Taylor, Education Director, have written a joint open letter to Maria Caulfield MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care, highlighting their concerns over proposed licensing of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

The government is currently undertaking a consultation into unregulated cosmetic procedures in England, which industry professionals are invited to contribute towards (deadline 28th October) via the Department's website. 

The proposed cosmetic procedures licensing aims to protect consumers against poorly performed high-risk treatments and introduce an age limit for those undergoing non-surgical cosmetic procedures (it is already illegal to administer Botox and fillers for cosmetic purposes to under 18s). Under the proposed scheme, practitioners and their premises from which they operate would require a license operated by local authorities to perform certain high-risk cosmetic procedures.  

However in the open letter, Dermalogica highlights that they are “deeply concerned that the competency of qualified skin therapists and aesthetics practitioners may be called into question.” The letter goes on to say that unnecessarily restrictive licensing could lead to a catastrophic financial impact on the beauty sector.

Dermalogica state that they welcome the opportunity to share more data, protocols and insights that can help to inform decision making, and is urging qualified skin therapists and aesthetics practitioners to voice their opinion by taking part in the consultation which closes 11.59pm on 28th October 2023.