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Report Calls for Tighter Facial Fillers Regulations

Northamptonshire Doctor Welcomes Recommendations

Dr John TanquerayAfter months of investigations, the final report on the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions in England was issued this week.

The recommendations made in the report have generated considerable interest in the news and been well-received by leading doctors such as Dr John Tanqueray, who work at the leading edge of the industry upholding high standards.

The PIP breast implant scandal was pivotal in generating support for a thorough review and improvement in regulation of an industry which hitherto had lacked scrutiny, leaving patients at potential risk.

The report into the non-surgical cosmetic treatments industry and practices was issued by an investigation committee led by NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh. As the report says:

“Cosmetic interventions are a booming business in the UK, worth £2.3 billion in 2010, and estimated to rise to £3.6 billion by 2015. They can either be surgical – such as face-lifts, tummy tucks and breast implants – or non-surgical – typically dermal fillers, Botox® or the use of laser or intense pulsed light (IPL).

These latter account for nine out of ten procedures and 75% of the market value.”


In particular, injectable dermal fillers have come under scrutiny. While regulations surrounding Botox improved last year, requiring that patients be seen by a prescribing doctor prior to treatment, facial fillers lack any such control. They require no prescription, no training or qualifications and there are literally hundreds available on the market compared to just a handful approved for use in the USA where tighter guidelines apply.

Recommendations for Dermal Fillers Regulation

The suggestions for improving facial fillers practices in the UK included:

  • making fillers a prescription medication
  • requiring fillers to be injected only by trained and qualified staff
  • making fillers a prescription-only medicine
  • classing fillers as a medical device

Dr John Tanqueray, Mulberry House Clinic

With a 14 year career in cosmetic treatments, Dr John Tanqueray works at the forefront of the industry and established his own Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire in 2003; which remains a doctor-led independent clinic. He even trains other medical professionals in correct use of injectable cosmetic treatments.

Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre offers a wide choice of the latest cosmetic, medical and laser skin treatments with highly professional service. All cosmetic injections are personally carried out by Dr Tanqueray.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please call 01604 702630 or email: info@mulberryhouseclinic.co.uk.