The dangers of unregulated beauty treatments

Not all beauty treatments are regulated

For beauticians, cosmetic training courses for as little as £150 taking only a couple of hours and being done online may sound appealing. It’s an extremely cost-effective, time-saving and convenient way of extending their service offerings for which they can charge substantial sums of money.

For clients of beauty salons, however, the ensuing unregulated procedures can cause disappointment at best; allergic reactions, scarring, bleeding, emotional trauma and irreversible damage as some of the worst outcomes.

According to an article in the Mail Online, secret filming has taken place for a BBC Three documentary titled ‘Under the Skin: The Botched Beauty Business’. The recordings have exposed all manner of dangerous treatments, such as thread lifts and Botox injections, being taught and administered by novices thereby posing a serious risk to the public.

Cosmetic training academies of ill repute permit anyone to attend courses, make no attempt to control infection and, according to the undercover nurse involved in the secret filming exercise, leave students without “the technical or practical capability to provide safe and comprehensive treatment”.

With beauty salons and clinics now fully reopen post lockdown, if you’re considering embarking upon any treatment, choose your beautician wisely and don’t be afraid to ask probing questions upfront. Remember, too, that the Beauty Treatment Claims team is here to help if your beauty treatment has gone wrong and you need to sue a beauty therapist.


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