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Cosmetic treatment warning

Patients who have non-surgical cosmetic treatments are being exposed to "unreasonable risks" and "permanent damage" because of a lack of appropriate training for those carrying them out, an industry review has said.

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Clampdown on 'cosmetic cowboys' welcomed

I am pleased that Sir Bruce Keogh's review has been looking at what training people are getting before they perform cosmetic operations - people under the care of cosmetic firms need to know that they are in medically skilled and safe hands.

I await Sir Bruce Keogh's recommendations in full, but am clear that we must ensure that people undergoing cosmetic procedures are in the hands of someone with the right skills and training.

The days of cosmetic cowboys must become a thing of the past.

– Conservative health minister Dr Dan Poulter

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