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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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Non-surgical treatments face tighter curbs

The review of plastic surgery standards, carried out by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, will make recommendations to make sure patients "were in safe hands".

It is believed this will mean a new law requiring everyone from beauty therapists to medically-trained doctors to have additional formal qualifications before carrying out treatments.

The report will attempt to clampdown on aggressive sales techniques. Credit: PA

Several other measures have been suggested to the review team by the public, the industry itself and patient groups.

They include a ban on cut-price deals, and a clampdown on aggressive sales techniques and a two-stage consent process for potential patients to allow them time to reflect before making a final decision.

The ideas were released in an interim report in December but the Department of Health said at the time that the review is not bound to adopt them and can come up with its own recommendations.

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