Injectable Cosmetics

Documents specific to Injectable Cosmetic Treatments including other authority publications.

These documents are essential reading to indicate how your service provision must be shaped to meet required standards.

Treatments You Can Trust Standards for Injectable Cosmetic Treatments v5

These standards have been written to bring together and complement the range of professional guidance and other associated legal frameworks within which health professionals operate in the injectable cosmetic treatmments environment.

This document has been written to enable individual doctors, dentists, registered nurses and their employing organisation(s) to implement the standards within the appropriate professional guidance.

Published February 2016

Lasers and Intense Light Sources (ILS) Essential Standards

British Medical Laser Association Essential Standards (formerly TYCT Standards) regarding Class 3B and Class 4 Lasers and Intense Light Sources in Non-surgical Applications

Published May 2017

PSA Registers Statement April 2017

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care recommends you only choose practitioners who are regulated or on an accredited register.

GMC Guidance for Doctors who offer cosmetic interventions

There have been particular concerns about patient safety and whether the sector operates in an ethical manner. It is important that doctors have the right skills, the products used are safe, and patients get accurate information before they decide to have a cosmetic intervention. This guidance sets out a framework for practice to address these concerns.

Published April 2016.

Health Education England – Qualification requirements for delivery of cosmetic procedures: Non-Surgical Cosmetic Interventions

We include this document here so you don't need to search for it on the HEE website.

Published November 2015.

Superseded by Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority Standards found at

Policy Statement on the Advertising and Promotion of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Injectable Treatments by providers on the Treatments You Can Trust Register

The primary reason for advertising is to inform patients and potential patients. This document outlines guidelines and gives access to broadcast and non-broadcast standards for cosmetic injectable treatments.

Published November 2015.

This guide outlines the main themes and recommendations from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ report Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues (published June 2017). The report was produced by an expert Working Party, with contributions from many others through their responses to an expert call for evidence and a public online survey; participation in deliberative events; and engagement in group and one-to-one meetings with Working Party members.

Treatments You Can Trust Standards for Injectable Cosmetic Treatments v4

These standards have been superceded by version 5 above.

Published December 2014.