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Laser and Light Intervention Standards – The Aesthetics Journal December 2017

By |31st December 2017|Categories: Research & News|

We all want to ensure that we are delivering the best quality, safe care. Treatments performed with lasers and light sources have some inherent risks. In the UK, legislation and standards exist to help protect us, and our patients, from these risks. Nobody would want to find themselves operating outside of these standards, especially if it resulted in unnecessary harm.

Sometimes it is difficult to know which standards apply to us in the NHS or private healthcare setting. Well, now there is no excuse! The following article, penned by BMLA members and world renowned experts Dr Godfrey Town and Dr Elizabeth Raymond Brown, is an easy to read and thorough overview of the current laser standards applicable in the UK.

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8th 5-Continents Conference, Barcelona 31st August – 3rd September 2017

By |4th September 2017|Categories: Research & News|

8th 5-Continents Conference, Barcelona 31st August - 3rd September 2017Dr Godfrey Town attended the 5-CC conference in Barcelona as an Invited Faculty Speaker where he provided a Teaching Course on ‘Core of Knowledge’ laser & intense light source (IPL) safety. Godfrey also gave two other oral presentations on light-based hair removal treatments and a comparison study on home-use IPL hair removal devices.

Aesthetic clinical practice in the UK – Review of new standards and regulations

By |30th July 2017|Categories: Research & News|Tags: |

godfrey townDr Godfrey Town was an invited speaker at the IMCAS World Conference held in Paris in February 2017.  One of the talks he gave focussed on current regulations and new standards in clinical practice education, as the UK is the first country to introduce specific educational standards in cosmetic training.

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UK Raises the Bar on Cosmetic Education

By |22nd March 2016|Categories: Research & News|

Health Education England (HEE) has published proposed voluntary standards ‘Qualification requirements for delivery of cosmetic procedures. Non-surgical cosmetic interventions and hair restoration surgery’ aimed at improving the training available to therapist practitioners who perform non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox, chemical peels and laser hair removal. You can access this document at:
These requirements are aimed at ensuring that people are properly trained in the use and application of any products that they use — thereby making sure that patients’ safety comes first. This work follows an intensive engagement process with key figures from the cosmetics industry, regulators and professional bodies.   
More to come.


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