This comes after a law last year that banned under-18s from getting botox and fillers. It also prohibitied all adverts on the subject from targeting the cohort.
They are both changes that were wholeheartedly welcomed by the UK beauty industry, who have long called for tighter regulations. Last year, the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) launched their Make Beauty Safe Campaign, stating that the lack of regulation within the industry was “seriously alarming”.
“Fantastic news, after many years campaigning for regulation in the beauty industry – including contributing and providing evidence to the APPGs and other industry authorities, we are so pleased that the government has today announced that they intend to introduce a nationwide licensing regime for non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as botulinum toxins and fillers,” BABTAC said on Instagram about the recent development. “We have worked with the government to highlight the issues facing our industry and this is a positive and very important step in the right direction.”