Safety in Aesthetics

In recent months the safety standards of the beauty industry have been under intense scrutiny. In August 2022 the government published its report on body image highlighting its recommendations for regulating the beauty industry. 

The most recent development is the government’s planned roll out of licenses for those providing botox and fillers. This follows the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act, which makes it illegal to administer botox or fillers or book an appointment for those under 18. It continues a tightening of regulations around our industry. 

The onus falls on competent, conscientious professionals to maintain the safety of clients as top priority. When considering safety in the aesthetics industry there are several components to consider regarding keeping our clients and colleagues safe.

Client Physical Safety

The aim of the beauty industry is to make clients feel their best, most confident selves. Unfortunately, as with any procedure, at times, this may go wrong. Aside from unintended visual consequences, aesthetic procedures can have more serious medical side effects such as blindness and allergic reactions. Providing the correct and most up to date information before and after treatments about possible side effects and contraindications can help safeguard clients’ physical wellbeing.

The cleanliness and hygiene standards of a setting can have implications too. Properly maintained and cleaned tools, together with the correct disposal of consumables reduce the risk of infection and cross contamination.

Client Mental Health

Many clients turn to procedures and treatments to help with their mental health and how they feel about their bodies and the aging process. For some it is reducing the appearance of scars, others restoring their appearance after invasive and disfiguring medical procedures. It can also apply to people wanting to boost their confidence by fixing niggling problems and issues. The benefits to mental health can be profound. 

Conversely the negative impact of clients who are suffering with mental health problems such as body dysmorphic disorder, mean that for some aesthetic treatments are not the right course of action. As professionals we have a duty of care to our clients. Proper training and regulation involving robust consultation and signposting procedures can help keep us all safe. 

Correct Tools and Formulations

Using correctly vetted and regulated tools and formulations not only gives the best results, but also protects client safety and wellbeing as well as protecting professionals from litigious action. 

At LPG Clinics Wholesale we provide a range of aesthetics products including dermal fillers, skin boosters, PDO threads, fat dissolvers, mesotherapy as well as a range of consumables. 

All our products are CE/FDA approved and we only supply products we know and trust to give our customers the best results for their clients.

Training and Accreditations

Completing the correct training and accreditations for the procedures and treatments you are administering is the best way to safeguard yourself, staff and, most importantly, your clients. 

The official Training Academy for LPG Clinics Wholesale, Skin Suite Aesthetics & Training, offers aesthetic and cosmetic training for total beginners, established practitioners and medical professionals to gain experience and CPD accreditation. 

All our courses are accredited by CPD and are led by medical professionals with combined experience of over 20 years within the industry. We will help you gain the best knowledge and experience you need to deliver the best and safest results for your clients.

To find out more about all our courses you can view them here or you can contact our training team on 01484 861016 /

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