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Professional Standards for Cosmetic Practice released - reinforces AADFA's position

The 'Cosmetic Surgical Practice Working Party', conducted the world's largest review of cosmetic practices and developed the world's leading document reflecting best practice in this field entitled "Professional Standards for Cosmetic Practice" - AADFA fully supports and has adopted the conclusions in this document as it's Code of Practice.

Led by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and including the Faculties of Dental Surgery and General Dental Practice, this document spells out the accepted standards of patient care, professional conduct and training in the cosmetic industry.

Key amongst it's findings were statements such as, " is recommended that only licensed doctors, registered dentists and registered nurses should provide any cosmetic treatments (including laser and injectable cosmetic treatments)".

The document goes on to say that, "there is no such thing as a "cosmetic" specialty for doctors", and that, "Terms such as "cosmetic physician" should therefore be avoided".

The document concludes by stating that, "the peri-oral use of botulinum toxin and fillers can be considered as a part of the practice of dentistry".

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