Eminent experts have called for a ban on cosmetic procedures at home, a trend now among friends who get together and have "Botox parties" or "filler parties" and cosmetic procedures performed at home.
While many cosmetic companies have initiated this trend and also offer discounts for such group cosmetic procedures, doctors feel such treatments at home are risky as they are not fully equipped to deal with emergencies.
According to new RCS guidance, treatments can be conducted only on licensed premises with resuscitation equipments readily available in the case of an emergency.
The RCS has advised that only doctors, dentists or nurses who are equipped with the needed training should be allowed to perform the treatments. Further, invasive procedures such as breast surgery or liposuction should be performed by qualified medical experts.
RCS president Professor Norman Williams said: "While the Colleges and professional organizations involved in cosmetic practice are neither regulators nor legislators, the profession has a responsibility to provide standards to which we would expect our members to work. We have serious concerns that not all those who offer cosmetic procedures are adequately qualified, or that patients are getting accurate information prior to treatment."