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MPs draft law regulating cosmetic procedures

A sales assistant applies makeup on a customer at a cosmetics counter at a shopping mall in Singapore. REUTERS/Edgar Su

BEIRUT: Parliament’s Committee for Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs Wednesday reviewed a draft law to regulate licenses issued to beauty parlors performing medical cosmetic procedures, including Botox and hair implants.

The head of the committee, Future MP Atef Majdalani, said “there is a need to draw a line between the regular beauty parlors, which basically deal with hairdressing and manicure, and beauty centers that carry out hair implants and beautification with Botox.”

Majdalani said many centers offering “medical beautification” were not specialized and their owners were not known.

“Such interventions as hair implants and Botox shots are medical activities that should be carried out by physicians specialized in dermatology or esthetic surgery, or both,” Majdalani said.

He explained that the draft law was designed to regulate the medical activity and clarify responsibilities, limiting practice to doctors only.

“There are many cases in which serious damage was done to the patients, including burns, or even loss of sight. It is necessary and a duty that we regulate the practice, notably by identifying responsibilities and holding the people accountable by law,” Majdalani added.

 

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Parliament's Committee for Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs Wednesday reviewed a draft law to regulate licenses issued to beauty parlors performing medical cosmetic procedures, including Botox and hair implants.

"Such interventions as hair implants and Botox shots are medical activities that should be carried out by physicians specialized in dermatology or esthetic surgery, or both," Majdalani said.

He explained that the draft law was designed to regulate the medical activity and clarify responsibilities, limiting practice to doctors only.


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