August 12, 2022
Petaling Jaya – The government has initiated steps to better regulate the profitable but poorly monitored beauty industry. This indirectly increased the number of fake practitioners.
Welcomed by the move, medical groups and cosmetologists hope that cosmetologists who illegally offer dental and aesthetic procedures and courses will eventually be curbed.
Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Datuk Rosol Wahid told The Star that the ministry and the Ministry of Health (MOH) are working with stakeholders to discuss the plan.
At the moment, Rosol said the two ministries are looking for compromises on what procedures hairdressers can and cannot provide.
“Currently, there are no laws regulating the rapidly growing beauty industry, and people make a good amount of money from it.
“We are in talks with the Ministry of Health to see what procedures beauty salons can and cannot provide.
“The MOH is considering based on several factors: whether practitioners are using devices registered with the Agency for Medical Devices, the potential impact of such procedures, and whether they are invasive or non-invasive. that it is invasive.
“If it’s a non-invasive procedure, it will be under KPDNHEP’s jurisdiction,” Rosol said, adding that determining whether a procedure is invasive is no easy task.
Many people have expressed concern over the large number of hair salons and beauticians offering cosmetic and dental services such as braces and veneers, whitening drips, and platelet-rich plasma therapy.
Several failures have been reported in which patients were injured or died for the rest of their lives.
Some cosmetologists used “cosmetic or beauty” to justify the products they offered, and even conducted short courses for those wishing to acquire such skills.
The Star offers a range of short courses for everyone in July from RM1,000 to RM3,000 to install braces and veneers and perform a whitening procedure with a certificate and starter kit at the end of the course I reported that I could.
Commenting on this, Rosol said action could be taken against those who offer illegal short-term medical courses because the certificates issued are invalid.
Meanwhile, Dr Koh Ka Chai, president of the Malaysian Medical Association, called for a full investigation into the fake practitioner.
“Authorities should crack down on these (unlicensed) practitioners and trainers,” he said.
Dr. Koh said once the regulations are implemented, the government will also need to organize a public awareness program to educate the public, especially in identifying unlicensed or unlicensed beauty centers.
Dr. Lim Chiew Wooi, president of the Malaysian Dental Association, said tracking illegal practitioner trainers is key to eradicating illegal dental practices.
“When an unqualified trainer trains people, it’s like a blind man leading a blind man. People should not be allowed to provide training that could harm others,” he said. said, adding that there is a need to empower the public with oral health knowledge.
Dr. Chin Si Chun of the Malaysian Aesthetic Medicine Society said regulating the beauty industry is a good thing. Practitioners should never be allowed to violate medical practice.
“Only doctors can perform medical procedures.
“Unlicensed practitioners cannot administer injections, perform thread lifting, laser treatments, or even surgery,” Dr Chin said.
“During previous engagements between stakeholders, some of them portrayed lasers as harmless, but we told them no. Lasers are dangerous and harm others. may result in
Dr Chin said it took years for aesthetic medicine practitioners to obtain the necessary licenses to perform cosmetic procedures.
There are only about 300 doctors certified under the MOH in the field of cosmetology and beauty treatments.