‘Non-anesthetic cosmetic services are outside the management of the Health’

The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City publicizes three groups of cosmetic and beauty services, whereby skin care facilities (spa), haircuts, shampoos, manicures… do not apply anesthetic procedures, so they are not under the management of the industry. medical.

This information was released by the Department of Health on April 15, in the context of many recent cases of beauty related complications, such as necrosis of the nose after filler injections, breast ulcers caused by pink nipples, and perforation of the vagina. because of the procedure to refurbish the private area… In which, many cases are performed at “underground” cosmetic facilities. Inspectors of the Department of Health have inspected and suspended many cosmetic establishments because they do not have business licenses, employees lack practice certificates, but still advertise and perform eye-cutting, nose-lifting, and facial-cutting techniques. lips, skin rejuvenation…, which means that there are elements that invade the body.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, the reality of “underground” aesthetics in the city is always a hot issue because it is related to people’s health and lives and increasingly sophisticated practice tricks. However, not all establishments providing beauty services are under the management of the health industry. Therefore, in order to control and prevent accidents caused by beauty, the Department of Health recommends that localities coordinate with the health sector to handle illegal and disguised cosmetic practice establishments.

The city currently has 20 cosmetic hospitals, 28 general hospitals with cosmetology departments/units, 5 polyclinics with cosmetology specialists, 226 specialist cosmetology clinics; 46 cosmetic tattoo and embroidery service establishments and skin care facilities, spas, haircuts, shampoos, and nail salons. Beauty service providers are divided into 3 groups with different licensing and management units.

Group one – beauty care service facility including skin care (spa), haircut, shampoo, manicure… These are beauty services Absolutely no anesthetics are used In any form, there is no need for medical regulations, so there is no need for a license from the Department of Health to operate. Therefore, the establishment only needs a business license issued by the district People’s Committee (type of individual business) or issued by the Department of Planning and Investment (type of enterprise). Thus, the medical industry does not manage this beauty salon service.

Group two – cosmetology service establishments perform spraying, tattooing, embroidery on the skin Do not use injectable anesthetics. These establishments are not required to have an operating license, just a business license issued by the district People’s Committee or by the Department of Planning and Investment (depending on the type of business).

However, according to regulations, the person performing beauty procedures must have a certificate or certificate of training, vocational training in spraying, tattooing, and embroidery on the skin, issued by a lawful training or vocational training institution. A beauty establishment must satisfy the conditions for providing cosmetic services and be announced by the Department of Health on the Department’s website at least 10 days before operating. Thus, with this cosmetic service, the health sector manages the expertise of the staff performing the procedure and the facility’s service performance conditions.

Group three – medical examination and treatment establishments providing cosmetic services are plastic surgery, cosmetic skin units using drugs, substances, devices to interfere with the bodyaltering the color, shape, weight, defect of parts, or tattooing, spraying, or embroidering on the skin may Using an injectable anesthetic. In addition to the business license issued by the Department of Planning and Investment, these units are required to obtain a license for cosmetic operations and approval of a technical list by the Department of Health.

Groups of three facilities have many forms of operation, such as hospitals specializing in plastic surgery; general and specialized hospitals with cosmetic and dermatology departments/units; cosmetic clinic, or dermatology. Regardless of the form of business, these units must also ensure the facilities, equipment, essential emergency drugs and professional qualifications of doctors, which are appraised by the Ministry of Health or the Department of Health. meet new conditions for operating licenses.

Doctors are handling a case of abdominal perforation after lipolysis injection. Image: JW Hospital provides

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