Strict new regulations set up for beauty clinics in Thailand

PHOTO: Strict new regulations set up for beauty clinics in Thailand

THAILAND - Beauty clinics across the country are now required to display their licences clearly as well as the prices of all their services under new regulations imposed by the Public Health Ministry.

These measures are part of the ministry's effort to ensure all aesthetic treatments provided by private beauty clinics are within acceptable standards and safe.

Under the new regulations, the owners need to display clearly the name of the clinic, the treatments they are licensed to provide, and the fees they are allowed to charge, along with the names and photographs of the physicians who will provide the treatment.

They are also required to display the professional practice licence as well as the price list of the services, said Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-general of the Department of Health Service Support.

There are about 14,000 beauty clinics and 38 private hospitals nationwide providing aesthetic services and treatments. The owners and medical workers providing these treatments are now required by law to undergo intensive training with the Public Health Ministry to improve their skills.

In addition, the ministry has set up a special panel to evaluate each clinic's service standards and has warned that their licence will be withdrawn if they are found to be offering substandard services or not complying with the regulations.