Allergan Aesthetics Launches "Moving the Needle on Ethics" Book

Allergan Aesthetics recently released "Moving the Needle on Ethics," a collaboration with medical aesthetics experts from around the globe aiming to elevate discussions on ethics in aesthetics. The collection of interviews highlights the need for industry-wide transparency and integrity to meet the expected increase in global demand for aesthetics treatments. 

Over ninety percent of practitioners (91%) believe those providing medical aesthetic procedures should be guided by ethical standards. As part of the Aesthetics-Ethics program, Allergan Aesthetics engaged in extensive global research, including global social media listening, insight gathering and face-to-face discussions across the industry in 13 countries3 to better understand the ethical environment and key topics in the industry today and into the future.

Based on the research findings, the "Moving the Needle on Ethics" book further examines the ethical landscape of aesthetic medicine and elevates the role and impact of ethical excellence across a range of scenarios including consultation, social media, training and education, product quality and patient care. The aim is to support patient safety and positive outcomes. "The goal of this research is to raise the subject of ethics in aesthetics to a new, more transparent level by sharing data from those who participate in it every day," says Carrie Strom, president of Global Allergan Aesthetics. "Recognizing that ethics plays a key role in aesthetics and elevating that conversation is critical for the success of this growing, healthy market and delivering safe aesthetic outcomes for patients."

Allergan Aesthetics is raising the conversation on patient safety and ethical standards. Discussion on the industry's current ethical landscape identified areas of focus and opportunities to better support patients and practitioners and create an appropriate standard of care. To drive words into action, Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) implemented an early injectors training program on ethics. Beginning in 2024, aesthetic practitioners will receive training on the key Aesthetic Medicine ethics principles. AMI expects to add this training module to its core curriculum and expand educational offerings on ethics to practitioners of all experience levels.