Sunday, October 17, 2021

Under 18 no longer able to receive Botox for cosmetic reasons in England

Under a new law in England, people under the age of 18 cannot take Botox and dermal lip fillers for cosmetic reasons.

The Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children’s) Act, which was enacted in England on Friday, means it is illegal to administer products or book appointments to people under the age of 18, according to the Department of Health and Social Care. Will happen. DHSC).

The department said failure “could result in a criminal trial and unlimited fines.”

The law applies to people who come from outside England or who have a permit for anyone over the age of 18.

However, treatment performed by a doctor, nurse, dentist or pharmacist on people under the age of 18 with a medical need may still be approved by a physician.

Then-Health Minister Nadine Dorries announced the legislation last month after a significant increase in the number of youth attempting to acquire so-called “Instagram faces”.

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Nadine Doris
Then Health Minister Nadine Dorries arrives in Downing Street, London on 15 September 2021. (Victoria Jones/PA)

“No child needs cosmetic procedures unless for medical reasons. Their physical and mental development is not complete,” Doris wrote in the Mail on September 5.

The change comes after lawmakers said the “complete absence” of regulation of beauty treatments such as Botox and fillers was putting the public at risk – and “maintaining the status quo is not an option.”

There was a complete lack of a legal framework of standards around non-surgical beauty treatments, which have put consumers at risk and reduced the industry’s growth potential, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing found.

by Benjamin Cooper

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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