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Botox injections by beauty therapists Should it be allowed

Botox injections by beauty therapists: Should it be allowed?

There is an ongoing debate on whether alternative practitioners besides doctors and nurses should be allowed to deliver Botox injections, and the discussion is stepping up a gear.

The British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) has spoken out against the CITA (Cosmetic Treatments and Injectables Association), a new association that has been formed recently, whose purpose is to challenge the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) and its Treatments You Can Trust Register.

Mike Comins, President of the BACD, said: “the BACD has always viewed injectables as medical cosmetic treatments with recognised medical complications. Although injectable serious complications are uncommon, they can occur. We therefore urge anyone thinking of having these treatments to ask about potential risks and whether the practitioner has the medical expertise and qualifications to manage these risks.”

One-day training events that teach practitioners the correct methods of administering the treatments are not enough training for anyone. According to Dr Samantha Gammell, President-Elect of the BACD, she said: “None of the major suppliers and manufacturers of cosmetic injectables support the use of their products by non-medically qualified practitioners, so why are beauty therapists so adamant that they should be able to use them?

Botulinum Toxin (commonly known as ‘Botox‘) is a prescription-only medication, and fillers are medical devices, therefore as their name suggests, they are fundamentally medical procedures requiring a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and dermatology together with specialist training in each procedure.”

Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic is one of the UK’s leading Botox clinics. Our highly skilled and experienced cosmetic doctor carries out your consultation and treatment, and Dr Kieren Bong has trained extensively in Europe and Asia. Attending a clinic such as Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic will dramatically reduce the risk of complications resulting from this type of procedure. In the interest of public safety, the BACD calls for more extensive regulation of these cosmetic procedures in the UK.

For further information on the wide range of anti-ageing treatments, please call the clinic on 0141-8949098.

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