Under 18s No Longer Able to Get Botox for Cosmetic Reasons in Englandon October 1, 2021 at 12:31 pm

People under 18 years of age will no longer be able to get Botox and dermal lip fillers for cosmetic reasons under a new law in England. The Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act, which was brought into force in England on Friday, means it will be illegal to administer the products to or book an appointment for those under 18, according to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). The department said failure “could result in a criminal prosecution and an unlimited fine.” The law applies to those visiting from outside England or who have the permission of someone aged over 18. Treatments can, however, still be approved by a medical practitioner to be carried out by a doctor, nurse, dentist, or pharmacist on those under 18 with a clinical need. Then health minister Nadine Dorries announced the law last month following a significant spike in the …

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