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Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 757, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of (a) the number of under-18s who have had cosmetic fillers and Botox injections in the last year and (b) the cost to the NHS of correcting complications and mistakes involving those procedures; and if he will make it his policy to make it illegal for under-18s to be given injecting fillers.

Answered on

21 October 2019

The Department does not hold the information requested.

The Government is committed to improving the safety of cosmetic procedures through better training for practitioners, and clear information so that people can make informed decisions about their care.

The Department is working with stakeholders, including professional associations, to review industry standards of practice as part of the manifesto commitment to ensure there is “effective registration and regulation of those performing cosmetic interventions”. This work includes an assessment of the health risks and psychological impact of current access arrangements to injectable cosmetic procedures by children and young people.

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