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Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 8994, tabled on 28 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to regulate the provision of (a) the injection of Botox and cosmetic dermal fillers and (b) other non-surgical treatments by people operating in the aesthetic medical sector.

Answered on

3 February 2020

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 consulting with stakeholders on industry standards of practice and the health risks posed by current access arrangements to non-surgical cosmetic procedures. On the basis of the evidence gathered to date, the Government supports the principle of increased protections for children and young people for some injectable cosmetic procedures. The Department is exploring the legal implications and potential impacts of an age restriction that would bring these procedures in line with other body modifications such as tattoos and sunbed use.

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