House of Lords debate the Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Cosmetic Fillers Bill

21/04/21House of Lords debate the Botulinum Toxin (Botox) and Cosmetic Fillers Bill

I guess you thought it was illegal to inject a child with fillers? Unfortunately it is not. Shocking, and this madness must stop!

Baroness Wyld discussed this Bill in the House of Lords on the 16th of April 2021. I've cut and pasted some of her quotes below:

"Currently, children, in the same way as adults, may access Botox and cosmetic filler procedures on the commercial market without a medical or psychological assessment. A 2018 survey showed that 100,000 under-16s had undergone cosmetic enhancements, the most common of which were fillers.

As non-surgical procedures, the administration of botulinum toxin and cosmetic fillers is not a regulated activity. The procedures can be performed by clinicians, beauty therapists or lay people in both clinical and high street venues.

The purpose of the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill is to prohibit specific cosmetic procedures being performed on people under the age of 18 in England, except under the direction of a doctor, thus safeguarding children from the potential health risks of Botox and cosmetic fillers".

At last the government are taking steps to protect the vulnerable!! Let’s hope the next step is making fillers prescription only as it is, in my opinion, the next logical step. Lots of our European neighbours only permit medical doctors to administer these injectable treatments, it's crazy the UK allows ANYONE the legal right to inject these products.

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