Royal College of Surgeons ban non medics from giving Botox

I was delighted and relieved to learn that the Royal College of Surgeons are recommending that only medics (doctors, dentists and nurses)with relevant qualifications be allowed to conduct non surgical medical injections, and look forward to this being confirmed by the Department of Health review when it publishes its findings in March.

You must ensure you are treated by a qualified practitioner

Performed correctly, theses treatments can be extremely safe and the results very satisfying for both the patient and practitioner. However, to be safe it is vital that your practitioner has the expert knowledge to ensure a treatment is suitable for you, and that they know how to administer it without creating a look you won’t like, or damaging surrounding nerves or tissue.

At present, there exists a semi-regulated quagmire, where anyone may inject these substances, but because their lack of qualifications make it difficult for them to obtain insurance or raw materials, they are often found to be ordering ‘fillers’ and ‘botox’ on the internet, with no idea what these packages really contain.  With no relevant qualification or membership of professional body, they have nothing to lose if they recklessly injure  unsuspecting clients through poor technique or product.  The public deserves better protection, and thankfully it seems that is what they are going to receive.

Botox parties are a very bad idea

Treatment should only ever be carried out by a properly qualified clinician in an appropriate setting. Parties where groups of people get together to have treatment at home are ‘wholly incompatible’ with professional standards the Royal College of Surgeons said.