Press Release October 2015

PRESS RELEASE FROM HARROGATE AESTHETICS REGARDING BOTOX

NEW BOTOX REGULATONS CAME INTO EFFECT AS FROM 23 JULY 2012.

THE GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL HAS RULED THAT BOTOX FOR COSMETIC USE AND ANY OTHER COSMETIC PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION MAY ONLY BE PRESCRIBED AFTER A FACE TO FACE CONSULTATION WITH THE PATIENT AND NOT BY ANY FORM OF REMOTE CONSULTATION.

THIS MEANS THAT FROM NOW ON DOCTORS MAY NO LONGER PRESCRIBE COSMETIC MEDICINES INCLUDING BOTOX OVER THE TELEPHONE OR WITHOUT A FACE TO FACE ASSESSMENT.

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT THE ONLY PROFESSIONALS WHO MAY PRESCRIBE BOTOX ARE INDEPENDENT NURSE PRESCRIBERS, DOCTORS AND DENTISTS, ALL WHO MUST ADDITIONALLY HAVE SPECIFIC TRAINING IN TOXINS FOR COSMETIC USE AND MUST HAVE A FACE TO FACE ASSESSMENT AND CONSULTATION OF THE PATIENT FIRST.

HARROGATE AESTHETICS WORK STRICTLY TO THE NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL GUIDELINES. THEIR TEAM IS MADE UP OF QUALIFIED REGISTERED INDEPENDENT NURSE PRESCRIBERS AND TRAINED PRACTITIONERS FULLY INSURED WORKING TO GUIDELINES SO WE ARE ABLE TO TREAT WITHIN THE LEGAL GUIDELINES BOTULINUM TOXINS FOR COSMETIC USE.

WITH FULL MEDICAL SUPPORT WE ENSURE THAT PATIENT SAFETY COMES FIRST AND YOU CAN BE SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ANY TREATMENT AT HARROGATE AESTHETICS WILL BE ADMINISTERED LEGALLY, SAFELY, PROFESSIONALLY AND EXPERTLY.

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS RELATING TO THIS NEW RULING PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL US ON 01423 567567.