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BAAPS Statement on high street Botox injections

According to Consultant Plastic Surgeon and council member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Mary O’Brien:

"Non-surgical aesthetic procedures are not without risk. The promotion of this type of medical treatment in a high street setting could result in a reckless disregard for safety and responsibility to patients. It could trivialise patient care and provide an inappropriate environment for carrying out medical treatment. Botulinum toxin is a prescription only drug which should only be prescribed after a careful and thorough assessment by a clinician who is qualified to treat a patient who develops any unexpected complications in an appropriate environment. There is also the issue that many young and vulnerable people who associate certain high street stores with ‘beauty products’ may be misled by unscrupulous marketing  into the belief that Botulinum toxin injections are risk free and just another ‘beauty product’ rather than a medical intervention with a small but real risk of complications."

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