BCAM Press Release

Statement in connection with Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Private Member’s Bill 2019-21


The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) is the leading College representing clinicians working in the Aesthetic Medicine specialty. BCAM’s mission is to help make Aesthetic Medicine safer, more ethical and more accessible to the general public.


The College welcomes the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill as a welcome step toward long-overdue tightening of regulation surrounding the accessibility of aesthetic interventions, particularly from non-medically qualified practitioners.


The Bill would create an offence for the administration of botulinum toxins or cosmetic fillers to people under 18 years of age unless there is an assessed medical need from a statutorily regulated healthcare professional. BCAM lends its weight to the existing backing of the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC).


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