Update Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill 

Update: Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill

Introduced to the House of Commons in February 2020, the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill goal is to stop the use of such treatments in under 18’s, making it an illegal offence.

This bill has been produced to safeguard children from the potential health risks of botulinum toxins and dermal fillers although allowing use for assessed medical need such as hyperihidrosis.

After progressing through the House of Commons the bill moved to its third and final reading in the Lords and has now been given Royal Assent coming into force later this year.

Who are the JCCP?

The JCCP (Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners) was developed to oversee regulation within the aesthetic industry. Assisting members of the public who are seeking such treatments in finding safe and competent injectors.

They also provide a practitioner register where practitioners must meet stringent entry requirements, sign up to a strict Code of Practice and operate within a new set of standards and competences.

We have worked closely with the JCCP in their quest for a safer industry and have met all guidelines as a training provider to join their education register, only listing those who provide a high standard of training.

The JCCP Aspiration:

“Seeking to become a ‘thoughtful organisation’ that encourages the pursuit of trustworthiness and effective collaboration amongst its partners in order to protect the public and to promote excellence in practise.”

Working together for a safer future

Cosmetic Courses continues to work alongside the JCCP in helping to create a safer future within aesthetics by introducing regulation.

This bill is a great step in the right direction, making it illegal for under 18’s to undergo aesthetic procedures. Whilst there is still more to do to make the industry a regulated one, steps like these bring that goal closer.

Find out more about the JCCP here.

Read up on the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill here.

Mr Adrian Richards is Medical Director of Cosmetic Courses and is one of the UK’s most experienced Consultant Plastic Surgeons in both surgical and non-surgical treatments. He trained in Oxford and London as a Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, with further specialist training in Australia and America. He has worked at the Regional Plastic Surgery Centre in Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury and now concentrates exclusively on Cosmetic Surgery and training.