It has been announced that new guidelines are to be applied for patients undergoing Botox procedures. The guidelines are expected to reduce the numbers of dangerous unqualified treatments.
According to the Daily Mail, in order to have someone carry out a Botox injection, the patient will have to have an appointment with their GP first. This is seen as a way to prevent unqualified and hasty procedures.
These rules have been introduced by the General Medical Council (GMC) after it became clear that this procedure is often performed by individuals who do not have the required qualifications.
Moreover, GMC banned so-called ”Botox parties” where women meet and undergo the procedure together, quite often affected by alcohol, without the supervision of a qualified specialist.
The GMC was founded as an organisation to protect the rights of patients by maintaining a register of qualified and unqualified medical doctors. Last year, the GMC celebrated its 150th birthday.
People who are interested in undergoing cosmetic treatment are strongly recommended to consult a plastic surgery specialist before the procedure.
Moreover, specialists advise patients to do as much research as possible before going for cosmetic surgery abroad.