The COVID-19 has taken away our freedom. But the one thing it isn’t taking away, is our wrinkles. In case you haven’t got the memo yet, all beauty therapies are cancelled and Botox has been banned.
We already know that nail salons, massage parlours, facials and waxing places have been closed to slow the spread of Coronavirus. And this includes anti-wrinkle injections.
So just in case you thought you could convince your local beautician to do a sneaky home-visit Botox treatment, well, the bad news is that it is officially not allowed.
Botox Is Banned
The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia issued a statement that all anti-wrinkle injections (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin as Botulinum Toxin A) and dermal fillers are banned for cosmetic purposes.
The statement released by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia reads:
“While these procedures are categorised as being only to be performed by authorised health practitioners, patient safety is the College’s primary consideration in an effort to reduce the spread of this disease.”
“Such conduct represents a significant health hazard in any circumstance. The CPCA has consistently shown grave concern preceding this pandemic over the administration of medical substances on these types of non-medical premises. This is now particularly accentuated during the course of this highly contagious pandemic.”
“The College warns that it is highly concerned that during this time, some members of the public may be enticed by non-medical practitioners to undergo cosmetic injectables, including anti-wrinkle injections (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and dermal fillers, especially by young vulnerable patients, to undergo these procedures by ‘back yarders’ in unsafe circumstances.”
While registered health practioners are exempt from this ban, the statement added that “therapeutic uses of scheduled, prescription-only medications should only be performed following the instructions by the Chief Medical Officer and Prime Minister’s announcements.”
No More Botox
Any kind of medical procedures, involving the administration of prescription-only, scheduled medications within premises that are not classified as medical facilities, such as hairdressers, medi-spas and beauticians, or where there is no medical practitioner on-site, is banned.
So after this whole thing is over, we’re all going to be a bunch of hairy, wrinkled, fat people. Oh well, at least we’ll have our health.
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