Cosmedics Skin Clinics welcome new GMC guidance on Botox
Cosmedics Skin Clinics have welcomed the news that the GMC
(General Medical Council) has prohibited remote prescribing of Botox; preventing
doctors from providing cosmetic injections prescriptions over the phone or
internet for patients that they have never even met.
The new GMC guidance effective
23rd July states that prescription of any cosmetic injectable
product without prior physical examination of the patient is prohibited (including
popular anti-wrinkle injections). Doctors who continue to prescribe remotely
could risk losing their GMC registration.
The new rules are designed
to put an end to the practice of non-doctor practitioners who deliver treatment
with remote prescriptions. Nurses and other healthcare professionals that have
been using 'work around' methods to be able to attain prescription medicines
for cosmetic injections will now need to work under the direction of a doctor
to ensure best medical practice or seek to become nurse prescribers in their
Wrinkle relaxing injections
have for some time been the world's most popular non-surgical treatment;
followed by dermal fillers. These treatments offer patients a smoother,
line-free skin. The news of increasing control around the prescription of
injections is expected to offer valuable reassurance for those who are
considering anti-ageing injectable treatments.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics have
always acted in full accordance with the latest guidelines at their London and
Bristol clinics; using GMC registered doctors for cosmetic injections,
including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Patients all have a face
to face consultation with the Doctor prior to treatment to ensure full
assessment of the patient. This consultation is free and without obligation,
providing full discussion of the most appropriate treatment. As appropriate,
the doctor will then personally prescribe and carry out the cosmetic injections
Medical Director, Dr Ross Perry, ensures high
levels of skill and special training in the latest methods and equipment.
Cosmedics’ doctors use special tiny needles to minimise discomfort and HD LED
lighting for visibility of any underlying blood vessels in order to minimise
the small risk of bruising.
Dr Perry explains:
GMC guidance with regard to cosmetic injections such as Botox is
a common sense approach to protect doctors, nurses and most importantly
patients from a prescribing practice that is not fit for purpose in this area
injections have become very popular over the last few years and the results are
incredibly effective for the right patient with a skilled Doctor. By combining
non-surgical injectable treatments, we are able to offer highly effective
anti-ageing solutions which help our patients to look younger and feel more
welcome the GMC’s stance on this issue, showing a commitment to patient care
which will clearly benefit patients as well as the industry as a whole.”
To learn more about cosmetic
injections, Cosmedics offer a FREE and without-obligation private consultation
with one of their highly trained doctors.
clinics was established by Dr Perry in 2003 and remains a doctor owned and
The company offer a full
range of cosmetic treatments, as well as medical treatments including mole
removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections. The company
has 5 clinics in London plus one in Bristol.
Call 020 7386 0464 or email
email@example.com to book an appointment. www.cosmedics.co.uk for further information.
Cosmetic surgery news : 31 July 2012