Cosmedics Skin Clinics Welcome New GMC Guidance on Botox

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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.

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 own right.

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 treatment.

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:

“The 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 of medicine.

“Cosmetic 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 confident.

“We 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.
Cosmedics Skin clinics was established by Dr Perry in 2003 and remains a doctor owned and managed company.

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 info(at)cosmedics(dot)co(dot)uk to book an appointment. http://www.cosmedics.co.uk for further information.

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