Petition Make Dermal Fillers prescription only and relevant insurance mandatory

Unregulated Aesthetic procedures i.e lip and cheek enhancements are rising exponentially by non healthcare practitioners and members of the public resulting in an significant increase in reported complication injuries. Dermal fillers can be purchased online by anyone with no training or insurance

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I strongly support the call to introduce legislation that would make fillers prescription only devices. Several years have passed since the Keogh review and patients continue to suffer harm from fillers.
Patients are exposed to levels of risk that surprise them. Reviews of patient attitudes have exposed a gap between levels of legislation and protection expected by patients and the reality. Classification of fillers as a prescription only device would close this gap.
Simon Withey MBBS FRCS

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