CHILDREN are now prohibited from getting fillers and Botox in a huge win for The Sun’s “Had Our Fill” campaign.
As of today, it is illegal to perform cosmetic Botox injections on people under the age of 18 in England.
This will prevent 41,000 Botox injections from being given to those under the age of 18 each year.
Those who perform these procedures on those under the age of 18 face legal action, and companies will be required to verify a person’s age before making an appointment.
The legislation, introduced by Laura Trott, Tory MP for Sevenoaks and Swanley, will also require that a doctor, registered physician or healthcare professional administer such procedures when there is a medical need in those under the age of 18 – a requirement that was not in place before.
When enforced, the requirement will be enforced through police and local authorities through a similar system already in place for tattoo parlors.
Ms Trott introduced the bill after being selected fourth in a vote on a private member’s bill in January 2020.
And, having won all-party support in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the bill was approved by Her Majesty The Queen earlier this year.
The news comes after Fabulous launched the Had Our Fill campaign, to crack down on rogue fillers.
Last year, celebrities told Fabulous about their nightmares with fillers, in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of injectables at a young age.
Amy Childs revealed her breast implant twisted and burst after lip fillers left her addicted to cosmetic surgery.
Additionally, Lizzie Cundy has revealed that charges in her eye sockets have BLIND her as she fights to stay young after catching her lover with a 21-year-old girl.
TOWIE’s Shelby Tribble further shared that she was bullied for her looks and therefore had creepy lip filler, but “I looked like a duck.”
If that wasn’t enough, former Love Island stars have opened up about how they are constantly bombarded by “filthy” cosmetic companies trying to take advantage of their insecurities.
Had Our Fill Campaign
Britain’s addiction to Botox and fillers fuels a £ 2.75 billion industry.
Anti-wrinkle and plumping treatments represent 9 out of 10 cosmetic procedures.
50% of women and 40% of men aged 18 to 34 want to plump their pout and polish their face.
The fillers are absolutely unregulated, and incredibly, you don’t need ANY qualification to buy and inject them.
83% of botched jobs are done by people without medical training, often in unsanitary environments – with devastating results.
Women ended up with rotten tissue, requiring lip amputations, lumps and even blinded by sloppy jobs.
Despite the dangers, there is no legal age for dermal fillers, which is why Fabulous launched Had Our Fill, a campaign calling for:
- fillers will be made illegal for those under 18
- a crackdown on social media sites that block fillers
- a central government-backed registry for practitioners with accredited qualifications
We work in collaboration with Save face and are supported by the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
We want anyone considering non-surgical cosmetic treatment to be well informed to make a safe decision.
We’ve had our fill of rogue traders and dummy clinics – have you?
Now Laura Trott, MP for Sevenoaks and Swanley said: “No child needs cosmetic Botox or fillers.
“These are dangerous and unnecessary procedures that can ruin children’s lives.
“We don’t expect something that we can easily and very legally do in the comfort of our own home to be something that can blind us – but it’s shocking it is, if it doesn’t. is not performed by a licensed practitioner.
“I am grateful for the government’s support in making my bill a reality.
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“And, most importantly, I am extremely proud and relieved that starting today, children are protected from procedures they do not need and should not be administered.”
Botulinum toxin, dermal fillers and laser hair removal account for nine out of ten non-surgical treatments performed in the UK.
The latest analysis from the Department of Health estimated that up to 41,000 botulinum toxin procedures may have been performed on under-18s in 2020 and that more than 29,300 dermal filler procedures may have been performed on under-18s. 18 years since 2017.
Ashton Collins, Director of Save Face said: “We are more than delighted that this law has been introduced.
“We have been campaigning for greater protection for young people who are targeted, exploited and harmed by unscrupulous practitioners since 2014.
“We are extremely grateful to MP Laura Trott for taking action on this extremely important issue and it has been a privilege to have been able to offer our support and contribute to her bill.
“This is truly a monumental step forward that will help protect those most at risk of falling into dangerous hands.”
The new law applies across England and will be enforced through police and local authorities through a similar system already in place for tattoo parlors.
Meanwhile, lip fillers are to be dispensed by prescription only, MPs say, as the Sun campaign demands a change.
Additionally, fashion-conscious teens are reserving Botox and fillers to get that ‘Instagram perfect face’ after ‘the Love Island push’.