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HABIA Gives Guidance for Injectables



HABIA Gives Guidance for Injectables

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Written by: Kathryn Danzey

Habia is to work with the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service (IHAS) to create guidance on cosmetic procedures involving botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, usually known as injectables. As part of the partnership, Habia and the IHAS will look at a self regulation scheme, the development of standards, accreditation of training courses, clarifying existing regulations and raising public and industry awareness in order to protect clients, beauty therapists and business owners.

The move comes after the government asked the IHAS to take the lead in setting up industry-led self regulation for botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

Currently, botulinum toxin treatments such as Botox® are prescription only and can only be prescribed by a Doctor on the General Medical or a dentist on the General Dental Council register. From 2006, Nurse Independent Prescribers have also been able to prescribe Botox® and Vistabel ® independently for a named patient during a face to face consultation. Prescribers may delegate the administration to a suitably qualified and competent other person. In practice this means nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register under the direct supervision of a suitably qualified medical practitioner. A joint policy statement will be released and featured on the Habia website shortly. The Habia website will also include cosmetic procedure guidance and downloadable information.

In the meantime, the current guidance from the Department of Health on botulinum toxin and dermal fillers, which Habia contributed to, can be found at

About the Author

Kathryn Danzey
I have a passion to bring to you what really works in the beauty industry, from a moisturiser to the latest advanced treatment for anti ageing. After almost 4 decades in the industry I'm packed with info to share but never tire of looking for new things and would love you to share your experiences with us too. We're here to help you find that treatment or product that will make a change for you. Can't do without My Collagen Shots and H3O Night Repair. Love a great serum and UV protection

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