A new announcement this week confirms that legislation banning under-18s from receiving Botox and fillers in the UK has been approved. The “Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act” prevents anyone under the age of 18 to access either procedure. Further to this, according to a government spokesperson, even ‘medically necessary’ Botox or fillers will only be able to take place in the presence of “a doctor, registered medical practitioner, or a health professional”.
Research from Uvence reveals that over 3 million people are now considering a cosmetic treatment this year because of the impact of the pandemic on our appearances. With so many new patients seeking treatment as we come out of lockdown, and with more young people than ever before exposed to the world of cosmetic treatments as a result of social media platforms, ensuring that protective legislation is enforced has never felt more important.
Uvence is a natural alternative to synthetic filler treatments that uses a patient’s own purified cells to rejuvenate the skin, improving its overall look and texture without creating any volume. Once the cells have been harvested by mini or micro-liposuction and have been purified, the treatment provides on-demand access to injectable skin treatments, as patients can have the treatment administered by their own cosmetic doctor. Aside from Uvence’s innovative offering to consumers in the cosmetic market, regulation is something that is considered a central priority by the company. The products are supplied under strict HTA (Human Tissue Authority) regulations, and are laboratory tested for purity.
Of course, there are several alternative methods of improving the look and feel of skin without turning to cosmetic treatments, and these should always be considered as a first solution. Having said this, there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to cosmetic treatments, and if you are considering a procedure, discussing this extensively with family members, friends, and trusted professionals is really important to make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.