New law in England forbids this age group to do Lip Filler or Botox: They are ruining lives
All persons under the age of 18 will not be allowed to receive injections of botulinum - often known as Botox or lip filler in England. The new law has been passed as a goal to protect young people from incidents and injuries, while there have been years of efforts to regulate the non-surgical beauty industry.
However, activists say the new law does not include other problematic issues that have become a beauty trend, such as putting threads on the skin to have so-called 'fox-like' eyes.
Government estimates show that up to 41,000 Botox procedures were performed under the age of 18 in England last year. And analysis by the Department of Health and Social Welfare showed that there were up to 29,300 filler procedures for the under-18 category in 2017.
The British media have published the case of a 34-year-old girl named Laura Brooks who decided to do filler lips in December 2020. But the procedure went wrong and despite the fact that almost a year has passed, it still has a mark on the edge. Laura has indicated she had found an aesthetic center where injections were at a lower price. But after completing the procedure, he realized that something was wrong. She went to a doctor who suggested she remove the filler she had placed on her lip, also gave her some medicine and ice to keep it from settling on the swelling. She says she supports the government's initiative, but wants other treatments to be included, and rules set for those who provide the service: They need to be specialized.
MP Laura Trott, who was among the first to demand a change in legislation in Parliament, said:
"No young person needs cosmetic Botox or filler-filler and from today they will no longer be able to enter a clinic or someone's home and do a dangerous and unnecessary procedure that can ruin life. "I am aware that it will not fix the whole set of problems in this industry, but it will make a real difference for the under-18s."
* BBC article, translated and adapted into Albanian by Tiranapost.al.