British College of Aesthetic Medicine (formerly British Association of Cosmetic Doctors)

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Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

Cosmetic surgery: knowing your rights if something goes wrong

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds the aesthetic industry and what procedures within it are subject to regulation. As the popularity of cosmetic procedures continues to rise, so too do the number of complaints and the volume of incidents involving risky practices and untrained or inexperienced practitioners.

Remote prescribing of Botox by Doctors over telephone and internet banned by GMC

The General Medical Council (GMC) will issue new rules to its members, UK Doctors, stating that the practice of remotely prescribing prescription only botulinum toxin products, such as the brands Botox, Vistabel, Azzalure, Dysport, Xeomin and Bocouture will no longer be permitted and Doctors must see a patient face-to-face before issuing a prescription for the drug; (although they may still delegate the administration of it to someone under their supervision, such as a nurse).

The Furore over Fillers! What all the fuss is about...

Speculation over the safety of cosmetic fillers has transpired in the midst of the recent explosion over faulty PIP breast implants. With the Health Secretary trying to tackle the fears of 40,000 women affected by this catastrophe, questions are now being presented about other areas of cosmetic beauty including anti-ageing fillers, and how safe they are.

VAT: Don`t get caught out

The BACD, IHAS and leading businesses in the sector have been working with the accountants BDO LLP to challenge the recent HMRC annoucement to tax cosmetic surgery, but it seems likely that this will need to be challenged in the Courts.

Glory Above Credibility?

US doctors strive to have work published in the peer-reviewed medical journals, This culture is in stark contrast to how the British cosmetic doctors practice.