Crackdown on Botox Clinics Targeting Children in Blackpool

Danielle Lowe
By Danielle Lowe

Danielle Lowe is the Marketing Manager for, ( the UK’s largest aesthetic information website. 

"Rogue traders offering lip filler and Botox treatments to children in a seaside town are to be targeted," stated Blackpool Council.

The council has received £8,500 from the government to safeguard under-18s from unscrupulous practitioners.

Jennifer Clayton, the authority's head of public protection, highlighted that the money would be utilised "to look at aesthetics and how that can be controlled."

The government has allocated £1.4m for English councils dealing with this issue. The NHS emphasised that it should only be prescribed by qualified medical practitioners in a face-to-face meeting.

Since 2021, it has been unlawful for under-18s to receive botulinum toxin or filler injections for cosmetic reasons in England.

In Blackpool, the fund will be employed to "carry out visits and test purchasing scenarios… ensuring procedures are in place to protect children," as per the council's statement.


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