Guidance overview: Botulinum toxin and cosmetic fillers for under 18s

Information for under 18s and their parents or guardians on the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act 2021.

Applies to England

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This guidance is for young people under 18 and their parents or guardians on the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act, which came into force on 1 October 2021.

It sets out:

  • from 1 October 2021, it is against the law for anyone to inject botulinum toxin (commonly known as ‘Botox’) or fillers for cosmetic purposes to a person who is under the age of 18 in England
  • it is also against the law to ‘make arrangements’ (such as book an appointment) for the treatments to be given to anyone under the age of 18 in England
  • the specific circumstances where, under the directions of a doctor, the treatments may be accessed by people under the age of 18
  • who is responsible for enforcing the law
Published 30 September 2021