Doctors have announced they will stop giving botox injections to customers due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia announced they will stop administering injections to adhere with social distancing measures in response to COVID-19.
The restrictive measures will come into effect from midnight on Tuesday to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
‘While these procedures are categorised as being only to be performed by authorised health practitioners, patient safety is the College’s primary consideration in an effort to reduce the spread of this disease,’ the college said in a statement.
The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia say they will stop administering cosmetic injections (stock image)
Health professionals say unsafe circumstances surrounding the virus can be potentially hazardous for people having injections during this period.
‘Such conduct represents a significant health hazard in any circumstance,’ the statement continues.
‘The CPCA has consistently shown grave concern preceding this pandemic over the administration of medical substances on these types of non-medical premises. This is now particularly accentuated during the course of this highly contagious pandemic.’
They hope customers don’t turn to ‘back yarders’ for treatment during this time.
‘Some members of the public may be enticed by non-medical practitioners to undergo cosmetic injectables, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, especially by young vulnerable patients, to undergo these procedures by ‘back yarders’ in unsafe circumstances,’ the college said,
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers must be prescribed by a doctor in Australia.
The CPCA recommend a face-to-face consultation with a CPCA member for any cosmetic procedure.
The college will give exemptions for specialist cases.
The college hope customers don’t turn to ‘back yarders’ for potentially dangerous cosmetic treatment during this time (stock image)
Source: dailymail UK