Plastic Surgery

Health written question – answered on 24th April 2012.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of patients undergoing intradermal filler procedures;

(2) when his Department plans to publish its guidelines on (a) who can prescribe intradermal fillers, (b) who can administer intradermal filler procedures and (c) the level of appropriate professional training required.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The materials used in intradermal fillers used for medical purposes are regulated under the European Union's medical devices directives. The possibility of further regulation for these procedures, including the regulation of the practitioners who can administer dermal fillers, will be considered as part of Sir Bruce Keogh's review into cosmetic interventions.

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