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Pursuant to Rule 12.12 of the Committee of Advertising Practice, botulinum toxin injections (like Botox) are categorised as prescription only medicines and therefore cannot be advertised to the public (not even by a registered medical professional).
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has published an Enforcement Notice to businesses which offer botulinum toxin injections on social media. The ASA will take targeted enforcement action after Friday 31st January against those advertising Botox. Where advertisers do not comply, they may be referred to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency MHRA or a relevant professional regulatory body.
Botulinum toxin injection providers must ensure that they do not directly or indirectly promote Botox to the public when promoting their services on social media. This includes paid-for ads, non-paid-for marketing posts and influencer marketing.
The ASA have published, amongst other requirements, the following guidelines:-
The regulatory team at Ramsdens Solicitors is experienced and focused in handling a variety of regulatory cases investigated and/or prosecuted by a range of regulatory authorities.