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Can I have dermal fillers / anti-wrinkle treatments if I’m under 18?

Can I have dermal fillers / anti-wrinkle treatments if I’m under 18?

The Medical Board of Australia recommends that, for patients under 18, minor procedures (anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers) require:

A seven day cooling off period before minor procedures for all under 18s, and when clinically indicated, evaluation by a registered general practitioner, psychologist or psychiatrist”.We would not treat you on the day but have a thorough discussion about the procedure to include costs, risks and expectations. You would have to go away for at least a week to give it some though before being able to come back for treatment.From a consent point of view – we use the ‘Gillick competence’ rule to judge whether you can consent to the procedure. Having parental consent is therefore not necessary if you can consent for yourself but, to be honest, it is best to let your parents know before having any treatment.

According to the Medical Board of Australia’s guidelines, for a minor procedure for patients under 18 years old, there is a cooling off period for 7 days before being able to have treatment.

 

Can I have dermal fillers under 18?

The Cityskin team will not treat you with dermal filler if you are under 18.

 

Can I have anti-wrinkle injections under 18?

The Cityskin will consider treating you if you are under 18 if there is a medical reason to do so e.g underarm sweating, severe hairline sweating, tooth grinding (if you have been thoroughly assessed by your dentist).

Treatments in patients under 18 are rare and we advise having parental consent before having the treatment. Ideally your parent should come to the consultation and treatment with you.

With this being said each practitiioner still reserves their right to decline treating if you are under 18.

 

Can I have double chin injections under 18?

The team at Cityskin will not treat your double chin area if you are under 18.

 

Reference: https://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Policies/FAQ/FAQ-guidelines-for-cosmetic-procedures.aspx

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