30 Mar Office closed for cosmetic procedures
During these uncertain times, epiclinic® will suspend procedures that are non-essential medical procedures such as anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Some patients who attend for Therapeutic treatments for severe debilitating migraine, blepharospasm, excessive sweating (which may influence community transmitted if left untreated) can call me personally 0411 860 315 during this time for assessment prior to attendance.
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Further updates will be posted on this website, as they occur. epiclinic® will resume normal services as and when restrictions are lifted by the National Cabinet and Prime Minister’
Press Release from the CPCA
Position Statement on Cosmetic Injectables
The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia has issued the following statement regarding anti-wrinkle injections (Botox, Dysport and Xeomin as Botulinum Toxin A) and dermal fillers when performed for Cosmetic purposes. This should now cease during the COVID19 crisis. 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.
Therapeutic uses of these prescription-only products should also be carefully considered by Medical Practitioners. Therapeutic uses of scheduled, prescription-only medications for such conditions as migraine, teeth grinding and excessive sweating should only be performed following the instructions by the Chief Medical Officer and Prime Minister’s announcements contained in the written Government Closure Direction (No. 2).
This direction specifically exempts, under this category, “Health services provided by health practitioners registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, with social distancing observed to the extent possible.”
In any event, medical procedures, involving the administration of prescription-only, scheduled medications within premises that are not classified as medical facilities, such as hairdressers, ‘medi-spas’ and beauticians, or where there is no medical practitioner on-site, must cease forthwith. Such conduct represents a significant health hazard in any circumstance. 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.
The College warns that it is highly concerned that during this time, as seen in events such as occurring recently at Bondi Beach and gatherings where social distancing has been ignored, some members of the public may be enticed by non-medical practitioners to undergo cosmetic injectables, including anti-wrinkle injections (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) and dermal fillers, especially by young vulnerable patients, to undergo these procedures by ‘back yarders’ in unsafe circumstances.