Anti-wrinkle Injection Users Beware!

Failure to comply with regulations for nurses and doctors injecting S4 drugs carries criminal charges and heavy fines!! Anti-wrinkle injections and injectable fillers are all S4 drugs and must be administered by a Medical Practitioner or a nurse under the supervision of a Medical Practitioner in a Medical Facility. The Medical Practitioner should evaluate the patient prior to the treatment by him or herself or the nurse as well as give a prescription and treatment plan for no more than 1 year in advance in order for the nurse to be allowed to inject the S4 drug. Nurses are not to be supplied or able to purchase S4 drugs independently.

A recent civil court case found that a nurse was guilty of breaking the law in relationship to the injectables even though she had been injecting for over 9 years. The nurse was found guilty and heavily fined and her practice restricted.

A spa, beauty salon or hair dressing salon is not a suitable medical facility. “A medical facility must have equipment for monitoring an airway, equipment to assist ventilation, including a bag and mask, intravenous access and emergency medicines.”

At The Double Bay Day Surgery and The Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery Clinic at 20 Manning Road, Double Bay we comply completely with the new regulations by having myself and Sister Deborah Howell injecting.

I have personally been injecting Fillers and anti-wrinkle injection substances for over 30 years for thousands of my satisfied patients, I am alarmed about the risks that patients take in having inexperienced injectors administering these S4 drugs in a non-medical facility such as a spa, beauty or hair dressing salons. When patients are considering a cheaper product from an inexperienced injector they should ask if the “savings” are worth it.

Reference: http://defenceupdate.mdanational.com.au/Articles/schedule-4-injections?p=1

 

Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

About Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both cosmetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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