MP has had his fill of children getting cosmetic surgery and wants to inject some urgency into the government

Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire, Ranil Jayawardena, who has long championed family and children’s policy, has continued to press HM Government to ban children from being able to get cosmetic filler injections.

Following on from his Parliamentary Question on the issue in October 2019, he has tabled further Parliamentary Questions to Ministers this week and last.

Commenting, Ranil Jayawardena MP said: “I am shocked that young girls can have hyaluronic acid pumped into their lips, jaws or any other body part and there is no legal minimum age for these cosmetic fillers.”

“It is disgraceful that our children are at risk from rogue traders who, as reports highlight, don’t even verify how old a child is. It’s time to look after our children, just as we do with suntans, tobacco and tattoos.”

“I know pressures on our children’s mental health can be huge already, without them being bombarded with social media posts advertising harmful substances, for them to inject themselves with, at knock down prices.”

“The mainstream media is doing the British public a valuable service in highlighting the doubling number of botched cases, where people are left with rotting, necrotic tissue or infections, needing lip amputations, or blind, so I want to see these dangerous fillers regulated. It is completely unacceptable that these cosmetic filler injections can be carried out by people with absolutely no proper training and in unsanitary environments.”

“We must ban Botox for children too. I am reassured that at least Botox can only be prescribed in a face-to-face meeting by a qualified medical practitioner though.”

“That’s why I’ve tabled these Parliamentary Questions to help shine a light on the need for a legal minimum age for these fillers. It’s time to ban botched backstreet Botox in Britain.”