Cosmetic procedures, including Botox and other anti-wrinkle injections and fillers, will be under the spotlight in an expansion of Ahpra's year-long crackdown on Australia’s cosmetic surgery industry. 

  • One year on from the cosmetic surgery review, work is complete on most reforms with higher practice standards and new advertising rules for doctors now in place.
  • Further reforms will focus on the non-surgical cosmetic procedures industry, with new guidelines coming for all health practitioners providing fillers, Botox injections and other aesthetic treatments.
  • Stronger public safeguards are needed because of escalating consumer demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures and more practitioners seeking a career path in the cosmetics industry

As that work continues, Ahpra's focus is now widening to introduce stronger safeguards for the booming non-surgical cosmetic procedures sector, including new guidelines for registered practitioners performing and advertising aesthetic treatments. You can read Ahpra's full media release here.