About Backyard Injectors

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Hi, Dr Murray here.

Just wanted to speak my mind about Backyard Injectors quickly on RealSelf.

The latest we have heard is someone injecting in a garage! 

Some basic rules you must be aware of that are now being strongly enforced since October 2016. Injecting parties (B parties) are against the Health Department rules in Western Australia.

As a host of these events, there is a possibility of being sued if something goes wrong such as anaphylaxis ( also for referrals for travel surgery or a negligent complication at your business, especially if the injector is inexperienced etc.)

You must see a Doctor first before treatment and be fully consented. Aftercare must be available. Injecting in bathrooms etc, is not considered adequate by the health department. 

Injectables are not allowed to be on sold from a Doctor or pharmacists to anyone else including nurses and other Doctors. Dentists are not allowed to inject outside the scope of dentistry.

Scoopon type advertising and bulk selling is not approved by the Health Department as is under dosing. Importing injectables can also be subject to prosecution.

I hope for everyone to stay absolutely safe and make educated, informed decisions when it comes to their health and wellbeing.

Take care,

Dr Murray from Absolute Cosmetic Medicine.


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