Plan for GPs to advise on hair removal

GPs will have a greater role in advising adults and children before they have cosmetic procedures such as hair removal and botox, under proposed new national standards.

Plans currently being considered by the Medical Board of Australia reccommend that adults and children should consult their GP during a three month cooling-off period between agreeing to have a procedure and it taking place, to assess their options.

The measures are part of 27 recommendations set out in a report endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory