Public warning for needle-free treatments

BC Ministry of Health and BC Health Authorities have issued a public service announcement warning for people considering needle-free filler treatments with procedures using a pressurized pen to inject hyaluronic acid fillers into the skin without the use of needles or injections.

At this time no needlefree presurized pen has been approved for use by Health Canada. The use of filler treatments is a restricted activity and should be only administered by regulated health professionals, physicans or surgeons. Any person undergoing a filler treatment sould be diligent the procedure is performed by a health professional and the device being used has been approved by Health Canada.

If you are aware of a filler treatment using a presurized pen by someone other than a health professional, report the unlawful practice to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.

For questions or concerns about personal service establishments contact your local health authority: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/ content/health/about-bcs- health-care-system/partners/ health-authorities/regional- health-authorities

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