According to WFAA news in Dallas, the Texas Medical Board is planning to discuss a change in regulations for physicians performing cosmetic procedures like Botox®, Restylane and other injectable treatments.
In Texas, medications like Botox can only be obtained by a qualified physician (with a medical license). Within a doctor’s office however, the treatment can be delegated to and then administered by, anyone.
Because the market for Botox and cosmetic procedures can be very lucrative, there is a strong allure for physicians with inadequate training to begin offering these treatments. Currently there are no regulations pertaining specifically to the training and qualifications of those who administer a cosmetic injection. Such regulations would also apply to treatments like Juvederm, Sculptra, Radiesse and other popular wrinkle reducers.
The medical board will discuss a regulation that would allow only doctors, nurses and physician assistants to administer a controlled substance such as Botox.