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Botulinum Toxin Type A

Indication

Cosmetic procedures
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Brand:

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Commissioning responsibility:

CCG

PbR excluded:

Yes

BNF chapter:
Central nervous system

Background

Botulinum toxin therapy is not routinely available for use within the NHS in Lancashire and South Cumbria except for the treatment of pathological conditions by appropriate specialists in cases such as (where locally commissioned):
  • Frey’s syndrome
  • Blepharospasm
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hyperhidrosis
Please check local CCG websites to see if treatment is provided in your area.
Botulinum toxin is not available for cosmetic purposes, including the treatment of facial ageing or excessive wrinkles.

 

Self-care information is available on the NICE Clinical Knowledge Summary at the following link:

The British Association of Dermatologists information leaflet for hyperhidrosis is available:

The NHS information leaflet ‘Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)’ is available:

Recommendation

LSCMMG Recommendation:

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Reason for decision:

Not recommended for prescribing on the NHS in Lancashire & South Cumbria

Decisions of Lancashire local decision making groups

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Last Updated: 01 - Apr - 2018