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Topical guides: Cosmetic botulinum toxin procedures

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Botulinum toxin injections are health care procedures even if administered for cosmetic purposes.

Botulin toxin injections can be administered by a physician or a qualified nurse* under the direction and supervision of a physician in a health care facility. Physicians can administer injections as part of their standard practice, but businesses need special authorisation for nurses* to administer ...

Do the following

The notice must be accompanied by

•proof of training that qualifies the nurse to administer botulinum toxin injections and

•written authorisation from the supervising physician.

For more information about cosmetic botulinum toxin procedures, you can read the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health’s guidance.

To whom and on what terms

Supporting documents

In addition to the usual supporting documents needed for licence applications, the following are also required:

•a copy of the additional training received by nurses* for administering botulinum toxin injections

•a written authorisation signed by the supervising physician for nurses* to administer botulinum toxin injections under their supervision

•a copy of the health care provider’s pharmacotherapy policy, including a description of botulinum toxin procedures

Self-employed health care professionals

Self-employed physicians can administer botulinum toxin injections provided that they have registered as a sole trader.

Self-employed nurses* who wish to administer botulinum toxin injections under the supervision of a physician must first notify the competent Regional State Administrative Agency. Nurses* can only administer injections in a health care facility, not in a beauty salon.

  • ) In this context, nurses include registered nurses and public health nurses as well as midwives.

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Text edited by: Regional State Administrative Agency
Updated: 6/5/2021