The cost of beauty

Dentists offering Botox treatments in their clinics will have to choose whether to absorb increased costs or pass them to patients after a court ruled that facial aesthetic injections must be subject to VAT. Following this landmark ruling, Botox injections are regarded legally as a ‘cosmetic’ rather than ‘medical’ procedure – and all clinics that reach the £85,000 turnover threshold on both these and clinical sundries will be eligible for the tax.

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