Illegal botox deals ‘to be banned’
People looking to have botox in order to turn the years back are likely to head to a reputable clinic in London.
This is after the Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) established its register of safe practitioners called Treatments You Can Trust so that people who want a wrinkle-free forehead can know whether their clinic is safe or not.
Launching the register today (September 13th 2010), Dr Andrew Vallance-Owen told the Daily Mirror: “We want to stamp out the cowboy providers.”
It is hoped that the register will discourage people from visiting backstreet botox dealers, who are often untrained and unskilled.
The doctor added that “almost anyone can administer botox and facial filler treatments”.
However, thousands of people every year are left with scars as a result of being treated from one of these “cowboys”.
According to BBC News, Sally Taber, director of IHAS, advised patients against having treatment done at a botox party, a nail bar or even a garden shed.
She said it can cause “permanent damage” if the practitioner is not qualified.