Increase in Botox parties ‘could lead to unqualified practitioners’
People hosting Botox parties with friends are more likely to be receiving treatment from an unqualified practitioner, an expert has claimed.
Consumers could be put at risk when receiving at-home treatments due to unhygienic conditions and possible untrained specialists, claims the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service's Sally Taber.
People considering undergoing Botox treatment should consider their own safety when selecting an institution or practitioner to perform the treatment, Ms Taber reports in the Sun.
Consumers have been advised to be wary of the increased number of beauty consultants calling themselves advanced aesthetic practitioners in a bid to appear professionally qualified to perform the procedure.
Ms Taber told the newspaper: "A practitioner must not only demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of facial anatomy and best clinical practice but also the ability to manage complications such as swelling or an allergic reaction."
This news comes after a number of medical firms were found to be allowing staff to perform Botox treatment on customers after just half a day of training on an orange, the Daily Mail reports