People contemplating getting Botox treatment have been warned to seek advice from a qualified professional.
A recent documentary revealed that a number of American doctors have purchased fake onabottulinumtoxinA, which could result in dangerous consequences for patients.
Reported on the Dr Oz show, experts estimated that around 20 per cent of Botox on the market is counterfeit, which highlights the importance of visiting a registered practitioner.
Prospective patients have been urged to ensure the treatment is performed in a professional medical environment to ensure their safety in the event of an emergency.
Experts have also advised people contemplating Botox to check the credentials of the practitioner in order to make sure they are appropriately qualified.
This comes after news that a number of British establishments offering Botox to customers had failed to adequately train their staff, the Daily Mail reports.
The Healtcare Advisory Service revealed that in some cases, administrators were permitted to perform the treatment after receiving less than half a day's training.