Concerns grow over DIY Botox – Experts warn of dangers

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If you read my blog earlier this week you would have seen that according to a recent study, 1 in 8 people are having botox and similar treatments administered by untrained practitioners, or even by their friends.

Today, according to the Daily Mail, experts have issued a health warning against carrying out non-surgical cosmetic procedures on yourself or allowing untrained friends to do them, saying doing so risks permanent facial paralysis.

In an alarming new trend for DIY Botox, some 13 per cent of people undergoing intense, non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels or Botox injections have been treated by untrained friends, while four per cent are self-administering, according to research.

And despite 83 per cent of patients believing it is crucial a practitioner be adequately qualified, 21 per cent would undergo laser hair removal from an untrained person.

Furthermore, 11 per cent have been treated by a third party such as a hairdresser, and had no idea if they were appropriately trained to perform the procedure or not.

The facts of the report stated that;

Around 4% of people having non-surgical treatments self-administer

Some 11% of patients receive treatments from hairdressers

One-third have felt nervous or frightened before, during or after procedure

For somebody to consider injecting themselves with botox or even performing a self chemical peel, with no training at all, seems crazy. The risks involved in trying to do this yourself or even have the work carried out by somebody who is not qualified, seems far too risky for any price saving you could make.

At the Green Room I always offer a free 30 minute consultation with my client. Not only to give them a complete understanding of the treatment but to also understand exactly what they want. Some may only want to “soften” lines, where as others may want a more comprehensive treatment.

My skin peel are carried out using the very best quality products and I am fully trained on how to use them.

With Christmas coming up, everybody wants to look great. So treat yourself to the face you want, but only from a skilled, fully trained practitioner.

 To read the full story on the Daily Mail website, please click here


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