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Self-Injecting and the importation of suspect cosmetic injectables

Incredible to contemplate but reported to be true. A number of non-medically qualified people have seen it fit to import (and even inject into clients) very suspect cosmetic fillers and wrinkle-reducing injections into this country. This has made the news and underscores a big warning to patients to avoid the temptation of seeking out impossibly cheap treatments from “dodgy brothers” type operators. Reports have also emerged that a number of cosmetic clinic chains (more akin to gaudy emporiums) have opened up, apparently owned and operated by non-medical people whose only motivation is-guess what?
People who would not normally dream of having their cars serviced or repaired by an unqualified mechanic or panel beater seem to throw caution to the wind when it comes to “who injects what” into their faces!
It appears that most of this activity is not actually illegal.
A case of consumer beware!
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/injecting-online-botox-a-health-risk-20110517-1erj0.html
http://www.cosmeticphysicians.org.au/pdf/media2011/CPSA%20warns%20risks%20of%20internet%20drug%20purchases_FINAL%2018.05.11.pdf

  • Ren

    Very frightening…..a qualified dr is always the safest….you don’t mess around with stuff that gets injected into your body…..xoxoxox