Cosmetic Clinics Fight Back After Teen Botox Claims

13/11/2008 | PROFESSIONALBEAUTY.CO.UK

The aesthetic industry has spoken out against teenagers being given Botox in response to a national newspaper article that claimed London clinics offered the treatment to an 18-year-old girl.

The Daily Mail claimed several established cosmetic clinics in London told the teenager she could proceed with Botox as a wrinkle preventative measure. But the industry has resoundingly agreed that 18 is too young to start such treatments.

 

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Ron Myers, director of UK independent cosmetic treatment advice website, The Consulting Room, said the article highlighted the lack of regulation in the industry. “The vast majority of practitioners wouldn’t and shouldn’t advise Botox for an 18-year-old, it’s just too young,” he said. “It would be pretty rare an 18-year-old would go into a clinic asking for Botox, and in this case she was ill-advised, but the article does highlight an industry that is not very well controlled, which spills over into beauty clinics that perform cosmetic treatments too.”

 

SOURCE : Professional Beauty