Recently it has came to our attention that a non-healthcare professional duped a distribution pharmacy into providing her with free training of a reputable brand of facial fillers, after she blatantly lied about her credentials and qualifications.
Santa Jodka, a nail technician, residing in Ireland, travelled to Latvia in May to an event called Mesoderma, whilst there, she conned the event hosts into believing she was a healthcare professional, and persuaded a distribution pharmacy dispensing aesthetic medical products, to teach her in the administration of filler products manufactured by a company called Teoxane, commonly used for cosmetic injectable treatments of the face.
A practitioner who left two women with swelling and burns after injecting them with what they thought was Botox has been jailed for four years.
Ozan Melin, 42, from Uxbridge, west London, gave the women an "unknown and extremely dangerous substance", Bournemouth Crown Court was told.
He was convicted in May of two counts of GBH following a retrial.
Melin, of Pole Hill Road, was previously cleared of fraud relating to claims he was medically qualified.
Dorset Police said the unknown substance had been ordered on the internet from China.
A man and his parents must pay £1.6m after selling teeth whitener containing 110 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide.
Matthew Hargreaves, 46, and his parents John, 71 and Jean, 72, admitted selling the product and were sentenced in 2016.
An investigation found 30 victims, including one person who needed hospital treatment.
Trading Standards chief Clive Jones, from Powys Council, said the case was a "clear deterrent" to criminals.
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