“Don’t have cosmetic surgery done by amateurs!” says professional cosmetic surgeon
One in eight have Botox done by amateurs
Fears over regulation of cosmetic industry as people turn to their friends to administer injectable beauty treatments.
One in eight people who have had cosmetic treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers had the procedure carried out by an untrained friend or acquaintance, a survey has found.
The poll of 2,000 people comes ahead of a Government response to a review of the industry, which follows growing concern that “cosmetic cowboys” without medical training are able to practice unchecked.
With cosmetic surgery apparently on the rise, it’s clearly important to choose your provider carefully. That said, you also need to be careful who you believe when you read that cosmetic surgery is on the rise, and that amateur cosmetic surgery is also on the rise – there’s a good chance that person is trying to sell you something:
The survey carried out by Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group found that 83 per cent of those polled thought practioners should only be allowed to perform such treatments if they were qualified.
An interesting tactic, then: stoke phantom fears of cowboy cosmetic surgeons, whilst simultaneously promoting the idea that the cosmetic surgery is so commonplace that everybody’s doing it. It’s a win-win for Transform Cosmetic Surgery, and they get to play the ‘we’re just looking out for you’ card to boot.