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Unregulated skin fillers are a “ticking timebomb” according to plastic surgeons

Unregulated skin fillers are a “ticking timebomb” according to plastic surgeons

Plastic surgeons are warning cosmetic fillers are a “ticking timebomb” and could be the next cosmetic surgery disaster.

Despite cosmetic fillers used to erase wrinkles and plump features being bought on the high street, users are being warned that some so called ‘qualified’ practitioners have had just half a day of training!

And even more worryingly there are over 150 different brands of filler on offer in UK salons, beauticians and clinics - despite the USA only deeming seven safe for Americans to use. So we want to know why the USA has regulated fillers and why the UK hasn’t? 

In addition to this some people have turned to buying unlicensed fillers online and actually injecting themselves at home – something that can leave users with scars, unsightly lumps and even blindness!

Nigel Mercer former president of British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons told the Daily Mail: “It is a ticking timebomb. We believe [fillers] should be a prescription drug only injected by a doctor.”

The association also plans to put a stop to celebrities advertising plastic surgery and adverts aimed at kids after the demand for skin fillers sky-rockets each year as even young girls try to emulate that 'perfect' celebrity look.

Would you think twice about plastic surgery with so many scares? Do you think everyone is becoming too casual about surgery and enhancements?

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