A BBC investigation has allegedly exposed a bogus botox practitioner who was claiming to be a highly experience nurse when, in fact, she was not registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The fraud came to light after a disastrous filler treatment that allegedly caused hard lumps to develop around the client’s eyes.
As the cosmetic dermatology sector is unregulated, it is becoming increasingly common for practitioners with little or no training to establish a business and mislead their clients as regards to their training and experience.
As President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine , Dr Paul Charlson is working with politicians and industry experts to protect the public by ensuring that they receive safe treatment with quality controlled genuine product from highly trained professionals. ”There is an increasing amount of questionable practice in the cosmetic dermatology field, all doctors who are registered with BCAM have undergone extensive training, not just in cosmetic techniques but also in follow up care”. Link to BBC report alleges Bogus botox practitioner
In this case the side effects from the botox and dermal filler treatments were resolved by a doctor based in Harley Street in London.