Beauty salons could face criminal charges for performing cosmetic procedures

Beauty salon owners in Malaysia have been warned that they may face criminal charges if they administer Botox, or any other cosmetic treatments. Health Minister for the country, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, made the announcement at the Beauty Professional 2012 exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.He said: “Those [beauticians] who perform medical treatments will be charged. It is illegal for beauty parlours and private clinics to carry out plastic and cosmetic surgery." He went on to say that "only specially trained doctors, such as skin specialists or plastic surgeons have the necessary qualifications, skills and experience to carry out” laser hair removal, injections, or any surgical procedure. The warnings were also given to patients who Liow advised should thoroughly research the procedure and practitioner prior to treatment, preferably with the help of the country’s medical register.See the original story here