Plastic surgeons warn of dangers of 'unregulated' skin fillers

Anyone looking to try cosmetic fillers has been warned to only receive injectable treatments from suitably-trained professionals. There has been a sharp increase in the number of men and women choosing to use injectables to fight the signs of ageing, and cosmetic surgery experts are once again warning of the dangers associated with receiving 'unregulated' skin fillers.According to a report by the Daily Mail, it is currently possible for people to visit beauticians and even hairdressers to receive injectable treatments. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has called for injectables to be more tightly regulated in order to protect consumers. Nigel Mercer, former president of BAAPS, said: "We believe [fillers] should be a prescription drug only injected by a doctor. "There are reputable providers, but you see all the emails offering dermal fillers from China and we have no idea what they contain. You can make this stuff using a chemistry set." Anyone considering having cosmetic surgery or a non-invasive treatment is urged to seek professional advice from a suitably regulated clinic. See original story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2206392/Health-timebomb-warning-completely-unregulated-skin-filler-injections-given-taken-half-day-course.html?ito=feeds-newsxml