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Doctors warn against dangerous practitioners: You can be mutilated

Unauthorized persons and clinics offer the botox and fillerbehandlinger on the gray market without having a doctor attached and without being registered.

the Consequences at worst can be a mutilated face.

this is the sound of the warning from a number of doctors, which is regularly visited by patients with complications as a result of an illegal facials.

It writes the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on Sunday.

According to the newspaper is the botox and fillerbehandlinger against wrinkles and furrows in the face popular like never before.

But for several who have visited unlicensed practitioners, it goes so wrong.

- They come with the discomfort from the treatments, as they have been made by persons who do not have authorization, " says the plastic surgeon, Thomas Bo Jensen, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

He operates the clinic Malling by Jensen in Aarhus and is a former senior physician at the Toned Department, Aarhus university Hospital.

the Law says that a clinic that offers botox and fillerbehandlinger, must have a doctor associated. The doctor must make feasibility study and talk with the person who wants botox-treatment – and say good for the treatment, before it is made.

Typically be performed the treatment of a nurse.

In Aarhus are doing a beautician, for example, filler - and botoxbehandlinger without authorization, and without that there is a doctor affiliated with the clinic, and in another case that raised charges against a woman for six conditions on unauthorized treatments.

According to Claus Zachariae, leading senior physician at the Skin and Allergiafdelingen at Gentofte Hospital, it can be serious, if the treatment goes wrong. In addition, you can't seek compensation through the patient insurance association.

- If it is permanent fillere, has the patient really a problem, as it becomes seated and can provide persistent infections and abscesses of many years, where the only solution can be a big-toned interventions with extensive scarring to follow, he says to Jyllands-Posten.

Karsten Bech, head of division and senior physician at the Agency for Patient safety, acknowledges that the unauthorized treatments is a growing problem, and that the agency will get many reviews of people who are not in the agency's autorisationsregister.

- the Cases will be reported to the police, for we do not have the authority to supervise with unauthorized healthcare professionals, he says to Jyllands-Posten.

the Agency does not have figures for how many cases have been reported to the police.

150 Danish doctors are approved to remove wrinkles with botox, and approximately 140 have been approved to perform fillerbehandlinger.

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