London - Thousands more women could be at risk from another form of cosmetic treatment - anti-ageing injections.
The procedure sees chemicals injected into the skin to plump out lines and wrinkles.
So-called dermal fillers are the most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK, accounting for 90 percent of the market. There are 140 different injectable fillers licensed for sale.
However, experts warn that the fillers are largely unregulated - both in terms of what is in them and who they are injected by.
They are also concerned that the jabs can be given by people such as beauty therapists who have had just a couple of hours training, unlike Botox, which is classified as a medicine and can only be prescribed by a doctor.
“Quite frankly the filler industry is like the Wild West,” said Nigel Mercer, a consultant plastic surgeon and former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. - Daily Mail