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Botox is the show biz beauty treatment that helps stars like Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue and even Simon Cowell stay looking young. But hundreds of Scots are finding themselves in hospital following Botox that’s gone wrong. At present people can undergo the treatment in high-street beauty salons for less than £300 pounds.

Some surgeons have serious concerns that many who offer the cosmetic procedure are not adequately qualified and clients aren’t getting accurate information prior to treatment.

With over 1000 people in the last 3 years seeking medical treatment for botched Botox, Thompsons Solicitors is launching a helpline and website for people affected.

Hannah Bennett from Thompsons said “Everyone wants to look their best and keep the wrinkles at bay but people also have the right to the best possible treatment given by people who know what they’re doing. The huge rise in victims of dodgy Botox is something that needs to be tackled. Thompsons want to hear from anyone who thinks their treatment may have gone wrong.”

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Notes to Editors 

An estimated 4000 Scots have the facial injections each month in an effort to smooth out lines and wrinkles. The treatment uses a purified form of the botulinum toxin. It works by temporarily paralysing muscles to prevent creases forming in the skin.

There were 411 hospital admissions in in Scotland in 2012-13 for people using botox and fillers, compared with 297 in the previous 12 months and 347 in 2010-11.

Earlier this year, the Royal College of Surgeons  called for a ban on Botox being administered by non-medical professionals.

For further information or to arrange an interview with Hannah Bennett from Thompsons please contact Peter Henderson on  07887 687318

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