In response to the downturn in the economy, the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors (BACD) is warning that people searching for lower priced cosmetic treatments may lead to a surge in problems associated with "discount injectables". The BACD is concerned that dishonest individuals are capitalizing on the current economic climate customers to search for discounted injectable cosmetic treatments including Botox and dermal fillers.

"In times of economic uncertainly people turn to non-surgical cosmetic treatments as they are cheaper than cosmetic surgery and provide an immediate result. However, we are concerned that people may be tempted to "shop around" for cheaper treatments, which could lead to a surge in horror stories if administered by poorly trained practitioners. The unregulated dermal filler market is particularly open to abuse as without clear regulation it is a ‘buyers beware’ market," says BACD President and Cosmetic Doctor John Curran.

[Source: Medical News Today]