Rogue beauty salons in Greater Manchester could be flouting the law by offering potentially dangerous lip fillers to underage teens without checking their ID.
It's a criminal offence to give Botox to under-18s for cosmetic reasons. But an under-cover investigation by the Mirror found two clinics in Prestwich and Salford prepared to offer the procedure to 17-year-old girls.
A total of 50 clinics across England were approached and the vast majority didn’t ask for age verification. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community Experts fear for youngsters' safety as social media pressures drive them to cheap deals.
Fillers can cause extreme swelling, blood clots and even blindness. The Government guidance states: “It is a criminal offence to administer botulinum toxin (commonly known as ‘Botox’) or a filler by way of injection for a cosmetic purpose to a person under 18 in England, even if they have the permission of someone over 18.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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