UK Tightens Botox Regulation
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a chemicals commonly used in anti-ageing treatment. This kind of anti-ageing treatment by dermal fillers become more and more popular in EU, and the number of treatment showing a dramatic increasing trend over the past few years. Recently, the General Medical Council of UK recommended that consumers must visit qualified doctors for Botox in order to ensure consumers are health enough to receive treatment, and to minimize the chance to develop allergic reactions.
Botox exerts its “anti-aging” effect by paralyzing muscles, so that frown or wrinkle will not be created on face.
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