Hidden dangers of beauty treatments

Botox and other aesthetic treatments are safe when used in small quantities by trained doctors. But serious harm and side effects can occur with illegitimate use

Aesthetic treatments have never been so sought after.

Motivated by the selfie culture of social media, the prospect of fame and ultimately, a better life, people are happily paying for Botox or botulinum toxin injections, dermal fillers, laser treatments and more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'Hidden dangers of beauty treatments'. Print Edition | Subscribe