Cosmetic treatments under spotlight amid MOH, police probe

Common practice to spell out possible side effects, risks before administration, say docs

Botox is usually used in cosmetic treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow's feet.
Botox is usually used in cosmetic treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow's feet. PHOTO: ST FILE

Doctors who prescribe cosmetic treatment say it is common practice to spell out the possible side effects and risks before administering it. They also say they assess patients to see if it is suitable for them.

The issue of such treatments has come under the spotlight after 32-year-old property agent Lau Li Ting fell into a coma while at a clinic for Botox treatment on March 8. She died five days later.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2019, with the headline 'Botox treatments under spotlight amid MOH, police probe'. Subscribe