BEAUTY BUST: UK resident arrested on suspicion of offering unauthorised cosmetic treatments in Spain

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ARRESTED: When officers located the woman in a Mojacar hotel she was carrying a bag full of items related with cosmetic treatments. Photo: Guardia Civil


GUARDIA Civil arrested a woman in Mojacar on suspicion of offering cosmetic treatments without the recognized certification to administer these kinds of procedures in Spain.

The detention of the 57-year old UK resident followed last month’s operation Rellenos in Garrucha and the arrest of a Russian woman in connection with reports from two of her clients they had suffered an adverse reaction from injections of hyaluronic acid in the lips.

The Guardia suspect the latest woman to be arrested of giving treatments like lip and Botox injections in various locations in Spain over the last decade, arranging appointments with clients in hotels and beauty salons.

When officers located the woman in a Mojacar hotel she was carrying a bag full of items related with cosmetic treatments with labels in English and Russian; the bag contents included bottles of Botox and syringes pre-filled with hyaluronic acid.

She also had a bunch of consent forms in English for various different cosmetic treatments.

Guardia reported the woman told them she is a qualified doctor, but said their investigations showed she is not registered with the provincial Official College of Doctors and had not advised the authorities of her temporary stay in Almeria.

They also reported she did not have documentation from a regional Health Department centre for the medications or to carry them without a prescription.

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