Australia Witnesses Rise in Botox Use

Australia Witnesses Rise in Botox Use

The recent figures have claimed that a whopping 1.5 million injections of Botox and similar drugs were given to image-conscious Aussies last year as the cosmetic surgery industry seems to be on cloud nine. A Sunday Herald Sun investigation revealed that a series of doctors were discovered to blatantly recommend risky and costly treatments, including Botox, to an undercover reporter aged only 24.

Moreover, out of six cosmetic clinics probed by the Sunday Herald Sun reporter last week, four doctors and a nurse advised the use of Botox or fillers.

Official complaints related to cosmetic surgery treatments have registered a three times more figure in the past three years.

One doctor recommended injecting Botox under each arm to reduce sweating and another suggested an eyebrow lift.

Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Chief Executive Gaye Phillips raised concerns over the industry emerging as profitable industry, quoting, "That's where medicine has interfaced with commercial industry and of course there will always be people who will want to make money when there's money to be made".

Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery has estimated that nearly 1.5 million knife jobs had been given in about 250,000 wrinkle reduction treatments last year that has marked a 30% rise compared to the previous year.