Campaigners Call For Cosmetic Filler Ban At Beauty Shows

Safety In Beauty Campaign Reveals First Success

23.05.2014

A campaign group is calling on beauty shows and public exhibitions to ban the offering of injectable cosmetic fillers to members of the general public at events, following concerns regarding the safety of such practices.

The Safety In Beauty Campaign has significant concerns regarding the promotion of such treatments at large scale consumer events and has already been successful in getting such fillers banned from The Anti-Ageing Show held this month at London’s Olympia.

In addition, the body is also now discussing the issue with the organisations of another high-profile national beauty show in an attempt to prevent the use of fillers at the event.

Antonia Mariconda, the founder of The Safety In Beauty Campaign, said: “It is highly inappropriate and unethical to offer cut price injectable cosmetic interventions to members of the public at large scale consumer events. 

“Not only is this an aggressive, commercially-driven sales tactic to a consumer, but it also poses health and safety risks as carrying out cosmetic treatments via needles in a setting which is not sterile or clinical poses huge risks.”

Shelley Williams, director of CRS Media and organiser of The Anti-Ageing Show, added that she hoped the event could “lead by example” on the issue.

If you've suffered due to negligent cosmetic surgery you might be entitled to claim compensation. See our Cosmetic Surgery Claims or Dermal Filler Claims page for more information.

Expert Opinion
Through our work we have seen numerous cases when patients have suffered as a result of problems during cosmetic surgery or treatments such as injectable fillers. As a result, we have long-held concerns regarding the lack of regulation in terms of cosmetic procedures and the need for greater controls to protect patients.

"We are proud trustees of the Safety In Beauty campaign at Irwin Mitchell and fully support the work it is undertaking to call for more recognition of the significant risks that the use of such products in a non-clinical setting can pose.

"As in any area of medical or related practice, it is vital that the safety of patients always comes first."
Mandy Luckman, Partner