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The dangerous side of Ireland's unregulated market in lip fillers

Mon, 24 June 2019

The dangerous side of Ireland's unregulated market in lip fillers

Would you let someone who isn't a medical practitioner inject your face? Well under Irish law almost anyone can offer lip fillers for sale.

As lip fillers become cheaper and move from plastic surgeons to suburban beauty clinics, the temptation for us to pop in for a celebrity worthy pout grows.

But what most people don't know is exactly how unregulated the market in Ireland is, with little qualifications needed to pick up a needle to inject filler leaving some women with devastating consequences.

Our reporter Brianna Parkins explored the issue:

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