Woman, 21, shares horror of being left with 'concrete lips' after painful 'botch' £120 fillers

Beth Craigs, 21, said she paid £120 for "botch" lip fillers from a woman renting a chair at a Newcastle salon.

But shortly after getting them, Beth was left in agony and said her lips turned to “concrete”.

Beth, from Tyne and Wear, is one of several women who claim they got a bad treatment from the woman.

Questions have now been raised over the woman’s registration and qualifications and whether she was actually allowed to carry out the treatment.

The woman took bookings through private message on Facebook but since being contacted by unhappy customers has now deleted her page and disconnected her phone.

Beth said: “It was my first time getting them done so I didn’t know what to expect after getting them done.

“But afterwards there was massive swelling and they were extremely painful. I was really sore and my jaw and face were aching.

“The pain was so bad and then they went rock solid, like concrete, and I could not move my lips.

“I contacted her and she said to massage them and wait for 14 days.

“She said I had signed a disclaimer about swelling and I said yes, but they shouldn’t go like concrete.

“I kept saying I couldn’t massage them because they are so painful.

“I contacted a doctor and he looked at them and said it was not normal.”

Beth, who works as a beauty therapist, had to take steroids and has paid hundreds of pounds for injections to dissolve what was put in to her lips.

She said: “He had to inject something into them to make them dissolve and I have to go back again because they still aren’t right."

Now, she is warning others to make sure they check the person giving lip fillers is qualified.

“Anyone could be doing it,” she said. “I wish I had checked. It should be a nurse, doctor or dentist going you go to.”


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Doctor Steve Land, who owns Novellus Aesthetics in Newcastle, and fixed Beth’s lips, said: “Essentially, the problem is there are no regulations on who can give lip fillers. People can just set up their own clinics.

“This problem has been going on for a while and I don’t quite know how to fix it unless there is Government intervention. You should make sure you go to a qualified doctor or nurse to get treatment. Anyone with the right qualifications will have them on display.”

A city council spokesperson said their Trading Standards team is aware of the issue and investigating.

Horrifying video reveals what happens when lip fillers go WRONG.

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons’ (BAAPS) has led calls for all dermal fillers to be classified as prescription-only medicine that could only be injected by a registered doctor.

In 2016 BAAPS revealed 90 per cent of plastic surgeons recorded a rise in the number of patients being dangerously misinformed about cosmetic surgery.

The survey of the BAAPS council also found that two in five surgeons have seen problems with unregulated dermal fillers over the last three years.

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