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

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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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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