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What is a botox kit
DIY botox kits found on internet
Online auctioneer eBay has removed do-it-yourself Botox kits from its site over health fears.
A pack containing Botox powder, needles, and a face map was being sold without a prescription.
Which? Computing said the pack was available from the US for Â£62 but eBay withdrew the advert as soon as it was contacted by the magazine.
Botox injections are used to prevent wrinkles and lines but the procedure is dangerous to carry out without medical expertise.
Sarah Kidner, Editor of Which? Computing said: "It's easy to forget that Botox is actually a poison, which if injected in the wrong area could produce some shocking results.
"We were appalled that we were able to buy a DIY Botox kit so easily and we are concerned that the internet is becoming a marketplace for cut-price cosmetic treatments."
Researchers also found Melanotan, the so-called tan jab, available through a UK-based website.
The site, which has now been shut down, was offering Melanotan complete with syringes and instructions on how to inject it into the stomach.
The jab is not licensed in the UK because of safety fears.
The UK Medicines Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) said it did not have jurisdiction over companies operating in the US but it has upheld dozens of complaints over the advertising of Botox within the UK.
An MHRA spokeswoman said the authority was investigating about 30 cases of Melanotan being advertised over the internet and there were seven ongoing criminal investigations.
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