Date
18 August 2018
A woman says she had to receive medical help from a hospital after a visit to a beauty center. The lady lodged a police complaint saying she may have received a fake collagen shot. Photos: HKEJ, TVB News
A woman says she had to receive medical help from a hospital after a visit to a beauty center. The lady lodged a police complaint saying she may have received a fake collagen shot. Photos: HKEJ, TVB News

Woman accuses beauty center of ‘fake’ collagen shots

Police are looking into a complaint from a woman who says she was taken for a ride by a beauty center after she had sought collagen treatment.

On Wednesday, a 31-year-old woman called the police, saying a beauty center was refusing to offer her a refund despite a complaint about “fake” collagen shots.   

The woman said she was speaking from a facility located in Eubank Plaza on Chiu Lung Street in Central where she had earlier undergone some beautification treatment. 

According to the woman, she went to the center Tuesday evening to receive the first of three collagen shots for which she had paid over HK$20,000 in advance.

The lady told police that she felt physically uncomfortable soon after the injection, including a bad headache and facial pain, and that she had to seek medical help in a hospital.

Suspecting the shot given to her was not genuine, she came to the center Wednesday afternoon and demanded a refund. She filed a police report after her request was rejected, HK01.com reports.

The woman complained that she was still feeling unwell in her upper body, as well as suffering headache, facial pain, toothache and nausea on Wednesday while she was in hospital.

Contacted by a reporter, a representative for the beauty center told HK01.com that all the collagen shots used by the shop come with certification from the producer.

Also, the shots are injected by a registered doctor, the person added.

He pointed out that patients may sometimes see some minor side effects for two or three days after receiving the shot, such as painful swelling.

The center has not encountered any major medical  incidents since it opened four years ago, the representative said.

Police are following up on the case after listing the matter as “request for police assistance”.

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