Asia is probably the current leader of innovative beauty trends with Japan, Taiwan and South Korea being three of the top 10 plastic surgery dependent countries in the world. With the cosmetic surgery industry booming, companies have taken advantage of the desire to look younger and have developed products that promise a lot.
Many women who cannot afford cosmetic procedures are willing to experiment with their beauty routines by trialling some of these seriously wacky beauty devices, despite some being potentially dangerous and delivering very little. Experts agree that, even though these products tend to over-promise and under-deliver, women are willing to try them because they promise incredible results with little or no effort.
Here are some of the wackiest:
Elise Bevan, a senior associate in the clinical negligence team at Penningtons Manches, said: “Although we would advise everyone to avoid DIY plastic surgery, that hasn’t stopped companies from making products that encourage us to take our body hang-ups into our own hands. You should always steer clear of devices that claim to achieve the kind of results that surgeons perform as a trained professional. These devices usually make claims that have no basis in research or scientific fact. At the very best, you end up completely wasting your money. At the very worst, you can injure yourself resulting in infections, permanent scars or other irreversible deformities.”