Online auction site eBay has agreed to remove illegal Botox adverts in the UK after 240 unlawful listings were found over five days, a consumer watchdog said.
16 companies and individuals were found to be advertising the prescription-only medicine to the public, with many unaware they were breaking the law.
Ebay had agreed to remove the promotions following a complaint by Which? and under the guidance of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Which? said.
Adverts offered discount vouchers for Botox treatments and encouraged trade with "introduce-a-friend" offers.
A seller from Texas offers auction shoppers 100 units of Allergan's Botox Cosmetic. The seller markets this Botox by explaining that self-injecting Botox is easy and a money saver.
When having this treatment at the Spa, I started to think that it wasn't that hard to do after watching the girl at the MedSpa do mine, and started talking with her about options of doing it at home. She was able to obtain quantities of the products they use at the Spa for me to use at home and share with my friends (mostly other Moms). I am just a real person who wants to share my amazing find and perhaps make a little money in the process.