The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery - Australia’s leading organisation for cosmetic surgery and medicine - has issued a warning following widespread international reports of the link with HIV.
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The ACCS urged Australians to "be vigilant when considering any medical procedure, no matter how trendy they are".
ACCS Councillor Dr Ronald Feiner says there are steps Australians can take to ensure they are receiving these types of procedures safely.
“All Australians should carefully consider any medical procedure,” Dr Feiner said.
“Problems occur when your practitioner gives you someone else’s plasma, re-uses needles and uses infected syringes. Unprofessional practices like that can lead to infections and even blood-borne diseases.
“Vampire facials are medical procedures, they should never take place in a beauty salon or performed by a beautician."
The ACCS website has a list of appropriately trained medical practitioners in each Australian state.