British Columbia

B.C. woman ordered to stop providing illegal Botox injections in her home

A judge has ordered an unlicensed Lions Bay woman to stop offering Botox and filler injections from her home, after a client complained the procedure left her in so much pain she was unable to work.

Permanent court injunction also prohibits Minoo Iromloo from calling herself a doctor

One client of Minoo Iromloo said she developed headaches and bruising after receiving Botox and dermal filler injections. (Tomasz Kobiela/Shutterstock)

A judge has ordered an unlicensed Lions Bay woman to stop offering Botox and filler injections from her home, after a client complained the procedure left her in so much pain she was unable to work.

The permanent injunction was granted in B.C. Supreme Court late last month against Minoo Iromloo, following a petition by the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

"This case underscores the importance of seeing a regulated health professional for cosmetic injections," Graeme Keirstead, the college's chief legal counsel, said in a news release.

"Ms. Iromloo is not a registrant of the college and is not licensed to practise medicine in British Columbia."

The college began investigating Iromloo after a former client complained in March 2018. The woman said she'd received dermal filler and Botox injections in Iromloo's home, and then developed bruising, headaches and pain that prevented her from working for some time.

After an investigation, the college discovered that Iromloo was falsely calling herself a "doctor," according to the petition.

The court order states that Iromloo is permanently prohibited from advertising and injecting Botox or dermal fillers and from offering advice on the procedures. She also cannot hold herself out to be a physician, unless she actually becomes one and is registered with the college.

In B.C., Botox can only be provided by doctors, dentists, certified naturopaths, and registered nurses and licensed practical nurses acting under the order of a physician.

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