A bride who wanted to look her best while walking down the aisle has been left with second-degree burns after trying a fat-freezing treatment.
Telithia Ha, a high school teacher from Adelaide, decided to try the beauty treatment because she wanted to get into better shape ahead of her nuptials.
But the 27-year-old was instead left with a permanent scar to her stomach after her skin began to bubble from the fat-freezing treatment.
‘She [the beauty therapist] looked at me and said ”that’s perfectly normal, that will go away”. I looked at her and i said ”I’ve got blisters, it’s a second-degree burn, I don’t think this is very normal”,’ Ms Ha told A Current Affair.
Telithia Ha has been left with second-degree burns (pictured) after trying a fat-freezing treatment
Ms Ha, who said one session on the stomach area can set you back $600, is now coping with the emotional toll of the botched beauty treatment.
‘For me it wasn’t even a consideration that I would get scarred because I thought she was trusted,’ she said.
‘When I got those scars, I was a lot more emotional than I expected to be. Just because that was another thing I had to deal with.’
Mother-of-two Noor Gabriel is also facing a similar fate after suffering second-degree burns to her face from another beauty treatment gone wrong.
Ms Gabriel, who speaks limited English, put her trust in a beauty therapist at her local shopping centre and underwent a skin-lightening treatment called Hifu.
But four months after the treatment, her cheeks and chin remain scarred and she struggles to look at herself in the mirror.
The high school teacher from Adelaide decided to try the beauty treatment because she wanted to get into better shape ahead of her nuptials
‘I can’t go outside because everyone who sees me, ”what happened?” she said.
The morning after her treatment Ms Gabriel said her face was swollen. She then visited a GP, who told her she had suffered second-degree burns.
The Australian Medical Association is calling for increased regulation of these types of treatments amid an increase in horror stories.
Those seeking beauty treatments are urged to consult medical professionals first.
‘Have a talk to your doctor first and consider seeing a dermatologist, a cosmetic dermatologist, who you know has medical training,’ AMA NSW president Dr Danielle McMullen said.
Mother-of-two Noor Gabriel is also facing a similar fate after suffering second-degree burns to her face when a skin-lightening treatment called Hifu went wrong
Last month, A Current Affair spoke to an MMA fighter who almost lost both her legs after she felt them burn during a muscle recovery treatment.
Athena Martinez from Sydney regularly undergoes cryotherapy sessions before her jiu jitsu competitions and decided to go to a different clinic for her treatment on November 26.
The athlete says she was left in the liquid nitrogen tank with temperatures of -140C for six minutes, which she claims is three minutes longer than usual.
Shocking images following the procedure show horrific burns to her lower legs and thighs.
Last month, A Current Affair spoke to an MMA fighter who almost lost both her legs after she felt them burn during a muscle recovery treatment
Allergan Aesthetics issued a statement following the airing of the A Current Affair episode on January 11.
‘It was stated that a patient was treated with CoolSculpting. Following further investigation, it has been found that this patient was not treated with the a CoolSculpting system,’ the spokesperson said.
‘At Allergan the safety of our patients is a priority and we take any reports of adverse events seriously.
‘As the leading non-invasive fat-reduction treatment worldwide, CoolSculpting has a well-established safety and efficacy profile which has been demonstrated in 60+ peer-reviewed publications.
‘CoolSculpting systems are controlled cooling devices designed with inbuilt safety technology.
‘If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will stop the treatment automatically.’