Beware – misleading use of skin treatment photos

20 Mar 2023 | Category: Cosmetic
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Before and after anti-wrinkle injectionsCosmedics Skin Clinics has discovered a number of photos of injectable skin treatments used by competitors (passing off) and even by companies selling skincare serums and products (false advertising). 

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, use of photos for which you don’t own copyright is illegal.

What’s more, it is highly misleading.

One such example relates to treatment using both BOTOX anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Dr Ross Perry treated our patient Ness at Cosmedics Skin Clinics in London. Her before and after results are shown below:

BOTOX Restylane Before and After
Rejuvenation treatment with anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Unfortunately, we’ve found unauthorised use of this image on a number of websites and social media channels, including:

  • A number of skin treatment providers (competitors) who are seeking to pass the work off as their own
  • Skin product providers e.g. serums, creams and moisturisers. This is clearly false advertising as the results don’t relate to any product use at all. They were achieved through injectable treatment.
  • Health capsules. It’s disappointing to see our results used with fake testimonials for supplements.

You’ll notice our photos have a ‘watermark’ to try and protect our copyright, but competitors tend to ‘crop’ or ‘mask’ so that our logo does not show. However, some have even posted the photo with our logo on their own website!

It can be hard to track down unauthorised usage, but where we do spot our photos, we try to contact web owners and request their removal. This is not always easy, as some websites don’t publish contact details. Where we have contacted other sites, results are mixed. Some say that they didn’t realise, remove the image and apologise. Others are not so quick to accept liability.

We’ll be contacting a number of websites today and we plan to publish a list of those that use our photos and fail to remove them when asked to do so.

Injectable Treatments at Cosmedics Skin Clinics

For real results you can trust, Cosmedics Skin Clinics offers a range of popular non-surgical treatments. Options to consider include:

SKIN TREATMENTS

Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email info@cosmedics.co.uk to book an appointment.

 

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