Central on Hong Kong Island where the clinic has its outlet. Photo: Google Maps/iStock
Central on Hong Kong Island where the clinic has its outlet. Photo: Google Maps/iStock

A 31-year-old woman was hospitalized after having a facial injection at a beauty clinic in Central on Hong Kong Island on Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, the woman filed a report with police saying she felt unwell after receiving an injection of Derma Veil, a product which stimulates collagen formation. The cosmetic treatment took place in a beauty clinic at Eubank Plaza in Central, Apple Daily reported.

The woman said she paid HK$20,0000 (US$2,548) for a course of three injections with the first injection of about 10ml of poly-L-lactic acid administered on Tuesday morning. That afternoon, she felt sick, experienced nausea and her face became swollen. 

She returned to the clinic on Wednesday and filed a report with police. The beauty clinic admitted the woman was one of their customers, but refused to divulge any more information.

Poly-L-lactic acid, an injectable medical treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is a biocompatible, biodegradable substance to correct facial wrinkles and folds.