A doctor who used a non-approved dermal filler on a patient wanting a cosmetic procedure has been found to have breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights.
The woman wanted a cosmetic procedure to help her achieve a healthier appearance.
The doctor recommended a procedure called the â mid-face volumisationâ , which involved the injection of a dermal filler into her cheeks.
He did not tell her the product, Novielle Gel Plus, was not an approved medicine in New Zealand.
The woman developed granuloma formations - which is an inflammation in response to a foreign substance.
The doctor is being referred to the Director of Proceedings to establish whether any disciplinary action should be taken.