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Anvisa banned, this Tuesday (25), the use of phenol-based products in health and aesthetic procedures due to the lack of studies proving their effectiveness and safety. After the death of a businessman during a cosmetic procedure in São Paulo, Cremesp took action to prevent the sale of these substances to non-doctors. The victim fell ill shortly after applying phenol peeling and died at the aesthetic clinic at the beginning of this month.

Phenol-based product prohibited

On Tuesday (25) the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) banned the import, manufacture, manipulation, marketing, advertising and use of phenol-based products in health and aesthetic procedures. The measure aims to protect the health of the Brazilian population and will remain in force during investigations into possible harm associated with phenol.


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Influencer shows process after phenol peeling carried out in the same clinic where man died from the same procedure (Video: reproduction/UOL/Youtube)


Phenol causes death of businessman

The Regional Medical Council of São Paulo (Cremesp) filed a lawsuit in Federal Court to prohibit the sale of phenol-based chemical substances to non-doctors, following the death of a businessman on June 3 during an aesthetic procedure in São Paulo.

According to the police report, the victim underwent skin cleaning, application of anesthetic and scraping to receive the organic compound. The application of phenol was carried out by influencer and owner of the aesthetic clinic Natalia Fabiana de Freitas Antonio, known on social media as Natalia Becker.

Shortly after the procedure, Henrique Silva Chagas, 27 years old, fell ill, breathing heavily and asking for help. Natalia and employees provided assistance by calling Samu, but the victim was soon found to have died at the clinic. The businessman had arrived at the studio, located in Campo Belo, in the South Zone of the capital, accompanied by his boyfriend, Marcelo Camargo.

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The owner of the clinic was indicted for homicide with eventual intent, that is, the agent assumes the risk of producing a result, even if he does not specifically want this to happen, recognizing that such a result is probable and possible and accepts it. Natalia stated that she is not a beautician and only took free courses. Remember the case with the following video from Record News:

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Record News article about the businessman's death after phenol peeling (Video: reproduction/Record News/Youtube)


Phenol poses health risks


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Engraving shows the layers of the skin, during a phenol peeling procedure (Photo: reproduction/Jornal Nacional)

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Phenol peeling is an aggressive procedure that involves applying a caustic solution to cause burns and peeling of the skin. Even though it is an ancient technique, used to smooth wrinkles and blemishes, it can pose health risks, such as permanent darkening of the skin, scars and damage to the cardiac system (cardiotoxic) such as arrhythmia or cardiac arrest, therefore, experts recommend closely monitoring the patient. during the aesthetic procedure and emphasize that such application should only be carried out in a suitable location by doctors, preferably with specialization in dermatology or plastic surgery.

Featured Photo: Anvisa Headquarters (Reproduction/Marcelo Carmago/Agência Brasil)

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