Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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What women do in search of fuller and shapely bodies

The shop sells beauty products – products to improve your buttocks, hips and chest. The serums packaged on the shelves have no labels.

River Road is an enterprising neighborhood where you can get pretty much anything – auto parts, electronics, cereal, and workshops to get cars in shape, as well as illegal trade like prostitution.

And this is where non-certified beauticians murder women who are also desperately looking for body rejuvenation. The injections, pills and creams contain high levels of chemicals to improve their beauty.

You look at your body shape to see if you are receiving tablets, creams or injections.

An injection of serum, which costs Sh100,000 with no label on the bottle, will be given to you based on the size of your hips and buttocks. You get 5 ml for the normal size, 10 ml if you want it a little larger and 15 ml to 20 ml for an even larger size.

Injection sera

“We get them Injection sera from ‘Nigerians’. We don’t even know the names of these serums. They bring it to us and say this works for the bum and this works for the breasts. We don’t have to interfere further because we know the serum is working, “said a beautician

When asked if she could share the Nigerian phone number, she hesitated before declining our request. < / p>

A pack of pills costs Sh5,000 or you can get a bottle of 30 pills. You have to mix the tablets with another type and you can take up to three packets or bottles.

A recipe for a cream for breasts costs 3,500 Sh., While a lightening cream costs 1,500 Sh. costs.

She is determined to sell the products despite side effects such as dizziness, nausea and diarrhea, not to mention that the effects on the body are irreversible.

On the counters There are serums in different bottle sizes – yellow color for the buttocks injection and skin lightening creams, without labels to differentiate what works for what – but the saleswoman says that she understands them by just looking at them.

< p> “I don’t have any labels on them because I don’t know their names, but I can tell them apart by how I put them in the counters. For the pants I put them on the left and the lightning bolt on the right,” she said with a giggle. < / p>

“I trust my suppliers, so I’m definitely not going to question them any further, but it doesn’t work with the butt cream and if it works you either get a bigger but and a small one.”

She adds, “I have high-end customers, most of them ten they are willing to pay Sh100,000 for butt enhancement. ”

She noted that injection is more efficient and effective than pills to improve buttocks.

“For the injection, results come in two weeks, but for pills you will ingest 60+ of them and see the results. But the cream often never works and when it does, one bum may be bigger than the other, “she says.

Creams and pills

However, she continues to say that most of Her clients are college students buying pills to improve their butts and women in their late 40s and 50s.

But the effects of the injections, creams and pills are irreversible. There is no going back, you will with Have to live to the consequences.

“Most of my clients come because of their bums and hips. It is rare for them to come for breast augmentation. They refer their friends to me and that means it works. When someone comes here and wants an injection, I first tell them the effects are irreversible, and if they insist that I keep going, that’s good business for me, “she adds.

Florence, mother of someone who has been taking the hip improvement pills since 2016, said the reason they used the pills was to boost their self-confidence.

“My self-esteem has always been low. I was really little, went out with my friends sometimes, and didn’t feel safe at all. I tried to train but it didn’t work out for me. Then my friend introduced me to the hip-up pills. So far they have worked perfectly for me, “she said.

” The experience wasn’t easy because I used three bottles of pills that cost Sh5,000 each for a total of Sh15,000. I took them for three months. The side effects were diarrhea, I was constantly hungry and nauseated, but I never wanted to stop because I wanted to be sure of myself. When I quit, my body didn’t go back to what it was, but I thought it was the birth. ”

Boosting Confidence

Plastic surgeon Kenneth Aluora said that many people undergo surgery to boost their confidence and feel good about themselves and others due to the influence of social media.

“Most of the clients we get want liposuction, the Sh300 , 000 and more, the Brazilian butt lift that goes up for Sh600,000, a breast reduction or augmentation, depending on the body, and a tummy tuck for Sh400,000, “he said.

” The Plastic surgery in Kenya is currently on the rise, but a lot of people are still skeptical about it. “

He adds,” There is nothing like a perfect body, just normal, but there is such a thing as a good one Body, so let’s try to make it as perfect as possible. ”

The Secretary General of the Kenya Union ner Doctors, Pharmacists and Dentists Davji Bhimji Atellah says that the quality of every product put on the market is guaranteed by the K. should be certified by the enya Bureau of Standards.

And when it comes to pharmaceuticals, they are subject to testing by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.

“Many products that are not standardized tend to have many problems and that is why we have a standard quality control system in the country,” explains Dr. Atellah.

“People tend to choose anything that is on the market that is not normally harmless to their bodies. For this reason, the public should be educated about the need to do things only that Kebs and the National Quality Control Laboratory have passed through. “