Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
Stunning Brazilian singer Flay has slammed the use of hormonal chips as a beauty treatment after her face was left covered in acne.
Flayslane da Silva, 27, better known by her stage name Flay, shared images of her spotty face on social media on 17th May to complain that the beauty chips, implants of bioidentical hormones, “destroyed my skin”.
The brunette – who boasts 7.5 million Instagram followers – said: “Too many pimples? It destroyed my skin. Now there are no more pimples, there are just a few left and I’m treating this sh*t.”
The singer, who recently appeared on Big Brother Brazil, added: “Now the effect of the chip is gone, thank God. I’ve never had pimples on my face my entire life, ever! I had it on my back during puberty. On my face, never.”
The Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabology (SBEM) has previously criticised the use of hormonal chips for beauty purposes, stating that the practice has been increasing in the country in an “overwhelming way”.
SBEM said there is always the risk of under-or over-dosing with the beauty chips as they are “customisable” products, and one known side effect is the increase of acne.
The society also said that the hormonal chips can cause hair loss or hair growth, increased oiliness of the skin, changes in voice timbre, and even clitoromegaly, an abnormal enlargement of the clitoris.