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Warning: At Home DIY Facial Fillers Can Cause Death
Many women (and men) rely on facial fillers to restore and maintain a beautiful, youthful appearance. And, during this time of mandatory social distancing, many patients are “overdue” for their regular facial filler injections.
Sadly, this has caused some women to attempt at home or “DIY” facial fillers during the coronavirus quarantine. But at home dermal filler injections can cause excruciating pain, lead to facial disfiguration, and even result in death. It can’t be stated strongly enough that anyone interested in facial fillers should wait to have them administered by a licensed medical professional, such as Troy, MI area board certified facial filler expert Dr. Ali.
While a prescription is required to purchase facial fillers in the USA, some people are circumventing this buy purchasing at-home facial fillers online from other countries. This is extremely dangerous. Purchasing counterfeit home facial fillers and applying them to one’s self can literally be deadly.
At-Home Facial Fillers Can Be Deadly
While injecting facial fillers yourself may seem as simple as popping a syringe into the lips or area under the eye, the risks of improperly done facial fillers can be catastrophic. Applying facial fillers to one’s self can result not only in death, but also in blindness, permanent nerve damage, and necrosis (tissue death).
One such horror story of the dangers of at-home facial fillers involves a 50 year old woman who was under the incorrect impression she was injecting herself with hyaluronic acid – which is the main ingredient in Juvederm and a number of other temporary facial fillers. It turned out, however, that she was in fact injecting herself with an unknown form of “foreign body material,” which resulted in the woman’s lips developing enormous, ugly, disfiguring sores. (see photo on right).
Risks Of At-Home Facial Fillers
A 2018 study from the United Kingdom determined that most people who risk the dangers of facial fillers do so in an attempt to save on the cost of professional facial fillers. But while home facial fillers may be cheaper than professional fillers – like anything else – you get what you pay for. No amount of financial discount is worth the risks associated with at at-home facial fillers.
People in the Troy, MI area who are interested in facial fillers must have them performed by a licensed professional, using licensed products, in a hygienic environment – such as AMAE Med Spa.
YouTube Can’t Teach Facial Filler Safe Injection
The majority of the people who try to perform home facial fillers on themselves learn how to do so by watching YouTube videos. While many of these videos on facial fillers appear to be made by doctors for the benefit of other doctors, they are frequently being abused by people attempting to circumvent proper medical protocol and inject their own face with a galaxy of dangerous chemicals.
Plastic surgeons and other medical professionals spend years studying the human body. It is simply impossible to learn to do what a doctor or nurse does from a 10 minute YouTube tutorial.
Best Facial Fillers – Troy, Med Spa
During the coronovirus closures, it’s essential to resist any urge to attempt self-injection of anything. The distancing will likely be lifted by summer – and our board-certified medical professionals will soon resume treating patients with the safest facial fillers!
And, as an added incentive for our patients, facial filler services purchased from AMAE online by May 10, 2020 will be discounted at 15% off – and may be redeemed anytime before November 10, 2020.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali offers the best and most advanced technologies in facial fillers. Schedule a consultation to see which type of facial filler or injection is best for your skin issues and beauty goals. Then when the quarantine is over, relax in our Troy, MI area Med Spa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!