The Dangers of Do It Yourself Facial Fillers
With people still trying to social distance and avoid unnecessary trips to businesses, a disturbing, dangerous and even deadly trend has begun to emerge: “do it yourself” facial fillers.
While it is illegal to sell hyaluronic acid fillers and other facial fillers online, some patients are putting their lives at risk by trying to inject themselves with fillers bought on the Internet.
Here are 5 important reasons you should NEVER, under any circumstances purchase facial fillers and try to inject them yourself.
You Do Not Know What Fillers You are Actually Getting Online
Filler manufacturers ONLY sell their products directly to licensed specialists, including dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aesthetic physicians, and nurse injectors. So any filler you see for sale on the internet is absolutely, not coming directly from the manufacturer.
This means that it could be “fake” or counterfeit – and contain toxic substances. In a number of cases women have supposedly purchased legitimate fillers online, only to end up with allergic reactions, and uneven lumps and bumps, because the filler actually contained foreign substances such as silicone.
Silicone cannot be dissolved and requires surgery to remove – which often leaves nerve damage and disfiguring scars.
Fake Facial Fillers Can Cause Blindness, Disfigurement or Death
In addition to allergic reactions and lumps and bumps, fake facial fillers fake facial fillers may contain non-sterile ingredients that can cause a severe infection, which then can lead to loss of tissue and permanent scarring,
The central area of the face is sometimes called “The Danger Triangle” because it contains the blood vessels that feed the brain. So there are many complications that can occur when a DIY facial filler injection is done improperly.
One can easily inject into a blood vessel, which can lead to permanent scarring, and can cause disfiguring skin necrosis (tissue death). Worse yet, you could go permanently blind or even die if you inject a foreign substance into the wrong blood vessel.
Only a Doctor or Nurse Knows Where & How to Inject Fillers
YouTube and social media video tutorials may make it look easy to inject fillers yourself, but that is far from the case. Facial anatomy is extremely complex, and extensive knowledge of tissue behavior and anatomic relationships is necessary to safely inject into the face.
Doctors and nurses literally train for years to learn how to properly and safely inject substances into the human body – and have highly specialized training for injecting fillers into the face. They understand human physiology so that the facial fillers are injected only where they need to be – and not into a blood vessel or other dangerous area.
Doctors Can Reverse a Bad Facial Filler Injection – You Can’t!
In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with doctor-injected or nurse-injected facial filler – such as blocked blood vessels or a bad appearance – doctors have an enzyme called hyaluronidase that can dissolve hyaluronic acid.
To begin with, fake fillers do not come with hyaluronidase in case of emergency. Additionally, hyaluronidase only works with hyaluronic acid, so if you have used a fake DIY facial filler that contains something like silicone
Facial Fillers Bloomfield Hills, MI
It cannot be overstated that the dangers of DIY facial filler injections include allergic reactions, infection, skin loss, scarring, permanent disfigurement, permanent blindness, and even death.
The experienced and highly trained medical injectors at AMAE in the Bloomfield Hills area urge you to never— under any circumstance — try to inject yourself with facial fillers that you’ve bought online.
AT AMAE Med Spa in the Bloomfield Hills area we offer a wide array of the safest facial fillers – injected by intensively trained doctor and nurse injectors – for the safest and most beautiful results.
We understand that patients are concerned about social distancing – but we adhere to the highest level of safety standards to help ensure a that you can get the facial fillers you want in a sterile and socially distanced environment. We also offer discounts and specials on Botox and facial fillers throughout the year to enable our patients to get the injectable treatments they want at the most affordable prices.
Facial Fillers – Bloomfield Hills, MI: 248.335.7200