Dermal fillers are used by both men and women for aesthetic purposes due to their great effectiveness and wide safety spectrum. In fact, it is one of the most popular treatments to delay and/or correct facial aging and achieve a younger face for much longer. However, to achieve the desired result and avoid any possible adverse effects, any dermal filler must be administered by a properly trained professional. In this article we will review the dangers of injecting oneself and what to do to avoid possible adverse effects.
Dermal fillers risks
Dermal fillers are products that are used to correct defects in the facial skin tissue, such as wrinkles, crow’s feet, spots, any kind of scars or to enhance a particular part, as in the case of lip augmentation, among other treatments. The first thing you should know is that self-injection is a very unsafe practice and can involve many risks, as you can see later in this post. Without knowledge in aesthetic medicine one cannot apply a filler properly and in a safe way. Furthermore, if you do not have the required knowledge, it is impossible to know what product is best in your case, what ingredients this product has, and detect if it is a cheap copy from the original brand. This can cause doctors to face some problems when trying to figure out what substance the patient has injected, in case complications arise.
Everything looks easier on YouTube
One thing you should avoid is following the videos and tutorials that circulate on the Internet, as they make self-injection seem like an easy and safe thing for anyone to do, when it is quite the opposite. In fact, some small complications can arise even when experienced professionals carry out the injection. However, if this is the case, the specialist her/himself will be able to identify and treat that problem quickly.
What to avoid when applying dermal fillers
The first and most important thing to note is that the application of a filler must be carried out by an authorized professional. A doctor specialized in aesthetic medicine is the only one who knows how, where and when and what type of filler to use. These procedures have become increasingly affordable, so they are not exclusive treatments anymore. However, there are still people trying to find cheaper methods such as self-injections, an extremely dangerous practice that can cause irreparable damage. It is 100% recommended to go to a clinic and get yourself in the hands of a professional from the very beginning. If you do not, you may face some of the following complications:
- Mild or severe allergic reactions
- Severe infections
- Necrosis of the skin
Also, you should know that pregnant or nursing women, as well as people with mental issues, are not the candidates for these treatments. However, our recommendation is that you always consult a specialist to determine whether or not you can undergo your desired treatment and what is recommended in your case.