DIY Cosmetic Injections Prompts Criticism From Plastic Surgeons - Westside Face

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DIY Cosmetic Injections Prompts Criticism From Plastic Surgeons

DIY Cosmetic Injections Prompts Criticism From Plastic Surgeons

Dermal fillers in Los Angeles are in high demand, and our plastic surgeons are bombarded with calls each month asking for an appointment to treat wrinkles and sagging skin. Fillers are made from biodegradable and safe materials like hyaluronic acid which are then injected into the skin on your face to “fill out” the area.

Fillers can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and they can also be injected in larger quantities to fill out dips in your skin that may make you insecure. Dermal fillers can be injected into the lips to make them fuller, or they can be injected into undereye bags to give the patient a more youthful and alert appearance.

Patients often have to wait weeks or months to see a doctor to do their facial injections, and many have resorted to doing it at home. The rise of DIY aesthetic procedures has prompted criticism from plastic surgeons and dermatologists alike due to the high risk of complications and bad reactions.

You may have seen photos or videos on Instagram and TikTok of women performing the at-home cosmetic procedures. For many, they are left with bruised and swollen skin. This is because they are not professionally trained in injections and the products they are using are not always FDA-approved.

“I would strongly discourage people from doing this yourself at home,” one dermatologist told Inside Edition. “I wanted to call attention to the fact that there are significant risks associated with what she was doing in that video.”

We understand that our patients want to look their best, but they need to be patient and wait for an appointment with a professional. It’s extremely dangerous to inject yourself with a dermal filler. A Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery practitioner will be trained in how to inject them, and they will also have previous experience in doing hundreds of past injections. Oftentimes, those attempting to do them at home are doing it for the first time.

A cosmetic professional will know that injecting the filler into the wrong nerves, resulting in paralysis of the face. They will also know how much to use depending on the situation and where to inject them.

Westside Face is the best plastic surgery group to visit for dermal fillers because we are one of the only California cosmetic surgery offices that are double-board certified. We will work with you to give you the best results possible with maximum satisfaction and minimal downtime.


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