December 10, 2021

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The Dangers of DIY Injectables

You may find hundreds of videos on the internet in which people are doing injectables at home. It feels tempting to save huge money and get impressive outcomes. But trying DIY injectables at home is extremely dangerous. The price should not be the most important consideration when thinking of a cosmetic treatment. The errors you make can bring the opposite results you were dreaming of, and the cost of treatment to fix your failed self-surgery will be more than the money you saved from trying it at home.

Any kind of injectable that says it is safe to try it at home is not safe at all. Several online shopping sites are providing easier access to facial fillers. The positive reviews and attractive product descriptions encourage people to buy them. How do you know that they are selling authentic injectables? Most of them are illegally imported, expired, or discarded products. FDA does not regulate them, so there are no safety standards. Some online stores formulate injectables with contaminated material and unsterilized ingredients. When injected, they cause severe allergic reactions, infections, or even death.

The Importance of a Professional

Dermal fillers and Botox are trending cosmetic treatments. In the video tutorial, it looks easier to try them at home. But, in fact, they are remarkably complex and require extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of skin tissues.

Facial anatomy is quite complex. Watching a few online videos are never enough to understand the techniques. Medical professionals get training for years to inject correctly and safely. It seems like injecting fluid out of the syringe, but a professional knows tissue behavior and anatomic relationship.

The online shopping and tutorial videos tempt the viewers to try DIY injectables, but they lead them to plenty of skin problems, including discoloration, swelling, scarring, and lumpiness. In severe cases, blindness, and death.

Common DIY Injectables

Botox is the most common injectable people try to DIY. It is made of a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria can cause a severe illness known as botulism, in which muscles weaken and result in paralysis. Only trained professionals know how to mix and administrate Botox in the correct dose. It is an amazing antiaging procedure that targets crows’ feet, frown lines, laugh lines, neck, and chin wrinkles. However, you can enjoy all the perks of the treatment if you go to a medical professional to get the Botox treatment.

Dermal fillers are other common DIY injectables people try at home. Hyaluron pens or Hyaluronic pens are also available online. They are designed to deliver the filler’s effect to the skin. However, FDA does not approve online dermal filler injections and pens, and you do not exactly know what is in the injections or pens. The contaminated, fake, or harmful hyaluronic acid can cause swelling, hives, permanent scarring, and even blindness.

The real dermal fillers plump up our skin. They can raise your cheeks and jawline. You can get a mixed treatment of dermal fillers and Botox to achieve a youthful look. This can only happen if you consult a specialist to examine your skin.

Leave Injectables to Medical Professional

After knowing the dangers of DIY injectables, will you try them at home? I hope, NEVER! Your skin is worth more than the money you save from purchasing unauthentic injectables.

Secondly, you cannot even trust unlicensed people. Only a medical professional should be trusted because he has spent years of his life to become an expert. No matter how clean your house is, cosmetic procedures require special sterilization products and devices and can only be performed at a sterile clinic.

When you book an appointment with James Christian Sardelli, RPA-C, you know that you are in good hands. You are going to get safe and authentic injectables. The whole process will be performed cautiously at a sanitized place. So not only you avoid healthcare risks, but you will get the results you desire.

Entrust yourself to the medical professional at James Christian Cosmetics. Book your appointment today!

*Information in the blog is provided for entertainment purposes only. Consult a medical professional before attempting any tips shown here.