Fillers And Injectables: Don’t Try This At Home

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If you keep up with the news, you’re familiar with the recent story about the California mother who admitted to injecting her daughter with Botox for a beauty pageant. If you aren’t, Google it, the story has bloggers and reporters all over the country in an uproar, rightfully so.

A similar story has just surfaced from Australia about a woman who has become disfigured after having a friend inject her face with injectable substances she bought online. In an effort to warn others, the woman submitted graphic and grotesque pictures of herself to the press of her infected and swollen skin. The woman, who is in her early 30s, has chosen to remain anonymous and is currently under treatment. However, at this stage, it is unknown if she will fully recover.

Apparently, it’s easy to score Botox knockoffs and “dermal fillers” online, which may contain dangerous and unhygienic do-it-yourself injection kits. Doctors warn that these kits may not be sterile and the substances can be toxic, which can lead to infections, scarring, disfigurement and long-term illness.

These headlines further emphasize the importance of seeking a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist to administer any and all cosmetic injectables. Are you considering getting injections? If so, ExpertInjector.com is a great site to check out. While there are more than 1.2 million doctors who are legally allowed to perform injectables in the United States, fewer than 7 percent are qualified to be an ExpertInjector. This tool will help you find board-certified doctors who value patient safety, reliable results and consumer education. All ExpertInjectors are qualified to perform injectable procedures and only administer products that are FDA-approved for aesthetic use.

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