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How To Avoid Botched Lip Fillers

Why do so many people suffer from botched fillers? Even celebrities such as the beautiful Kylie Jenner have come forward to tell their stories of botched cosmetic injections. In July of 2018 Kylie revealed on Instagram that she was dissolving her famous Juvederm lips. When Kylie Jenner revealed on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” that she has lips injected with fillers, younger women everywhere wanted to emulate her and look more beautiful.  Younger patients realized that they could enhance their own natural beauty through these non-invasive procedures which avoid plastic surgery. However, with the growing popularity of lip injections also comes the problem of botched cosmetic injections. From Botox parties, to drive through Botox, and botched injections like in Ashleigh Villaverde’s fillers, there has been an explosion of “bad” Botox and poor lip and facial injections which have left cosmetic fillers with a poor reputation.

Reasons Why Lip Fillers Can Go Wrong

For example, news in Arizona recently talked about a woman named Ashley Villaverde had her lips injected by a friend in her home.  The procedure was not performed by a licensed board certified dermatologist with experience in cosmetic injections.  Ashley’s lip injections were performed in a private house in Arizona, not under sterile conditions, and Ashley suffered severe pain and a suffered a crippling infection.

Ashley said that she went there because it was “cheaper.” Many girls had similar infections from this same person who was not licensed to perform cosmetic lip injections. Having lip injections or any other cosmetic injection is a true procedure which can have serious medical complications if performed improperly. The smartest thing is to always do your research and accept that the cheapest option does not equate to being the best. If you’re considering a dermatology procedure or even cosmetic surgery for the first time you should look for a qualified practitioner with good reviews and recommendations. When it comes to recommendations it’s best to be thorough and not just accept endorsements from celebs and influencers on social media without cross-checking with other sources too. Take your time and do your research.

Who Should Perform Botox and Lip Filler Injections

Typically, Botox or lip fillers are performed by board certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons who are experts in cosmetic procedures and injections.  When you go to a “Botox party” or a spa, you may be treated by a beautician or unauthorized or unlicensed provider.  Similarly, there is no guarantee that you will be receiving Botox or Juvederm for your injections.  There has been a surge of “black market” injections being used which are inferior or substandard and not FDA approved for use in this country.  Side effects from botched injections may range from scarring, allergic reactions to infection or even disfigurement.

To avoid bad results and the complications from botched Botox or dermal fillers, it is best to contact a medical professional for that Kylie Jenner pout.

To learn more about lip fillers and whether they will be right for you please contact us online today or call 212-535-3088. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board-certified dermatologist based in New York City who specializes in a wide range of short term and long term cosmetic treatments.

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