In a misguided attempt to save money, some women and men are self-administering dermal fillers.

While it may seem pretty unbelievable that individuals without a medical license or any training can purchase cheap fillers and inject themselves, it is happening at an alarming rate.

Continue reading to learn all about the dangers of cheap fillers and why you should always insist on a qualified, skilled, and experienced injector.

How Are People Buying Fillers and Injecting Themselves?

Many individuals purchase cheap fillers online and then seek advice from others on websites that are devoted to DIY cosmetic treatments.

Some even look for physician-instructed videos on YouTube, which are intended for professional use only.

What Are the Dangers of Cheap Fillers?

First and foremost, cheap fillers can produce disastrous cosmetic effects, including asymmetry and facial irregularities. This isn’t surprising considering DIY injectors don’t have any medical education or understanding of deep facial anatomy.

What’s more, many individuals are being sold counterfeit filler products that contain foreign bodies and not naturally-occurring substances like hyaluronic acid.

When paired with poor technique, it can lead to a host of adverse effects, including lesions, stroke, blindness, tissue necrosis, facial deformities, and seizures.

Why Fillers Need to be Performed by a Qualified Injector

If you are tempted to seek cheap fillers, think twice. Injectable treatments need to be performed by a licensed medical professional with extensive training and injectable experience.

Ideally, they should be conducted by a board-certified dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon in a medical setting, like a doctor’s office or an aesthetic center.

When it comes to your safety, choosing a skilled and reputable injector is always a worthwhile investment. 

Learn More About the Dangers of Cheap Fillers

If you are considering injectables and want to avoid the dangers associated with cheap fillers, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.