It seems like every month there is an article in the media that covers horror stories from people who have attempted to perform cosmetic treatments in their own home. While people may save some money doing it themselves, the risks and results are not worth it.

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A surprising number of people try injectables at home without having previous knowledge of how they work or how to use them, which can have disastrous consequences. We’re taking a look at the danger of home treatments and why it’s best to leave them for the pros.

Risks of DIY Treatments

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, it’s best to avoid DIY entirely and choose a clinic or professionals with many years of experience in the industry. After all, Botox, an anti-wrinkle injectable, is made from Botulinum-A toxin, which is an incredibly toxic substance. Just a small amount of the product could have drastic consequences if used incorrectly.

To get a bargain, many people buy injectables from a non-trustworthy source and don’t even know what they’re injecting into their bodies. Because the products are probably not available commercially either, it’s unlikely that doctors or cosmetic professionals will know their composition, which will make it very difficult to treat a patient that comes to them after DIY-gone-wrong.

In addition to not knowing the source or quality of the product when ordered online, people trying to do it at home don’t know how much to use either. Only extremely small amounts of Botox can be used, as mentioned, and it’s important that the substance is applied in the right places.

It’s important to be accurate, which is why only someone who’s been trained to handle this type of products should be doing filler work.

This toxin, cheap DIY filler kits, and many other unknown products that storm the market promising miracles, can lead to infections, disproportional lips, paralysis, droopy skin, and so much more – including stopping a person from breathing. There are also those who have been in intensive care due to the toxicity of the product they used.

Why You Should Always Seek an Expert

You’ll end up spending more money trying to correct the issues created by DIY home treatments such as these, than if you just went to an expert in the first place.

For instance, if the filler you use on your lips is not good quality or is not applied properly, you can end up with lumpiness in the lips, which has to be corrected – this can be difficult if the filler is a permanent one, so it’s crucial to avoid unknown substances and DIY treatments at all costs.

Industry professionals, on the other hand, know exactly how much filler to use and where, since they have a lot of experience in the field. This is one of the main advantages of choosing someone with knowledge of cosmetic treatments instead of doing it yourself.

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Don’t settle for less. The risks of DIY injectables (which range from face paralysis to disfiguration and death) are not worth it, and doctors may not be able to fix the issues that result from using them. Even if you’re lucky the first time around, anti-wrinkle injections and fillers tend to be temporary, so you’d have to inject some more after a few months. This increases the risk that something can go wrong.

There are many muscles in the face, so it’s easy to hit the wrong spots or to add too much product when you don’t know what you’re doing – even professionals don’t do it to themselves!

The Expert Team at ASC

At the Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we get our injectables from trustworthy sources and our team is made up of professionals with years of experience in the cosmetic industry. Our medical team members have received many awards for the work they do, so you can be confident that you’re getting a high-quality service – as well as high quality products – at all times.

We also understand the potential side effects of any treatment we offer, so we know how to avoid them. Our clients can rest assured that our experience and knowledge translate into the results they’re looking for and that we ensure the best hygiene practices as well.

In our initial consultation, we’ll take your medical history and discuss any potential issues, as well as what you can expect from the treatment. We also ensure that you’re prepared for the procedures, from knowing the downtime associated with them to being aware of medications you can and can’t take.

Only professionals should handle substances like Botox and other fillers, and they should also be the only ones doing cosmetic work in the first place.

To learn more about our anti-wrinkle treatments in Jersey, anti-wrinkle treatments in Guernsey and anti-wrinkle treatments in Belfast, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Our friendly and expert team will be more than happy to answer all of your questions, be it about our injectables or about any of our other treatments.