I recently saw an article written in the aesthetic literature about a popular new trend…patients trying to save money on injectables are purchasing products online and injecting themselves!
PLEASE people…do NOT try this at home! This is a dangerous and frightening trend. As a physician practicing aesthetic medicine, I am shocked that a clinical medical procedure requiring years of training to master has been exploited like this. Even though many consumers want cosmetic treatments to be convenient, cheap and ”drive through”, this is not where to cut corners; it can have permanent damaging results.
Legitimate FDA approved injectable products are not sold to consumers. They are sold only to licensed physician practices for use in those facilities by the appropriate professional. Every physician decides how and where to practice based on each state’s individual laws but there are expected standards of safety and hygiene required for these procedures to be performed successfully and to avoid complications.
In my opinion, injectable fillers should not be done anywhere outside the medical clinic. My clinic is prepared for potential complications, has the products and equipment needed for them and emergency medications on hand.
I have done injectable filler looking into a mirror and it is not as easy as YouTube makes it seem. Videos are not inclusive of the potential problems that can develop. This is part of the ongoing medical training many of us engage in to perform these procedures safely.
Consider the following pitfalls: are you prepared to reverse the filler if there is a complication? Do you know how to distinguish between a real neuromodulator and a counterfeit one? Do you know what the potential complications are? Do you know what fillers belong at what depths of tissue? Are you prepared for an acute allergic reaction? How about the limited time you may have to correct an ishemic event or even blindness? Any worthwhile injector will be prepared for all of these issues and many more.
Let us experienced medical professionals do the job we were trained to do. This outrageous trend should not progress if the public is educated and declines to support such a dangerous method of treatment.
Valerie Schneider M.D.
The EBWC 2020 was just last week.
We had a booth last year and had such a good experience that were we so excited to be there again this year.
We provided some live services such as microneedling seen in the video above. For that we used our Rejuvapen and applied OmniBioceautical Innovations Growth Factor Serum.
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Every year I get together with my best friends from college for an extended girls weekend. We find a place to meet and everyone brings their stories and pictures to share from the prior year. This has turned out to be something we all look forward to greatly.
A few years ago, we met in Las Vegas. One night we saw a great show, had a leisurely dinner and while we were getting up to leave the restaurant, a group of young Aussie men who were celebrating one’s bachelor party started chatting us up. They wanted to include us in their ongoing festivities. My girlfriend said to them…don’t you know how old we are? The young man cheerily replied…yes, probably about 40 but it doesn’t matter.
Needless to say, for us “over 50 somethings” we were beyond thrilled! Maybe that means we are beating the aging process! We floated out of the restaurant. Actually, 40 likely seemed ancient to them as they could have easily been any of our sons!
We’ll never know what was really meant but for us more mature gals, it was an “ageless” moment we’ll never forget. We repeat the details and relive that particular trip every year! thanks guys!