Having just returned from the FACE conference I wanted to share a growing concern in our industry – the sale and use of fake toxins and fillers and the untrained and non-medical injectors using them.
The problem isn’t new but the results we are seeing from botched procedures and fake products are growing in number.
Why anyone would want a cosmetic procedure done on the cheap is baffling, considering all the horrible things that could go wrong. There is the possibility of complications with a genuine trained and experienced medical injector, so imagine how much higher the risk is if you happen to pick a cowboy or a fake product.
Medical clinics are seeing more and more people with botched toxin injection results and consulting with them on correction – faux-tox as many of us call them.
It’s important to know how to safeguard yourself and the number one rule is to avoid having a filler or a toxin injection at home, or in a non-clinical setting, from someone who is just visiting for the day or not medically trained. Ignore this advice and you are putting price before your health and safety.