There’s no denying that more New Yorkers than ever are wanting cosmetic procedures, from quick fixes, like injections and facials, to major surgeries, like rhinoplasties and breast augmentations. More and more, men and women are opening up about their treatment preferences, making cosmetic alterations seem more normal than not, and it’s allowing individuals to feel more confident and comfortable in their skin. Unfortunately, this rise in popularity has led to some negative results, too. Today, it’s easy to hop online and do a search for black market or “budget-friendly” injection options, and people are flocking to them with the hope of getting a fierce look on a limited budget.
Although it might be tempting to follow the crowd and save some money on injections, the risks that come with these underground options are seldom worth the risks they carry. Here are a few reasons it’s always better to work with a specialist than try to DIY clinical cosmetic procedures.
Fillers, like Botox, are one of the more common products purchased online at a discount. Some experts estimate that one and four at-home injectors end up with complications from “bargain” finds online. Cosmopolitan magazine recently wrote about one woman who contracted an infection after injecting on her own. Her face became red and swollen and the ensuing damage took months to clear. As noted in the article, complications range from short-lived irritation to allergic reactions to persistent infections, nerve damage, facial drooping, disfigurement, and in rare cases, blindness or paralysis. Talk about scary! And our facility, we are careful to administer procedures in a clean and sterile environment and never proceed with treatment if there is any confusion or worry about how it is being executed.
When you choose to use treatment at home on your own, it’s like you are playing doctor. Unless you’re a trained professional, however, it’s unlikely that you will find the process to be easy. Individuals trust us to take care of their cosmetic concerns because we have years of training and know-how. Additionally, we are skilled at identifying the root of a problem area, and this can help us determine what treatments and procedures are best for patient needs. For example, you might think that you need a filler when all you actually require is a photo facial or other non-invasive treatment. When you seek professional care, you get a professional opinion.
We take pride in offering the most quality products in our facility. When you purchase items online, it’s nearly impossible to know exactly where they come from. Other countries have different standards and regulations for products like injections and fillers. Sometimes, products are less expensive through underground markets because they are poor quality or cut with other substances. In our office, you know you are receiving quality, trusted products.
We understand that getting a look you love can sometimes be expensive. If you have concerns about your options or the costs that come with them, don’t hesitate to reach out. You deserve a body and face that you are happy with, and we want to help make it happen!