Cheaper Isn’t Always Better
The increasing number of people administering illegal cosmetic procedures has sparked new warnings by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Already this year, a Houston mother, Maria Lorena, and her two daughters were arrested for illegally injecting patients with Botox, an obstetrician in California was charged with the disfigurement of 15 patients, and two women ended up dying as the result of illegal Botox injections at the home of an interior designer in Mississippi.
Unfortunately, these are just a few examples of a long list of occurrences. There have been countless arrests for illegal injections without a proper medical license and they are happening everywhere, from shopping malls to beauty salons. It is no wonder why ASAPS is now strongly urging consumers to avoid these unsafe situations. Cosmetic procedures should always and only be done under the care of trained medical professionals such as a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Many consumers have some misconceptions when it comes to non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Though something like a Botox injection may appear simple, there is a lot more to it than just sticking a needle in the skin. Someone who is unqualified can easily inject the treatment in the wrong place or use an improper amount, causing permanent damage or even death. You must always be sure of your surgeons’ or practitioners’ experience using the product and their qualifications.