Cosmetic procedures are an attractive and easy way to shave years off of your appearance or improve your physique. Non-invasive procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers and laser hair removal have become a regular part of many individuals’ beauty regimes. Limited capacity and cost from professional providers can push some people into pursuing alternative DIY options that could cause significantly more harm than good. Like any procedure, there are risks and limitations.In order to avoid a potentially dangerous or irreversible outcome, any and all cosmetic procedures should be performed by a certified, licensed professional.
The Risks of DIY Versions of Cosmetic Treatments
The internet, social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok, and videos available on YouTube promote DIY beauty trends and treatments that can be dangerous and harmful. Information and tutorials on misleading beauty hacks such as dermal filler injections, mole removal, and teeth whitening are widely available, causing major concern among healthcare groups.
Regardless of the procedure, outside of a medical environment, you face the risk of infection, which can have results far worse than just a bit of swelling. Products and devices claiming the same benefits of professional treatments can often not only be ineffective, but can cause damage to the skin, leaving you with disfiguring complications, pain, scarring, and long term effects that may not be simple to fix. Purchasing a cheap injectable product online increases the chances of contamination - not a good way to save money and it could lead to permanent complications. Hold off, stay safe, and leave the cosmetic treatments to accredited professionals you can trust, like the doctors and staff at Calvine Medical Aesthetics, who will only perform procedures in a safe and hygienic medical setting.
Finding a Qualified Professional
If you decide to pursue a cosmetic procedure of any kind, it is important to select a qualified professional who is certified and specializes in the procedure that you would like to have done. The closer you work with your doctor to establish achievable, measurable, and specific goals, the more likely you are to be satisfied with the results. It is important to remember that even if you have found a doctor to perform the procedure that you want at an affordable price, the decision to follow through is yours and yours alone. Make sure you are comfortable with your doctor and committed to your treatment choices. The doctors and staff at Calvine Medical Aesthetics are available to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have about potential cosmetic procedures that you would like to pursue.
Although a less-expensive, DIY option to a cosmetic procedure may seem attractive in theory, it can end up costing you more than just money in the long run. Infection, deformity, pain and permanent scarring are not worth the risk. If you value your health and safety, only trust accredited, certified healthcare professionals that you trust to perform a cosmetic procedure in a safe, hygienic medical environment. If you are considering a procedure and would like to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors or estheticians, please call Calvine Medical Aesthetics today!