It’s one thing you won’t want to do yourself. Why? Because though it may seem harmless and easy to do, DIY cosmetic treatments can be a very risky thing to attempt.

DIY Cosmetic Treatments

Once the solely done by medical professionals, in recent years there has been a surge in do-it-yourself cosmetic surgery.

What do we mean by DIY cosmetics? Well, this isn’t harmless self-improvement techniques like plucking your eyebrows. Instead, an increasing number of people are trying to pull off complex cosmetic procedures on their own.

These procedures range from supposed wrinkle-reducing masks to actually ordering vials of Botox off the web and administering injections by yourself – and no, we’re not joking.

It’s not hard to understand why this is a bad idea – patients thinking they have what it takes to make cosmetic injections or, in some cases, actually making incisions on themselves or others in the effort of doing the cosmetic improvement at home and saving some money.

These at-home injectable attempts just aren’t limited to one gender. In fact, as the BBC has reported, many men are trying the risky behaviours at home, in some instance even trying to administer their own injections to increase their penis size.

This is producing a direct increase in the number of patients who botch their self-administered procedure showing up in the offices of cosmetic clinics, only to learn that they’ve actually caused their sensitive tissue to die.

Such horror stories abound in the high-risk area of DIY cosmetic treatments. Though it’s understandable that people want to try to save money on the procedure, the fact is that some things in life simply must be done by a highly educated and trained medical professional.

To put as blunt a point on it as we need to, the saying “You get what you pay for” is extremely relevant in this industry.

Self-done filler injections are producing their own range of disturbing horror stories. Recent news stories even have one Canadian woman thinking she could play the role of doctor and inject her face with the facial filler Restylane. Unfortunately while giving herself the facial injection, she erred and injected too much – a potentially serious medical error.

The result for her was a doughnut-shape mass appearing right on her face.

While DIY cosmetic solutions like hair dye and eyelash extensions are run-of-the-mill, anything offered at a cosmetic clinic’s office should only be completed by the professionals who work in that industry. If you’re looking for the best in skin and beauty treatment, contact the Centre for Dermatology today!