The newest and hottest trend of Summer 2021 is the DIY hyaluronic acid lip pen which is supposed to be a “DIY” lip filler. Typical lip filler consists of injecting hyaluronic acid into the lips for a fuller and plumper look. This can cost up to $800 per syringe and is recommended to get it every four to six months. The results can vary between discreet natural looking lips to very transformative fuller lips.
A “do it yourself” lip filler might sound enticing due to a lower cost and with zero injections, but many do not realize the concerns and risks that follow. The pen is said to be pressured by air, which forces dermal filler through the surface of the lip. This can cause blood vessels in the lip to be blocked and risk of loosing the area or your whole lip. With the sheer force it can also cause bruising and lumpiness.
With the ability to purchase online from many different sellers and locations, it is uncertain that the hyaluronic acid in the pen is pure or hyaluronic acid at all which can lead to infection, inflammation, and pain. The immediate results mirror professional lip filler results, but long-term side effects recently discovered by experts are horrifying.
The risks do not outweigh the results. Please see a professional for lip filler for optimal results and to avoid many risks. Call Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center today at (366) 659-2663 to schedule a consultation. Our highly trained nurses are overseen by Dr. Anne White, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the most effective medical skincare treatments and products.