Wrinkle-removing cosmetic procedures can lead to permanent blindness, a new study warns.
President of BCAM, Dr Paul Charlson warns of the dangers of poorly trained ‘practitioners’ injecting dermal fillers. ‘It takes years of training and practice to become competent in administering dermal fillers, in the wrong hands the use of dermal fillers is potentially dangerous and , at best the patient will obtain a very poor result. These are not people who are aware of the ethical framework and high standards of practice to which professional medical practitioners adhere’
Injecting fillers into people’s foreheads can, in rare cases, cause irreversible damage to the eye, the researchers say.
The U.S. scientists say that injecting fat or collagen into the skin to smooth out wrinkles is usually safe.