LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Lip fillers like Botox are usually an injection, but now companies are offering a facelift needle-free.
They’re called hyaluron pens, and you can find them with a few clicks of a mouse. They promise an easy at-home beauty treatment delivered right to your door.
But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now warns this could do more harm than good. Experts say the filler material itself could cause allergic reactions and potentially send you to the hospital. And if you inject the filler into the wrong place, you could damage the nerves and arteries in your face.
“People don’t know, they don’t understand the risks if they’re able to buy these products on Amazon, eBay,” said Ryann Lavenia, owner of Face It Botox Bar in Fort Myers. “That’s concerning. It’s a risk.”
“I have had a few come in that have had to dissolve the filler,” certified physician assistant Bill Morris said, “because they tried to do it at home on their own and wound up having really bad outcomes from it.”
Experts say you should go to a licensed professional to get filler procedures. It’s worth the extra cost to have peace of mind and fewer complications down the line.