Anti-wrinkle injections can permanently damage your skin, doctors warn
ANTI-WRINKLE JABS are common practice for thousands of women trying to turn back time – but they can leave you with permanent skin damage, doctors warn today.
French surgeon, Dr Daniel Marchac, revealed he believes that as many as one in 20 of those who have ‘filler’ injections could end up with irreversible skin damage.
His warning follows criticism from British experts who say ministers should be doing more to regulate the industry and stamp out ‘cowboys’ offering Botox and other injections.
Dr Marchac says he has consulted 25 patients who have been left with permanent damage to the subcontaneous tissue – the layer of fat beneath the skin – who, he believes, are victims of ‘abuse’ by practitioners who inject too much filler.
There are two main types of jabs: one is intended to be permanent, the other to be repeated every six months.
‘All of the permanent fillers are creating, from time to time, serious problems with bumps and deformities, and sometimes you have to operate,’ Dr Marchac told the Daily Mail.
‘All serious plastic surgeons agree one should avoid permanent fillers. We will see in the future patients of 50 who have had 15 years of fillers, with fibrous, tough tissue we won’t be able to do anything with.
‘The serious things are the permanent fillers, and the second is abuse of resolvable fillers.’