Sunday, October 28, 2012

Do it yourself plastic surgery

I guess we live in a do it yourself society - do it yourself home improvements and now do it yourself plastic surgery.  There are do it yourself peels, microdermabrasion or laser hair removal or even hair growth.  

I think the motivation is partly for convenience but driven also to save money.  

We are seeing more injuries as a result of these home remedies.  Reports surfacing of 2nd degree burns, for example, after a peel.  Home laser systems can likewise cause burns.  Some patients with home micro dermabrasion kits think if a little is good, a lot is better.  

So I just want to issue a word of caution. In the end, anyone who undertakes any of these activities without proper training, no matter how enticing the "user manual" or the cost savings, is taking a major risk with their health.

Better to consult with a board certified cosmetic surgeon before trying to do it yourself. At least then you will know the risks


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