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The Dangers of Cosmetic Procedures

Learn about the Risks of Aesthetics Performed by Unqualified Professionals

We all want to look beautiful and confident at all times. Therefore, when we notice imperfections, signs of aging, or unfavorable changes in our bodies, it's common for us to consider the various aesthetic options available in the market.

However, if the evaluation and procedure are performed by unqualified professionals, our dream of restoring or maintaining our beauty can turn into a nightmare.

If you want to understand the potential dangers of these aesthetic procedures and their impact on your health and self-esteem, read this article until the end.

Why Comprehensive Evaluation is Essential

Before any solution is initiated, it becomes evident how important it is to consult a qualified professional from the very beginning.

With the plethora of products and technologies available in the market, it's common for patients to come to consultations with a preconceived notion of what they want in terms of procedures or results.

Without proper guidance, this approach can be as harmful as taking medication without a prescription.

Therefore, it is the responsibility of the healthcare professional to first conduct a thorough analysis of the patient. This may include studying:

  • Their medical and family history

  • Their concerns and expectations

  • Their individual characteristics: using specific diagnostic tools like digital ultraviolet photography to understand some of the properties of their skin

Through this process, the best course of action can be determined collaboratively to achieve realistic and natural expectations while safeguarding the patient's health.

However, did you notice that throughout this journey, there is always a combination of two parts? You, on one side, presenting the reality of your problems, desires, and personal characteristics (such as your medical history) truthfully.

 

On the other side, the qualified professional analyzing your individualities, realigns your expectations, and always prioritizes your well-being.

This way, the use of any product or procedure is carried out with much more safety and accuracy.

But what happens when this collaboration is missing?

For example, if you desire aesthetic options that put your health at risk or may lead to an exaggerated outcome, a good doctor will try to guide you towards a better path while prioritizing your well-being. However, if they fail to convince you, they may refuse to proceed with the treatment.

But what about cases where the "professional" is unqualified or lacks the necessary experience for a particular procedure? What can happen when they don't prioritize your health or natural results?

Read the next section to find answers to these questions.

The Dangers of Poorly Performed Aesthetics

There are absurd cases of individuals who attend to patients without the necessary qualifications and professional registration in the field. However, there are also doctors who perform procedures without the required experience, thereby increasing the risks for patients.

These potential risks include:

  • Lack of care with products: Not to mention the use of low-quality or expired substances, or improper handling. Even natural substances like hyaluronic acid require precautions, such as avoiding use in lactating or pregnant individuals, areas with inflammation, wounds, implants, or dermatological conditions, and more.

  • Exaggerated results: Well-known cases like those of actress Melanie Griffith or the dancer Gretchen from Brazil exemplify the excessive use of surgical and aesthetic procedures. The face can lose its expressiveness and appear stretched, among other possible repercussions.

  • Health complications: Processes that involve the use of lasers, for example, must be handled with care and prudence to prevent skin burns. In various other procedures, the risk of infections, pain, and other complications significantly increases without the proper expertise of the professional.

  • Death: Unfortunately, this outcome is also possible. Recently, a 45-year-old woman named Silmara Regina passed away in São José do Rio Preto (SP), Brazil, after being hospitalized in the ICU for ten days due to complications arising from a botulinum toxin injection performed in a dental office.

Therefore, the best way to achieve good and healthy results is to seek trusted specialists in the field of aesthetics and dermatology.This way, you can build an excellent team for your self-esteem and well-being.

Do you have any doubts about this or any other topic? Feel free to contact us! It will be our pleasure to assist you!

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