Hyper-inflated faces. Blowfish lips. Forehead nodules.
As the popularity of wrinkle fillers soars, a flurry of scientific papers are warning of serious complications that can occur, from “overcorrections” — when too much product is injected into the midface — to infections, abscesses, necrosis (death) of tissue, blindness and stroke.
Reporting in the most recent issue of Facial Plastic Surgery, American and Canadian dermatologists are cautioning “injectors” to keep EpiPen on hand, in the event of a rare anaphylactic reaction, as well as an emergency reversing agent for mistakes.