A quick look around YouTube reveals that ill-advised as it may be, a lot of people are using at-home kits—easily purchased online—to do their own filler jobs. Many of these content creators are using tools known as hyaluron pens, which look like those big plastic fake syringes that come in toy doctor kits for kids.
Is it plausible to think that maybe we’ve broken some late capitalist consumer threshold, wherein rookies with a steady hand can safely self-administer injections? Are DIY lip fillers the new quarantine haircut, or DIY piercing? We decided to ask someone who actually knows what they’re talking about.