Mary Catchpole is one of the thousands of brides across the world who decides to treat themselves to cosmetic treatment in the run-up to their wedding. Mary, 41 years old, decided to give fillers a try to boost the appearance of her skin and roll back the years.
It was her understanding that fillers were a safe, quick and painless alternative to cosmetic surgery. So, when Mary saw a great deal at a local clinic, she decided to have the treatment. Unfortunately, her dream wedding preparations turned into a nightmare and she was left with swelling and pain, not to mention blurred vision, bruising, insomnia, nerve damage and depression.
The complications were caused by an injection which was supposed to tackle crow’s feet and lines around the eye. Unfortunately, the injection was inserted into a vein and problems quickly followed. At the time Mary was assured she would recover without any issues and was allowed to go home. However, shortly after she returned home she began to suffer severe pain and burning sensations around her eye.
Doctors told Mary hyaluronic acid from the filler injection could have got into her bloodstream and she should not have been sent home.
Marie Adams, another victim of dermal fillers negligence, visited a beauty salon for treatment and believed the ‘nurse’ had the relevant training. She quickly found out that the deal which seemed too good to be true actually was and that the money she had saved from having treatment at a salon was being used to pay a doctor to fix the botched procedure.
Experts advise that people ensure they are seeing fully qualified professionals when getting cosmetic treatment. Paying for an experienced doctor will cost you a lot less than paying to have botched treatment fixed.