May 2020

Dr Oliver Amar, a plastic surgeon and the co-founder of cosmetic treatment specialists Uvence, has a direct message: ‘whatever you do, don’t use DIY cosmetic procedures.

Cosmetic procedures are becoming more of a regular staple to ensuring a client can look and feel the way they desire,’ Dr Amar explains. ‘For some, cosmetic procedures and the result thereof represent a major facet in their self-identity and confidence’.

‘By removing the ability to receive treatments, some patients are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety due to the potential impact that not having a treatment may have on their appearance. This anxiety can push people into pursuing alternative options – options that could cause significantly more harm than good.’

The risks of DIY versions of cosmetic treatments are high. Outside of a medical environment, you face the risk of infection, which can have results far worse than just a bit of swelling.