Young woman has extreme allergic reaction to cheap lip fillers left her looking like a duck
A young woman has learnt you get what you pay for after she had a severe allergic reaction to lip filler injections that left her looking like a duck.
Emma, from Kentucky, USA, said she always wanted lip fillers and found a clinic that would do them for half the normal price.
However hours after getting the injections, her lips had become extremely swollen and she shared the comical images of her blown-up face in a viral TikTok video.
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Emma, from Kentucky in the US, had told of her ‘traumatic’ experience after having an allergic reaction to lip fillers that left her looking like a duck and unable to talk
Emma said the experience was the ‘worst of her life’ and extremely painful as she is ‘terrified’ of needles.
‘It was very traumatising but now that me, my boyfriend, my family, my friends look back at it, it’s pretty hilarious,’ Emma said in a second TikTok video.
‘I wanted lip fillers for the longest (time) but I never got them done because I’m scared of needles, I’m terrified of needles, I don’t want anything to do with them.’
Despite her boyfriend, family and friends telling her not to get the procedure done Emma she said was ‘stubborn’ and went for it anyway.
She found a clinic close to her that charged only $348 per injection while they are normally more than double the cost according to Emma.
Emma went to a clinic that was offering lip fillers for its normal price and said it was the ‘most painful experience of her life’. Two ours later her lips and face has severely swelled
‘I should have known from the jump because I called three different places and all of them were like $700-$800,’ she said.
‘I didn’t want to pay that so I called them and it was $400 plus a $60 deposit or something and so that’s why I went there.’
When she arrived for the procedure, Emma was given numbing cream around her lips for 30 minutes which she said she had no reaction to.
‘After they took the numbing cream off they started injecting me. I asked them for a half a syringe because it was my first item, I didn’t want a full syringe but they ended up giving me a full syringe,’ Emma said.
She explained the injection contained something called Restylane, a strain of Lidocaine which is a common anaesthetic agent and what her lips eventually reacted to.
‘They got it done it was the worse pain of my whole entire life – I never want to get it again just for that reason and the swelling,’ Emma said.
‘After I got it, it was perfectly fine, I loved them, then a couple of hours later it started swelling.’
Emma said her lips ‘felt like they were going to explode’ and she couldn’t even talk because they were so big.
She was then awoken from a nap by her ‘panicking’ boyfriend who urged Emma to go to the hospital but she didn’t want to for fear of having to get more needles.
‘I called the place, they said it was normal and not to worry about it,’ Emma recalled.
Emma called the hospital and was told to take Benadryl, a common antihistamine and sedative, and the swelling went down after a couple of days
‘I called the hospital, I didn’t go because I’m hard headed, I didn’t want to go and get poked with more needles.’
She was told by hospital staff to take Benadryl, a common antihistamine and sedative, and the swelling went down after a couple of days.
‘Make sure if you go to get them that you’re not allergic to anything like Lidocaine or anything or the same thing’s going to happen to you,’ Emma finally warned.
Emma’s clips have been viewed more than 5.4million times and had thousands in the comments shocked while others thought the ordeal was hilarious.
‘Here’s everyone’s sign to just embrace your natural beauty,’ one woman laughed.
‘I could not stop laughing at the side profile,’ another wrote.
‘The fact that they spelled Restylane wrong is an immediate red flag. So sorry this happened to you,’ a third pointed out.
‘Ok this is my sign not to get it. As everyone’s telling me no to and I was gonna book to get them done anyway,’ said a fourth.
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