Beauty blogger reveals her lips started ‘dying’ and almost FELL OFF

Beauty blogger whose lips turned BLUE after having botched fillers reveals they started ‘dying’ due to lack of blood flow – and were just ‘hours away from falling off’

  • YouTube star Cassidy Valentine, 21, from London,  has almost 300k followers
  • Had lip filler treatment and within hours her lips had swollen up and turned blue
  • Told to take antihistamines but when she visited doctors they couldn’t find pulse
  • Said her lips were dying and ‘hours from falling off’ and dissolved filler at once 

A YouTube star has revealed how her lips were ‘hours from falling off’ after she had botched lip fillers.

Cassidy Valentine, 21, from London, boasts almost 300k subscribers on her channel and was contacted by a clinic who offered her free lip injections after the influencer released a blog admitting that her confidence was low.

The blogger decided to go ahead with the treatment, but opted to pay for it as she didn’t want to influence followers by sharing the sponsored post needed to get the free appointment.

However within hours of having the injections, which Cassidy says were performed by a beautician not a doctor, her lips began to swell up and turn blue.

The clinic allegedly brushed off her concerns and advised her to take antihistamines for the swelling, however when she contacted a second clinic they found her lips were dying and ‘had lost their pulse’ as an artery had been occluded – and immediately dissolved it. 

YouTube star Cassidy Valentine, 21, from London, has revealed how her lips were ‘hours from falling off’ after she had botched lip fillers (seen after they were dissolved) 

Speaking to Sky News, Cassidy said:  ‘[The second clinic] rushed me in as an emergency and said they couldn’t find a pulse in my lip.

‘My artery had been occluded and my lip was hours from falling off as it was dying.

‘If I hadn’t contacted the second clinic, I would not have a top lip and I really don’t know the effect that would have had on my mental health.’ 

In a follow-up video, Cassidy said she had the treatment after suffering from low confidence and anxiety. 

She explained:  ‘I felt fed up with my appearance: I’d gained weight, my hair had fallen out due to alopecia and I decided to change something to see if it would make me feel better.

Cassidy told how within hours of having the injections, which she says were performed by a beautician not a doctor, her lips began to swell up and turn blue (pictured)

Speaking in the video, Cassidy later admitted that she had hoped having lip filler would make her feel better about herself – but it didn’t. 

Sharing a stark warning, Cassidy pleaded with women to visit doctors not beauticians for procedures, adding: ‘Do not copy influencers and people who they are promoting – usually it’s just for free filler.’

The clinic who dissolved Cassidy’s fillers added: ‘We saw her immediately and she presented with a very soft a labialis pulse at the commisura, and absent pulse medially. An urgent dissolve, to reverse the ischaemia and flood blood and oxygen back to the lip was vital.’ 

Lip enhancements have become increasingly popular with the likes of Kylie Jenner, and after the reality star admitted to having them done they became the most popular procedure of 2016. 

When Cassidy contacted a second clinic they found her lips were dying and ‘had lost their pulse’ as an artery had been occluded – and immediately dissolved it (seen in the hours after she had fillers injected)

Describing the dangers of ‘cheap filler’, Dr Esho of Channel 4’s Body Fixers previously told Femail: ‘Risks include bleeding, bruising, infection, and allergy.

‘In some rare but most concerning cases, this can lead to tissue necrosis where the blood vessel is blocked by preventing blood to that area of tissue which can then die, leading to disfigurement.’

How to get safe lip fillers

1. As per NHS England advice ensure your practitioner is a registered medical professional

2. Ensure treatment is within a clean clinical environment such as a clinic

3. Check you practitioner had the appropriate insurance and is experienced at the procedure and treating complications

4. Always ensure you have a follow up appointment available to you as part of your treatment

5. Adhere to aftercare and ensure you have emergency contacts for your practitioner 

Dr Esho explained infection is a risk of any procedure but that this is increased when the product or filler used is unregulated or incorrectly administered.

He said: ‘Elements that put you at high risk are the use of unregulated products, an unsanitary clinic, poor aftercare and sharing syringes.’

The cosmetic doctor urged anyone interested in having the procedure to ensure the practitioner is registered, correctly insured, and operating from a clean environment.

‘This is so important as medical professionals undergo several years of medical training,’ he continued. 

‘The training is not just to perform the treatments but also to recognise medical problems and independently treat medical adverse events like tissue necrosis or allergy. This is paramount for your safety’.

Sharing a stark warning, Cassidy pleaded with women to visit doctors not beauticians for procedures – her lips are now back to normal (seen)

 

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