Experts Warn Against TikTok’s DIY Lip Filler Trend

Experts are currently warning TikTokers against participating in the DIY lip filler trend. Plus, injecting fillers on yourself can be a tricky process without the proper training, since you may hit a blood vessel or damage any other vulnerable areas. Round one is done with my hyaluron pen. Related | TikTok Dentists Are Warning Against the Viral ‘Veneers Check’ TrendUsing air pressure instead of a needle, the pens are now being touted as a pain-free way to plump up your lips at home by YouTubers like Baby Em (who’s since deleted her tutorial video). @tuneuh Watch till the kinda end for some free cackles. #hyaluronpen #lipfiller #diy #ThinkingAbout #UpTheBeat ♬ original sound – Tanya Martin “This is really one of the worst things I’ve seen,” she told the publication, before adding that some of the products advertised as “fillers” on Amazon “may not even be real fillers.”Not only that, but Jaliman also went on to note that the people in these videos aren’t using proper sterilizing techniques, which can cause a severe infection. So needless to say, if you really want fillers, go to a licensed medical professional and please, please, please don’t try this at home.Read Insider’s full report, here.Photos via TikTok / @tuneuh & YouTube / @babyem That said, doctors are now worried about the dangerous trend and have begun warning people about some serious potential side effects.According to Insider’s interview with dermatologist Debra Jaliman, the hyaluronic acid dermal filler used in these types of videos can lead to lumps, swelling and, in some cases, blindness. If you’ve been anywhere near the platform recently, you’ve probably seen a few videos of people injecting their lips with Hylauron pens, which were originally developed for insulin injections.

RIP the 50% off Glossier Code

Related | Did James Charles Really Go Bald?So it was a big deal when a working 50% off “friendsofglossier” code began circulating on Twitter this week. But the value proposition drops with each shade added to cart, and you’re not exactly paying for expensive packaging materials or formulas. https://t.co/IB7vAEMxvi — Skincare Monique (@Skincare Monique)1614940425.0Shortly before the code mysteriously stopped working while many people tragically still had their carts loaded up with Future Dew:The Glossier code expired. Those cloud paint tubes in particular are practically child-sized, and a thimble’s worth of Boy Brow, AKA brown vaseline with a mascara brush, has the nerve to cost $16. — Sophie Levin (@Sophie Levin)1614946591.0Naturally, conspiracy theories are already brewing as to whether prototypical Girl Boss Emily Weiss planned for this madness all along:we need an investigative piece on whether the friendsofglossier code was a PR thing meant for one individual that l… https://t.co/ZuAWhzN93d — Robin Craig (@Robin Craig)1614947069.0But sadly all signs point to this being an industry insider code being passed into the wrong hands, with some customers even reporting that they had the discount removed and after they’d already successfully used it.where were you when the glossier code expired — lex croucher 💀 pre-order REPUTATION (@lex croucher 💀 pre-order REPUTATION)1614947357.0All in all, an exciting Friday for Beauty Twitter. I missed the best thing to happen in the last 12 months. The brand famously, famously never goes on sale. As far as cult beauty products go, Glossier’s selection of minimalist lipsticks and highlighters aren’t all that expensive. Are you seeing these savings?! Fans of the brand started sharing the discount amongst themselves, and things quickly got out of hand:The glossier intern discovering the site error 50% off code has been used 72738273627284 times this morning https://t.co/8lmTBrePWA — Whatever happened to FUN (@Whatever happened to FUN)1614947120.0PAPER has reached out to Glossier, but so far we’re yet to hear back as to the origins of the code or how long it was active. British writer and beauty vlogger Lex Croucher was first to pose the question that no-makeup-makeup wearers will be asking each other forevermore, or at least until they graduate to matte foundation: Where were you when the Glossier code expired?Photo via Glossier/Instagram The brand never publicized a 50% off discount on its 2.7 million-follower-strong Instagram, but you can trace shadowy social media conversations about it back to about three days ago.Hype peaked early this morning:GLOSSIER are doing 50% off everything with code ‘friendsofglossier’. My basket is full but my heart is empty.