Ever since Kylie Jenner made lip fillers a household term, our culture has increasingly normalized the cosmetic procedure. Just take one look at Instagram’s Explore page and you’re bound to see countless examples of this. What we aren’t exposed to as much is the downside of lip fillers. But one blogger is drawing attention to just that, after a botched lip-filler treatment left her dangerously close to losing one of her lips.
According to the U.K. beauty blogger Cassidy Valentine, it happened when she visited a beauty clinic she found via Instagram. Valentine “almost lost [her] top lip and eyesight” from the bad filler, and thankfully found a med spa that reversed the damage in time by dissolving her filler. As she explained in a video she created about the painful experience, “I was told by the clinic who botched me that this was normal and to just take antihistamines, which are allergy tablets. If I hadn’t followed my gut instinct, I would be without a top lip and more than likely blind.”
“Let me make this clear: I have absolutely no fillers in my face now. I had to have them all dissolved because it went completely wrong,” she says in the 12-minute clip, which shows photos and videos of the botched treatment and the aftermath. “I’m going to tell you the realities of it: what happened and how