The Dangers of Home Lip Augmentation – Highlighting a Recent CBC Story

photo from http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/plastic-surgery-kylie-jenner-kardashian-lip-enhancement-lip-filler-health-1.4214639

A recent CBC story outlines  how “A young Toronto woman is warning others about the dangers of home lip augmentation and lip-filler parties after a complication left her temporarily disfigured, in excruciating pain and, a plastic surgeon says, at risk of losing her lip, nose and possibly even her eyesight had she not been treated in time. ” The article goes on to say that “The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says administering a substance by injection is a controlled act under the Regulated Health Professions Act, and controlled acts may only be performed by authorized and regulated health professionals.  In an email, the college said “patients should have such treatments where a physician is clearly involved in the assessment of the patient to ensure they are a good candidate and that any delegation of this treatment is occurring under the supervision of a physician.”

Read the full story here – http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/plastic-surgery-kylie-jenner-kardashian-lip-enhancement-lip-filler-health-1.4214639

At Protea Medispa, you can be assured that botox and filler administration is done through the professional care of Dr. Anna daSilva.

Dr. Anna Da Silva was born and educated in South Africa and has been practicing Family Medicine in Canada for 20 years. She has worked in Saskatchewan, Yellowknife and Edmonton before moving to Barrie to open her own practice. She has always had an interest in Rheumatology (the study of joints, muscle and auto-immune conditions), Metabolic disorders and Obesity. She has a family practice with a strong emphasis on preventative health care.  More recently, she has developed an interest in the study of nutraceuticals (Vitamins and Mineral supplements) and their role in promoting overall health especially in patients with chronic mental and physical disorders.       She is a member of The College Of Family Physicians and also of the Society of Orthomolecular Medicine.

 

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