A mother of two was left literally speechless when her lips swelled immediately after dissolving them.
Courtney Taaffe, 27, from Cambridgeshire, decided she wanted to dissolve the milliliter of filler in her lips.
The young woman went to an unnamed beautician in hopes of reducing her pout, but she had a severe allergic reaction to the remover.
Courtney then shared a Tic Tac video recounting her experience, saying that when she approached the practitioner who injected her with the remover, she said it was “supposed to look like that” and that it was “normal.”
The beauty professional failed to perform a skin test on her client in time and even tried to convince her that the doctor was wrong, according to Courtney.
Courtney Taaffe, 27, from Cambridgeshire (pictured) was left in agony after the procedure to dissolve her labia had the opposite effect.
The mother-of-two alleged that a beautician, who she did not identify in the video, carried out an allergy test less than two minutes before the treatment, contrary to British Beauty Council guidelines which advise doing so. do at least 48 hours before.
Her lips swelled immediately after the procedure. She is pictured here in a car after a date. She alleged that her allergy test immediately turned red, but her doctor told her she was not allergic.
The 27-year-old couldn’t even speak at one point, but the unnamed beautician told her it was “normal.”
Two hours after the beauty treatment, things quickly degenerated, the condition of the young mother’s lips becoming disastrous.
She described them as feeling “like they had air in them, like they were going to burst – and I couldn’t talk.”
The anonymous practitioner continued to reassure Courtney via text message that although her face was “extremely swollen,” the reaction would subside by the next morning.
They even told the Cambridgeshire woman that the swelling was “normal”.
But the 27-year-old young woman quickly became worried because everything was not going well the next morning, as the aesthetic professional had promised.
The dramatic difference between Courtney’s swollen face when she woke up and the swelling from the night before is as clear as day.
She said in a Tic Tac video which now has around 275,100 views: “I fell asleep very badly”.
When she woke up, her face had visibly gotten bigger and had become “really inflamed,” “red,” and “really painful.”
An hour after the beauty treatment, Courtney became unable to communicate, stating: “I couldn’t talk at that point. I was spitting and the words weren’t pronounced correctly.
“My tongue had grown a lot, so it was quite swollen.”
This 27-year-old woman’s lips got worse overnight, even though the practitioner told her they would go down. She said her lips felt like they were going to “burst.”
The correspondence between Courtney and the unidentified beauty professional quickly turned sour after the woman alleged the doctors “were wrong” and that Courtney couldn’t make an insurance claim because she had the reaction.
The mother-of-two showed how severe her reaction had become, posting an image of her aggressively swollen face from an upward angle, where it can be seen that her neck had also become inflamed.
Worried about the severe inflammation on her face, Courtney went to the nearest hospital, where she discovered she was having an allergic reaction.
She said: “I have never been allergic to anything in my life. I didn’t know what a reaction would look like or what was or wasn’t normal with lip remover.
What to expect from lip filler:
Lip fillers are a safe medical treatment when performed by an experienced healthcare professional, including a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or cosmetic surgeon.
You may feel slight pain at your injection sites. The pain should disappear within 12 to 24 hours.
Lip fillers are not permanent. They wear out slowly over time, usually 12 to 18 months after receiving them, depending on your metabolism.
You may need routine touch-ups to maintain the desired volume.
It’s best to wait to eat until the topical anesthesia or nerve block injection has worn off so you don’t accidentally bite your lip and disrupt the filler.
According to the young woman, the unidentified practitioner performed an allergy patch test less than two minutes before the procedure.
In response to a comment, Courtney revealed the practitioner told her she wasn’t allergic even though the test “immediately” turned red.
To avoid such occurrences, beauty professionals should perform an allergy alert test more than 48 hours before the appointment, according to the British Beauty Council.
Despite advice from doctors and the British Beauty Council, the anonymous practitioner insisted a skin test should only be carried out “just before” a procedure, reducing Courtney’s poor experience to “a delayed reaction”.
The anonymous individual even went so far as to suggest that the doctor was wrong, even accusing the young mother of trying to “sabotage” a career she had “built from scratch.”
When Courtney asked for the beauty professional’s contact information, the woman responded in a text message that read: “Absolutely not, I didn’t do anything wrong, unfortunately your body reacted.” Please don’t contact me again.
The anonymous practitioner added furiously: “You can’t pretend because YOU had a reaction.”
Courtney was then blocked on text and Instagram by the practitioner.
Doctors prescribed the unfortunate client an antihistamine, also known as chlorpheniramine maleate.
Three tablets later, the mother’s swelling had reduced significantly, but had not yet returned to its original state.
Viewers were stunned by the beauty mistake and offered their sympathies to the 27-year-old.
Viewers were left stunned by the mother-of-two’s dramatic swelling, with some discouraged from having their lips completely redone.
One wrote: “Sorry to hear that, hope you are feeling well now. »
While another joked: “Oh my god that looks so painful.”
One person commented: “My goodness I looked so sore… hope you feel much better.” »
Others talked about how such incidents put them off getting lip injections.
One said: “I want to dissolve my lips but I’m too scared because of things like this. This happens too often.
Another added: “OMG Courtney!!!! I’ll never dissolve mine, I’m afraid hahahahah.’