A mother-of-two remained behind with pus-filled blue lips of fillers that she had been inspired by social media influencers.
Ashley Schlick, 34, from Orlando, Florida, has had regular fillers for three years after always longing for a fuller pout.
But when she went for a 1ml supplement last year, which cost her $ 495 (£ 380), Mrs. Schlick noted that her lips had a different reaction than before.
Her lower lip turned white and began to turn black for the next two days with bruises and scaly skin.
Mrs. Schlick paid another $ 1,500 (£ 1,100) for removing the filler, but has since paid for more corrective surgery.
She now warns other women to consider the dangers of having fillers such as those advertised by influencers on the Instagram type.
Ashley Schlick, 34, was left with crusty blue lips of fillers that she inspired to get through social media influencers. Since then she has undergone a corrective operation and has recently been pictured
When Mrs. Schlick went for a topping up last year, it cost her $ 495 [£380], she saw that her lips had a different reaction than before
In the course of the next two days, Schlick's lips began to turn black with bruising, ossing pus and shredding skin (photo)
Mrs. Schlick said: & # 39; My upper lip was swollen and uneven with bruises underneath, but I thought my lower lip would be damaged without any repair & # 39;
Mrs. Schlick said: “After seeing social media influencers and celebrities get their lips shut, it urged me to get it done even more – so I started getting them on when I was 31.
& # 39; My injections had always been good until I noticed that after surgery, my lower lip was white as a ghost.
& # 39; As the night progressed, I noticed that a black spot appeared and this gradually changed into bruises all over my lip.
Mrs. Schlick, whose profession is unknown, said her lips were getting "worse".
She went to the emergency room and was prescribed with antibiotics for a bacterial infection.
Mrs. Schlick said: “Fortunately, a few days later I was able to pull my lips off and eventually my lips looked less stuffy.
& # 39; Now I want people to open their eyes to the dangers of getting lip fillers, because mine cost me nearly $ 2,000 (£ 1,550). & # 39;
Mrs. Schlick paid another $ 1,500 (£ 1,100) for removing the filler, but admitted that she has since paid for more corrective surgery.
Mrs. Schlick believes she has escaped permanent damage to her lips, but wants to warn other women about the dangers of getting lip fillers
Mrs. Schlick believes that she has escaped permanent damage to her lips because she believed that the failed appearance would spoil her face.
She said: & # 39; My upper lip was swollen and uneven with bruises underneath, but I thought my lower lip would be damaged and could not be repaired.
& # 39; Fortunately I managed to get my lip filler dissolved within a few days and thanks to the antibiotics the infection also went away.
& # 39; Although I have experienced a lot of pain with the disappearance of my lips, I am lucky to have come out of it cleanly. & # 39;
It took a little less than a year before the discoloration went down – but it is still noticeable.
Mrs. Schlick said: & # 39; Now I feel good and grateful for my lips and have undergone a corrective lip-filler operation to make my lips how I want them again. & # 39;
In the UK, facial cleansers cost around £ 150 to £ 300 per session, depending on the amount and type of product used, and around $ 680 to $ 900 in the US.
Popularity of celebrities and reality TV stars can increase the demand for procedures, but people are rarely aware of the risks, experts say.
Skin fillers and Botox can cause infections and painful swellings if they are not injected properly.
Save Face, a British company that maintains a register of accredited doctors, said it received 616 complaints about dermal fillers in 2017-1816.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO GET LIP FILLERS WHEN
Lip fillers are usually made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that occurs in the skin and other body tissues.
Hyaluronic acid injections are generally safe, but can cause redness, swelling, bruising, itching and sensitivity at and around the injection site.
Side effects can affect people differently and should be discussed with a specialist before the injections are made.
If someone gets cold sores, it can cause an outbreak and the injections may not be suitable for people at risk of keloids – if scars get big and get out of control.
Lip fillers can become infected if:
1. Youregulated cheap products are used that cause a reaction with the tissue leading to a secondary infection
2. When the treatment takes place in unsanitary conditions such as the back of a gym or a bench for patients.
3. In the event of poor aftercare, for example use of makeup immediately after treatment.
4. Syringes are shared. This is a bad practice, but common in areas where people want to minimize costs by sharing syringes between patients.
How do I get safe lip fillers:
1. According to NHS England, ensure that your doctor is a registered medical professional.
2. Ensure that the treatment is in a clean clinical environment, such as a clinic.
3. Check whether your practitioner had the correct insurance and has experience with the procedure and handles complications.
4. Always ensure that you have a follow-up appointment at your disposal as part of your treatment.
5. Follow aftercare and make sure you have emergency contacts for your doctor.
Sources: red face and NHS