Dr. Gold to #kyliejennerchallenge: Why?

A message from Dr. Gold:

Ahh, another do-it-yourself lip plumping (if that’s what you choose to call it) copying the look of someone from a famous family.

Why would anyone do this to their lips – do people think this actually looks attractive or might give the same effects as lip injections with dermal filler? Over the years as a dermatologic cosmetic surgeon, I have done my best to educate to everyone that natural is the best look, anddermatologic cosmetic surgeons can enhance natural but not to the point of making someone look foolish, which many say this does.

And why would you risk the bruising and potential internal bleeding that can be associated with doing something like this just to attempt to copy a well-known person? Never do anything to enhance your appearance without the advice of a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon, or else you could face severe consequences like these teens or worse. If you want to improve the appearance of your lips or anything else, there are professionals who can help. This is definitely one of those “don’t try this at home” scenarios!

Stay natural and in the end you will be much better off – emotionally and physically. The only thing this “challenges” is your health and safety.