A woman who says she had lip filler injected has warned other people to “never” do it on a budget in a TikTok video.
Yazmin, who is from the US, shows how one side of her lower lip has ballooned in size like she has been stung by a bee.
Talking through her swollen lips, she says: “Never get your lips done [cheap] this is what you’re going to end up like.”
She later reassured beauty fans it was an allergic reaction and didn’t blame it on discount lip filler treatment – but added she had no idea to treat it.
“It’s just an allergic reaction it happens a lot, but I don’t know what to do,” she explains to worried viewers.
Yazmin @yazminnnnd says she doesn’t have medical insurance so she can’t get it checked out at a clinic but thinks her periods are to blame, rather than lip filler.
One person commented: “Do you know what the filler was? I got Kybella and my lips kept swelling for months! I think I’m allergic.”
A second wrote: “Omg this happened to me! I had a bad allergic reaction and my fiancés son was straight pointing and laughing at me.”
Someone else said: “This just happened to me! It was an allergic reaction too but I couldn’t stop laughing at how I looked like I had bad filler.”
A fourth said: “Why do women do this anyway? Guys who are worth anything will accept you just how you are.”
Bizarrely, it turns out some women can suffer allergic reactions as a result of their periods but it is very rare, according to verywellhealth.com.
Progesterone hypersensitivity and catamenial dermatosis can cause hives and swelling and even anaphylaxis in severe cases.
Doctors normally treat it by prescribing antihistamines or steroids but some women may have surgery to remove their uterus and ovaries.