Cosmetic botch-ups lead to surge in A&E visits

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th February, 2019

Patients are presenting to emergency departments with complications from dermal fillers that can lead to permanent tissue loss and blindness, the HSE’s head of emergency medicine has warned.

The HSE’s clinical lead in emergency medicine Dr Gerry McCarthy wrote to doctors warning that patients were presenting with vascular occlusion, which “has the potential for life-altering consequences in terms of tissue or organ loss”. He said this was a known complication of dermal fillers,...

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