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Kylie Jenner Faces Criticism Over Alleged Use of Fillers

Kylie Jenner Faces Criticism Over Alleged Use of Fillers
Published 2 months ago on Jan 26, 2024

The Aging Effects of Fillers: Kylie Jenner's Transformation Sparks Debate.

Looking worlds away from her usual ensembles at a Jean Paul Gaultier Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 event on Wednesday, Kylie showcased a pared-back style complete with a classic up-do and stripped back make-up. Yet social media erupted at the make-up mogul's new look, accusing her of looking like she was in her 40s 

Kylie Jenner, renowned for her beauty and business prowess, has recently found herself at the center of social media scrutiny over her appearance. Despite her youthful charm, critics have suggested that her reliance on fillers may have inadvertently aged her beyond her years. This phenomenon has ignited a broader conversation about the potential drawbacks of facial augmentation procedures, prompting dermatologists to weigh in on the matter.

The Controversy Surrounding Kylie Jenner's Appearance: 

During her recent appearance at the Jean Paul Gaultier Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 event, Jenner's minimalist style and subdued makeup drew attention. However, instead of accolades, she faced criticism, with many on social media suggesting that she appeared older than her 26 years. Speculation about the role of fillers in her transformation intensified, despite Jenner's denial of undergoing such procedures.

One cruelly asked: 'What did Kylie Jenner do to her face? I just read she's only 26 but she looks old as hell here.' Another — in a comment viewed 25million times — said: 'We're seeing in real time what long term filler usage does as you age'

Expert Insights on the Aging Effects of Fillers: 

Dermatologists have cautioned about the potential consequences of excessive filler usage, particularly among younger individuals like Jenner. Dr. Emma Wedgeworth emphasized that while fillers are intended to address age-related volume loss, their misuse in younger populations can lead to unnatural results, which may inadvertently contribute to an older appearance. This sentiment was echoed by Dr. Emma Craythorne, who highlighted the long-term implications of fillers, citing instances where residual filler persisted for years beyond initial injections, altering facial structure and impeding natural drainage processes.

Kylie, now dating Hollywood star Timothée Chalamet, has strenuously denied ever getting filler in her face — a supposed age-defying procedure becoming increasingly common among younger women. Last year, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Kylie insisted she had 'never touched my face'. Yet in 2015, after months of intense internet speculation, then-17-year-old Kylie did admit to getting injections to plump her lips, revealing that her thin lips were an 'insecurity of mine'. Pictured, Kylie in 2020 (left) and 2014 

Fillers: A Double-Edged Sword: 

While fillers offer temporary enhancements, the persistence of these substances and their ability to attract water can lead to unintended consequences. Dr. Craythorne explained that prolonged filler use can create a buildup, resulting in excessive volume and impaired drainage, particularly around the eyes. Moreover, the evolving trend of using fillers at increasingly younger ages has blurred the boundaries of facial aesthetics, raising concerns about societal perceptions of beauty and aging.

Kylie Jenner's Journey with Cosmetic Procedures: 

Jenner's openness about her cosmetic enhancements, including lip fillers and breast augmentation, has contributed to her public persona. However, her regrets regarding certain procedures, such as breast augmentation, underscore the complexities of cosmetic interventions and the importance of informed decision-making. Dr. Andrew Peredo speculated on additional procedures Jenner may have undergone, highlighting potential changes to her facial structure over time.

 The scrutiny surrounding Kylie Jenner's appearance serves as a microcosm of broader societal debates surrounding beauty standards and cosmetic interventions. While fillers offer temporary enhancements, their misuse or overuse can have lasting repercussions, potentially accelerating the aging process. As discussions around cosmetic procedures continue to evolve, dermatologists advocate for a cautious approach, emphasizing the importance of informed consent and responsible usage to mitigate unintended consequences.

As well as pursuing lip fillers, Kylie has admitted to under going breast augmentation surgery as a teenager but came forward to speak about how much she regretted it. Pictured, Kylie with Timothee Chalamet's close friend and co-star Florence Pugh this week

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BE WARY OF WHEN GETTING LIP FILLERS?  
Lip fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin and other bodily tissues.  

Hyaluronic acid injections are generally safe but can cause redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness at and around the site of the injection. 

Side effects may affect people differently and should be discussed with a specialist before the injections are done. 

If someone gets cold sores it can trigger an outbreak, and the injections may not be suitable for people who are at risk of keloid scarring – when scars become large and grow out of control. 

Lip fillers can get infected when:  

1. Unregulated cheap products are used which cause a reaction with the tissue leading to a secondary infection 

2. When treatment occurs in unsanitary conditions like the back of a gym or a patients sofa. 

3. When there’s poor aftercare for example use of make up immediately after treatment. 

4. Syringes are shared. This is poor practice but common in areas where people want to minimise cost by sharing syringes between patient.  

How to get safe lip fillers: 

1. As per NHS England advice ensure your practitioner is a registered medical professional. 

2. Ensure treatment is within a clean clinical environment such as a clinic. 

3. Check you practitioner had the appropriate insurance and is experienced at the procedure and treating complications. 

4. Always ensure you have a follow up appointment available to you as part of your treatment. 

5. Adhere to aftercare and ensure you have emergency contacts for your practitioner.  

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