|By Marketwired .||
|June 16, 2014 04:52 PM EDT||
MIAMI, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- South Florida facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, Dr. John J. Martin Jr., will present on illegal fillers, complications, and treatment at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology on June 20, 2014. At his practice, Dr. Martin treats various patients who have received some kind of facial cosmetic fillers by an unlicensed physician and consequently had dangerous and in some cases life-threatening results.
There has been a noticeable spike in cases of illegal fillers, particularly in South Florida, and Dr. Martin attributes this to the consumer's lack of education on cosmetic procedures and what the unlicensed physicians are injecting into their face, including industrial-grade silicone.
"I think as the incidence of illegal fillers increase, people have to know what can they do to help the people who have had it done and also create some educational venues within their community to warn others about the dangers of having this done," Dr. Martin says. "You really have to get some education to let people know that this is not what you want to be putting into your body."
Illegal fillers can have devastating effects on a patient's body, including rock-like nodules that can be extremely difficult to correct, permanent disfigurement, and extremely dangerous health risks.
For 10 years, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology has brought together the core specialties of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology and oculoplastic surgery. Vegas Cosmetic Surgery was initiated to foster a spirit of cooperation and understanding between the four "core" specialties that are primarily involved in the science, practice and teaching of aesthetic surgery and medicine.
Dr. Martin will be presenting on illegal fillers on day three of the convention on June 20, 2014 at 9:48 a.m. during the Minimally Invasive/Non-Invasive program.
About Dr. John J. Martin, Jr.
John J. Martin, Jr., MD specializes in eye, facial and neck rejuvenation, as well as laser and other non-surgical treatment for vascular and pigment problems, and hair removal. He received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, and is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons. Dr. Martin is a Board-Certified Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.