About the side effects of fillers
An increasing number of people are abandoning injections which deaden the nerves. Dermal fillers offer a different option for skin care treatments. Dermal fillers are comprised of a natural sugar based gel, which is normally found in the body.
It can be applied directly to the skin in a gel form, or injected, in order to provide a temporary reduction of wrinkles and lines. While fillers are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are still a few possible side effects from the treatment.
Depending on the dermal filler used, possible side effects and complications may include:
- Swelling and redness
- Skin discolouration
- Bacterial infection
- Viral infection
- Ulceration of the skin around the injection site
- Lumps (nodules) forming under the skin
- Allergic reaction
The most common filler side effects are redness, itching, or swelling of the skin. These problems most commonly occur at the injection site, when the drug is injected under the skin. These reactions are often due to the skin reacting to the actual injection process itself.
According to the filler company website, most patients who experience these side effects see these symptoms dissipate within two to three days. In some more severe cases, individuals have reportedly experienced stomach upset and vomiting after having high levels of filler administered. These side effects have only occurred in very rare cases, and can be treated. Any individuals who experience these types of reactions should contact their doctor as soon as possible for treatment.
All in all, the side effects of fillers are quite rare, mild, and short lived. When compared to skin treatment procedures such as nerve deadening injections, filler treatments are much more favourable in terms of health and safety. To lower the risk of experiencing the side effects, you should always disclose accurate medical history information to their doctor including previous skin conditions, allergies, and any other previous or current medical issues. Your doctor can discuss risks and side effects more accurately when provided with this information.
If you have questions about the side effects of fillers contact your local doctor, who will arrange for you to see a dermatologist.
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