Things That Can Go Wrong With Dermal Fillers

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Because of the popularity many inexperienced people have set up their practices and injecting fillers, this has lead to many reports of adverse reactions.


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Things That Can Go Wrong With Dermal Fillers:

Things That C an G o Wrong With Dermal Fillers Because of the popularity many inexperienced people have set up their practices and injecting fillers, this has lead to many reports of adverse reactions.

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Dermal fillers are the most used cosmetic products. They have multiple uses in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Their most popular use is the smoothing of age –related lines and wrinkles. They are also used to perform lip job, nose job and facial feature enhancements. Due to their popularity more than 300 types of dermal fillers have been approved by FDA to be used in European market. The commonly used dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid because they are reversible and easier to manage than those composed of calcium Hydroxylapatite or poly-L-lactic acid. Because of the lack of regulation of dermal fillers, a lot of non-certified people have open up practices have lead to many cases of adverse reactions. There are less than 1% chances of adverse reactions if the practitioner is experienced and skilled.


ALLERGIC REACTIONS These are among most commonly occurring side effects of dermal fillers. They can occur as soon as the filler is injected or later on when the fillers settles in the skin. They are manifested by redness and swelling of an abnormal degree. Normal redness and swelling is expected due o injections. Allergic reactions are quite difficult to differentiate from the infections which are manifested by the same symptoms.


INFECTIONS Sometimes the site of dermal fillers become focus of the microorganism and lead to infection formation. The symptoms of infections include pain, redness and swelling more than the normal degree. The infections respond to antibiotics but sometimes the filler either need to be dissolved or surgically removed. This happens when the microorganism are surrounded by the filler and the antibiotics cannot reach them.


LUMPS If the filler is not injected at the required depth beneath the skin, the lumps form. Fillers which are composed of calcium Hydroxylapatite are very dense and they cannot be used in every part of the face.; if they are injected superficially then it results in lump formation. The only solution to this problem is either surgical removal of the lump or dissolution of the filler.


VASCULAR PROBLEMS These are the most severe complications of derma fillers but they are very rare. If the practitioner injecting the filler does not know the anatomy and injects the filler in the artery, then the blood supply is blocked and the skin becomes de-vascularized. Later, it turns white and breaks down. This specially happens if the injected artery is end-artery. According to D r. Etimad Shahidi , who is a practicing aesthetician at CosmeDocs Clinic , there have been many cases of temporary and permanent blindness due to malpractice of dermal fillers.

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